Cali, Valle del Cauca
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 over 9 billion in spend.
The Spot Buyer (Buying Team) – North Latam is responsible for the coordination of routine procurement spot buying activities of 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 Buying team and will be located in Complejo Carvajal, Cali Colombia.
This position will report to the Buying Supervisor for North Latam.
75% Manage and Execute procurement transaction processes
Responsible for monitoring and ensuring requests 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 (SAP TC2 / JDE A9) for nondiscretionary spot buying, such as stock replenishment or unplanned spend for operations in Cluster ANDEAN (Colombia, Ecuador & Peru) to deliver on key activities for buying in the countries in their area of accountability.
Uses some discretion to attend purchase requests from spot demand with close collaboration with the Category Buying Team.
Delegates more administrative duties to support staff as appropriate (e.g. follow-up, processing procurement under contract requests, processing procurement spot requests and preparing purchase orders, scheduling/expediting/confirming delivery, coordinating return of rejected items etc.).
Identifies and implements improvements for procurement transaction processes within the businesses and functions.Under low oversight, performs tasks defined by CSSP that support compliance, planning and execution of assigned processes
Negotiates low and medium complexity spot requests in compliance with the Buying Policy.
Identifies saving opportunities, executes the purchase process and reports frequently according to established CSSP standards.
Under low oversight, follows vaguely defined procedures and accord to each country laws to ensure the consistent application of process objectives and standards, as well as compliance with regulatory requirements.
Interprets procedures and applies judgement to accomplish tasks.
Under low oversight, collects, prepares, maintains, monitors and sends/forwards various documentation related to less complex processes serving multiple businesses (e.g. customer, supplier or client information; legally required forms; etc.)
Executes regulatory compliance procedures, assists in conducting audit activities to ensure that moderately defined procedures are followed, and champions the defined governance process for approvals.
Provides fundamental insight to supervisors and individuals regarding the interpretation and delivery of policies, programs and processes.
15% Manage supplier events & relationships
Focus on utilizing a collaborative approach, developing relationships with various stakeholders in order to support spot purchasing process.
Gathering specifications/requirements from internal stakeholders.
Researching local supplier options.
Collecting supplier bids and perform analysis of results (e.g. determining best value supplier from multiple supplier quotes)
Negotiating contract terms and conditions.
Responsible for relationship management for more significant local suppliers.
Deliver excellent client service experience with business units and functions.
Resolves local buying issues and liaise with the appropriate parties in CSSP, CBS or Suppliers to resolve issues.
10% Data Analysis, research and Reporting
Tracks buying KPIs defined by the Category teams and ensure accurate measurement.
Performs data analysis, prepares 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 Category Buying teams 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.
Minimum Required Qualifications:
- Bachelor's degree in Engineering or Science, Business Administration, Supply Chain Management, or equivalent education and experience.
- Prior experience working in a Buying organization
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint), SAP ECC, Ariba or other PRTP Cloud solutions
- English: Proven verbal and written communication skills
- Understanding of the Procure to Pay process and related technologies
- Demonstrated strong self-initiative, sense of urgency and customer relationship building skills.
- Demonstrate a "hands-on" style and willingness to engage proactively with stakeholders at all levels, within the sub-region.
- Ability to present information (prepare reports, rationale and recommendations clearly and concisely to all levels of management).
“At Cargill, everyone matters and everyone counts. Cargill is committed to creating and sustaining an inclusive and diverse work environment where all employees are treated with dignity and respect. As such and in alignment with our Guiding Principles, Cargill's long-standing equal employment opportunity policy prohibits discrimination and harassment against any employee or applicant based on race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, pregnancy, genetic information, marital status, family status, citizenship status, veteran status, military status, union affiliation, or any other status protected by law. Cargill also complies with all applicable national and local laws and regulations pertaining to non-discrimination and employment.”
Job Supply Chain Management
Primary Location Colombia-Valle del Cauca-Cali
Job Type Standard
Shift Day Job