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Procurement Trainee

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Date: Jan 7, 2023

Location: Chesterfield, MO -Missouri, US, 63017

Company: Bunge

Program Overview:                                    
Do you want to work for an industry leader?                                    
Do you have what it takes to be a future leader in the Agri/Food industry?                                    
Do you want to work in a global team environment?                                    
Are you motivated to learn with a strong intellectual curiosity?                                    
Collaborative, team oriented with a focus on achieving results – does this describe you?                                    
The Bunge Trainee program is an 18-months rotational program through areas of focus to develop knowledge of specific functions.  Focus areas will be determined based on the candidate’s education, experience, and interest. The program entails:                                    
·       Structured learning goals, combining soft skills training, hands-on projects, and Bunge knowledge.                                     
·       Comprehensive understanding of our business through assignments with specific goals and deliverables.                                     
·       Networking opportunities with our leaders.                                    


We provide a hands-on learning experience to grow your career and focusing in multiple Corporate and Commercial functions.                                     
Position Summary:                                    
The Procurement Talent Development Program is designed to build future procurement professionals and to establish bench strength with broad experiences across several procurement functions.  The program is a 18-month rotation with candidates spending approximately four months in each area and two months focused on their final project in one of the core areas.                                    
Rotational Areas and Key Responsibilities:                                    
The Procurement Trainee is a key member of the Procurement organization.  They will have the opportunity to work on diverse and intellectually stimulating projects within the North America Procurement team.   They will interact with external Suppliers to conduct strategic sourcing negotiations based on procurement’s 7 steps sourcing process, maximize total cost of ownership considering the high quality and technical standards, provide overall savings to Bunge business. The program spans across 4 core departments:  Capital Expenditure, Corporate and Professional Services, Industrial Services and Information Technology in which their responsibilities will include:                                    
·       Leading contract implementation and drive contract compliance for Area categories                                     
·       Supplier qualification/development                                    
·       Utilization of E-bidding tool to evaluate proposals                                    
·       Executing strategic sourcing processes, leading practices, and creative thinking within the functional category network                                     
·       In line with defined procurement strategy, monitoring of supplier’s performance, support the classification and categorization of suppliers, including definition of supplier evaluation and audit policies                                    
·       Compliance with business protocols, assessing risks, cost management and leveraging technology to perform procurement functions.                                    
Skills/Experience Requirements:                    
·       Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in supply chain, business, procurement, contract management, finance and acquisition, IT, accounting, and/or a related discipline                                     
·       Experience in contract management, accounting, business analysis, project management or business-related field.                                    
·       Proficiency in other languages is a plus                                    
·       Certification in Project Management is not required but is a plus                                            
·       Analytical and comfortable driving new solutions                                     
·       Continuous improvement mindset that can quickly grasp processes, identify process improvements opportunities, and challenge the status quo                                    
·       Demonstrated knowledge and expertise using various proven negotiation methods and the ability to critically analyze a negotiation                                    
·       Excellent verbal and written communications skills with the ability to interact at all levels of the organization                                    
·       Ability to compute and provide key information for management decision making                                     
·       Work under general supervision with latitude for independent judgment                                    
·       Experience working collaboratively with individuals and groups from a wide variety of backgrounds and organization levels, to incorporate their ideas, adapt to their needs, and to form consensus in appropriate situations                                    
·       Ability to operate in an ambiguous, fast-paced, multi-cultural work environment.                                     
·       Considerable skill in using Microsoft Office products (i.e., PowerPoint, Excel, Word), SAP is a plus      

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

Nearest Major Market: St Louis

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