1+ months
2018-06-012018-08-31

Associate Buyer

Altria
Richmond, VA 23261
18348BRPosition Title:Associate BuyerRequisition Number:18348BRCity:RichmondJob Description:Altria Group is a FORTUNE 200 company that owns the premier tobacco companies in the United States including Philip Morris USA, U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company, John Middleton and Nu Mark. The companies brands include Marlboro, Copenhagen, Skoal, Black & Mild, MarkTen and VERVE. Altria also owns Ste. Michelle Wine Estates, one of the countrys top premium wine producers, and Philip Morris Capital Corporation, an investment company. Altrias mission is to own and develop financially disciplined businesses that are leaders in responsibly providing adult tobacco and wine consumers with superior branded products.Altria Client Services role is to provide high quality services to the Altria family of companies. We are currently seeking a highly qualified Associate Buyer to join our Domestic Leaf Procurement department in Richmond, VA. The successful candidate will be responsible for grading and purchasing tobacco to support PMUSA product requirements. Specific accountabilities include: Conduct receiving station direct contract purchase activities:Execute check-in and contract requirements reviewAssign correct stalk position and qualityExecute quality control activities (CPA sampling, NTRM Search, calibrations)Monitor shippingComplete all required documentation and records management requirementsExecuting receiving station start-up and shutdown activities including:Equipment calibration and inventory managementOrder buying and office materialStart-up schedulingSupport Leaf Utilization and International Leaf Procurement activities as assigned.Provide project support as assigned. Specific Skills:Qualifications include: Bachelor's degree preferred and/or equivalent experience (>5 years of experience buying tobacco).Advanced knowledge of tobacco grades, grading standards and quality requirements. Strong interpersonal communication and conflict management skills. The ability to effectively communicate company expectations/requirements of the TLP Program. The ability to actively listen to stakeholder concerns and appropriately communicate pertinent information.Capability to use computer systems to execute buying and contract management activities.General knowledge of receiving station buying activities.Working knowledge of tobacco related contracting and buying processes.Ability to work in extreme hot, cold and dusty conditions and stand for long periods of time. Ability to travel 90% of the time.Capability to distinguish colors, textures and aroma in order to determine leaf grades, stalk positions and quality.A valid driver's license.At Altria Client Services, we recognize that our people are the reason we achieve our business goals. We believe in developing the leadership potential of our employees by providing them with opportunities for training, development and advancement.In addition to the opportunity to apply and develop your skills toward key business objectives, we offer an excellent compensation package including a competitive base salary, comprehensive health/dental/vision insurance, participation in our deferred profit sharing program, as well as a relocation assistance package. State:VirginiaNOTE*:Each Altria company is an equal opportunity employer. We consider qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other protected class. Sub-Function:Procurement Company Name:Altria Client Services

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