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EPCM and Construction Category lead

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Job ID 171170 Date posted 01/07/2022 Location : São Paulo, Brazil

Want to build a stronger, more sustainable future and cultivate your career? Join Cargill's global team of 155,000 employees who are committed to safe, responsible and sustainable ways to nourish the world. This position is in Cargill’s food ingredients and bio-industrial business, where we anticipate trends around taste, nutrition and safety to innovate and provide solutions to manufacturers, retailers and foodservice companies.


Job Purpose and Impact

The EPCM and Construction Category lead will develop procurement strategies for the engineering services and construction category to optimize cost, rationalize the supply base and bring value to the corporation while mitigating risk. We seek a professional who will maximize profitability for a category of engineering and construction identifying strategic category opportunities, developing an overall category management framework and leading execution by the buyers located around the world.

Key Accountabilities

  • Develop and maintain category expertise, cultivate positive relationships with external and internal stakeholders, including industry partners, suppliers and business stakeholders.
  • Lead and implement category management strategies for defined categories in alignment with global and regional dynamic business needs.
  • Lead major negotiations and workshops with our suppliers.
  •  the communication of category management vision and objectives internally and externally by engaging senior stakeholders for alignment.
  • Coach our buying teams in delivering coherent and successful action plan.
  • Independently handle complex issues with minimal supervision, while escalating only the most complex issues to appropriate staff.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Construction management, Administration, or related field
  • Confirmed financial, mathematical, modeling and analytical skills.
  • Experience or willingness to learn how to implement supplier management programs with key suppliers including metrics, performance goals and improvement initiatives
  • Have participated in regional and global category management programs
  • Fluent english is mandatory

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experiencing working on large capital projects in various roles with demonstrated understanding of capital project process
  • Experience in managing engineering services or construction category in a global setting
  • Experiencing in setting direction for buyers to deliver on portfolio and category strategy
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