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Purchasing Specialist, Supplier Cost Engineering

Date: Sep 20, 2022

Location: Canoas, RS, BR

Company: AGCO

Who we are?

We are a global leader and trusted partner focused on developing, manufacturing and distributing agricultural solutions with our brands Challenger®, Fendt®, GSI®, Massey Ferguson® and Valtra®, powered by Fuse® and Precision Planting® smart agricultural solutions.

Our purpose is to offer farmer-focused solutions to sustainably feed our world. Our core values ​​of transparency, respect, responsibility, integrity and team spirit underpin our work, how we interact with each other and what strategies we employ to fulfill our mission. Our core values ​​are the practices we use daily in everything we do.

If the world of agriculture changes, so do we. With courage. We do this for the farmers. For the people who work for them. For us. For the future.

Join us and experience our platform of global diversity and entrepreneurial spirit as you help us create innovative technologies and positively impact the food of nearly 8 billion people worldwide.


What we are looking for:

The position provides cross-functional support to internal stakeholders during the sourcing and product development process, helping to drive the global purchase strategy and creating value for internal and external customers through detailed manufacturing process cost knowledge. The incumbent reports to the Manager Supplier Cost Analysis, Global Purchasing and delivers strategic, tactical and operational support for the Supplier Cost Analysis organization. As an advisor to Purchasing Leadership and cross functional process partners, the incumbent manages Global SCA projects, prioritizes strategic and tactical initiatives to embed robust procurement processes, driving cost savings and delivering sound metrics.


What are you going to do:

- Create saving opportunities by bringing new manufacturing concept ideas to supply-chain - Realize cost savings for external sourced components by conducting detailed manufacturing process simulations - Define, implement and maintain standardized cost analysis systems, tools and instruments for purchasing on a global perspective - Identify potential supplier development opportunities from process cost analytics - Provide active purchasing negotiation support to global commodity teams - Support for the AGCO School of Purchasing locally (topics: cost calculation/ negotiation/value analysis) - Develop the internal knowledge and expertise on manufacturing technologies


What do you need:

University degree in Engineering (Bachelor/Master) or equivalent, further MBA and/or academic training in business/economics is a plus. Ideally over 2 years of work experience in a cost analyst/engineer-related role, preferably in a global environment. Fluent English (further European languages are a plus). Proven track record of cross-functional project management. Active participation in purchasing negotiations with high level spend. Strong quantitative, analytical and problem solving skills. Good understanding of the complete business environment form the aspects of purchasing, engineering, quality and manufacturing. Strong leadership skills with ability to communicate at all levels in a cross functional, matrix oriented, multicultural organization. Good manufacturing process knowledge in the agricultural machinery industry field such as castings, forgings, machining, metal fab, plastics, etc. is a plus. Travel required based on projects.


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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion:

Our vacancies are for everyone. We recognize the importance of diversity, equity and inclusion in our work environment. We consider diversity as a power to leverage creativity and innovation. We work on equity to ensure that all people have fair conditions to be and evolve. Likewise, we invest in promoting an inclusive environment as a key to increasing team satisfaction and generating more business success.

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Apply and come feed the world with us!



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