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Strategic Procurement Manager

Company: Bunge North America
Location: Chesterfield
Posted on: September 9, 2023

Job Description:

Overview:Drive the development of category best practices, ensure best leverage of Bunge s volume for regional categories to maximize total cost of ownership savings and procurement value contribution. Supplier negotiations and agreements may occur at the Global, Regional and/or Local level.A thorough understanding of how specific spends impact the business and every member of the supply chain is crucial to ensure a true total cost of ownership is calculated. Relevant spend areas must be monitored to ensure that identified cost savings are realized and reported. This individual will work closely with key stakeholders to continuously identify new savings opportunities and to monitor spend compliance and resolve service or supplier issues. We are looking for a self-directed person with the ability to work with minimal supervision and to work independently or in a team environment. Must be able to travel domestically and internationally up to 25%+ of the time as needed to meet with prospective suppliers, peers and Stakeholders Support and actively participate in safety programs and initiatives and follow all safe work practices Contribute to the team development by setting proper individual development plans and monitoring its implementation.Job Description Detail:Define Sourcing Plan for the owned categories.Analyze and set category spend baseline and category profile, incl. risk assessment, Supplier Relationship Management and P2P strategyBuild category specific strategic plan in alignment with the regions and countries;Create one year and three years strategic sourcing/projects plan for the selected categoriesTrack North American spend to ensure compliance to strategic procurement programsBest Practice Sharing for all categories:Coordinate sourcing activities across regions/countriesDefine Sourcing Strategy based on best practicesAssess Bunge s global position for relevant categories and in supply markets and provide input to region specific go-to-market strategiesSuppliers Leverage for selected categories:Support supplier identification and RFX strategy definitionIdentify available suppliers that can ship economically to multiple regions/countriesMaintain supplier database (service portfolio, financial KPIs, performance reviews)Ensure alignment of negotiation timing and contract durations between regions/countriesLead the Vendor Relationship Management initiativesManage supplier performance by, for example, discussing lessons learned from one region and making sure that the supplier builds on those lessons learned to improve service levels in another regionSourcing for selected categories and deliver savings for Bunge:Manage the procurement strategy implementation / sourcing execution for a set of regional categoriesManage the procurement team and guarantee the application of the entire 7-step sourcing processLead supplier selection and fact-based negotiationsManage the category end-to-end procurement cycleAct as major point of contact for the business to assure business requirements are metConduct spend analysis and track forecasted vs. actual savings for categories in scopeManage and optimize user complianceDefine improvement plans, create action plans and supervise executionManage commercial supplier relationship and contractsContinuously track performance of key strategic suppliersLead key strategic supplier development activities; set up cross-functional review meetings with key strategic suppliers to improve performance and further reduce costIdentify potential contract improvement opportunities and re-negotiationsLead the risk management evaluation in a regularly basisStakeholder Management:Align action plans with Key StakeholdersKeep regular communication and interactionCommunicate the regional organization about procurement in both written (memos, letters, presentations, etc.) and verbal (presentations, conference calls, etc.) formatsLead cross-divisional/cross-functional teams focused on preferred supplier selection; train employees on supplier selection processSkills/Experience Requirements:Academic background: Bachelor's degree in business or related field required; MBA preferredExperience: In depth knowledge of the spend area in scope is preferred, with substantial professional experience (7-12 years) in procurement or other related positions, preferably working at FMGC companies.Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OutlookLanguage skills: Fluency in English essentialProficient in SAPStrong analytical and strategical thinking (understand complex subjects, decompose into comparable components, structured evaluation and documentation)Procurement Processes & Strategic Sourcing MethodologyDeep category and market knowledge for Maintenance, Repairs and Operations"Strong project management skill (including multiple projects simultaneously and leading virtual teams)"Strong internal customer support and stakeholder relationship building approachSupplier identification, tendering, evaluating and selection expertise, incl. usage of electronic sourcing toolsStrong project management skill, including leading virtual teams Intercultural work experience, ability to manage international team from long distanceResearch and Development experiencesLeadership: Strategic Vision, Strategic Thinking, Relationship ManagementManaging: Change and innovation, result orientation, technical expertiseDevelop expertise and maintain on-going knowledge of applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations as well as any internal policies affecting MRO areaKnowledge of Sarbanes Oxley (SOX) requirementsExhibit exemplary business ethicsDemonstrated planning capabilitiesVerbal, written and presentation communication skills with the ability to interact at all levels of the organization, particularly senior leadershipBunge (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

Keywords: Bunge North America, Chesterfield , Strategic Procurement Manager, Executive , Chesterfield, Missouri

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