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Strategic Sourcing Buyer

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Job ID 254832 Date posted 03/14/2023 Location : Wichita, Kansas | Blair, Nebraska | Wayzata, Minnesota

Want to build a stronger, more sustainable future and cultivate your career? Join Cargill's global team of 155,000 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 Strategic Sourcing Buyer will handle basic country or multicounty sourcing routine activities by leading sourcing projects, monitoring compliance and track supplier performance. In this role, you will coordinate and execute low to medium complex procurement requirements to provide inputs to the global category team.

Key Accountabilities

  • Execute medium complex requests for the sourcing process.
  • Drive implementation of local sourcing decisions and support local implementation of regional or global sourcing decisions.
  • Provide local inputs to the global category team for category strategy development and execution.
  • Build and apply a comprehensive understanding of local, stakeholder and procurement landscape.
  • Follow established procedures to select suppliers for procurement of non-contracted materials, goods, services, and supplies.
  • Administer transactions associated with obtaining goods and services.
  • Handle basic issues and problems under direct supervision, while escalating more complex issues to appropriate staff.
  • Other duties as assigned

Position Information

  • The position is based in Wayzata, MN, Blair, NE or Wichita, KS.
  • Relocation assistance is not provided for this role


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field or equivalent experience
  • Microsoft Office experience.

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Project Management experience
  • Sourcing experience
  • Power BI and/or SAP experience


Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.

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