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Buyer - Parts Purchasing

Date: May 26, 2023

Location: Batavia, IL, US

Company: AGCO

Buyer, Parts Purchasing

*Remote-Hybrid Opportunity!*

Who we are looking for:


At AGCO, we believe that when our employees succeed, our business succeeds. It’s a people philosophy that we believe and invest in.  We make sure all of our employees – in every function, every geography and at every level – have the tools they need to be successful and take charge of their career. Because when our people grow, our business grows. Every day. Every way.


The AGCO Parts Division has an exciting opportunity for a high-impact Buyer to join its team in delivering extraordinary results at the Batavia, IL PDC. The Batavia PDC is the master distribution center for North America operating around the clock to serve internal and external customers on a global scale. This is a role with growth potential and developmental opportunities. In this position, you will drive the highest level of service and quality to our dealership network.


As a Buyer Parts Purchasing you will be responsible to support any actions in identifying and developing a strong and sustainable, best-fit supply base in alignment with global commodity strategies.

Your goals will include negotiating and maintaining an assigned supply base of internal and external suppliers; updating our SAP system with price information, country of origin data, vendor master data information, invoice handling and tracking, investigation of invoicing data errors, root causes and corrective actions within nominated commodity areas. Setting up sourcing for New Production Introduction (NPI) items. Updating sourcing rules and other system requirements to ensure a smooth ordering and receiving of items in the respective warehouses.


You will be working closely with the various Parts Purchasing teams in Europe, Turkey, India, China, North and South America. You will have ongoing cross-functional interaction with Finance, Supply Chain and other teams around the globe.


What you will do:


  • Sourcing of items in the system and ensure sourcing rules allow correct allocation to our warehouses around the world
  • Sending out requests for quotes
  • Uploading price data
  • Review invoice price discrepancies with suppliers and request, where appropriate credit notes to be applied
  • System data maintenance like country of origin, supplier data, item attributes
  • Price negotiations with suppliers
  • Define and support sourcing strategies
  • Pull, compile and analyze data from our systems
  • Request additional information from suppliers (technical data, drawings, super-session, item breakdown and so on)
  • Limited travel to supplier sites, AGCO production sites, and/or AGCO events



What you will bring:


  • Desirable business experience of 1-3 years in a purchasing and/or purchasing-related role; preferably in a manufacturing environment
  • Must be proficient in the use of Microsoft office suite software including Excel, Word and PowerPoint;
  • Experience in usage of SAP/ERP systems


A plus if you have:


  • Experience with MS Project
  • Fluency with an additional language
  • Ability to read technical drawings

What we offer:


Experience our global diversity and enterprising spirit while helping us create innovative technologies and a positive impact that helps feed the world’s nearly 8 billion people. From the day you decide to join AGCO, we want to engage and excite you and we’re clear on where we want to go as a business and we trust you to help us there. Whether you want to learn a new skill or you aspire to do something different, we can help you develop the skills you need to take your career - and our business - to the next level.


We also invite you to “Make the Most of YOU” - Benefits include: health care and wellness plans, flexible and virtual work options (where available), 401(k) Savings Plan with company match, paid holidays and paid time off, flexible spending accounts, reimbursement for continuing education, company philanthropic programs, company perks programs, and much more…


Please note that this job posting is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of all required activities, duties, responsibilities or benefits and may change at any time with or without notice.


AGCO is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.


AGCO is a global leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of agricultural engineering with a portfolio of exciting international brands which deliver solutions to farmers in 140 countries through a full line offer from tractors and combine harvesters to protein production systems and smart farming software solutions – to an environment where the future is happening now. Join us as we bring agriculture into the future.


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