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Global Procurement Category Manager

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Date: Sep 25, 2022

Location: PB, IN, 160059

Company: Bunge

Global Procurement Category Manager


Reporting directly to the Global Procurement Lead, this role is responsible for supporting the strategic sourcing of the Capex & MRO category in Asia, Europe & Americas and to transformational value to the entire value chain of business

This role would help drive cost, service, cash, working capital delivery across countries with strategic programs, support overall industrial portfolio & drive continuous improvement & transformational value generation programs.

The role requires partnering with cross category stakeholders & country buyers, lead direct engagement programs , developing strong analytical data driven programs, formulating of sourcing strategies & usage of tactical & influential relationship with global industrial operation leaders to translate business requirements into procurement strategy and quantitative value & support creation of the overall one procurement agenda


General Responsibilities

  1. Support portfolio to formulate strategy development & business needs of Industrial group  
  • Analyze regional spend data and understand the business needs.
  • Follow 7 steps of procurement & deploy best practices to formulate group standard operating procedures
  • Provide country/regional market and supplier insights to maximize opportunities.
  • Support development of sourcing strategy with implications on the region and country.
  • Support the supplier negotiation strategy at country, regional level as required.
  • Drive supplier innovation programs to deliver cost and cash improvement.


  1. Lead strategy alignment and execution for global and local spend 
  • Strategy communication and alignment with global and local cross functional teams.
  • Lead and prepare sourcing strategies & co-lead global negotiations.
  • Maximize portfolio coverage thru contracting
  • Actively engage key initiatives in region and country especially negotiations to ensure value levers are effectively played.
  • Work with plant teams to identify continuous improvement areas from a reliability point of view
  • Project prioritization, Lead/Co-Lead intervention projects in the regions with early stage involvement.


  1. Lead contract implementation and drive contract compliance as per globally agreed Procurement policies for selected global and multi-regional Spend Areas  
  • Work in close collaboration with regional, county procurement and shared service center in order to ensure local acceptance of new contracts, and extended value generation to increase customer satisfaction.
  • Make contracts with due diligence, liaise with legal to formulate best practices  
  • Coordinate contract implementation tasks with country procurement and business teams
  • Closely monitor internal customers' contract compliance and define and take approved corrective actions to improve contract compliance.
  • Secure knowledge transfer and exchange by creating and storing project deliverables and relevant tools and templates in knowledge repositories/ SharePoint


  1. Support Supplier relationship and risk management
  • In line with defined Procurement strategy, support classification and categorization of suppliers, including definition of supplier evaluation and audit policies.
  • Continuously track supplier performance according to a defined framework.
  • Lead supplier development activities, set-up cross functional review meetings with suppliers in order to improve performance and further improve value creation
  • Initiate and conduct supplier audits according to a defined framework.
  • Proactively identify supply continuity risks and develop mitigation plans.

Portfolio Sourcing Responsibilities

  • To develop best in class equipment / component sourcing opportunities and drive forward purchase programs.
  • To support countries to deliver cost saving projects based on sourcing strategies and compliance management and drive service (sOTIF) of vendors.
  • To continuously improve ways of working and optimize procurement activities in the region (i.e., standardisation, templates and common tools)
  • To lead the rationalization of vendors and its integration in the countries with engineering value centre & support formulation of core designs
  • To establish best practices and knowledge sharing session with the countries and collaborate with plants  to drive Best in Class practices.
  • To drive contract compliance and supplier audit initiatives
  • Manage strategic sub-category supplier relationships and implement consistent key performance indicators for the sub-category, and report on suppliers’ performance.
  • Collect supplier information and feedback from countries, sites, Category teams and Business Partners, and deliver Procurement Balanced Scorecard metrics for the relevant sub-category.
  • Create, apply, complete and reviews major contracts for the sub -category, and ensure that negotiated contracts are clearly communicated for the sub-category area and that they are consistently applied
  • Manage strategic sub-category supplier relationships and implement consistent key performance indicators for the sub-category, ensuring that any supplier performance risks and issues are resolved on a timely basis.


Essential Knowledge/ Experiences

  • Engineering- Mechanical, Chemical, Petroleum, Production is mandatory, CPIM, APICS or MBA added advantage  
  • Worked in a trans-national & global environment with minimum 8 years work experience in procurement strategy, operations, continuous improvement programs
  • Experienced with Tableau, Excel, Power BI to drive smart business analytics
  • Experienced in Food, FMCG, Pharma working environment w.r.t engineering & procurement organisations


Functional/ Business skills

  • Sourcing Strategy Development (Industry/supply Intelligence and Spend & Cost Analysis)
  • Have strong business acumen and commercial sense
  • Internal Stakeholder Management.  
  • Effective Communication skill to influence others, Fluency in English.


  • Locations: Mumbai / Mohali
  • Work Experience: 8-10 years
  • Collaborate with cross functional teams  
  • Business trip requirement:  less than 30% of work days.  
  • Key internal customers: Country Procurement, Regional/ Country Finance, Technical working groups, global industrial operations teams, Country Engineering Teams, GPE teams

Bunge (NYSE: BG) is a world leader in sourcing, processing and supplying oilseed and grain products and ingredients. Founded in 1818, Bunge’s expansive network feeds and fuels a growing world, creating sustainable products and opportunities for more than 70,000 farmers and the consumers they serve across the globe. The company is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri and has 25,000 employees worldwide who stand behind more than 350 port terminals, oilseed processing plants, grain facilities, and food and ingredient production and packaging facilities around the world.


Bunge is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or military or veteran status, or any other legally protected status.  Bunge is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

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