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Strategic Sourcing Manager - Decatur, IL or Erlanger, KY

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Job Title: Strategic Sourcing Manager - Decatur, IL or Erlanger, KY
Location: Erlanger, KY, South United States, USA
Company: Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM)
Industry Sector: Agribusiness
Industry Type: Commodities and Trading
Career Type: Business Development/Strategic Management
Job Type: Full Time
Minimum Years Experience Required: N/A
Salary: 0
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For more than a century, the people of Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM) have transformed crops into products that serve the vital needs of a growing world. Today, we're one of the world's largest agricultural processors and food ingredient providers, with approximately 31,000 employees serving customers in more than 170 countries. With a global value chain that includes approximately 500 crop procurement locations, 270 ingredient manufacturing facilities, 44 innovation centers and the world's premier crop transportation network, we connect the harvest to the home, making products for food, animal feed, industrial and energy uses. Learn more at

Strategic Sourcing Manager - Decatur, IL/Erlanger, KY
This is an exempt level position.

Job Purpose: This position is responsible for identifying, developing and executing sourcing strategies for the most cost effective pricing and best service; developing strategic sourcing plan by partnering with users to define specifications and requirements; managing the strategic sourcing strategy for a specific group; analyzing industry markets, trends and assessing risk, gathering intelligence on fundamental conditions, and technical information.

SUMMARY: Critical member of a high performing team, responsible for executing on strategic supplier initiatives for multiple categories including Information Technology, BPO, Call Centers, and other professional services. Responsible for fostering business critical relationships with suppliers and business stakeholders that are key to the organization. This position is accountable for managing all aspects of strategic sourcing including following procurement best practices, guiding internal resources, facilitating requirements, contract drafting and negotiations, gathering and conducting data analysis and research, training and mentoring junior team members, and implementing the identified opportunities directly alongside senior management.

Required Job Qualifications:

  • College Degree in Business or Finance, or 6 - 8 years of relevant experience
  • Expert knowledge of strategic sourcing principles
  • Effective team leadership; strategic thinker who is energized by change and impact.
  • Outstanding interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.
  • Analytical skills and business acumen to determine how to best leverage deal points.
  • Conflict resolution skills.
  • Consistent thought leadership
  • Understanding of current market trends and pricing models
  • Extensive experience in project management, market analysis, category management and contract negotiation.
  • Extensive experience developing presentations and presenting to management and other internal groups.
  • Self-sufficient on all projects, with minimal to no leadership direction
  • Ability to lead projects without much leadership guidance
  • Lead and drive to desired customer outcomes
  • Problem solver who can drive change
  • Viewed as expert in field, either process or domain expertise
  • PC proficiency to include Word, Excel, PowerPoint

Preferred Job Qualifications:

  • 4 - 8 years of experience in strategic sourcing and contract negotiation
  • Consulting experience and/or currently working for Consulting Organization specializing procurement/strategic sourcing
  • Knowledge of IT, Business Process Outsourcing
  • Knowledge of Agro Industry

Relocation assistance is available with this position.

This position offers a complete benefit package, including 401K/ESOP, pension, health, life and dental insurance.

ADM requires the successful completion of applicable pre-employment drug screen, medical questionnaire and a background check.

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

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Job Post Date: 01/30/19
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