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 160,000 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.
Chemicals, Energy; Packaging; and Ingredients. The CSSP team is responsible for managing over 9 billion in spend.
The Sr. Category Buyer (Buying Team) North Latam is responsible for the coordination of high complexity routine of tactical buying activities for a certain category within CSSP, including executing procurement transaction processes and inventory / procurement records, providing location procurement support, managing supplier events and relationships.
This position will work closely with the Category teams and will be located in North Latam (Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Mexico, Peru).
This position will report to the Category Buying Team Lead North Latam
50% Inform and Implement Sourcing Strategy
Identifies opportunities for cost saving, in alignment with category strategies, to ensure best cost and value to Cargill.
Connects, collaborate and get aligned with subcategory teams to ensure effective execution and implementation of category strategies through buying activities, while ensuring compliance to CSSP procurement policy.
Identifies opportunities to optimize spot buying transactions and move those to a more strategical and long term approach.
Perform tactical sourcing activities (high complexity agreements) following the defined CSSP procedures and strategic plan provided by global and regional category leaders.
Develops a collaborative relationship among category leaders, suppliers and stakeholders to implement the best solutions, based on Total Cost of Ownership (TCO).
Works with global / regional category teams and ensures appropriate execution and deployment for procurement of indirect materials / goods, services and / or supplies previously approved by the category, for those spend limited that has agreed internally
30% Manage / execute procurement transaction processes
Responsible for monitoring and ensuring tactical demand 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, Ariba, SAP TC1, SAP TC2, JDE E1, JDE A9, JDE B7 or other ERP) for nondiscretionary, contracted spend, such as stock replenishment or planned spend in North Latam (Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Mexico, Peru), to deliver on key activities for buying in the countries in their area of accountability.
Uses some baseline and subcategory analysis to negotiate / develop supplier contracts with synergy among Global / Regional strategy established.
With approval, will work with the Category organization for procurement of materials / goods, services and / or supplies in excess of established limits.
Delegates more administrative duties to support staff as appropriate (e.g. follow-up, processing procurement under contract requests, scheduling / expediting / confirming delivery, coordinating return of rejected items etc.).
Identifies and implements improvements for procurement transaction processes within the business.
Independently performs vaguely defined transactional tasks which support compliance, planning and execution of assigned processes.
Negotiates high complexity tactical purchasing processes as provided in the purchasing policy.
Consolidates demands of high complexity of its subcategory among regions and / or other countries.
Promotes synergy among other categories, when their existing, (e.g. equipment and packaging) in order to empower the negotiation.
Works strategically, consolidating high complexity demand with gaining scale and reducing the quantity of suppliers.
Ensures that the Agreements and partnerships are carried out with suppliers of good repute and financial health, according to policies.
Prepares or supports other to prepares price lists, with item code and price validation by region and implements automatic catalogs with COE support
Identifies saving opportunities during purchase processes and reports frequently according to established standards in the CSSP.
Follows vaguely defined procedures to ensure the consistent application of process objectives and standards, as well as compliance with regulatory requirements.
Regularly interprets procedures and applies judgement to accomplish ambiguous tasks
Completes tasks on processes that are vaguely defined and recommends solutions to issues that deviate from established procedures.
Independently collects, prepares, maintains, monitors and sends / forwards various documentation related to highly complex processes serving multiple businesses (e.
g. customer, supplier or client information; legally required forms; etc.)
Independently executes regulatory compliance procedures, assists in conducting audit activities to ensure that vaguely defined procedures are followed, and champions the defined governance process for approvals.
Provides comprehensive insight to supervisors and individuals regarding the interpretation and delivery of policies, programs and processes.
10% Stakeholder and Supplier Relationship
Focus on utilizing a collaborative approach, developing relationships with various stakeholders in order to support solution development.
Work closely with maintenance supervisors, base level projects team, and spare parts storeroom supervisor to thoroughly understand their requirements as well as sourcing / buying support needs and ensure such needs / requirements are incorporated in sourcing / buying strategy.
Deliver excellent client service experience with business units and functions.
Resolves category local buying issues and liaise with the appropriate parties in CSSP, CBS or Suppliers to resolve issues.
10% Data Analysis, research and Reporting
Keep tracking of Buying KPIs defined for Category and ensure accurate measurement.
Perform data analysis, prepare consolidated reports of buying activities and provide timely feedback to Supervisors with respect to issues, areas of opportunities identified, corrective actions.
Identifies medium term supply chain issues and works with the Category organization and / or BU Stakeholders to define and implement solutions.
Conducts research and analysis (e.g. internal / external data from traditional and non-traditional / non-structured data sources) requiring an advanced understanding of operations and business requirements (e.
g. product development plans, marketing projections for new products, planned product line expansions, etc.) as well as sourcing environment (e.
g. suppliers, cost drivers, international market dynamics, geopolitical risk, import / export laws, etc) for BU.
May act as subject matter expert on multi-functional, local project teams.
AtCargill, everyone matters and everyone counts. Cargill is committed to creatingand sustaining an inclusive and diverse work environment where all employeesare treated with dignity and respect.
As such and in alignment with our GuidingPrinciples, Cargill's long-standing equal employment opportunity policyprohibits discrimination and harassment against any employee or applicant basedon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender,gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, disability,pregnancy, genetic information, marital status, family status, citizenshipstatus, veteran status, military status, union affiliation, or any other statusprotected by law.
Cargill also complies with all applicable national and locallaws and regulations pertaining to non-discrimination and employment.
Strategic Sourcing & Procurement