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Sr Buyer - Corteva Agriscience, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont


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Job Title: Sr Buyer - Corteva Agriscience, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont
Location: Switzerland
Company: Corteva
Industry Sector: Agribusiness
Industry Type: Chemical, Pesticide and Fertilizer
Career Type: Procurement/Purchasing
Job Type: Full Time
Minimum Years Experience Required: N/A
Salary: 0
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Description


The Agriculture Division will offer a complete portfolio of products and technologies, and a robust pipeline of germplasm, traits and crop protection. The combined heritage and complementary capabilities of DuPont Crop Protection, Pioneer and Dow AgroSciences will make the future intended Agriculture Company stronger, more competitive, and better equipped to deliver growth and value.

The position of Senior Buyer is responsible for developing and implementing sourcing strategy and plans to improve competitive position and achieve business goals. The Senior Buyer should be recognized internally and externally as an expert on the supply chain for the commodities under his/her direct responsibility. This position requires an understanding of the technology life cycle, specifications, scopes of work, timing, quantity leverage, regional laws and practices, market dynamics and drivers, supplier capability and best sourcing practices to develop and implement competitively advantaged sourcing plans.

Key responsibilities:

  • Develop category management strategies for commodity that improve the competitive position of our businesses and increases S&L client value
  • Negotiate, prepare and execute procurement agreements by: (1) understanding implications of contract language collecting demand forecast from each business, (2) understanding quality, responsible care and supply chain impacts, (3) understanding industry supply/demand dynamics, labor/market rates and applying to sourcing strategies (4) understanding regulatory drivers which are key to the supply chain and (5) understanding price history and drivers
  • Evaluate mix of in-house versus 3rd party service providers
  • Apply sourcing tools, practices, and systems to enable efficient negotiations
  • Create and implement procurement strategy.
  • Develop strong partnerships with business leadership and work with businesses and regions to understand and analyze needs, identify supply alternatives and select reliable global suppliers to deliver high quality and lowest cost products and services
  • Develop strong partnership with suppliers and create access at the highest levels of our suppliers management
  • Develop and drive performance to ensure all business needs are being met. Benchmark externally to ensure quality, price, service and procurement processes meet world class standards.
  • Participate in industry groups and functions to better understand how others are applying sourcing competencies for assigned commodities and, where applicable, to influence industry rules, practices and regulations.
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Qualifications


 

  • Higher technical or business degree
  • Strong knowledge of sourcing and logistics best practices, policies and legal contracting
  • Experience in procuring direct materials is required
  • Previous experience in such industries like agriculture / biotechnology / chemicals / pharmaceuticals or food would be a preference
  • Experience with and knowledge of commodity market (specifically ag synthesis and formulation would be a plus)
  • Strategic thinking capability and extensive negotiations experience
  • Strong influence skills
  • Strong leadership and team building skills
  • High ethical standards
  • Demonstrated ability to generate annual savings
  • Excellent computer skills - especially Excel, PowerPoint, Sharepoint and other MS package with the ability to analyse, manipulate, and parse data quickly and effectively
  • Excellent communications skill; both oral and written: at all levels of the organization

     

    Fluent English is required; other languages will be a plus

 

We are excited to announce that Corteva Agriscience is the name of the new Agriculture Division of DowDuPont. We are bringing together DuPont Crop Protection, DuPont Pioneer and Dow AgroSciences to create a market-shaping, standalone agriculture company with leading positions in seed technologies, crop protection and digital agriculture. We will work across the global agriculture value chain to create a more efficient food system.

At Corteva Agriscience, we seek to enrich the lives of those who produce and those who consume. This means we will help rejuvenate the agricultural ecosystem to support people and the planet and to ensure progress for generations to come.


 
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Job Post Date: 04/02/19
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