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Position Purpose & Summary
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.
Global Category Management is a critical capability for the CSSP organization. Category teams are accountable for developing and implementing category strategies that leverage Cargill's position in the market and bring significant value into the organization, which helps fuel growth for the company. Our category teams drive strong connectivity with suppliers and business stakeholders and are expected to have deep understanding of business strategies and the requirements needed to help accomplish those strategies.
The Global/Regional Sourcing Manager position is accountable for helping to create the master category strategy for Chemicals. This global category represents more than $650 million of spend. This position is accountable for identifying strategic category opportunities aligned to the organization's business objectives, developing an overall category management framework which will be leveraged by others to execute the category strategies with an aim to reduce the total cost of ownership (TCO) of goods and services procured by CSSP. This position is also responsible for ensuring the sustainability of the category strategy on a longer-term basis, developing and leveraging best practices across the sourcing lifecycle, key stakeholder alignment, successful implementation and supplier relationship management as it relates to Global and Regional Chemical Category. This position will also help to implement category strategies as needed at a global and/or regional level.
As part of the core accountabilities this role requires a need to work across resources at a regional /global level. The need at the region level is to implement the strategies that are defined on a global basis. A key and critical component of this role is aligning Global and Regional Strategies, reflecting differences in BU models and Market and Supplier differences at the Country Level.
This position reports to Global Category Lead - Chemicals and is based in Wayzata, MN or Blair, NE.
40% Global and Regional Category Strategy Development: