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Mgr, Commodity - Global HR/Travel/Marketing Job

Date: Aug 28, 2021

Location: Duluth, GA, US

Company: AGCO



Job Summary

The HR/Travel/Marketing Global Commodity Manager is responsible for the development and implementation of global strategic sourcing plans for Human Resources, Travel and Marketing Commodities. This position is a very visible one in which the candidate interacts on a regular basis with senior management while facilitating corporate initiatives to ensure best in class commodity performance results for the company. This position also includes the North America management of professional services categories, and global travel. The role reports into the Director Global Indirect Goods & Services. The scope is global and North America regional with ~$200M spend. Success is measured based on spend addressed, value delivered, and overall service to stakeholders.

Job Function and Responsibilities

• Develops global commodity strategy based on data analysis and market trends, prepares financial models, identifies opportunities for efficiency gains and cost savings, and presents results to internal business partners. Implements and executes on results.

• Gathers technical business requirements, manages the RFx process, negotiates contract terms, implements risk mitigation plan for enterprise agreements.

• Influences, leads and/or directs the development of global projects from inception to completion, appropriately involving others in decisions and plans that affect them. Surfaces problems and issues before projects get derailed.

• Sources and manages global large suppliers to include but not limited to recruiting, benefits, HR operations, training, relocation, outplacement, payroll, airlines, hotels, rental cars, travel agencies, advertising agencies, meetings & events agencies. Includes overseeing the management of the global travel program.

• Sources and manages North American suppliers to include but not limited to finance, legal and engineering services.

• Collaborates with business partners to develop, engage and lead supplier relationships for extracting the greatest value in cost, performance, risk management, sustainability and innovation. Manages the ongoing performance of suppliers.

• Gathers competitive intelligence including best practices, emerging / potential sources of competitive advantage, market pricing, benchmarking, etc.

• Tracks and reports savings / business value for each executed strategy and/or contract

• Is recognized as a trusted advisor by business partners and valued member of the team.



  • Possess a four year degree in purchasing, supply chain or related field; MBA preferred
  • CCWP, CPSM, CPM, PMP, or similar certifications preferred


Qualifications and Experience

  • 5 to 7 years’ experience in a purchasing, sourcing or related field with preferred experience in Fortune 500 manufacturing company, HR and Travel commodities.
  • Effective communicator with strong 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.
  • Strong orientation to relationship building and change management.
  • Excellent negotiation and analytical skills.
  • Manages priorities and competing demands, with a sense of optimism, flexibility, and ownership, effectively managing internal customer expectations.
  • Experienced with multi-step strategic sourcing processes, e-commerce tools, consortium buys, off-shoring, insourcing, outsourcing and/or implementation of large projects.
  • Is results-oriented, proactive, demonstrating a degree of autonomy at global and cross-functional levels with strong strategic / long term planning skills and thought leadership.
  • Showcases understanding of the enterprise wide financials, EBITDA, and working capital.
  • Is experienced managing supplier performance through SLA or KPI.
  • Committed to a "One Team" approach within AGCO and with suppliers
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft office suite software
  • Foreign language comprehension is preferred but not a requirement


ADDITIONAL Requirements

Travel Required: 20% - 25% domestic and global travel


Job Impact

Nature and Scope: Global and Regional Commodity Management

Area of Impact: Indirect Purchasing

Management Responsibility: None

Global or Regional: Global

Nearest Major Market: Atlanta

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