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Description

This is an intermediate-level position within Cargill s global Strategic Sourcing and Procurement team. The primary function of this position is to develop and -support sub-category sourcing projects and assist with daily needs of the Corporate Materials and Services category. These activities include but are not limited to; supporting the strategic sourcing process, execution of national, regional, and/or local agreements to include RFx management, negotiations, supplier selection/development, and contract management.
This position is responsible for executing services contracts and other related work in a fast-paced environment to meet company goals. The Buyer II will coordinate cross-functional activities with procurement, law, finance, businesses, human resources and other corporate functions personnel as required to meet service requirements. The applicants for this role should be well-versed in spend analysis, market research, sourcing strategies, RFx development and execution, and contract management with little to no direction.
Principal Accountabilities
65% Develop & execute sourcing strategies and projects:
Develop detailed understanding of the current sub-category activity within Cargill, e. g. spend profile, supplier performance, industry innovations, best practices, benchmarking, and sharing.
Accountable for delivering on value goals for the sub-category and continuously finding ways to improve value delivery and improve efficiency.
Support development and implementation of sub-category projects down through business enterprises to the facilities and throughout our corporate functions groups. Collaborate to ensure appropriate communication, processes, and issue resolution.
Provide support in driving projects to support a culture of innovation and continuous improvement
Collaborate with sub-category Managers to lead and manage RFX s, Negotiations, Supplier Qualifications, Risk Assessments for sub-category. Develop and manage contracts and select supplier service agreements, including but not limited to: review of supplier remarks with legal, drafting Amendments, Non Disclusure Agreements, and Statement of Works.
25% Supplier & Stakeholder Management:
Utilize market intelligence, business operations, and spend data and analytics to inform suppliers of performance, and drive continuous improvement.
Escalation point for vendor performance and driving innovation.
Support Regional Category and Sub-Category Leads, to ensure the sourcing strategies and end-to-end process meet CSSP and Business/Corporate Function objectives.
Assist Regional Category and Sub-Category Leads with stakeholder alignment on priorities, business needs, defining value, key customer requirements, forecasted spend, innovation, etc. in the category.
Act as liaison for supplier payment inquiries as requested.

10% Procurement process and Systems:
Support Source-to-Pay processes for sub-category. Ensuring operational ERP contracts, catalogs, purchasing systems are up to date and requestors have the necessary information.
Clean and update data systems, spend analytics, contract management systems, compliance reporting to manage the sub-category.
Provide support for Sourcing and Procurement stakeholders and project teams.
Ensure requests are processed for procurement of materials and services.

Qualifications

Required

Bachelor s Degree PLUS demonstrated category sourcing experience managing the 5-step sourcing process, internal & external spend and data analysis, negotiations, competitive bidding, benchmarking, implementation, and financial and compliance risk analysis, etc.
2 years (or more) of demonstrated experience helping to develop and execute sub-category sourcing strategies for continuous improvement.
Experience assisting with supplier relationship management, contract development and execution.
Demonstrated experience and knowledge of procurement systems, P2P processes, and purchasing strategies.
Demonstrated project and change management skills.
Strong analytical, critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
Ability to build strong relationships with internal and external customer. s
Strong communication (written and verbal), facilitation, project management and presentation skills.
Self-Starter.

Preferred

Bachelor s degree in Supply Chain, Procurement, Sourcing, Business or related degree program.
Familiar with Business Analytics Tools (Zycus), Ariba eSourcing and Contracts, Ariba Procure to X, SAP, PowerBI.
Financial acumen
Change management experience
Comprehensive knowledge of advanced principles, concepts and practices in following subcategories: Human Resources, Marketing & Communications, Professional Services and Office Services.



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