Purchasing Coordinator

Bunge - Hamilton, ON (30 days ago)

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Bunge (www.bunge.com, NYSE: BG) is a world leader in sourcing, processing and supplying oil seed and grain products and ingredients. Founded in 1818, Bunge's expansive network feeds and fuels a growing world, creating sustainable products and opportunities for more than 70,000 farmers and the consumers they serve in over 60 countries. The company is headquartered in New York and has 31,000 employees worldwide who stand behind more than 360 port terminals, oilseed processing plants, grain silos, and food and ingredient production and packaging facilities around the world.

This position will act as the single point of contact towards the internal customer for procurement related questions; manager local purchasing requests in collaboration with the sourcing and category management organization and guarantee efficient contact implementation/acceptance on site. This position reports to the Purchasing Manager with a dotted line to the plant manager.

Essential Functions:
Manage local purchasing process and according to defined strategies and frameworks
Verify purchasing request quality and correct buying channel, align with end users on missing specification.
Execute local purchase requisitions
Identify and advise customers on possible modification from original requests ( eg. More cost effective alternative exists)
Screen potential suppliers through basic Request for information/Proposal process
Select a supplier according to the defined strategy in the category
Process requisition via purchase order or purchasing card
Follow-up on purchase orders
Be aware of purchase request processing guidelines for all categories to allow for flexible work allocation
Collaborate with local planning function(s) on production schedule and MRP min/max levels
Ensure local purchase requisitions approvals are defined and followed
Manager the Procurement functions at a site
Be an expert in understanding local catalog content relevant for a particular site and ensure familiarity with relevant category instructions detailing buying procedures, preferred suppliers etc. for the sites.
Ensure the use of the procurement procedures by internal customers at the site
If necessary, inform internal customers about required changes and/or preferred alternative buying channels
Guarantee efficient us of the purchasing systems by all the users providing them assistance when necessary
Act as a coordinator between the local stakeholders and the procurement organization
Identify, track, and report locally generated savings
Manager and coordinate with local and Regional External Suppliers
Source and negotiate pricing for all maintenances supplier and services not covered by strategic sourcing agreement
Ensure all purchase material and services are delivered on time to support a 24/7 plant operation
Coordinate contract implementation tasks with category managers and stakeholders
Coordinate and participate in the execution of the implementation plan
Promote the use of global/regional contracts
Ensure purchases comply with defined preferred suppliers program and are in line with defined challenge strategy
Support strategic coursing initiatives
Upon request by the Center of Expertise or Sourcing Manager during the sourcing process
Provide input on local spending situation and category practices
Provide insights on local supplier market
Engages local stakeholders to identify and local requirements (legal, QA/regulatory, customer, specifications, etc.)
Support local supplier qualification assessment
Support on-going spot buy reduction initiatives locally
Ensure purchasing involvement in 85+% of all local non-commodity, non-logistics spend
Highlight potential for catalogue and contract creation based on recurrent free text requested
Perform additional job responsibilities as a directed by Purchasing Manager.
Support for other facilities when required.

Skills/Experience/Requirements:
Bachelor’s degree preferred, in relent discipline; high school diploma required
Minimum of two-five years relevant purchasing experience required
Strong analytical thinking (understand complex subjects, decompose into comparable components, structures evaluation and documentation)
Thorough understanding of defined procurement P2P process
Local supplier market awareness (for signed commodities) and product/ service portfolio insights
Basic sourcing ( methodology) understanding including total Cost Ownership, Risk Management and Saving/ Benefit monitoring
Familiar with the letter and spirit of the laws applicable to purchasing and supply management
Proficiency in SAP considered an asset
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Strong Interpersonal skills, intelligent, Collaborative
Good computer skills, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and SAP
Proven ability to work independently, with minimal supervision
Bunge is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or military or veteran status, or any other legally protected status. Bunge is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled