Buyer & Material Management Supervisor

Operations / Opérations Rothschild, Wisconsin





Position Description – Rothschild Mill


Buyer & Material Management Supervisor



Position Summary: 

Supervise and coordinate storeroom processes. Perform materials management and related procurement functions for the mill. Category management and analytical reporting for indirect spend and vendor managed programs (VMI) related to the storeroom. Support SAP P90 material management processes.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for storeroom crew supervision and safety.
  • Review of purchasing requests and specifications
  • Sourcing and negotiating price and service requirements
  • Process transactions, including storeroom reorders and resolve invoice issues
  • Interview suppliers to obtain information regarding product, market trends, price, service and delivery
  • Prepare and publish specifications for bids, evaluate bid responses
  • Verify history of supplier service and determine the supplier’s ability to meet contract specifications. 
  • Conduct market research and lead cost reduction initiatives.
  • Assist in developing, implementing and managing effective refurbishment processes such as VMI.
  • Manage storeroom inventory levels through active maintenance of min/max levels.
  • Identification of obsolete inventory and coordinate the disposition of the related assets.
  • Provide advanced excel based analytical reporting for key initiatives.
  • Conduct daily morning staff meetings to review key business initiatives.
  • Act as the material master data maintainer.
  • Handle parts returns and repairs to vendors.
  • Provide support to ensure effectiveness of the end-to-end material master process flow.
  • Assist maintenance planners, coordinators and engineers in work order placement/parts requisitioning.


Key Competencies:




Fulfills safety roles and responsibilities

Resolves conflict

Actively involved in safety initiatives

Builds positive relationships and commitment

Demonstrates consistent personal safe work practices

Works well across organizational boundaries

Holds people accountable for safe work practices

Focuses on vital few business priorities


Leads by example

Results Orientation:

Respected by co-workers

Meets commitments

Effective problem solving techniques

Achieves results/successes aligned with mill goals


Recognizes and initiates needed work without direction

Takes on difficult or unpopular assignments

Ability to handle large work volume and multiple priorities

Willing to cross boundaries to do the necessary work

Cost conscious and business performance oriented

Effectively uses time and resources to achieve results


Technical Competencies:

  • Associate or Bachelor’s degree in related field and/or 5+ years of on the job experience in supply chain or inventory management.
  • Working knowledge of SAP P90 or newer with preference to materials management, reporting and order placement.
  • Demonstrated experience with conducting market research and conducting requests for proposals.
  • Demonstrated advanced Microsoft Excel skills for reporting and data analysis.
  • Demonstrated supervisor ability and experience.
  • Knowledgeable in stores inventory
  • Oral and written communication skills, ability to communicate with outside resources, and to be able to communicate with finance, operations and maintenance groups management practices.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel and Word

This description is a summary of the position and not all-inclusive of responsibilities. It is subject to change over time.

Domtar is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to age, race, color, sex (including gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, and pregnancy), marital status, religion, national origin, genetic information, disability, or veteran status.