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EMEA Packaging Category Buyer

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Job ID 285210 Date posted 01/29/2024 Location : Bucharest, Romania | Wroclaw, Poland | Warsaw, Poland | Sofia, Bulgaria | Bulgaria | Budapest, Hungary Category  STRATEGIC SOURCING / PROCUREMENT Job Status  Salaried Full Time

Want to build a stronger, more sustainable future and cultivate your career? Join Cargill's global team of 160,000 employees who use new technologies, dynamic insights and over 157 years of experience to connect farmers with markets, customers with ingredients, and people and animals with the food they need to thrive.

Job Purpose and Impact

The role is based in EMEA, tied to a main office Cargill location with preference for Sofia (BUL), Budapest (HUN), Bucharest (ROU), Warsaw or Wroclaw (POL). The EMEA Packaging Category Buyer will support multiple country or multiple business sourcing activities. In this role, you will strategically manage regional stakeholders and key supplier relationships, in alignment with the category strategy. 

Key Accountabilities

  • Execute medium and highly complex sourcing events.
  • Drive the implementation of regional sourcing decisions and provide support with the implementation of global sourcing decisions.
  • Provide inputs to the global category team for category strategy development and execution.
  • Provide comprehensive understanding of regional stakeholder and procurement landscape.
  • Monitor continuous regional supplier and stakeholder relationships.
  • Follow established procedures to select suppliers for procurement of noncontracted materials, goods, services and supplies.
  • Independently solve moderately complex issues with minimal supervision, while escalating more complex issues to appropriate staff.
  • Other duties as assigned



Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in a related field or equivalent experience
  • Minimum of two years of related work experience
  • Experience in project management (involvement in change management) and very good stakeholder management
  • MS Office Suite (Excel)
  • Fluent level of English

Preferred Qualifications

  • Be knowledgeable on packaging, e.g., flexibles (plastic bags, paper bags), industrial (pallets, big bags), paper and rigids
  • Any additional European language would be valuable 
  • Source to contract experience in categories under responsibility
  • E-sourcing experience

Our Offer
We provide a fast paced stimulating international environment, which will stretch your abilities and channel your talents. We also offer competitive salary and benefits combined with outstanding career development opportunities in one of the largest and most solid private companies in the world.

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