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                SENIORITY LEVEL: Experienced Non-Management Level

FUNCTION: Operations

LOCATION: Winston-Salem, NC


What are the key objectives and expectations from this role?  

This position reports to the Senior Buyer – Direct Materials for R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company (RJRTC) and is accountable for the end-to-end Procurement process within the assigned area of responsibility.

What is the direct impact of this role on the team or organization?

This responsibility includes spend authority for goods and services up to $200K in any single transaction, including the sourcing and management of a vast array of categories and commodities for one or more operating companies under a service agreement for all RAI affiliate companies and the global procurement function within BAT. 

Reports to: Sr Buyer

              Core Relationships: Internal Operations Team, R&D External-Vendors and Suppliers

Geographic Scope: Local


  • Manages supply base risk and performance and ensures appropriate strategies and key supplier management tools & activities are properly utilized to mitigate risk (Supplier Segmentation, FDA Relevant Assessments, Supplier Audits, Mutually Agreed Upon Material Specifications, Supplier Requirement Documents, Supplier Self Assessments, Material & Supplier Qualifications, Supplier Business Continuity Plan Assessments, Confidentiality Agreements, Supply Contracts, etc.).
  • Manages day-to-day supplier interfaces including Purchase Orders, discrepancies, deliveries, etc.
  • Analyzes quotations, makes sourcing recommendations, and negotiates cost.
  • Communicates with clients, suppliers, and other Procurement staff to ensure the timely delivery of, and payment for, required materials or services.
  • Collaborates with client groups to define and communicate item or service specifications or requirements.
  • Utilizing third party resources, facilitates the creation and management of contracts, RFx initiatives and auctions in the eProcurement tool, as well as the execution of accompanying purchase orders.
  • Develop and maintain category profiles (demand & supply, SWOT, key stakeholders, industry trends, cost model, etc.)
  • Facilitate discussions around business requirements, supplier strategy and category implications.
  • Support SRM process, supplier performance reviews and supplier development programs.
  • Benchmark category performance against external data and best practices and applies market research and analysis for recommendations made to client groups.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders to identify cost savings opportunities, risk mitigation and value creation across the organization.
  • Supports strategic planning and the Procurement process for assigned commodities and services while exercising good business and analytical skills.
  • Develops, manages, and maintains supply relationships which provide a competitive advantage.
  • Makes decisions independently on problems and methods in order to arrive at recommendations for management.
  • Participates as a member of a sourcing team.
  • Performs spend analysis and Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) analysis.


  • Have you had experience negotiating contracts?
  • Do you have experience using SAP


Experience Required

  • Minimum 2+ years relevant experience or equivalent education and experience
  • Demonstrated ability to work as a value-added team member
  • Experience in project management

Technical / Functional / Leadership Skills Required

  • Strong analytical skills
  • Demonstrated project management, time management, and team collaboration skills
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational, verbal, and written communication skills
  • Possess core procurement skills in negotiating, contracting, supplier management, spend & data analytics, and supplier relationship management
  • Strong functional knowledge of computers, information systems, and Microsoft Office applications with an emphasis on Excel
  • Knowledge of overall business and corporate strategy
  • Ability to make sound and timely decisions in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to research & gather market intel and benchmark
  • Broad understanding of procurement categories and/or commodities
  • Self-motivated, energetic, flexible, and adaptable to change

Education / Qualifications / Certifications Required

  • Minimum 2+ years relevant experience or equivalent education and experience
  • Demonstrated ability to work as a value-added team member
  • Experience in project management


  • Experience working in an FDA regulated environment
  • CPSM (Certified Professional in Supply Management) preferred.
  • Experience with SAP


  • Competitive annual salary
  • Targeted Annual Bonus


We offer very competitive compensation and benefit plans, including:

  • 401(k) plan that offers opportunity to save on pre- and post-tax basis up to 50 percent of eligible compensation. Company matches 100 percent of employee pre-tax/Roth (401k) contributions up to six percent
  • Comprehensive health- and welfare-benefits package
  • Eleven paid company holidays annually, plus a generous paid vacation plan based on length of service
  • Company-paid sick and personal days, funeral leave, and jury duty leave; Also, Parental leave/Reduced Work Schedule
  • Confidential personal financial counselling service
  • On-site health clinics and fitness centers
  • A matching grants program that enables employees to direct and double their donations to qualifying charitable organizations of their choice
  • Health-care advocacy service
  • Volunteer service opportunities
  • Federal credit union membership through Allegacy Federal Credit Union
  • Extensive training opportunities

Our organization offers a level of challenge, responsibility and creativity for motivated employees that welcome opportunities for growth. We are also committed to employing a diverse workforce and valuing different perspectives, experiences, and talents to improve the company's potential for optimally achieving its business objectives!

Reynolds American Inc. and its affiliated companies is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status. Only applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact us directly via email at

About our organization:

Reynolds American Inc. is an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of British American Tobacco p.l.c., and the U.S. parent company of R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company; Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Company, Inc.; American Snuff Company, LLC; Modoral Brands Inc.; R. J. Reynolds Vapor Company; Lorillard Licensing Company, LLC; Reynolds Brands, Inc.; Vuse Stores LLC; Kentucky BioProcessing, Inc.; RAI Services Company and Reynolds Marketing Services Company. This position is with R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company. Job Number: 49587


At Reynolds American, we are committed to our Purpose of creating A Better Tomorrow. This is what drives our people and our passion for innovation. See what is possible for you at REYNOLDS AMERICAN.

• Global Top Employer with 53,000 British American Tobacco employees across more than 180 markets

• Reynolds American certified as Great Place to Work

• Brands sold in over 200 markets, made in 44 factories in 42 countries

• Newly established Tech Hubs building world-class capabilities for innovation in 4 strategic locations

• Diversity leader in the Financial Times and International Women’s Day Best Practice winner

• Seal Award winner – one of 50 most sustainable companies


Have you been on a career break for 18 months or longer? Are you ready to return to your career? If your answers to these questions is yes, we would love to hear from you. Regardless of why you took a break, we value you for all the skills you can bring to the workforce. Reignite your career, work flexibly, be part of a dynamic team and upskill yourself with on-the-job training and development support.

Collaboration, diversity, and teamwork underpin everything we do here at Reynolds American. We know that collaborating with colleagues from different backgrounds is what makes us stronger and best prepared to meet our business goals. Come bring your difference!

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