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Strategic Sourcing Manager - Corporate Services

Date: Aug 18, 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.

Conduct strategic sourcing negotiations based on the Procurement 7 steps sourcing process, with the ultimate objective of reducing total cost of ownership, considering the high quality and technical expertise of suppliers, providing savings and risk management value contribution to Bunge business


Prepare the Annual Strategic Plan for regional categories

  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders on the strategic and long-term view of procurement in identifying and developing innovative sources and contractual arrangements
  • Analyze and set category spend baseline and category profile, including risk assessment, supplier relationship management and P2P strategy
  • Build Sub-Categories specific to strategic plan in alignment with the stakeholders, including resource plan
  • Align strategic plan to financial budget


Lead contract implementation and drive contract compliance for Area categories

  • Actively participate in global or regional initiatives and assist with the implementation of global or regional program/strategy where appropriate
  • Execute the strategic plan per sub-category, conducing RFX  and the use of E-sourcing tools
  • Analyze bids; assist in developing sourcing strategies and making recommendations on supplier selection; assist in implementing approved sourcing strategies.
  • Negotiate price structure, total cost and terms and conditions with supplier
  • Work in close collaboration with business stakeholders in order to ensure acceptance of new contracts
  • Closely monitor contract compliance; define and take approved corrective actions to improve contract compliance
  • Perfect use of strategic sourcing processes, leading practices and creative thinking within the functional category network


Monitor the regional category end-to-end procurement cycle

  • Act as single point of contact for the business to ensure business requirements are met
  • Work with the business stakeholders for actions related to supplier base optimization, KPI implementation, supply chain optimization and follow up, etc.
  • Conduct spend analysis to monitor spend and ensure that all purchases follow the purchasing process
  • Provide KPI’s to business on cost breakdown and market assumptions
  • Report and track forecasted vs actual savings for regional categories in scope
  • Through active execution of 7-step sourcing process ensure that process is followed as defined


Manage supplier relationships for Sub-Categories

  • In line with defined procurement strategy, support the classification and categorization of suppliers, including definition of supplier evaluation and audit policies
  • Continuously track supplier performance (utilizing data / reports provided by Sourcing Analyst)
  • Lead supplier development activities; set up cross functional review meetings with suppliers in order to improve performance and further reduce cost
  • Initiate and conduct supplier audits
  • Identify potential contract improvement opportunities & re-negotiations


Support internal customer relationships for Area categories

  • Proactivity act over internal customers feedback on procurement organization and supplier performance
  • Conduct periodic surveys to measure customer feedback for continuous improvement
  • Within the framework of the cross functional sourcing and supplier development teams, closely develop and manage the relationship with internal customers
  • Proactively organize sessions with internal customers to identify further TCO reduction opportunities
  • Improve and reinforce procurement’s profile and recognition within the internal customer community



  • Bachelor's Degree, Business Degree preferred
  • 5+ years of experience in Procurement Category Management, with experience sourcing services in support of corporate functions 
  • Self-directed with the ability to work with minimal supervision and in a global or international team environment
  • A recognized qualification in procurement would be considered an asset
  • Proficiency in Ariba, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Exhibit exemplary business ethics
  • Able to travel up to 10% of the time
  • Language skills: Fluent in English, basic Spanish speaking skills are an asset 

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

Nearest Major Market: St Louis

Job Segment: Strategic Sourcing, Agricultural, Risk Management, Manager, Operations, Agriculture, Finance, Strategy, Management

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