Category Lead - MRO-GLO00087 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 155,000 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.
Position Purpose & Summary
Cargill Strategic Sourcing and Procurement (CSSP) is a global organization that strives to strategically source and leverage Cargill’s indirect spend; this indirect spend spans Plant Materials and Services (MRO, Capital, Plant Services, etc); Corporate Material and Services (travel, IT, HR, etc); Chemicals, Energy; Packaging; and Ingredients. The CSSP team is responsible for managing billions in spend.
Global Category Management is a critical capability for the CSSP organization. Category teams are accountable for developing and implementing category strategies that leverage Cargill’s position in the market and bring significant value into the organization, which helps fuel growth for the company. Our category teams drive strong connectivity with suppliers and business stakeholders, and are expected to have deep understanding of business strategies and the requirements needed to help accomplish those strategies.
The Global/Regional MRO Sourcing Lead position is accountable for leading the development, implementation and management of the Global and Regional Maintenance, Repairs, and Operations (MRO) Category Strategies within Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region. Also, leading Global Lab Equipment and Supplies strategy. This position is accountable for identifying strategic category opportunities aligned to the organization’s business objectives, developing an overall category management framework which will be leveraged by others to execute the category strategies with an aim to reduce the total cost of ownership (TCO) of goods and services procured by CSSP. This position is also responsible for ensuring the sustainability of the category strategy on a longer term basis, developing and leveraging best practices across the sourcing lifecycle, key stakeholder alignment, successful implementation and supplier relationship management as it relates to Global and Regional Category Mechanical and Millwrights and Piping. This position will also help to implement category strategies as needed at a global and/or regional level.
As part of the core accountabilities of the role of the Global/Regional Sourcing Lead, there is a need to work across resources at a regional level. The need at the region level is to implement the strategies that are defined on a global basis. A key and critical component of this role is aligning Global and Regional Strategies, reflecting differences in Business models, Market and Supplier differences at the Country Level, and working with the Regional Category Buying organization to deploy and manage the sub-categories.
This positions reports to Global Global MRO Parts & Supplies Category Manager / NA PM&S Region Lead and is based in EMEA.
50% EMEA Deployment and Management of MRO Sub-Categories:
30% Global Category Strategy Development for Lab Supplies & Equipment:
20% Stakeholder Management
Minimum Required Qualifications
In return for your expertise and commitment, we will provide a fast paced stimulating international environment, which will stretch your abilities and channel your talents. We also offer competitive salary and benefits combined with outstanding career development opportunities in one of the largest and most solid private companies in the world.
Interested? Then make sure to send us your CV and cover letter in English today.