Purchasing Agent

Job Listing No: 9740000

Purchasing Agent

Overview This position will act as the single point of contact towards the internal customer for procurement related questions; manage local purchasing requests for products and services at assigned facilities and guarantee efficient contact implementation/acceptance on site. This position reports to the Procurement Manager.Bunge is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled  Essential Functions • Manage local purchasing process and requisitions for products and services according to defined strategies and frameworks o Verify purchase request quality and correct buying channel, align with end users on missing specification o Execute local purchase requisitions  Identify and advise customer on possible modification from original requests (e.g. more cost effective alternatives exists)  Screen potential suppliers through basic Request For Information/Proposal process  Select a supplier according to the defined strategy in the category  Process requisition via purchase order or purchasing card  Follow-up on purchase orderso Be aware of purchase request processing guidelines for all categories to allow for flexible work allocation o Collaborate with local planning function(s) on construction/project schedules as required.o Ensure local purchase requisition approvals are defined and followed• Manage the Procurement function in support of local facility CAPEX procurement o Be an expert in understanding local catalog content relevant for a particular site and ensure familiarity with relevant category instructions detailing buying procedure, preferred suppliers, etc. for the site (close collaboration with Sourcing Managers and Content Maintainers who will provide these guidelines) o Ensure the use of the procurement procedures by internal customers at the site o If necessary, inform internal customers about required changes and/or preferred alternative buying channels o Guarantee efficient use of the purchasing systems by all users providing them assistance when necessary o Act as a coordinator between the local stakeholders and the procurement organization o Identify, track, and report locally generated savings• Manage and Coordinate with Local and Regional External Supplierso Source and negotiate pricing for all maintenance supplies and services not covered by strategic sourcing agreements.o Ensure all purchased materials and services are delivered on time to support project completion and plant operations.• Coordinate contract implementation tasks with category managers and stakeholders o Coordinate and participate in the execution of the implementation plan o Promote the use of global/regional contracts o Ensure purchases comply with defined preferred supplier program and are in line with defined channel strategy• Support strategic sourcing initiatives o Upon request by the Center of Expertise or Sourcing Manager during the sourcing process:  Provide input on local spend situation and category practices  Provide insights on local supplier market  Engage local stakeholders to identify any local requirements (legal, QA/regulatory, customer, specifications, etc.)  Support local supplier qualification assessment  Support contract implementation plan development• Support on-going spot buy reduction initiatives locally o Ensure purchasing involvement in 85+% of all local non-commodity, non-logistic spend o Monitor recurring spot buys to reduce the total amount of spot buys o Highlight potential for catalogue and contract creation based on recurrent free text requests• Perform additional job responsibilities as directed by Sr. Procurement Operations Manager • Bachelor's degree preferred, in relevant discipline; high school diploma required • Minimum of two – five years relevant purchasing experience required • Strong analytical thinking (understand complex subjects, decompose into comparable components, structured evaluation and documentation) • Thorough understanding of defined procurement P2P processes • Local supplier market awareness (for assigned commodities) and product/service portfolio insights • Basic sourcing (methodology) understanding including total Cost Ownership, Risk Management and Savings/Benefit monitoring • Familiar with the letter and spirit of the laws applicable to purchasing and supply management • Proficiency in SAP considered an asset • Strong verbal and written communication skills • Strong interpersonal skills; Friendly, Intelligent, Collaborative, and Hard working Good computer skills, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and SAP • Proven ability to work independently, with minimal supervision• Proven ability to manage multiple issues at the same, with the ability to prioritize effectively

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