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Category Leader/Specialist - Procurement - Decatur, IL


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Job Title: Category Leader/Specialist - Procurement - Decatur, IL
Location: Decatur, IL, Midwest United States, USA
Company: Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM)
Industry Sector: Agribusiness
Industry Type: Commodities and Trading
Career Type: Specialists
Job Type: Full Time
Minimum Years Experience Required: N/A
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Category Leader/Specialist - Procurement, Decatur, IL
This is an exempt level position.

Position Summary:

The Category Leader/Specialist - MRO, partners with all Operational functions and business partners to develop and execute long term Procurement strategies aligned with business goals. The Category Leader/Specialists primary function is to implement sound, innovative MRO supply strategies through market intelligence, sourcing, supplier selection, contract negotiation, and supplier performance management, using ADM's 7-step sourcing process. The Category Leader/Specialist will also develop processes to ensure stakeholder engagement and data-driven decision making. He/she will prepare non-disclosure agreements, requests for quotes/proposals and negotiate global agreements for numerous MRO categories.

Job Responsibilities:
  • Evaluate market intelligence, internal business goals and historical spend to determine strategic opportunities.
  • Prepare and issue requests for quote, proposal or information to qualified suppliers.
  • Analyze supplier responses and make data-driven sourcing recommendations.
  • Act as prime negotiator with suppliers on price, terms, quality, service, and other business requirements.
  • Develop and implement contractual framework in close cooperation with legal.
  • Establish short and long term category metrics and TCO savings targets, monitor performance, and communicate these to stakeholders.
  • Manage supplier expectations and key performance metrics.
  • Apply eSourcing best practices to all sourcing events.
  • Serve as a single point of contact for up to 20 MRO categories to ensure maximum leverage is consistently utilized.
  • Establish robust communication plan to keep internal business partners informed of progress and benefits of Procurement activity.
  • Partner with internal risk and compliance groups to ensure category strategies are compliant with relevant laws, regulations, and risk policies.
  • Act as change agent and advocate for Procurement as a value added function.
  • Develop and implement process improvements and cost savings initiatives with suppliers.

Required Competencies:

Business/Technology
  • Commercial skills and familiarity with contract law
  • Competent in financial analysis
  • Customer solutions focused
  • Proven negotiations skills
  • Skilled in cost/benefit analysis and alternative decision making
  • Technology adept (eProcurement and P2P systems, standard Office Suite)
  • Capacity to develop advanced strategies
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and tasks efficiently and thoroughly
  • Global awareness (culture, currencies, geography, political)
  • Continuous Improvement
Interpersonal Skills
  • Communications (oral/written)
  • Ability to influence and lead outcome
  • Forward, visionary thinker
  • Skilled at relationship management, with internal and external partners
  • Team oriented
Educational and Experience Requirements:
  • Minimum of a Bachelor's degree in Business, Finance, or related field is required
  • A Master's degree in Business is desired
  • Minimum of six (6) years professional work experience with four (4) years in purchasing for global companies
  • In-depth understanding of various contracting models is strongly desired
Relocation assistance is available with this position.

ADM is an EOE for minorities, females, protected veterans and individuals with a disability.

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Job Post Date: 09/04/20
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