Vendor and Supplier Management Lead

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Date: Feb 24, 2024

Location: PB, IN, 160059

Company: Bunge

Vendor and Supplier Management Lead


Bunge has an exciting opportunity available for a Vendor and Supplier Management Lead.  In this role you will be part of a global team working on challenging, meaningful projects impacting core business activities.  Since 1818, Bunge has been connecting farmers to consumers to deliver essential food, feed, and fuel to the world.  Looking to the future, our ambition is to continuously reinvent ourselves, leveraging data to be at the forefront of analytics, technology and talent to accomplish our purpose in a better, faster and simpler way.  Bunge is committed to operating and thriving in the digital world – creating world class agile teams where teammates are empowered and encouraged to collaborate and test and learn to succeed.
  At Bunge, people don’t just come here to work, they come here to grow – solving challenges that directly impact the world with a diverse team of thinkers and doers. Bunge offers a strong compensation and benefits package, generous paid time off program, flexible work arrangements, and opportunity to progress.  Our hybrid work environment provides a balance of office and remote work.

Most importantly, in all we do we live our values:
•    Act as One Team by fostering inclusion, collaboration, and respect
•    Drive for Excellence by being agile, innovative and efficient •    Do What's Right by acting safely, ethically, and sustainably
We are looking for an experienced Technology sourcing professional to join the BT Planning and Services function in the BT organization. The Vendor and Supplier Management SME will be responsible for building the overall strategic supplier and vendor framework for the BT organization. This role will drive vendor and supplier management strategies, implement framework for managing global supplier relationships, optimize relationships and vendor/supplier performance in the BT organization. This role will partner closely with the BG Procurement team. Their role reports to the Governance & Planning Leader in the BT Planning & Services organization.


As the Vendor and Supplier Management Lead you will:


  • Develop Sourcing Plan and drive sourcing options, Follow Procurement Processes, Evaluate Solutions, Develop Supplier Governance Model, Develop Contingency Plans and Exit Strategy, Identify Internal Resource Capacity


  • Conduct contract Negotiations, Establish SLAs, Implement Supplier Governance, Educate Supplier on BT Policy and Procedures, Follow BT Standard Onboarding Procedures, Understand BT Security and Collaboration tools available to External Resources

Contract Management:

  • Ensure vendor is delivering as per the contract, and that BT is utilizing the service or product in compliance with the terms of the agreement (e.g., understanding and communicating license and access terms); Manage the contract lifecycle incl. renewal check-ins; certifying that the invoice price aligns with the contract & that the work was performed
  • Develop, track and report key metrics for vendor performance management:
  • Oversee defining/ revising, tracking key metrics/ KPIs to monitor vendor performance against the set targets and report up vendor performance across multiple parameters - quality, time, innovation, cost, user experience, value generated, productivity, etc.

Vendor performance evaluation:

  • Evaluate vendor on overall SLA/ contract compliance and escalate issues to overall vendor program management as necessary Encourage continuous improvement mindset and ensure process is in place

Senior and vendor relationship management:

  • Maintain strong relationships with vendors, leaders, and other customer teams
  • Build trust-based relationships with senior management across businesses and other stakeholders 



  • Bachelors’ degree required, Masters’ degree preferred, or equivalent degree (Procurement related specialty) with at least 10-15 years of experience
  • 10+ years of experience working with vendors in an outsourced/ managed services environment (may have been indicated through 3rd party interactions)
  • Previous experience driving operational and financial management of vendors and vendor reporting
  • Previous experience in data-based performance management
  • Understanding of Infrastructure priorities and business needs    
  • Proven ability to build trust-based relationships with senior management across IT, businesses, vendors and other stakeholders and presentation skills
  • Strong communication, negotiation, and influencing skills
  • Strong executive management and presentation skills

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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