Mill Buyer

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Neenah Paper is looking for an experienced procurement professional to join a growing and dynamic organization where your experience and efforts make a difference. This role, located in the Fox Valley, WI will lead procurement activities for our one of our mills to maximize business results. This person will drive bottom line results through collaboration with the mills, sourcing strategies, supplier management, and external business partnerships with a relentless pursuit of driving out cost. If you are an experienced procurement professional and meet the requirements below, consider joining the Neenah Paper team.


Drive improvements to support the Neenah Paper’s Mill costs, operational, safety and quality objectives while maximizing the value of our spending


  • Ensure that business requirements for materials and services are procured in a timely manner ensuring quality, service, lowest total cost in use
  • Establish and manage sourcing strategies to support business objectives
  • Act as an internal change agent to drive improvements in total cost in use throughout the mills
  • Evaluate spending and utilization of materials to drive out cost
  • Manage and ensure the application of established corporate and department controls within the organization by providing direction and support
  • Ensure that purchase requirements for the business are processed in a timely manner in a way that minimizes risks and maximizes value
  • Negotiate agreements for the facility outside of those managed by commodity managers which includes but is not limited to services, capital equipment, and outsourcing
  • Collaborate with the corporate procurement team as well as other business units to share best practices and prices
  • Act as liaison between centralized procurement team and the mill to share information about projects, needs and priorities.
  • Actively participate with the mill leadership team to drive overall business unit results



Manage vendor relationships to drive continuous improvement

  • Leverage vendor relationships to bring products to market faster and ensure new technologies result in a competitive advantage to Neenah Paper
  • Manage vendors to promote quality improvement
  • Manage vendors to eliminate supply chain inefficiencies
  • Manage vendors to eliminate or mitigate supply chain risk
  • Act as a communication facilitator between NPI and suppliers


A minimum of five years procurement experience preferably in an industrial facility. Experience in an ISO certified facility a plus.

Enjoys working with and collaborating with members of operations, engineering, maintenance, and supply chain teams.

Key Competencies:

  1. Communication
  2. Initiative
  3. Collaboration
  4. Negotiation
  5. Analysis
  6. Innovative


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