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Mgr, IT Vendor Management Svcs Global Job

Date: Apr 11, 2021

Location: Duluth, GA, US

Company: AGCO

Job Summary

The IT Global Commodity Manager is responsible for the development and implementation of global strategic sourcing plans associated with the IT Commodity (Software, Hardware, Desktop and Telecomm indirect spend). 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 at times the management of IT-related professional services. The role reports into the Director Global Indirect Goods & Services. The scope is global and North America region with currently a minimum of~ $100M spend growing based on increased technology needs. Success is measured based on spend addressed, value delivered, and overall service to internal 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 Software, Hardware, and Telecommunications.
  • Sources and manages suppliers to include but not limited to IT infrastructure, manufacturing, engineering, and other IoT 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
  • Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply Diploma (CIPS) preferred but not required
  • Certified Professional in Supply Management from the Institute of Supply Management (CPSM) preferred but not required
  • Certified Supply Chain Professional from the Association for Supply Chain Management (CSCP) preferred but not required
  • Lean Six-Sigma training preferred but not required
  • Software Asset Management Training preferred but not required


Qualifications and Experience

  • 5+ years’ experience in a purchasing, sourcing or related field with preferred experience in Fortune 500 manufacturing company, IT commodities.
  • Strong software negotiations skills (software terms & pricing)
  • 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


AGCO offers competitive benefits including options and choices to fit your needs such as medical, dental, prescription drug, life and accident insurance, long and short term disability, matching 401k plan, employee assistance program, and discounted home and auto insurance.

At AGCO you have a voice and the opportunity to impact our long-term success, as well as your own.  As a Fortune 500 company and one of the global leaders in agricultural equipment manufacturing, we have an extensive network of approximately 3,000 dealers and serve more than 140 countries. We are celebrating our 26th year in business, and pride ourselves on competitive relocation and employee benefit packages. 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. Join AGCO and become part of a diverse team and grow your career in ways you never imagined. It’s time to embrace your infinite possibilities!


AAP/EEO Statement

AGCO is an equal employment opportunity employer and is committed to maintaining a workplace that is free of inappropriate or unlawful conduct on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or other protected group status as provided by law.


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