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Sr. Buyer, Regional Commodity NA

Date: Jun 26, 2022

Location: Duluth, GA, US

Company: AGCO

Senior Buyer

 

Who We Are Looking For

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 Duluth, GA.   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 supports multiple Strategic and Global Commodity Managers through RFQ execution, negotiations, market analysis, strategy development, contract management as well as data gathering and analysis. 

Note: The Senior Buyer will travel up to 25% of the time in support of multiple North American manufacturing plants as well as a global supply base.

 

What Will You Do?

Responsibilities of the Senior Buyer:

  • Responsible for RFQ preparation, execution and analysis
  • For select commodities, develop and execute long-term strategy deployment, supplier cost modeling, supplier opportunity assessments, supplier financial analysis, negotiations, long-term contract establishment, continuous supplier performance improvement, and supplier relationship development
  • Systems updates and data integrity
  • Perform special projects as required in support of departmental objectives
  • Develop a solid working knowledge of certain commodity trends including: industry trends, cost drivers, global pricing, material lead times, and technical/manufacturing processes
  • Assisting the CM in successfully contracting suppliers to provide AGCO with cost-optimized commodities
  • Assist Purchasing and Commodity Managers in the development and execution of long-term supply strategy, landed cost modeling, supplier opportunity assessments, supplier financial analysis, make/buy analyses, negotiations and long-term contract establishment including LTA and ACRE
  • Work with CM to support the Supplier Development processes 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

 

ESSENTIAL SKILLS

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in a Business or Engineering related disciplines (ie..Logistics, Supply Chain Management, Industrial Engineering, Commodities Management)
  • 2+ years of experience as a Buyer, Commodity Manager, Supply Chain Analyst, or another related commodity’s position managing at least $10 million in annual spend, specifically in a manufacturing environment or with a manufacturing company.
  • 2+ years of experience working with an ERP or MRP system (i.e. JD Edwards, MAPICS, SAP)
  • 2+ years handling supplier contract negotiations

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • MBA, or Master’s in a supply chain related degree, is preferred
  • CPSM (Certified Professional in Supply Management) or CPM (Certified Purchasing Manager) certifications
  • Experience working with OEM or Tier 1 automotive supplier
  • 1-7 years project management experience with cross functional teams
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Suite, specifically Word and PowerPoint
  • Intermediate in Microsoft Excel, including the ability to create Pivot Tables and VLOOKUPS

 

About Duluth:

The city of Duluth is a suburb located in the northeastern section of the Atlanta metropolitan area. Duluth sits just off Interstate 85 and is home to more than 26,000 residents. Approximately 20 miles from Downtown Atlanta, the city lies in the west-central section of Gwinnett County, bounded to the north by the Chattahoochee River and neighbored by wonderful towns such as Suwanee, Roswell and Johns Creek. Duluth and its surrounding areas offer endless entertainment whether it is activities in the city, enjoying the beautiful historic Roswell, hiking nearby mountains, or enjoying the water with the Chattahoochee River, Lake Lanier, and many others within close proximity.  

A culturally diverse and vibrant community, Duluth is a place where families, businesses, and lives, thrive. The city offers everything to truly capture the spirit of good living. With sidewalks and bikeways that connect all areas of the city, residents can easily travel to celebrations such as Art Week, Duluth Fall Festival, the New Year's Eve Extravaganza, concerts, dining delights, multiple entertainment options and shopping venues. The city of Duluth is always striving to reach out to the local community and engage them with their local government. These activities help make Duluth an active, prosperous community. With easy access to Atlanta, Duluth offers the best of big-city amenities and small-town ambiance.

 

Benefits

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.

 

Why AGCO?

AGCO works tirelessly to help make today's farms more productive and more profitable. As the world of agriculture changes, so do we. Brazenly. We do it for the farmers. For the people working for them. For ourselves. For the future.  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.  Our collection of brands is a large part of what makes AGCO so unique. Our brands are powerful and modern. They're well-known brands like Challenger, Fendt, GSI, Massey Ferguson and Valtra. They are the ones that the world looks to each and every day.

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! 

AGCO is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

AGCO/RSR

 

About Duluth:

The city of Duluth is a suburb located in the northeastern section of the Atlanta metropolitan area. Duluth sits just off Interstate 85 and is home to more than 26,000 residents. Approximately 20 miles from Downtown Atlanta, the city lies in the west-central section of Gwinnett County, bounded to the north by the Chattahoochee River and neighbored by wonderful towns such as Suwanee, Roswell and Johns Creek. Duluth and its surrounding areas offer endless entertainment whether it is activities in the city, enjoying the beautiful historic Roswell, hiking nearby mountains, or enjoying the water with the Chattahoochee River, Lake Lanier, and many others within close proximity.  

A culturally diverse and vibrant community, Duluth is a place where families, businesses, and lives, thrive. The city offers everything to truly capture the spirit of good living. With sidewalks and bikeways that connect all areas of the city, residents can easily travel to celebrations such as Art Week, Duluth Fall Festival, the New Year's Eve Extravaganza, concerts, dining delights, multiple entertainment options and shopping venues. The city of Duluth is always striving to reach out to the local community and engage them with their local government. These activities help make Duluth an active, prosperous community. With easy access to Atlanta, Duluth offers the best of big-city amenities and small-town ambiance.

Benefits

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.

Why AGCO?

AGCO works tirelessly to help make today's farms more productive and more profitable. As the world of agriculture changes, so do we. Brazenly. We do it for the farmers. For the people working for them. For ourselves. For the future.  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.  Our collection of brands is a large part of what makes AGCO so unique. Our brands are powerful and modern. They're well-known brands like Challenger, Fendt, GSI, Massey Ferguson and Valtra. They are the ones that the world looks to each and every day.

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! 

AGCO is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

AGCO/RSR


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