Monsanto Buyer / Senior Buyer - Capital Procurement in ST. LOUIS, Missouri

Monsanto Procurement is seeking a seeking a highly motivated Buyer / Senior Buyer to work in its St. Louis, MO headquarters. This position’s primary responsibility is to work closely with internal customers, suppliers, global procurement, legal, and other key stakeholders to:

  • Procure the required goods and services needed to support Corporate Capital Plans

  • Support other buyers, North America Capital Lead, and Capital Category Managers with various initiatives

  • Support Global Capital Procurement initiatives and provide feedback

  • Ensure the most efficient and accurate processing and documentation of capital purchased goods and services, within the overall goal of minimizing the total cost of purchased goods and services without impacting service levels

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage day-to-day capital purchasing business relationships with key suppliers and internal customers through activities including, but not limited to:

  • Purchase Order Creation

  • Requirements gathering

  • Competitive bidding

  • Negotiations

  • Contract compliance

  • Issue resolution

  • Follow up and tracking

  • Reporting

  • Interpret company policy, operating practices and business requirements to formulate various strategies for managing company’s relationship with its suppliers of various goods and services

  • Uses discretion and own judgment to select suppliers and enter agreements on behalf of the company consistent with procurement best practice and company policy.

  • Interpret supplier contracts and company policy to formulate and apply terms and conditions that protect and support Monsanto’s business objectives.

  • Reviews supplier proposals and negotiates contract terms and conditions on behalf of the company including, but not limited to: sustainability, supplier diversity, price, delivery, quantity, service levels, and quality

  • Analyze and interpret spending activities and operating practices to make recommendations for action to internal stakeholders and management on various purchasing matters

  • Investigate and resolve supplier or supply issues

Required Skills/Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree with work experience in a purchasing related role and/or purchasing related experience OR a Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain Management with an emphasis/coursework in purchasing. Degree must be completed by start date.

  • Basic understanding of Procurement in corporate setting

  • Strong interpersonal skills; Able to forge internal customer and external supplier relationships

  • Ability to comply with existing/quickly adapt to new processes within the organization

  • Customer service oriented

  • Detail and results oriented

Desired Skills/Experience:

  • 3+ years of procurement experience

  • Experience in petrochemical industry

  • SAP experience

  • Experience in capital projects

Organization: GLB SC Category51171832_

Title: Buyer / Senior Buyer - Capital Procurement

Location: North America-USA-Missouri-St. Louis

Requisition ID: 01KJ0

Job: Purchasing/Procurement

Schedule: Full-time

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