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
Manage day-to-day capital purchasing business relationships with key suppliers and internal customers through activities including, but not limited to:
Purchase Order Creation
Follow up and tracking
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
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
3+ years of procurement experience
Experience in petrochemical industry
Experience in capital projects
Organization: GLB SC Category51171832_
Title: Buyer / Senior Buyer - Capital Procurement
Location: North America-USA-Missouri-St. Louis
Requisition ID: 01KJ0
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