Cargill Associate Buyer in Nanjing (Nanking), China

Associate Buyer

Cargill provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services to the world. Together with farmers, customers, governments and communities, we help people thrive by applying our insights and over 150 years of experience. We have 150,000 employees in 70 countries who are committed to feeding the world in a responsible way, reducing environmental impact and improving the communities where we live and work.


Position Purpose

Responsible for PMS procurement (focus on MRO & Service in plant) to execute a RFx (3 bids and a buy) for purchases, with basic responsibility of coordinating PRTP process, monitoring supplier performance about cost, delivery & quality.

Principal Accountabilities

1. 60% Manage/execute procurement transaction processes

  • Focus on non-strategic spend and suppliers; Conduct tactical RF(x), 3-bids and a buy for spot buys; Negotiate medium term agreements with low spend, including capex ;

  • Work with operation team and support them if any supplier performance issues

  • Identify and implement improvements for procurement transaction processes within the business

2. 30% Catgory Management & Supplier Management

  • Supplier selection: collecting supplier bids and perform analysis of results to make decision with stakeholder (e.g. determining best value supplier from multiple quotes)

  • To negotiate contract terms and conditions

  • Build win-win relationship with key suppliers

  • Contact supplier and identify variances with supplier contract terms & conditions (systematic quality or service problems, etc.), work with other function teams to resolve supplier issues

  • Escalate more significant issues to Strategic Sourcing for the Global selected suppliers

  • Regularly review the performance of key suppliers

  • Align service level agreement with suppliers and conduct provide SRM to non-strategic suppliers, including review of performance measurement with suppliers and action plan to improve

  • Conduct supplier qualification

3. 5% Procurement Reporting & Tracking

  • Track and report based on aligned performance metrics, including value captured: to submit the monthly KPI & value (saving) status to management



Bachelor degree


  • 3-5 years procurement experience

  • Familiar with bid process, included but not limited to pre-qua, compile RFP documents, bid open, organize clarification meeting, support evaluation

  • Experience of how to deal with supply market, supplier management and cost drivers is a must

  • Experience in plant procurement environment will be preferred

  • Experience of sourcing will be a plus

Tactical Skills

  • Good negotiation skill with supplier

  • Good interpersonal skills with ability to:

  • Engage, communicate & influence project stakeholders

  • Establish trust & credibility with BU stakeholder & other functional stakeholders

  • Good analytical, business process & problem solving capabilities

  • Good skills of ERP system and MS applications (especially for excel, word)

  • Ability to multi-task and pressure

  • Demonstrated ability to track and manage supplier performance

  • Good written & verbal communication skills in English

Job Strategic Sourcing & Procurement

Primary Location China-32-Nanjing (Nanking)

Schedule Full-time

Job Type Standard

Shift Day Job

Req ID: NAN00755