For more than a century, the people of Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM) have transformed crops into products that serve the vital needs of a growing world. Today, we?re one of the world?s largest agricultural processors and food ingredient providers, with approximately 31,000 employees serving customers in more than 170 countries. With a global value chain that includes approximately 500 crop procurement locations, 270 ingredient manufacturing facilities, 44 innovation centers and the world?s premier crop transportation network, we connect the harvest to the home, making products for food, animal feed, industrial and energy uses. Learn more at www.adm.com. BuyerThis is an exempt level position.Position Summary:The Buyer will have responsibility for the procurement of all non-commodity goods and services for all ADM entities affiliated with the (U.S. South ADM locations, including Louisiana (Waggaman), Florida (Tampa and Greenwood), Tennessee (Memphis, Chattanooga, Jackson and Cleveland), Georgia (Valdosta, Dawson, Camilla, Blakely, Albany, Ashburn and McRae-Helena), Texas (Lubbock, Richmond, New Braunfels, Comyn and Seagraves) and Alabama (Headland) – including stock and non-stock items.
The Buyer will adhere to strategic sourcing initiatives through collaboration with plant purchasing.
Manage Purchase Order queries for all purchase orders issued, weekly.
This includes the acknowledgement and overdue queries.
Proper management of queries includes periodic review (at a minimum weekly) of the queries and performing the actions required to address items on those queries.
Follow up with Vendors as Required.Follow up with ADM Purchase Requisition writers as required.Follow up with Warehouse personnel as required.Support the implementation of Strategic Sourcing contracts.Responsible for ensuring 100% compliance with the Global Non-Commodity Procure-to-Pay Policy.The Buyer will be adhere to KPI?s developed by the Operations Purchasing Manager to track Procure-to-Pay metrics (POs before invoice, PO cycle time, on-time delivery, PO consolidation, and others), and collaborate with location colleagues to drive continuous improvement in these areasDrive enhanced supplier relationship management through regular collaboration with the Division Operations supply base to ensure action is taken on all issues related to cost, quality delivery and customer serviceAssist in sourcing projects as needed Partner with the Shared Services team to ensure timely payment of supplier invoicesSupport Corporate Procurement Team and 1ADM standardization efforts and programsIdentify and pursue opportunities for cost reductionProvide guidance in the development of aggressive cost reduction goals, cost containment purchasing programs and timelines for Category Specialists in Strategic SourcingProcess Purchase Requisitions (PR) into Purchase Orders (PO)For locations leveraging Maximo for inventory ? partner to identify opportunities to share parts across sites, issue warehouse reorder PO?sActs as a liaison with other departments on purchasing matters, including the scheduling of orders, selection of products, and similar or related issues.Resolves issues related to delivered quantity discrepancies, pricing, logistics, and contracts, etc.Address any and all invoices assigned to the BuyerEnsure accurate item or standard service number usage on all PO?sEnsure contracted vendors are being utilized on all PO?s Job Requirements:
Change ManagementCustomer solutions focusedNegotiations skillsSkilled in cost/benefit analysis and alternative decision makingTechnology adept (eProcurement and P2P systems, standard Office Suite)Strategy developmentProject/Task managementContinuous Improvement.Communications (oral/written)Ability to influence and lead outcomeRelationship managementTeam orientedRelocation assistance is available with this position. This position offers a complete benefit package, including 401K/ESOP, pension, health, life and dental insurance. ADM requires the successful completion of applicable pre-employment drug screen, medical questionnaire and a background check.