Global Plant Materials and Services Subcategory Equipment Lead
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.??Global Category Management is a critical capability for the CSSP organization.? Category teams are accountable for developing and implementing category strategies that leverage Cargill?s position in the market and bring significant value into the organization, which helps fuel growth for the company.? Our category teams drive strong connectivity with suppliers and business stakeholders, and are expected to have deep understanding of business strategies and the requirements needed to help accomplish those strategies.?The Global Category Manager position is accountable for the master category strategy for process equipment related to Cargill Starches, Sweeteners, and Texturizers global business (CSST).? This set of categories represents an estimated annual spend of $150 M worldwide ??This position is accountable for identifying strategic process equipment opportunities aligned to the organization?s business objectives, developing an overall category management framework which will be leveraged by others to execute the category strategies with an aim to reduce the total cost of ownership (TCO) of goods and services procured by CSSP.? This position is also responsible for ensuring the sustainability of the process equipment category strategy on a longer term basis, developing and leveraging best practices across the sourcing lifecycle, key stakeholder alignment, successful implementation and supplier relationship management as it relates to Global Process Equipment for Cargill Starches and Sweeteners?As part of the core accountabilities of the role of the Global Category Manager, there is a need to work across resources at a regional level.? The need at the region level is to implement the strategies that are defined on a global basis.? A key and critical component of this role is aligning Global and Regional Strategies, reflecting differences in BU models and Market and Supplier differences at the Country Level.This positions reports to the Global Equipment Lead and is based in Minneapolis, Minnesota?Travel requirements: 5-10% with international travel?Principal Accountabilities:30%? Global Category Strategy Development:Develop and maintain deep category expertise, cultivate strong partnerships with industry partners and internal stakeholders including; Manufacturing Technologies, Corporate Reliability, Engineering, Maintenance Reliability, and Environmental Health and Safety.Monitor overall category strategies development and implementation, leads changes to the strategy in line with the changing business environmentContinuously scans the category management and strategic sourcing environment, to keep abreast of global approaches and trends, equipping the Category Manager to drive best cost country sourcing strategiesSynthesizes the above knowledge to develop ideas for category strategy improvement opportunities within the organization.Engages with business stakeholders to clarify and prioritize the value that is required from the process equipment category.Determines the business wide category based opportunities that exist to reduce the TCO of products, equipment and services by clarifying the organisation?s?business plans that will impact or be impacted by suppliers.Tracks the business environment on an ongoing basis and assimilates changes in customer needs in order to identify special category related opportunities that might arise.Ensures that the assessment of business requirements, spend and supply market analysis components of category strategies are correctProvides support for regional category managers by intervening when necessary to obtain sponsorship and senior business management sign-off and buy-in for key category strategies.? This includes budget provision for the development of category strategies and associated implementation project plansEstablish category targets and provide leadership to global and regional teams to track progress against established targetsUses benchmarking opportunities to shape thinking on improvement possibilities for the futureWork with the global and regional team to incorporate best practices, e.g., common sourcing processes, navigating government regulations, spare parts strategies, energy optimization efforts, maintenance strategies stakeholder engagement, contracting, etc.Direct responsibility/accountability for managing key global and regional supplier relationships.Resolve implementation issues as it relates to getting key stakeholders onboardLeads major negotiations/workshops with suppliers Ensure accurate reporting of key metrics and manage communication with all key stakeholders?25%?? Category Strategy Implementation:Clearly articulates the category management vision and objectives, both internally and externally.Ensure intimate understanding of business needs and alignment of key stakeholders around the category strategy.? Engage with senior stakeholders (e.g., Business, Group, Functional leaders)Ensures that category teams put in place sound planning processes, to deliver coherent action plans and targets for category projects.Ensures clear definition of benefits from category projects.Ensures performance-tracking measures are relevant and effective.Coordinates and controls the budgeting process within the relevant category portfolio.Within the relevant category portfolio, monitors progress against:Apply for this job.