Cargill Buyer II in Sofia, Bulgaria
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.
This position is responsible for supporting the development and implementation of Global & Regional category sourcing activities typically for multiple businesses with some complex sourcing requirements, including managing tactical sourcing processes, providing regional tactical sourcing support and planning, managing supplier events and relationships, and implementing sourcing strategies.
50% Manage/execute tactical sourcing processes
Leadopex & capex procurement activities for related categories including:
Working with the Category Leads and Regional Capex Execution Lead to understand the capex project pipeline, relevant to the Categories in scope
Gathering and performing complex analysis of internal spend data
Build strong network with regional business stakeholders (Operations, RE, MTL etc…)
Understanding business specifications/requirements from internal stakeholders
Supports the development and deployment of category toolkits and champions their use in capex projects.
Develop/manage/champion RFXs templates per category
Conduct tactical sourcing RFXs in line with Cargill CSSP eSourcing Policy, using Ariba as the system of choice
Collecting supplier bids and perform analysis of results based on TCO & qualitative measures
Assist or Lead negotiations for the designated categories
Drive capex driven P&L impact value for the relevant businesses
Use capex leverage opportunities to drive operational contracts & e-catalogue development
Implement and manage new (tactical) supply arrangements and report on value delivery
Maintain & archive as per RIM policy agreement in Ariba to ensure proper supply & demand planning
Ensure contracts owned are up to date to enable supply and demand as per the agreed terms & conditions
Lead and/or act as subject matter expert on multi-functional, local or regional project teams.
Works with buyers across businesses to coordinate complex tactical sourcing activities (e.g. major capital projects or other large spend areas) to leverage resources and increase value capture.
Deliver budgeted value for tactical sourcing
Teams up with peers in other sub-regions or regions to ensure a common way of working and the exchange of different experiences
Share & recognize success
50% Implement sourcing strategies and manage suppliers & agreements
Support Global & Regional category organization in the development and implementation of category strategies
Assist in obtaining forecasts, business critical customer requirements, local supply market insights and supplier capability insights.
Work with Global & Regional Category Leads to support development of sourcing strategies and identify opportunities for the category organization to support business requirements and sourcing support needs in the region.
Works directly with the category organization to inform future regional/global strategies; act as subject matter expert on category driven projects.
Make suggestions for continuous improvement, to the Category Leads
Identify opportunities to refine vendor normalization and data enrichment in iAnalyze
Support the category organization in the execution of category strategies / strategic sourcing process
Assist in the development of supplier evaluation criteria
Research local supplier options
Manage the RFP process in their different formats (Ariba: RFXs, esourcing, etc) using available Toolkits developed by the category
Support the contract negotiation
Lead identified regional sub-category initiatives
Implement category strategies
Alignment and implementation of strategic sourcing strategies across the sourcing lifecycle
Execute and operationalize new supply arrangements
Implementation of contracts across the region
Onboarding of Select Suppliers with support of the sub-regional PM&S resources
Support Cargill Business Services (CBS) operations team to review and maintain operational contracts in Ariba
Manage supplier relationship & performance
Provide input and support to the Category Leads, for Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) programs for identified suppliers in the region/business.
Lead / support renegotiation of existing regional Select Supplier Agreements, together with Category Leads
Consults buyers across business on complex aspects of tactical sourcing activities.
Act as second line (after sub-region) of escalation of supplier non-conformance issues (e.g. systemic quality, delivery or service problems, etc.).
Works with applicable plant/location staff to research and resolve complex supplier issues; works directly with the category organization as appropriate to find resolution.
Establish and maintains on-going tracking mechanisms for complex performance metrics, reporting on value captured across different businesses.
Teams up with peers in other regions to ensure a common way of working and the exchange of different experiences
Minimum Required Qualifications
Minimum 5 years of relevant business experience; 3 years implementing procurement, trading or strategic sourcing related duties.
Interpersonal skills and ability to engage and communicate with internal and external stakeholders
Critical thinker with strategic perspective and results oriented mindset
Persuasive change agent capable of challenging conventional wisdom
Ability to work effectively and implement solutions in a team environment
Understanding of the operations, needs and requirements of key business and functions Experience with key suppliers and ability to develop beneficial relationships
Competent understand of the goods / services that are being sourced
Strong negotiation skills
English fluent, other EMEA languages are a plus
Project Management Experience
ERP (Enterprise Resource Program) knowledge, specifically in SAP SRM (Supplier Relationship Management Module), ECC (Enterprise Control Component) and MRP (Materials Resource Planning)
Work experience in multi-countries environment
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 BG-08-Sofia
Job Type Standard
Shift Day Job
Req ID: SOF01443