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Located in Madison, Tennessee, Glatfelter is seeking a Buyer who will be responsible for raw materials/packaging, and continuous improvement. This role collaborates closely with Sourcing, Operations, Quality, Supply Chain and External Suppliers.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Plans raw material/packaging usage against firmed production schedule and perpetually re-plans inbound deliveries based on production schedule changes.
  • Lead negotiations with suppliers, develop and implement supplier agreements.
  • Creates and/or modifies purchase information records.
  • Creates and/or modifies purchases orders directly and indirectly.
  • Reviews, modifies (if applicable) and approves new materials set-ups.
  • Reviews and updates all pricing for all direct and indirect via the PIR.
  • Tracks daily inbound deliveries and follows up with suppliers.
  • Resolve invoice discrepancies.
  • Request Return Authorizations and credit memos and track.
  • Verifies all new supplier requests and works on setting them up with Finance.
  • Project raw Material, Packaging and Chemical inventory balances to meet monthly, quarterly, and year end targets.
  • Accountable for achieving Key Performance Indicators related to raw materials, Chemicals and packaging Inventory and/spend.
  • Attends Quality Meetings to report on raw material/packaging Delivery Performance metrics.
  • Administers raw material/packaging year inventory counts and prepares reconciliations for write-on/write-offs.
  • Team player – give and receive feedback.
  • Performs all tasks in a safe manner, complies with all safety rules including confined spaced entry. Identifies and reports unsafe operations to the supervisor immediately.
  • Follow all company policies.
  • Attends all training classes that are scheduled for the buyer.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

 Education & Experience:

  • Associate degree or equivalent combination of educations and experience.
  • 3 plus years of purchasing experience in a manufacturing environment.
  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Experience with SAP or equivalent ERP software designed for manufacturing.
  • Possess strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrate good interpersonal skills.
  • Good understanding of details and systems.
  • Adaptable individuals seeking growth.


Working Environment:

  • 20% Standing/Walking
  • 80% Office

Physical Demands:

  • Constant communication with employees, peers, and management
  • Overtime as required.

Health and Safety Responsibilities:

  • Must work in accordance with Health and Safety regulations, Company Rules, Plant Rules, policies and procedures.
  • Must use or wear equipment, protective devices or certain clothing as required by the company.

Quality Responsibilities:

  • This position contributes to a quality product by ensuring overall compliance to defined Product Specifications, the Quality Management System, and the Quality Policy.  Additionally, this position promotes a safe work environment by complying with the defined Safety rules, GMP and regulations at all times.

Total Compensation:

  • Competitive Benefits; including medical, dental, vision, disability and life insurance.
  • 401K Match Program
  • Paid holidays and vacation.


If you are interested in this role, please apply on Glatfelter’s website to be considered. Please do not reach out to executives or individuals directly. Thank you.

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