Purchasing Consultant (1 year consultancy)
Taguig Manila Philippines
3d ago

Cargill provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services to the world. Together with farmers, customers, governments and communities, we help people thrive by applying our insights and over 150 years of experience.

We have 160,000 employees in 70 countries who are committed to feeding the world in a responsible way, reducing environmental impact and improving the communities where we live and work.


  • 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 USD 9 billion in spend.

    The PM&S Buyer Indonesia is responsible for the coordination of medium complexity routine of tactical buying activities for a Plant Material & Services (PM&S) category within CSSP, including executing procurement transaction processes and inventory / procurement records, providing location procurement support, managing supplier events and relationships.

    This position will work closely with the Category teams and will be located in Southeast Asia (Indonesia)

    This position will report to the Indonesia + Malaysia Buying lead in Southeast Asia

    Execute Procurementtransaction processes

    Responsible for execution, monitoring and ensuring tacticaldemand are processed for procurement of materials / goods, services and / orsupplies for local use from various Capital investment plan of the businessesin the designated countries / locations or a procurement / inventory managementsystem (e.

    g. Maximo, Ariba, SAP TC1, or other ERP) for nondiscretionary contractedspend, such as stock replenishment or planned spend in Southeast Asia (Philippines)to deliver on key activities for buying in the countries in their area ofaccountability.

    Follows Cargill policies & guidelines onprocurement.

    Uses some baselineand subcategory analysis to negotiate / develop supplier contracts with synergyamong Global / Regional strategy established.

    Withapproval, will work with the Category organization for procurement ofmaterials / goods, services and / or supplies in excess of established limits.

    Implementsimprovements for procurement transaction processes within the business.

    Under lowoversight, performs tasks defined by CSSP that support compliance, planning andexecution of assigned processes

    Negotiatesmedium complexity tactical purchasing processes in compliance with the Buyingpolicy.

    Promotessynergy among other categories, when their existing, (e.g. equipment and packaging)in order to empower the negotiation.

    Worksstrategically, consolidating demand with gaining scale and reducing thequantity of suppliers.

    Ensures thatthe Agreements and partnerships are carried out with suppliers of good reputeand financial health, according to policies.

    Preparesprice lists, with item code and price validation by region and implementsautomatic catalogs with COE support.

    Identifiessaving opportunities during purchase processes and reports frequently accordingto established standards in the CSSP.

    Under lowoversight, follows vaguely defined procedures and accord to each country lawsto ensure the consistent application of process objectives and standards, aswell as compliance with regulatory requirements.

    Under lowoversight, collects, prepares, maintains, monitors and sends / forwards variousdocumentation related to less complex processes serving multiple businesses(e.

    g. customer, supplier or client information; legally required forms; etc.)

    Inform andImplement Sourcing Strategy

    Identifiesopportunities for cost saving, in alignment with category strategies, to ensurebest cost and value to Cargill.

    Connects,collaborate and get aligned with subcategory teams to ensure effectiveexecution and implementation of category strategies through buying activities,while ensuring compliance with the Buying policy.

    Identifiesopportunities to optimize spot buying transactions and move those to a more strategicaland long term approach.

    Performtactical sourcing activities (low / medium complexity agreements) followingdefined CSSP procedures and strategic plan provides by global and regioncategory leaders.

    Develops acollaborative relationship of medium complexity among category leaders,suppliers and stakeholders to implement the best solutions, based on Total Costof Ownership (TCO).

    Supplier Relationship

    Deliverexcellent client service experience with business units and functions.

    Resolvescategory local buying issues and liaise with the appropriate parties in CSSP,CBS or Suppliers to resolve issues.

    Data Analysis, research and Reporting

    Performdata analysis, prepare consolidated reports of buying activities and providetimely feedback to Supervisors with respect to issues, areas of opportunitiesidentified, corrective actions.

    Conducts research and analysis (e.g. internal / external data fromtraditional and non-traditional / non-structured data sources) requiring anadvancedunderstanding of operations and business requirements (e.

    g. productdevelopment plans, marketing projections for new products, planned product lineexpansions, etc.) as well as sourcing environment (e.

    g. suppliers, costdrivers, international market dynamics, geopolitical risk, import / export laws,etc) for BU.

    May act as subject matterexpert on multi-functional, local project teams.


    Minimum RequiredQualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineeringor Science, Business Administration, Supply Chain Management, or equivalenteducation and experience.
  • Demonstrated strongself-initiative, sense of urgency and customer relationship building skills.
  • Demonstrate a"hands-on" style and willingness to engage proactively withstakeholders at all levels, within the sub-region.
  • Ability topresent information (prepare reports, rationale and recommendations clearly andconcisely to all levels of management).
  • Understandingof the Procure to Pay process and related technologies
  • Proficiencyin Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint), SAP ECC, Ariba orother PRTP Cloud solutions
  • 3 to5years of prior experience working in a Buying / Procurement Organization
  • English : Proven verbal and written communication skills
  • Preferred Qualifications :

  • Master'sdegree in Business Administration (MBA) is preferred. APICS or ISMcertification a plus.
  • Six sigma or leancertifications and a few years of experience implementing the principles.
  • Strategic Sourcing & Procurement

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