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Lead, Indirect Purchasing, Operational Excellence, NA (Hybrid)

Date: Jun 14, 2022

Location: Duluth, GA, US

Company: AGCO

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. 


AGCO Corp has an exciting opportunity for a high-impact Global Operational Excellence Lead to join its Purchasing team in Duluth, GA (Hybrid). Only 30 minutes outside of Atlanta, Duluth is home to AGCO headquarters. The location allows easy access to the big city lifestyle that Atlanta provides. The headquarters have grown to now include over 500 employees. In this position, you will drive the highest level of service and quality to our internal business partners. 


The Global Operational Excellence Lead is responsible for leading AGCO Global purchasing organization’s sourcing to requisition to purchase order processes and driving technology improvements by enhancing policies/processes, and driving compliance/automation/efficiency of the P2P (Purchase To Pay) tool and downstream and upstream processes. The individual will be responsible to work with a team of regional buyers, collaborate with finance and influence stakeholders to refine and implement the P2P strategy. The scope is North America with potential to grow globally includes but is not limited to Purchase To Pay, Spend Analytics, Supplier Management, Supplier Set-up , e-sourcing, RPA, Contract Life Cycle Management. 


What You Will Do

  • Own P2P (Purchase To Pay) Global Solution
  • Manage Sourcing to PO Function Process
  • Improve compliance, automation and efficiency KPIs
  • Support Global Commodity Managers and Global Buyers’ teams with operational tasks
  • Travel Required: 25%  domestic & global  


What You Will Bring

  • Bachelor’s degree required in Purchasing, Supply Chain Management, Finance, or related field
  • 10 years’ experience in a purchasing, sourcing or related field with preferred experience in Fortune 500 manufacturing company.
  • Is results-oriented, proactive, demonstrate a degree of autonomy at global regional and cross-functional levels with strong strategic / long term planning skills and thought leadership. Is experienced managing operational KPI.
  • Strong orientation to relationship building and change management, excellent negotiation and analytical skills, and experienced with purchase to pay process and technology. 
  • Inclination to develop and drive lean processes.


A Plus If You Have

  • Master’s degree is preferred in Business Administration, Supply Chain Management, Finance, or related field
  • SAP Ariba knowledge


What We Offer

GLOBAL DIVERSITY – Diversity means many things to us, different brands, cultures, nationalities, genders, generations – even variety in our roles. You make us unique!

ENTERPRISING SPIRIT- Every role adds value. We’re committed to helping you develop and grow to realize your potential.

POSITIVE IMPACT – Make it personal and help us feed the world.

INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGIES - You can combine your love for technology with manufacturing excellence – and work alongside teams of people around the world who share your enthusiasm.

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.


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