Category Leader/Specialist – Procurement-Decatur, IL

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Category Leader/Specialist – Procurement-Decatur, IL

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 Leader/Specialist – Procurement-Decatur, IL Category Leader/Specialist ? Procurement, Decatur, IL This is an exempt level position.Position Summary:The Category Leader/Specialist ? MRO, partners with all Operational functions and business partners to develop and execute long term Procurement strategies aligned with business goals.
The Category Leader/Specialists primary function is to implement sound, innovative chemical supply strategies through market intelligence, sourcing, supplier selection, contract negotiation, and supplier performance management, using ADM?s 7-step sourcing process. The Category Leader/Specialist will also develop processes to ensure stakeholder engagement and data-driven decision making. He/she will prepare non-disclosure agreements, requests for quotes/proposals and negotiate global agreements for numerous chemical categories.
Job Responsibilities:?
Evaluate market intelligence, internal business goals and historical spend to determine strategic opportunities.?
Prepare and issue requests for quote, proposal or information to qualified suppliers.?
Analyze supplier responses and make data-driven sourcing recommendations.?
Act as prime negotiator with suppliers on price, terms, quality, service, and other business requirements.
Develop and implement contractual framework in close cooperation with legal. ?
Establish short and long term category metrics and TCO savings targets, monitor performance, and communicate these to stakeholders. ?
Manage supplier expectations and key performance metrics. ?
Apply eSourcing best practices to all sourcing events.?
Serve as a single point of contact for up to 20 MRO categories to ensure maximum leverage is consistently utilized.
Establish robust communication plan to keep internal business partners informed of progress and benefits of Procurement activity. ?
Partner with internal risk and compliance groups to ensure category strategies are compliant with relevant laws, regulations, and risk policies. ?
Act as change agent and advocate for Procurement as a value added function.
Required Competencies: Business/Technology?
Commercial skills and familiarity with contract law?
Competent in financial analysis?
Customer solutions focused?
Proven negotiations skills?
Skilled in cost/benefit analysis and alternative decision making?
Technology adept (eProcurement and P2P systems, standard Office Suite)?
Capacity to develop advanced strategies ?
Ability to manage multiple projects and tasks efficiently and thoroughly?
Global awareness (culture, currencies, geography, political)?
Continuous ImprovementInterpersonal Skills?
Communications (oral/written)?
Ability to influence and lead outcome?
Forward, visionary thinker ?
Skilled at relationship management, with internal and external partners?
Team orientedJob Requirements:?
Minimum of a Bachelor?s degree in Business, Finance, or related field is required?
A Master?s degree in Business is desired?
Minimum of six (4) years professional work experience with four (2) years in purchasing for global companies?
In-depth understanding of various contracting models is strongly desired Relocation 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.
ADM is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age disability and veteran status.

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