Cargill Global Process Specialist, Source to Contract in Mechelen, Belgium

Global Process Specialist, Source to Contract

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.


Job location(s): Mechelen, Belgium

As the Source to Contract Global Process Specialist you are accountable for the design of effective global sourcing process standardization through implementation of a global process catalog that is informed by best practices in the industry, robust understanding of systems capabilities needed to drive towards a common standard, and significance of policy/procedures that drive compliance and control. In the delivery of core processes, you seek to ensure: the quality of the process for key aspects of Sourcing, Procurement and Finance; the design, implementation and measurement of a number of the integrated processes; the design and delivery of a fit for purpose control framework, including a significant number of key controls; and to develop and provide business insights through advanced data and process analytics. Core focus would be to lead the Source to Contract (STC) function to a top quartile (effectiveness and efficiency) performance.

Major Tasks

  • You are accountable for the design and deployment of standard global processes, policies and controls to ensure process performance meets or exceeds agreement service levels;

  • You deliver key STC Initiatives:

  • Strategic sourcing of Cargill’s indirect spend, Category Management, Strategic Sourcing and Contract lifecycle management;

  • Demand optimization, Supplier negotiation, Contract & spend analytics, Savings tracking, Market Intelligence, Compliance & Risk, Benchmarking and Supplier relationship management;

  • You work on increased adoption of technology across strategic sourcing through increased eSourcing by usage of eRFX, Reverse auctions optimization;

  • You ensure smooth integration of upstream demand management and downstream operationalization of contracts with operational procurement teams;

  • You are responsible for deployment of Business intelligence tools and Robotics for the function;

  • You work closely with the support functions including Procurement, Accounting & Finance, Treasury, Tax & Customs and Global IT organizations to define the End-to-end and ‘To Be’ scope of the STC processes;

  • You establish performance, process, cost, time and quality metrics based on external benchmarks and develop a plan on how current processed need to change so that Cargill STC processes deliver top quartile results for STC processes;

  • You ensure that the process design and application is suitable to meet both short term and long term expectations of key stakeholders;

  • You support internal control design, facilitate audit readiness, management of risk, knowledge management, performance and target setting;

  • You drive Continuous Improvement (CI) of the End to End Process by looking at opportunities for Robotic Process Automation (RPA).


  • Bachelor’s degree or similar, concentration in Supply Chain (strong preference for Strategic Sourcing)

  • Approximately 10 years of experience working in a large scale global organization with world class sourcing & procurement practices

  • Extensive experience in deployment of enabling Technology solutions including tools for sourcing, contracting, procurement, analytics etc

  • Strong and extensive category management & strategic sourcing experience

  • Strong project management or operating rigor

  • Experience in global matrix organization, and experience working in different geographical areas and across enterprise-wide functions

  • Demonstrated ability to influence at all levels of the organization delivering recommendations in a persuasive and thoughtful manner

  • Passion for driving continuous improvement with clear evidence of same in professional or business background

  • Process Re-engineering, Six Sigma or Lean Six Sigma experience.

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills required given diverse nature of operating landscape.

Our Offer

In return for your expertise and commitment, we will provide a fast paced stimulating international environment, which will stretch your abilities and channel your talents. We also offer competitive salary and benefits combined with outstanding career development opportunities in one of the largest and most solid private companies in the world.

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 Belgium-VAN-Mechelen

Schedule Full-time

Job Type Standard

Shift Day Job

Req ID: MEC01139