Global Procurement Category Manager – IT Categories
Position Overview:Drive development of category best-practices, ensure best leverage of Bunges global volume to maximize Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) Savings and Procurement Value Contribution.Reporting to the Global Transformation and COE Procurement Directorwill have a team of Category Specialists in different regions of the organization.Core Functions:Define Sourcing Plan for the global categoriesManage category spend baseline and category profile, incl. risk assessment, Supplier Relationship Management and P2P strategy;Define global and regional category sourcing strategy annual plan, based on best practiceAssess Bunges global position for relevant categories and in supply markets and provide input to region specific go-to-market strategies;Create one year and three years strategic sourcing plan for the selected categories.Define with the Global director, the correct team assignment per category to support global and regional needsGlobal Best Practice Sharing for all global categoriesEnsure collaboration between regions that facilitates open communication and proactive sharing of experiences for the respective category specialistsStrengthen category expertiseBuild up knowledge repository and support Regional demands;Provide support on a case-by-case basis to offset local skill gaps.Foster the creation of cross functional teams to capture stakeholders and key users alignmentConduct Market Intelligence Reports and external benchmarksProvide global insights around new supplier intelligenceWork with Global Centre of Expertise in determining long-term technology requirements to drive efficient internal buying channel execution.Manage the global category end-to-end procurement cycleAct as major point of contact for the business to assure business requirements are met;Manage and optimize user compliance:Based on reports in the respective areas, identify issues and gaps;Define improvement plans: Identify potential contract opportunities, create action plans, supervise execution, and re-negotiationsFoster the correct execution of defined buying channelsManage commercial supplier relationship and contractsMaintain and manage relationship with key strategic suppliersContinuously track performance of key strategic suppliers;Lead key strategic supplier development activities; set up cross-functional review meetings with key strategic suppliers in order to improve performance and further reduce cost;Initiate and conduct key strategic supplier audits;Manage supplier performance by lessons learned through region and making sure that the supplier builds on those lessons learned to improve service levels in another region.Implement Sourcing Activities according to plan and new demands and deliver benefits for Bunge:Manage the procurement strategy implementation / sourcing execution for a set of global and/or regional categoriesLead the entire 7-step sourcing process with Category Sourcing specialists Lead new supplier identification and tender strategy definitionIdentify available suppliers that can ship economically to multiple regions;Maintain global supplier database (service portfolio, financial KPIs, performance reviews, alternative approved suppliers);Manage the negotiations processActively engage in high spend initiatives (aggregate demand, construct bid packages, and support sourcing through suppliers around the world);Ensure alignment of negotiation timing and contract durations between regions.Manage the team to execute the Total Cost of Ownership methodology, to make sure that Bunge will make the right decision about suppliers, based on delivered value and not the purchase priceValidate, following Procurement rules, the influenced spend and benefits reported by the team and provide Forecasts during the year versus targets.;Supports talent development for Procurement in cooperation with Category Director and local HR Organizations.Define the Category team training necessitiesSupport Talent team developmentEducation/Experience Qualifications:University degree, preferably in engineering, business administration, commerce or other relevant discipline; or a relevant combination of formal qualifications and additional specialized studyA recognized certification/qualification in procurement would be considered an asset15+ years in procurement or other related IT areas, preferably working in an international food company. In depth knowledge of the spend area in scope, IT, is preferredFluency in English required with a preference for additional language skillsCompetencies Required:Strong analytical thinking (understand complex subjects, decompose into comparable components, structured evaluation and documentation)Procurement Processes & Strategic Sourcing MethodologyDeep category and market knowledge.Supplier identification, tendering, evaluating and selection expertise, incl. usage of electronic sourcing toolsStrong project management skill, including leading virtual teamsIntercultural work experience, ability to manage international team from long distanceInformation Technology or Information Systems experienceApply for this job.