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Senior Buyer, Indirect Purchasing, Global Commodity, IT

Date: Dec 25, 2021

Location: Budapest, Central Hungary (Közép-Magyarország), HU

Company: AGCO


AGCO is a global leader focused on the design, manufacture and distribution of agricultural machinery and infrastructure. As a Fortune 500 company and one of the global leaders in agricultural equipment manufacturing, we have an extensive network of over 9,200 dealers and serve more than 140 countries. While headquartered in Duluth, Georgia, AGCO has manufacturing facilities all over the world creating and distributing their full-line of products, including Challenger, Fendt, GSI, Massey Ferguson, and Valtra. Visit www.AGCOcorp.com for more information.


AGCO Hungary as a subsidiary of an international corporation is NOW looking for:


Senior Buyer, Indirect Purchasing, Global Commodity, IT

Budapest, Hungary


AGCO, a global leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of agricultural solutions, has an exciting career opportunity for a Senior Buyer to join our team in Budapest, Hungary. The Senior Buyer will assist in driving the development and implementation of AGCO’s global commodity strategies resulting in best-in-class quality, delivery, and total cost of ownership. Additionally, the Senior Buyer, IT supports Global Commodity Manager IT,  through RFQ execution, negotiations, market analysis, strategy development, contract management as well as data gathering and analysis. The Senior Buyer also supports the North America and Global team by identifying and implementing continuous improvement initiatives for both transactional and strategic purchasing. Success measured is based on spend addressed, value delivered, and overall service to stakeholders.


The most common IT Commodities are, including but not limited to Software, Hardware, IT Services, Telecommunications, IT infrastructure, manufacturing, engineering, and other IoT Services.


Note: The Senior Buyer may travel up to 15% of the time domestically/globally.


What Will You Do?


  • Accountable for savings target development and execution for its region
  • Manages priorities and competing demands, with a sense of optimism, flexibility, and ownership, effectively managing internal customer expectations including special projects.
  • Responsible for RFQ preparation, execution and analysis.
  • For select commodities, develop and/or assist Purchasing and Commodity Managers execute long-term strategy deployment, supplier cost modeling, supplier opportunity assessments, supplier financial analysis, make/buy analyses, negotiations, long-term contract establishment, continuous supplier performance improvement, and supplier relationship development.
  • Develop a solid working knowledge of certain commodity trends including: industry trends, cost drivers, global and regional pricing, material lead times, and technical/manufacturing processes.
  • Assist the Commodity Manager in successfully contracting suppliers to provide AGCO with cost-optimized commodities.
  • Work with Commodity Managers to support the Supplier Performance Review, including the coordination and support on-site supplier assessment / certification audits and continuous improvement activities that drive down total cost.
  • Investigate and inform Commodity Managers of new and/or alternate sources of supply as necessary to support new product development, cost reduction requirements, and/or supplier performance issues.
  • Identify & Support continuous improvement initiatives to increase competitiveness, performance, productivity, responsiveness, lead time and quality, etc.
  • Improve team’s reporting capabilities in the form of increased data integrity and visual dashboard applying data scientist skills.


What You WIll Bring:


  • Bachelor's degree in a Business or related disciplines (ie. Logistics, Supply Chain Management, Industrial Engineering, Business Management, Commodities Management).
  • 3+ years of experience within Purchasing related area (e.g. as a Buyer, Supply Chain Analyst, or another related commodity’s position managing, specifically in a manufacturing environment or with a manufacturing company.
  • Business Fluency in English
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Suite, specifically Word, PowerPoint, Excel, including the ability to create Pivot Tables, VLOOKUPS and macros


Who You Are:


  • Effective communicator with good interpersonal skills and the ability to collaborate with a diverse internal team, executive leadership and suppliers. Effectively and positively presents solutions in ambiguous or difficult situations.
  • Solid orientation to relationship building and change management.
  • Good negotiation and analytical skills.
  • Results-oriented, proactive, demonstrating a degree of autonomy at global and cross-functional levels with solid strategic / long term planning skills and thought leadership.

A Plus If You Have:


  • Understanding of multi-step strategic sourcing processes, e-commerce tools, consortium buys, off-shoring, insourcing, outsourcing and/or implementation of large projects.
  • Showcases understanding of the enterprise wide financials, EBITDA, and working capital.
  • MBA, or Master’s in a supply chain related degree
  • Experience working with OEM or Tier 1 automotive supplier.
  • Experience working with a Purchase To Pay, ERP system. E-sourcing technology
  • Intermediate in Tableau and Six Sigma methodology.
  • Experience in managing the IT commodity
  • Other languages (such as Chinese, Portuguese, Hungarian, German, French, Finnish, Spanish. 


If you are looking for an opportunity to work in an inspiring dynamic multinational environment for a leading global player of agricultural solutions, we look forward to receiving your application in English language (incl. your CV, motivation letter and earliest possible start date) via our career website: http://careers.agcocorp.com. For more information about AGCO, please visit www.AGCOcorp.com.


We offer you appropriate perspectives and personal as well as professional development possibilities


More people. More food. More farm productivity.
It's a simple but compelling growth opportunity for AGCO and for your career.    
Join AGCO to grow your career. We are Leading the Way. Together.

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