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Regional Category Manager/Sourcing Manager/Buyer

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Job Title: Regional Category Manager/Sourcing Manager/Buyer
Location: St. Gabriel, LA, South United States, USA
Company: Syngenta
Industry Sector: Agribusiness
Industry Type: Plant & Soil Sciences, Seed & Biotechnology
Career Type: Accounting/Finance/Asset Management
Job Type: Full Time
Minimum Years Experience Required: N/A
Salary: Competitive
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About Syngenta


Syngenta is a global leader in agriculture; rooted in science and dedicated to bringing plant potential to life. Each of our 28,000 employees in more than 90 countries work together to solve one of humanity’s most pressing challenges: growing more food with fewer resources. A diverse workforce and an inclusive workplace environment are enablers of our ambition to be the most collaborative and trusted team in agriculture. Our employees reflect the diversity of our customers, the markets where we operate and the communities which we serve. No matter what your position, you will have a vital role in safely feeding the world and taking care of our planet. Join us and help shape the future of agriculture.


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Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

    Provide category management support mainly Facilities and Engineering with a focus on requirements across the North American region  Provide continuous, timely and robust support to allow for manufacturing and business continuity Continually seek, identify and be accountable for potential total cost of ownership savings opportunities while ensuring a balance of savings, quality and timely delivery of goods and services Utilize appropriate tools RFP’s, eAuctions, etc to drive value for Syngenta Work closely with key business stakeholders to ensure that requirements are clearly understood and appropriately challenged, and be aware of the function’s challenges, opportunities, and priorities Develop and maintain close working relationships with the various business stakeholders to ensure that Indirect Procurement delivers savings to the P/L on a consistent and sustainable basis Act as an ambassador of Procurement and be the champion in the function for all Procurement policies, processes and tools to ensure compliance Develop, validate, implement and drive sustainable category and sub-category strategies with alignment to business requirements for the NA Region, in conjunction with the Global Category Network Be the face of Indirect Procurement to Syngenta stakeholders and ensure they are aware of and support Procurement policies and processes. Lead the negotiation of commercial agreements with review and support from both the stakeholder and Legal functions In alignment with Global Indirect Procurement, promote the use of structured Supplier Relationship Management SRM and Risk Management processes Explain the need to minimize risks through the understanding of Syngenta’s requirements and identification of appropriate suppliers to our stakeholders Ensure savings pipeline is updated and accurate for reporting of savings Work closely with Finance to embed joint processes Utilize and promote the use of the Indirect Procurement Sourcing Handbook procedures and sourcing tools as well as SRM methodology Demonstrate the highest ethical standards and ensure Syngenta procedures are adopted and followed Continually seek and identify potential total cost of ownership savings opportunities while ensuring a balance of savings, quality and timely delivery of goods and services Stay abreast of new category market intelligence information.  Incorporate into strategies and communicate to stakeholders, including appropriate trends Identify and surface new options or opportunities to help Syngenta support the end customer Ensure Department Key Performance Indicators are supported and individual objectives are met


    Bachelor’s Degree in either Technical or Business field MBA and/or CPSM/CPM desired but not required Minimum of 2 years Procurement experience Good understanding of Category Management approaches and techniques Knowledge of SAP preferred Knowledge of business market trends Comprehensive knowledge of Procurement policies and procedures Experience in procuring goods and services with the ability to understand the total cost of ownership to generate cost savings

Additional Knowledge, Skills, Traits & Abilities:

    Ability to work daily in a manufacturing plant environment while reporting to management remotely Ability to develop partnerships with suppliers and stakeholders through strong interpersonal skills Must be flexible to change priorities and support various categories of spend and stakeholders Understanding of Global matrix organizations and how to work within the matrix Project leadership skills including team building. Results driven and strategic focused Clear communication and presentation competencies Knowledge of contract elements and how legal elements are integrated Ability to establish and manage relationships with internal stakeholders Strong ability to influence peers, stakeholders and suppliers. Understanding of international business environments Successful track record of managing 3rd party goods and/or services sourcing initiatives Ability to utilize analytical data to make sound business decisions

What We Offer:

    A culture that celebrates diversity & inclusion, promotes professional development and offers flexible work options to meet both your work and personal needs Full Benefit Package Medical, Dental & Vision that starts the same day you do 401k plan with company match, Profit Sharing & Retirement Savings Contribution Paid Vacation, 12 Paid Holidays, Maternity and Paternity Leave, Education Assistance, Wellness Programs, Corporate Discounts among others


Syngenta is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or any other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.


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Job Post Date: 09/25/21
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