Plant Materials & Services Category Buyer-BER00547Cargill 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.
Job location(s): Bergen Op Zoom, The Netherlands or Mechelen, Belgium
As the Plant Materials & Services Category Buyer you are responsible for coordination of complex tactical sourcing activities (e.g. large spend capital projects) typically for multiple businesses within a country / sub-region, including managing tactical sourcing processes and procurement records, providing sub-region tactical sourcing support and planning, managing supplier events and relationships, and implementing sourcing strategies. As such you may supervise a small team of tactical sourcing professionals.
You are responsible for managing tactical sourcing process to select suppliers for procurement of non-contracted materials/goods, services and/or supplies which are considered local spend.
You work with the category to buy materials/goods, services and/or supplies in excess of established boundaries & limits.
You lead and/or act as subject matter expert on multi-functional, local or regional project teams.
You work 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.
You deliver budgeted value for tactical sourcing
You team up with peers in other sub-regions or regions to ensure a common way of working and the exchange of different experiences
You support category organization in the development and execution of category strategies
You provide alignment in category on (longer term) supply needs of the business
You support local internal and external audits on procurement process.
Minimum 8 years of relevant business experience of witch 3+ years implementing procurement, trading or strategic sourcing related duties.
Interpersonal skills and ability to engage and communicate with internal and external stakeholders at senior levels
Critical thinker with strategic perspective and results oriented mindset
Experience leading in a team environment
Experience with key service suppliers and ability to develop beneficial relationships
Strong negotiation skills
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)
Knowledge of Process Improvement Tools and Processes (i.e. Lean, Six Sigma)
International and manufacturing experience
English fluent + a foreign language. Dutch is preferable
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.