Cargill Strategic Sourcing and Procurement (CSSP) is a global organization that strives to strategically source and leverage Cargill’s indirect spend; this indirect spend spans Plant Materials and Services (MRO, Capital, Plant Services, etc); Corporate Material and Services (travel, IT, HR, etc); Chemicals, Energy; Packaging; and Ingredients. The CSSP team is responsible for managing over 9 billion in spend.
The Buying Supervisor – CM&S North Latam is a critical leadership position and will have accountability for all buying activities related to Corporate Materials & Services in North Latam (Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Mexico, Peru). This position will work closely with category teams, Business Engagement and operational teams to implement the sourcing strategy and deliver value to our customers. The Buying Supervisor – CM&S North Latam will work to engage a team of buying team members to ensure that the full implementation of sourcing strategies is realized, work to ensure all activities are executed with excellence and opportunities for continuous improvement are identified and implemented. This position will partner closely with their peers on a regional and global basis to drive greater consistency and excellence across the entire CSSP organization.
This position will report to the North Latam Buying Lead.
40% Buying Leadership
§ Provide buying leadership for Corporate Materials & Services in North Latam (Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Mexico, Peru), to deliver on key activities for buying in the countries in their area of accountability.
§ Establish clear plans to deliver on goals aligned with category management and deliver the value in the region of accountability. Collaborate with category managers on additional areas that can drive value for the organization and prioritize resources accordingly.
§ Guide the team to work with global/regional category teams and ensures approval is obtained for procurement of indirect materials/goods, services and/or supplies for those spend limited that has agreed internally.
§ Continues to build knowledge of the Source to Pay process for Cargill and how their respective team will deliver their part of the process. Share this knowledge back with key members of their team.
§ Overseeing P2O processes including supporting level 4 y 5 sourcing events, spot buying and ad hoc business requests for categories managed by buying team and contract-level sourcing events, with regards to assessing, monitoring, reporting and implementing procurement processes
§ Ensure the procurement processes are adhering to the CSSP Procurement Policy, Internal Risks/Controls, fraud Prevention guidelines and adheres to applicable laws, rules, and regulations; monitor compliance with these areas.
§ Deliver excellent client service experience with business units and functions.
§ Under this positions’ leadership, help to resolve local buying issues and liase with the appropriate parties in CSSP, CBS or Suppliers to resolve issues.
25% Inform and Implement Sourcing Strategy
§ Provide Leadership to buying team in identifying opportunities for cost saving, in alignment with category strategies, to ensure best cost and value to Cargill.
§ Leads and ensures implementation and alignment of category strategies through buying activities
§ Works with category Teams to develop and implement sourcing strategies for category areas unique to aligned business (e.g. business or location-specific sourcing priority or opportunity areas) and identify opportunities for organization to support business requirements and sourcing support needs.
§ Accountable for achieving Value targets and goals.
20% People Management and Talent Management
§ Active engagement with team members, ensuring work direction is clear, objectives are defined and met.
§ Accountable for talent development, performance management, succession planning and engagement of direct team. Expected to demonstrate a culture of one team, helping to mentor and guide the broader set of resources working to implement category strategies.
§ Effectively prioritizing work assignments and allocating resources while meeting stakeholder expectations, establishing and adjusting priorities.
§ Supervise staff to include hiring, training, evaluating performance, providing compensation recommendations, and determining disciplinary actions when necessary.
§ Lead change across the buying team and assist with leading change across the broader organization.
15% Stakeholder Management
§ Focus on utilizing a collaborative approach, developing relationships with various stakeholders, quickly developing credibility for the department and buy-in across business.
§ Work closely with stakeholders of business and functions to thoroughly understand their requirements as well as sourcing/buying support needs, and ensure such needs/requirements are incorporated in sourcing/buying strategy.
§ As needed, prepare and manage stakeholders meetings in order to provide project status, plans, progress, help needed, get alignment, and also ensure feedback of stakeholders are received and managed accordingly within CSSP.