Cargill Purchasing Supervisor in Alexandria, Egypt

Purchasing Supervisor

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 & Summary

Responsible for all procurement activities on-site, including oversight of procurement transaction processes and inventory/procurement records, providing location procurement support and planning, managing supplier events and relationships, implementing sourcing strategies, as well as talent, resource and budget management. Negotiate and ensure the optimum cost and Quality for Ingredients and other direct Purchases for the assigned location(s) in compliance with Cargill policies and procedures, local regulations and with Global RMS structure. Manage the relationship and negotiations with Local Suppliers. Ensure application of Best Practices of Procurement and Logistics activities to ensure accurate, compliant and on time inbound and outbound shipments.

Principal Accountabilities


  • Negotiate and manage agreements with regional/local suppliers, which are selected in accordance with Cargill Guiding Principles, local regulations, Sourcing Policies, Quality and Service requirements and Optimal cost for the business.

  • Execute purchase requests withing agreed time frame, as per stakeholders requirements ( operational functions)Setting the daily purchasing priorities as per the budget.

  • Select best suppliers and study the best offers and Send all purchase orders for the suppliers and follow up the purchase till it delivered to warehouse.

  • Oversees the processing of procurement requests of materials/goods, services and/or supplies for local use from various plant/location staff or a procurement/inventory management system (e.g. Maximo or other ERP) for nondiscretionary, contracted spend, such as stockreplenishment or planned spend.

  • Ensures requests to procure for new materials/goods, services and/or supplies for local use from existing supplier contracts and within established, moderate currency limits; manages all complex procurement requests on-site.

  • Ensures approval is obtained from more senior procurement staff or Strategic Sourcing organization for procurement of materials/goods, services and/or supplies in excess of established limits.

  • Creates and modifies procurement process documents, requiring some interpretation, for work steps within scope of team’s responsibility.

  • Sets objectives within scope of responsibility related to procurement administrative work in order for supported locations/plants to achieve operations target.


  • Works through the location technical team to gather more complex information and applies a general understanding of plant operations to provide general forecasting of longer term supply needs and ensures purchasing plan is aligned.

  • Oversees research and analysis (e.g. internal/external data from traditional and non-traditional/non-structured data sources) of procurement data requiring a general understanding of operations and business requirements for the supported business (e.g. marketing projections for existing products, production plans etc.) as well as a general understanding of the sourcing environment for the categories specifically aligned to the supported business (e.g. suppliers, cost drivers, market risk).

  • May act as subject matter expert on multi-functional level, for on-site projects.


  • Oversees and provides guidance for the selection of suppliers for procurement of non-contracted materials/goods, services, supplies, which are locally budgeted, local spend (as defined by Strategic Sourcing policies) within established, moderate price limits; uses some discretion to manage the selection of more significant local suppliers.

  • Responsibility for overall relationship management for suppliers within scope of responsibility; direct responsibility for the more significant local suppliers; uses some discretion to develop and leverage existing local supplier partnerships.

  • Works with applicable plant/location staff to research and resolve supplier issues which have been escalated as appropriate.


  • Sets and communicates priorities for direct reports.

  • Responsible for aligning team resources to execute against short term and longer-term strategies and meeting strategic sourcing and location/plant/BU objectives.

  • Provides overall guidance and procurement work expertise to the team.

  • Accountable for performance management, talent development, succession planning and engagement for team.

  • Accountable for setting and managing team budget


  • Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in engineering.

  • Minimum of 5 years of purchasing experience in industrial field.

  • Proficiency of Computer Skills

  • Fluency in English and Arabic

  • Communication and Negotiation Skills

  • Team Leadership

  • Relationship Building

  • Market analysis and financial acumen

  • Knowledge of Supply chain and Logistics, international shipping and custom regulations.

Interested? Then make sure to send us your CV and cover letter in English today.

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Job Strategic Sourcing & Procurement

Primary Location EG-Alexandria

Schedule Full-time

Job Type Standard

Shift Day Job

Req ID: ALE00045