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
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.
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.
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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