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Strategic Sourcing Manager

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Date: Sep 29, 2022

Location: Chesterfield, MO -Missouri, US, 63017

Company: Bunge

Position Summary:

Participate on Bunge capital projects; responsible for procuring capital equipment and services.  Effectively drive costs savings opportunities through strategic sourcing and supplier negotiations.  Interact with Industrial Management, Operations, Safety, BNA purchasing personnel, and Bunge global peers. 


Core Functions:

  • Actively participate in Bunge  initiatives and help to implement program/strategy where appropriate
  • Participate on capital project teams in all phases of project development, planning, execution & close-out; Engineer - Procure - Construct.
  • Develop, implement procurement strategies designed to maximize value for equipment, materials and services.
  • Negotiate and/or manage various agreements for engineering services, equipment and construction.
  • Prepare and analyze bids; develop & implement approved sourcing strategies; make recommendations on supplier selection, use of established Supplier pricing agreements
  • Communicate BNA procurement programs throughout organization at all times, verbally & in writing (memos, letters, presentations, conference calls, etc.) Track BNA spend to ensure compliance to strategic procurement programs
  • Manage assigned preferred suppliers, measure/monitor performance, and track savings
  • Support BNA plant purchasing departments as required.
  • Actively participate as BNA representative on defined Bunge global sourcing initiatives, if required.
  • Develop expertise and maintain on-going knowledge for defined group of indirect materials and services as assigned by management


Skill/Experience Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering, business or related field with  min. 3-5 years of indirect purchasing experience with an emphasis on capital procurement and project management / controls. PMP Certification a plus.
  • Demonstrate ability to drive procurement programs focused on lowering “total cost of ownership”
  • Self-directed with the ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Experience working with project teams utilizing project management best practices.
  • Ability to develop reports to monitor and report suppliers’ savings and performance
  • Excellent verbal and written communication with the ability to interact at all levels of the organization
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills
  • Multi-task management experience
  • Agribusiness knowledge desired
  • Multilingual skills desired
  • Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Lotus Notes, SAP preferred


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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