Global Procurement Indirect Buyer in Greensboro, NC at ITG Brands

Date Posted: 7/8/2021

Job Snapshot

Job Description

If working for a company that values its people and recognizes the importance of work/life balance is appealing to you, look no further than ITG Brands!


ITG Brands is the U.S. division of Imperial Brands. We are the nation's third-largest tobacco company with offerings of some of the most well-known cigarette, cigar, and vaping products. ITG Brands carries at its core, the mindset that, to succeed, a company must treat its people well and give them the tools they need to win.  We are currently searching for a Global Procurement Indirect Buyer in our Greensboro, NC Corporate office.


Job Summary:

Under general supervision, the Global Procurement Indirect Buyer will be responsible for delivering innovative, timely, and efficient procurement solutions that create value and streamline processes to support the Company’s spend and will ensure maximum value delivered for every dollar spent while ensuring compliance with applicable regulatory, stakeholder and supplier requirements. 


Job Requirements


Duties and Responsibilities:

(This list is not exhaustive and may be supplemented as necessary by ITG Brands)


  • Supports the Global Procurement global and regional perimeter leveraging systems and resources to achieve goals and objectives locally, regionally.
  • Deliver on objectives utilizing Procurement Processes including demand planning, source to contract processes, supplier relationship management, and contract management to manage risk and cost expectations.
  • Deliver commercial agreements which optimize value for money and managed risk areas.
  • Adhere to procurement policies and processes to ensure risk is managed and compliance objectives achieved.
  • Ensures early procurement engagement in significant spend areas to maximize procurement's impact
  • Develop deep product and supplier knowledge to drive continuous improvement within the spend managed.
  • Utilization of risk management analysis and mitigation activities for key suppliers/services managed
  • Develop peer relationships and continually work with key stakeholders ensuring that commercial delivery and internal service are equally balanced.
  • Undertake adequate analysis and planning to enable effective supplier negotiations which deliver a world-class cost base.
  • Responsible for tracking benefits managed.
  • Create, manage, and execute procurement strategies to achieve business targets.
  • Support stakeholders in the development of specifications for goods and services to be delivered.
  • Invite, assess, and award/recommend supplier tenders, bids, quotations, and proposals.
  • Ensure documentation standards are adhered to for all suppliers.
  • Manage relationships and performance of ongoing suppliers.
  • Administer contract performance evaluation.
  • Reconcile or resolve value discrepancies.
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned


Required Minimum Qualifications:

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Management, Engineering, Supply Chain, or related field of study



  • 5+ years related experience to include, but is not limited to:
    • Procurement focused on indirect categories
    • Negotiating high-value services and materials
    • Planning, organizing, and managing multiple projects simultaneously
    • Creating, leading, and implementing projects

Knowledge of:

  • Intermediate to Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, & PowerPoint) and Microsoft Teams
  • Procurement platforms
  • Understanding of end-to-end procurement processes covering demand management, source to contract, supplier relationship management, and contract management
  • Interpreting legal contracts

Skilled in:                

  • Verbal and written communication
  • Attention to detail
  • Problem/situation analysis
  • Effective time and task management
  • Multitasking capabilities
  • Flexibility and adaptability


Ability to:

  • Communicate to a broad and diverse audience
  • Plan, organize, prioritize, and manage projects or programs
  • Maintain effective working relationships
  • Demonstrate critical thinking
  • Work with diverse populations and varying education levels
  • Receive and communicate information orally and in writing
  • Prioritize assignments, workload, and manage time accordingly
  • Ability to travel domestically and/or internationally up to 20%


Preferred Qualifications:

Education and Experience:


  • Master’s degree in a related field of study


  • Ability to read/understand/interpret Engineering & Mechanical blueprints or drawings
  • Military supply chain experience

Work Environment and Physical Demand:


  • Requires light physical effort. Occasionally lifts or moves light objects (under 10 lbs.).
  • Walks sit or stand for prolonged periods.
  • Requires prolonged machine operation including computer and keyboard equipment.


This job description is intended to be generic in nature and describe the essential functions of the job.  It is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities.  The essential duties, functions and responsibilities, and overtime eligibility may vary based on the specific tasks assigned to the position.

All candidates must consent to an independent investigation of their background, references, past employment, education, criminal record, and drug screening.

ITG Brands provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other protected class.


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