Associate Buyer

Posting Date 4 days ago(9/21/2022 5:50 AM)
Requisition ID
Job Location(s)
Winston-Salem NC United States
Position Type
Full Time
Cook Winston-Salem
Purchasing/Supply Chain


The Associate Buyer is responsible for supporting the day-to-day procurement operations team of an assigned entity (site). This may include multiple aspects from purchase order management to overall day-to-day procurement team support. This position will support both direct and indirect responsibilities for the assigned entity (site).



• Ensure that the day to day procurement activities are executed in line with category guidance, and in compliance with relevant global policies, standards, guidelines, and operating procedures.
• Collaborate with approved suppliers globally and locally
• Actively participate within a Cross Functional team to understand business requirements and execute based on procurement process
• Collaborate with the Category Management teams and escalate entity supply issues as required
• Must be able to execute the procurement requirements as defined by the business keeping stakeholders top of mind
• May execute purchase orders based on requirements and ensure those purchase orders align to the contracts
• Must deliver on site specific savings objectives and other annual objectives as defined

• Support entity level procurement requirements as requested by both site procurement management and the Category Manager
• Support the site procurement team to ensure that supply is protected
• Participate in supply related matters and assist (when required) in corrective action plans
• Support procurement/category management to ensure that supplier change requests are executed
• Must work and interact effectively and professionally with and for others throughout various levels of the global organization


• AS/BA/BS degree preferred (others considered) in business mgmt
• Must have a passion for procurement and supply chain management
• Must be willing to learn various procurement systems, tools, policies and procedures and follow guidelines under management direction
• Will support both Direct and Indirect Procurement requirements within

• Must have demonstrated proficiency within the Microsoft environment
including basic analytical skills (must demonstrate computer proficiency)


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