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  • Implements purchases for all indirect MRO materials, contract services and divisional headquarters through existing Bemis global, national or regional purchasing agreements or understandings.
  • Establishes and implements local supply purchases or agreements for all materials or services not otherwise contractually covered (local buys, non-agreement buys, unique materials).
  • Negotiates prices, rebates, terms, etc. for materials or services and assists the plant personnel with other purchasing areas.
  • Provides contract administration for all plant service contracts following Bemis guidelines.
  • Provides direction and assistance to purchasing expeditors.
  • Supports the internal purchasing systems (AMMS) and standard purchasing procedures.
  • Interfaces with other departments to help select appropriate materials or services.
  • Resolves supply, pricing, quality, delivery and any other issues with local suppliers.
  • Creates, evaluates and reports cost take out opportunities.
  • Develops supplier relations and coordinates meetings. Acts as the communication link between the Bemis plant and the local suppliers.
  • Monitors local supply trends, and communicates as necessary with Bemis Global Sourcing. Trends include plant supply and demand, supplier capacities, supplier conditions, etc.
  • Anticipates and plans for material shortages or service stoppages. Troubleshoots supply problems.
  • Monitors and reviews pricing from suppliers.
  • Communicates with other Bemis Authorized Purchasing Agents in order to share information to improve purchasing processes.
  • Performs administrative duties as required, i.e., maintain files, records and internal systems.



  • Four-year degree in a related field or an equivalent combination of formal education and work experience is required.
  • Minimum of three years experience in purchasing or a related field is desirable.
  • Relevant courses, seminars, workshops, online learning, including ISM courses to become an Authorized Purchasing Agent.


  • Knowledge of the internal purchasing and inventory computer systems and the ability to generate reports and queries (AMMS).
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, Outlook) and the ability to create reports and queries.
  • Excellent organizational, administrative, oral and written communication skills.
  • Requires strong mathematical aptitude.
  • Experience in purchasing or customer service setting and handling confidential information is desirable.