Stores Supervisor

POSTED ON 12/3/2022 CLOSED ON 12/18/2022
International Paper Hired Organization Address Columbus, MS Full Time
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Job Posting for Stores Supervisor at International Paper

Position Title:

Stores Supervisor

Position Level: 11

Category/Shift: Salaried/Full Time

Physical Location:

Columbus Mill

4335 Carson Rd.

Columbus, MS 39703

The Job You Will Perform:

  • Maintain strong focus on safety compliance, hazard recognition/mitigation and continual improvement.
  • Supervise a storeroom team of 5-6 employees that receive, store, issue, deliver and ship inventoried items and direct buy items.
  • Develop direct reports to provide maximum customer service/support and adhere to all Global Sourcing and storeroom policies and procedures.
  • Schedule and approve working hours for storeroom team to fit mill needs.
  • Responsible for maintaining stock items in required quantity and condition to support operations and maintenance.
  • Ensure completion of annual cycle counts per policy.
  • Identify and implement initiatives for optimizing storeroom inventory value (approximately $11MM) by working with maintenance, other IP facilities, vendors and various IP organizations.
  • Lead Stores Inventory Optimization Team to support the identification, removal and cost recovery of excess and obsolete Storeroom inventory.
  • Coordinate scrap and surplus materials sales activities.
  • Manage Repairable Materials program (Repair & Return), Committed Inventory Program and Vendor Managed Inventory Program all as part of optimizing dollars expended in Stores Inventory Value.
  • Perform Contract Coordinator activities associated with onsite vendor representatives and occasional contractor work in Storeroom areas.
  • Identify and implement storeroom management and shipping/receiving best practices.
  • Adhere to Global Sourcing and Internal Controls policies including document retention and reporting.
  • Support Global Sourcing initiatives and maintain strong working knowledge of Global Sourcing Agreements and relevant contract provisions. Manage through vendor changes as required.
  • Participate in the Purchasing & Stores Weekend Duty rotation.
  • Will assist with other possible procurement duties as assigned.

The Skills You Will Bring:

  • Supervisory/Management experience required
  • Pulp and Paper Mill experience preferred
  • 3-5 years in stores/receiving or warehousing preferred
  • Procurement experience preferred
  • Effective written & verbal communication skills
  • Working knowledge of MS Office Software
  • SAP Material Management experience required
  • Bachelor’s Degree Required or Equivalent work experience may be considered

The Benefits You Will Enjoy:

  • Paid time off including Vacation and Holidays
  • Retirement, pension, and 401k Matching Program
  • Medical & Dental
  • Education & Development (including Tuition Reimbursement)
  • Life & Disability Insurance
  • Relocation

The Career You Will Build:

  • Leadership experience
  • Promotional opportunities

The Impact You Will Make:

We continue to build a better future for people, the plant, and our company! IP has been a good steward of sustainable practices across communities around the world for more than 120 years. Join our team and you’ll see why our team members say they’re Proud to be IP.

The Culture You Will Experience:

International Paper promotes employee well-being by providing safe, caring and inclusive workplaces. You will learn Safety Leadership Principles and have the opportunity to opt into Employee Networking Circles such as IPVets, IPride, Women in IP, and the African American ENC. We invite you to bring your uniqueness, creativity, talents, experiences, and safety mindset to be a part of our increasingly diverse culture.

The Company You Will Join:

International Paper (NYSE: IP) is a leading global supplier of renewable fiber-based products. We produce corrugated packaging products that protect and promote goods, and enable worldwide commerce, and pulp for diapers, tissue and other personal care products that promote health and wellness. Headquartered in Memphis, Tenn., we employ approximately 38,000 colleagues globally. We serve customers worldwide, with manufacturing operations in North America, Latin America, North Africa and Europe. Net sales for 2021 were $19.4 billion. Additional information can be found by visiting

International Paper is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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