Cargill Associate Buyer in Taguig, Philippines

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.

Description

Responsibilities

Manage/execute procurement transaction processes

  • Ensures that requests are processed for procurement 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 stock replenishment or planned spend

  • May procure requests from existing supplier contracts within established, lower dollar limits under general supervision.

  • May delegate some administrative duties to support staff

Manage inventory/procurement records

  • Run and provide basic analysis of procurement/inventory management system reports; keeps internal stakeholders (e.g. plant operations staff, finance) informed of status.

  • Identifies short term supply chain issues and advises appropropriate parties to implement solutions.

Provide procurement support & planning

  • With frequent oversight, works with plant/location staff to pull together readily available information and applies a general understanding of plant operations to provide general forecasting of general supply needs and ensures purchasing plan is aligned.

  • Conducts basic research and analysis requiring a basic understanding of operations and business .

Manage supplier events & relationships

  • With frequent oversight, may assist in process of selecting suppliers for procurement of non-contracted materials/goods, services and/or supplies which are considered non-leveraged, local spend within lower dollar limits including:

o Gathering and performing basic analysis of internal spend data

o Gathering specifications/requirements from internal stakeholders

o Researching local supplier options

o Collecting supplier bids and perform basic analysis of results

o Negotiating basic contract terms and conditions

  • May be assigned responsibility for less significant, local suppliers

  • With approval, contacts supplier and takes basic actions to research variances with less complex supplier contract terms and conditions

  • Works with applicable plant/location staff to research and resolve less complex supplier issues

  • With some oversight, coordinates day to day, routine activities related to alignment and implementation of strategic sourcing activities

  • Maintains on-going tracking mechanisms for less complex performance metrics at the local level

Qualifications

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree in finance, supply chain, procurement, or related degree program.

  • Knowledge of purchasing policies and procedures

  • Detail-oriented

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Strong organizational skills;detail-oreinted with the ability ot handle multiple priorities

  • Experience working with an ERP system

  • Basic skills in Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word and Microsoft Accesss

  • Intermediate 10 key data entry.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working with an ERP system

  • Negotiation experience

  • ISM or APICS Certification

  • Manufacturing experience

Job Strategic Sourcing & Procurement

Primary Location Philippines-Manila-Taguig

Schedule Full-time

Job Type Standard

Shift Day Job

Req ID: TAG00055