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Buyer II

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Job ID 152038 Date posted 09/17/2021 Location : Wichita, Kansas | Blair, Nebraska | Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, Minnesota

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 154 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 Buyer II will be responsible for supporting multiple country or multiple business sourcing activities. In this role, you will execute complex procurement tasks to provide inputs to the global category team

Key Accountabilities

  • Execute medium and high complex sourcing events (RFP / RFQ / RFI, supplier negotiations and contracting)
  • 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, supplier/buyer power, key market players, market dynamics.
  • Monitor ongoing 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.
  • Manage and prioritize projects in a changing and dynamic environment
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Administration, Engineering, Supply Chain or a related field or equivalent experience
  • Minimum of two years of related work experience
  • Experience in leading negotiations with suppliers
  • Microsoft Office knowledge

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Experience in Packaging category
  • Previous Experience working with North American market as Buyer, Sourcer or Procurement.

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet

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