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Buyer, Regional Commodity

Date: Jan 18, 2023

Location: Breganze, IT

Company: AGCO

Buyer, Regional Commodity


Job summary:

This role has the responsibility of tactical and operational purchasing processes including assurance of transactional requirements. 
The Buyer, Regional Commodity serves as contact window for suppliers based in region and is also responsible for daily operational tasks like supply issues, RFQ execution, etc.


Job responsibilities:

- Support purchasing budget definition 
- Ensure regional and/or local compliance
- Inform Manager, Regional Commodity (RCM) about market trends and developments 
- Negotiate with regional suppliers in agreement with RCM
- Manage RFQs, Bid Analysis and supplier recommendations in agreement with RCM
- Execute supplier visits / audits with Supplier Quality Engineers
- Conduct cost analysis activities with Cost Analysis Team; Support commodity reporting and performance measurement
- Assist global tenders, regular audits and supplier evaluations; manage everyday communication with suppliers
- Carry out contract management, incl. contract data maintenance
- Manage Engineering Change Process in production phase 
- Troubleshooting (support technical and time-critical ad-hoc requests / requirements)


Minimum qualifications:

- At least 3 years' experience in purchasing, knowledge in Plastic & Rubber processes will be appreciated

- Strong analytical skills with ability to execute operationally
- Leverage supplier process knowledge for contract negotiations and continuous improvement opportunities
- Understand risk factors (currency, shipping costs, single source dependency, supplier ownership) and incorporation of counter activities 
- Ensure a comprehensive TCO that includes reliability, maintenance, operating, energy, transportation, and insurance costs across region
- Use of joint process improvement with suppliers, structure, joint sharing of benefits across all operation units
- Use of interpersonal skills; ability to compromise, cooperate and integrate others
- Monitoring the supply market to spot new opportunities (BCC, technologies/materials, multiple suppliers, etc.)


Specific skill set required:

Purchasing, Supply Chain or Engineering background (knowledge in Plastic & Rubber will be appreciated)
Ability to communicate written and verbally in English + foreign language(s) internally and externally
Experience utilizing Microsoft Office suite (Excel, Word, Power Point, Outlook) as well as ERP systems like SAP

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