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Regional Category Manager - IT Procurement

Company: Bunge
Location: Chesterfield
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

Conduce strategic sourcing negotiations based on the Procurement 7 steps sourcing process, to maximize total cost of ownership, considering the high quality and technical standards, providing savings and procurement value contribution to Bunge business.

Senior Manager IT procurement activities (end to end), managing internal stakeholders, local and global suppliers, execute competitive biddings, enforce / govern procurement policies and procedures, global supplier governance for all IT contract through Supplier Governance & relationship management.

Core Functions:

Participate at Strategic Plan for IT categories

Collaborate to the strategic and long-term view of procurement in identifying and developing innovative sources and contractual arrangements
Analyze and set category spend baseline and category profile, incl. risk assessment, SRM- and P2P strategy
Build Sub-Categories specific strategic plan in alignment with the countries (Stakeholders), incl. resource plan
Align strategic plan to financial budget

Lead contract implementation and drive contract compliance for Area categories

Execute the strategic plan per sub-category, conducing RFX and the use of E-sourcing tools
Work in close collaboration with business stakeholders in order to ensure Area acceptance of new contracts
Coordinate contract implementation tasks
Closely monitor internal customers contract compliance; define and take approved corrective actions to improve contract compliance
Perfect use of strategic sourcing processes, leading practices and creative thinking within the functional category network

Monitor the IT category end-to-end procurement cycle

Act as single point of contact for the business to ensure business requirements are met
Work with the business stakeholders for actions related to supplier base optimization, KPI implementation, supply chain optimization and follow up, etc.
Conduce spend map analysis to monitor spend and ensure that all purchases follow the purchasing process
Provide KPI's to business on cost breakdown and Market assumptions
Report and Track forecasted vs actual savings for regional categories in scope: define corrective/optimization actions if needed and follow up on them (escalate to category board if needed)
Through active execution in 7-step sourcing process ensure that process is followed as defined.

Coordinate supplier relationships for Sub-Categories

In line with defined procurement strategy, support the classification and categorization of suppliers, including definition of supplier evaluation and audit policies
Continuously track supplier performance (utilizing data / reports provided by Sourcing Analyst)
Lead supplier development activities; set up cross functional review meetings with suppliers in order to improve performance and further reduce cost
Initiate and conduct supplier audits
Identify potential contract improvement opportunities & re-negotiations

Support internal customer relationships for Area categories

Manage stakeholders in IT (global and regional CIOs and their directs), finance, legal, procurement and BBA organizations. This includes manage high degree of engagement, collaborate and communication through extended value and knowledge.
Proactively act over internal customers feedback on procurement organization and supplier performance
Conduct periodic surveys to measure customer feedback for continuous improvement
Within the framework of the cross functional sourcing and supplier development teams, closely develop and manage the relationship with internal customers
Proactively organize sessions with internal customers to identify further TCO reduction opportunities
Improve and reinforce procurement's profile and recognition within the internal customer community

Supplier Management & Governance services

Identify large strategic contracts to be governed through centralized contract / supplier governance process
Design, develop and implementation such governance process for identified contracts / suppliers
Coordinate and support contract and commercial analysts from shared services in India
Support Bunge Supplier relationship management program
Conduct supplier performance and governance reviews

Skill/Experience Requirements:

15 plus years of work experience in IT, procurement and supplier governance roles
8 plus years of experience in IT vendor management / procurement roles
Working knowledge of catalogues and marketplace solutions (such as Coupa, etc.)
Working experience across multiple countries - remotely or in person working experience
Experience in Supplier Governance processes
Minimum Education Qualification - e.g. Engineering Graduation; MBA a plus
Experience in managing people and processes through a sustained period of change
Ability to provide high quality customer service for end-to-end IT Supplier governance area
Ability to partner with IT, procurement, finance, legal and BBS stakeholders
Strong negotiations skills
Strong written & oral communications skills in English. Knowledge of European languages added advantage.
Strong problem solving & organization skills
Excellent computer skills and competency in Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook)
Working with Global teams


Bunge (NYSE: BG) is a world leader in sourcing, processing and supplying oilseed and grain products and ingredients. Founded in 1818, Bunge's expansive network feeds and fuels a growing world, creating sustainable products and opportunities for more than 70,000 farmers and the consumers they serve across the globe. The company is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri and has 25,000 employees worldwide who stand behind more than 350 port terminals, oilseed processing plants, grain facilities, and food and ingredient production and packaging facilities around the world.

Bunge is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or military or veteran status, or any other legally protected status. Bunge is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled%20112859%

Keywords: Bunge, Chesterfield , Regional Category Manager - IT Procurement, Executive , Chesterfield, Missouri

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