Category Specialist- Procurement- CAPEX- 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 www.adm.com.
Category Specialist – Procurement ? Capex ? Decatur, IL This is an exempt level position.Position Summary:The Category Specialist ? Capex is responsible for the strategic sourcing of capital equipment materials for use in operations facilities. The Category Specialist partners with engineering, operations and business partners to develop and execute long term Procurement strategies aligned with business goals. He or she will implement supply strategy through market intelligence, sourcing, supplier selection, contract negotiation and supplier performance management. The Capex Category Specialist will also support the Procurement deliverables in ADM?s global Capital Project Management process to ensure stakeholder engagement, data-centered decision making, effective supply decisions and supplier accountability for delivery, quality and service expectations.
He/she will prepare non-disclosure agreements, requests for quotes/proposals and agreements specific to Capex.
He/she will manage supplier relationships with key equipment suppliers to deliver long term value.
Partner with internal stakeholders to determine requirements and develop sourcing pipeline to drive cost reduction, improved supplier performance, demand management and reduced risk. Ensure strategies remain aligned with business goals over time. Apply market intelligence, internal business goals and historical spend to determine strategic opportunitiesPrepare and issue requests quote, proposal or information to qualified suppliersAnalyze responses and make data-driven recommendationsAct as prime negotiator with suppliers on price, terms, quality and service.
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. Incorporate E-procurement best practices into all sourcing eventsServe as a single point of contact for suppliers to ensure maximum leverage.
Establish robust communication plan to keep internal business partners informed of progress and benefits. Partner with internal risk and compliance groups to ensure category strategies incorporate relevant laws, regulations, and risk policies. Act as change agent and advocate for Procurement as a value added function. Develop and implement process improvements and cost savings ideas with suppliers. Required Competencies: Business/Technology Commercial skills/contract lawCustomer solutions focusedNegotiations skillsSkilled in cost/benefit analysis and alternative decision makingTechnology adept (eProcurement and P2P systems, standard Office Suite)Strategy developmentProject/Task managementGlobal awareness (culture, currencies, geography, political)Continuous Improvement.Interpersonal Skills Communications (oral/written)Ability to influence and lead outcomeRelationship managementTeam orientedEducational and Experience Requirements:
Minimum of a Bachelor?s degree in Business, Finance, or related field is requiredA Masters degree in Business is desiredMinimum of six (6) years professional work experience with three (3) years in purchasing for global companiesRelocation 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.