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Senior Buyer Sourcing Specialist

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Job ID 281156 Date posted 11/16/2023 Location : Budapest, Hungary

Want to build a stronger, more sustainable future and cultivate your career? Join Cargill's global team of 160,000 employees who are committed to safe, responsible and sustainable ways to nourish the world. This position is in Cargill’s animal nutrition and health business, where we improve lives through better nutrition. Our team researches, innovates and creates solutions that deliver healthy results for our customers.

Job Purpose and Impact

The Senior Buyer  Sourcing Specialist in this role will manage the overall risk position of Grains / co- product for Cargill Animal Nutrition Hungary as well as will execute complex procurement tasks to provide inputs to the Global Category team. This role will execute complex procurement,  drive connectivity with other CAN EMEA Businesses, Merchandising Leads and other Cargill Businesses. The position is based in Budapest, Hungary . Hybrid working is available. 

Key Accountabilities

  • Develop and implement procurement strategies and plans, in line with the company's and functional teams strategy, goal and budgets. 

  • Define our risk, game plan and execute the strategy

  • Negotiate and manage agreements with local/ regional suppliers.

  • Select Suppliers in accordance with Cargill Guiding Principles, local regulations, Sourcing Policies, Quality and Service Requirements and Optimal cost for the Business. 

  • Create and/or accept of purchase order and invoices in the system. 

  • Monitor external factors and conditions such as Supply and Demand, price trends and market coverage. 

  • Monitor Suppliers performance on Service and Quality according to requirements. 

  • Close cooperation with sales, logistic, production, pricing and financial departments

  • Give support and work close on strategy implementation with Merchandising Leads

  • Support connectivity between all CAN EMEA businesses

  • Share best practices, opportunities and improvement with the global network and sourcing leaders. 

  • Analyze and implement local opportunities / e.g. alternative ingredients, new ingredients, improve a value of ingredients, create and execute improvement projects/

  • Support pricing process by delivering market info and long term trends 

  • Other responsibility may apply 


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in a related field or equivalent experience

  • Minimum of two years of related work experience 

  • Fluent English and Native Hungarian language skills

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Experience in Animal nutrition field.

  • Extensive network in animal feeding in Hungary 

  • Experience in risk management, merchandising, agriculture commodities purchases well preferred

  • Understanding of local agriculture commodities market

  • Demonstrated good interpersonal and communication skills with ability to effectively communicate with customers, employees, suppliers, peers and leaders.

  • Strong influencing skills, ability to work across the organization and with multiple functions, cross BU's and Functions.

  • Targeting on specific tasks, advanced execution skills

  • Be customer focused and achievement driven

  • High self- initiative, setting own goals and execution.

  • Credibility with local market leadership and key stakeholders

  • Comfortable in questioning the status quo and testing new ideas. 

  • Ability to drive changes

  • Sound analytical skills 


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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