Cargill Sourcing Analyst-Packaging in Shanghai, China

Sourcing Analyst-Packaging

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.

Description

Position Purpose

Performs the more complex sourcing fundamental support activities for Packaging within North Asia (China, TW, and Korea.)

Principal Accountabilities

INFORM/DEFINE SOURCING STRATEGIES

  • Ensures understanding of business requirements for packaging category aligned with local sourcing responsibility.

FACILITATE IMPLEMENTATION & ALIGNMENT OF SOURCING STRATEGIES

  • With some oversight by more senior sourcing professionals, supports and may lead the more complex aspects of category/sub category efforts across the sourcing lifecycle within the local sourcing responsibility including:

customizing and cascading sourcing communications for local audience

monitoring supplier performance and compliance to regional agreements

Ensures implementation of category strategy at the local level, working through local/country procurement teams.

CATEGORY DATA RESEARCH, ANALYSIS, & MEASUREMENT

  • With some oversight from more senior team members, conducts more complex research and analysis (e.g. internal/external data from traditional and non-traditional/non-structured data sources) requiring a general understanding of data management and analytics and sourcing environment (e.g. suppliers, cost drivers, market risk) and business requirements for Packaging category.

  • Ensures functionality and accuracy of more complex data content, and coordinates data updates.

  • Establishes and maintains on-going tracking mechanisms for more complex performance metrics, reporting on value captured at the local level.

MANAGE SOURCING EVENTS & SUPPLIER RELATIONSHIPS

  • Participates in supplier selection and negotiations at the local level; may lead more complex supplier selection and negotiations.

  • With some oversight, works with suppliers to resolve more systemic issues that have been escalated from country procurement staff.

Qualifications

Essential Functions/Requirements

Domestic travel (30% of the time) some Regional Travel

Education, Experience,Skills

Education

  • Bachelor degree in packaging engineering/material engineering from reputable university/college

Experience

  • Having a minimum 3 years of relevant experience in packaging sourcing

  • Interpersonal skills and ability to engage and communicate with internal and external stakeholders

  • Detail-oriented with strong organizational skills and the ability to handle multiple priorities.

  • Ability to work across culture will be an advantage

  • Preferable for those having working experience in a medium to large multinational or multi locations companies

  • Knowledge of the market, suppliers and cost drivers

Skills

  • Strong interpersonal skills & ability to:

Engage, communicate & influence senior stakeholders (internal & external)

Establish trust & credibility with BU leaders & other functional stakeholder

  • Strong negotiation, business process & problem solving capabilities

  • Strong knowledge of food packaging, drink industry or dairy industry is preferred.

  • Demonstrated ability to work with suppliers and drive mutually beneficial solutions

  • Results oriented

  • Good communication in English both written and oral

Job Strategic Sourcing & Procurement

Primary Location China-Shanghai

Schedule Full-time

Job Type Standard

Shift Day Job

Req ID: SHA00855