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Business Support - Lecithin & Specialty Ingredients

Date: Jun 7, 2019

Location: Chesterfield, MO, US, 63017

Company: Bunge

Bunge Limited (, NYSE: BG) is a leading global agribusiness and food company operating in over 40 countries with approximately 32,000 employees. Bunge buys, sells, stores and transports oilseeds and grains to serve customers worldwide; processes oilseeds to make protein meal for animal feed; produces edible oil products for consumers and commercial customers in the food processing, industrial and artisanal bakery, confectionery, human nutrition and food service categories; produces sugar and ethanol from sugarcane; mills wheat, corn and rice to make ingredients used by food companies; and sells fertilizer in South America. Founded in 1818, the company is headquartered in White Plains, New York.

Position Summary:

Supports all functions within the Lecithin & Specialty Ingredients Group as needed with a main concentration on support in the Commercial and Supply Chain Management activities of Lecithin & Specialty Ingredients (LSI).


Core Functions:

Business analytics and Execution

  • Supply Analysis
    • Collaborate with crush team and plant managers to forecast / understand supply
    • Collaborate with other regions (SC, EU, Asia) to forecast and plan total supply availability for the Soy-Premium Food lecithin product line
  • Demand analysis
    • Consolidates Demand forecast from NAM and other regions for planning for Lecithin and DODs
    • Recording sales and order information
  • Compile and collect statistical quality production data (Main KPIs for both Lecithin and DODs)
  • Prepare reports to communicate outcomes of quality activities (Toco / Sterol content, QA problems, etc)
  • Aiding in maintaining financial records working with the FP&A team
  • Providing financial status information by preparing update reports
  • Lecithin market research (customers and competitors)
  • Marketing: Website, Flyer, CoA and Specification updates
  • Support the Director and Sales Director in the creation of sales and marketing strategies
  • Participate in special projects for the region

Supply Chain and Logistics

  • Continually coordinate externally with customers, suppliers, transport providers and internally with production, commercial, sales, and finance
  • Production planning: management of inbounds and outbound to meet sales schedule, by week, format, etc.
  • Collaborates with plant managers and co-packers forecast inputs (FFA, packaging material, storage capacity, etc.)
  • Coordination of collection of sampling and quality information
  • Lead LSI export execution (paperwork, permits, follow-up, foreign import requirements, transportation, etc.)
    • Request shipping rates from freight forwarders, truckers, steam ship lines. Align a cost-effective freight strategy
    • Coordinate with plant personnel and truckers for accurate schedule and timing
    • Coordinate with freight forwarder to obtain sailing schedules and vessel space
    • Ensure transportation schedules are met to meet all export related timeframes
    • Organize and pay all service provider invoices


Skill/Experience Requirements:

  • Required
    • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Economics, Supply Chain, or similar
    • Industry related work experience 3-4 years
    • Strong proficiency in MS Applications
    • Strong collaboration and influencing skills
    • Strong communication skills
    • Data collection, management & analysis
    • Proven, effective analytical skills
    • Strong attention to detail, problem solving, prioritization and organizational skills


  • Desired
    • Experience with SAP/Global Trade Management (GTM)
    • Masters Degree is a plus (not a requirement)
    • Familiarity with the shipping industry
    • Freight cost management and bidding
    • Knowledge of Incoterms and international contracts

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, 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

Nearest Major Market: St Louis

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