Monsanto Senior Buyer in POCHUYKI, Ukraine

Lead the local sourcing strategy execution as defined by the Category Strategies

  • Identify and communicate opportunities in the local market, in in close alignment with the internal stakeholders (customer centricity & TIB). the Lead Buyers and Category Management/Councils.

  • Perform local bids, analysis, negotiations and conclude contracts in the region across categories

  • The Senior Buyer will focus on the larger and more complex projects with potentially an international scope.

  • Implement regional category strategy and agreements, as jointly agreed with the relevant Category Managers/Councils.

Lead local internal and supplier relationships:

  • Manage and develop the day to day business relationship with local suppliers (initiation, follow-up, issue resolution etc.), to ensure continuity of good and services that meet the expected quality, services and price.

  • Act as a facilitator and ambassador for Procurement among the local and regional cross-functional stakeholders, developing the relationships to implement the category strategy locally and achieve the goals set

Ensure visibility in local market opportunities:

  • Develop a strong understanding and knowledge of local suppliers and regulation

  • Lead the generation of knowledge about the local market in cooperation with the Enablement Function.

Drive and be the guardians of compliance and process efficiency:

  • Work with stakeholders to implement and enforce the policies to guarantee and track spend visibility and compliance, whilst minimising transactional costs. Assist in the tracking of KPIs.

  • Execute administrative tasks as part of the P2P process in a compliant way, cooperating with the Back Office as relevant

Act as the first point of contact for the local stakeholders for continuous improvement:

  • Provide direct technical support to local stakeholders or redirect queries from local stakeholders as appropriate to Enablement or CPOT (Central Procurement Operations Team)

  • Act as a first point of contact to identify opportunities for continuous improvement and escalate problems with the CPOT.


BA/BS in Supply Chain Management/Business/Engineering or related field required

Work Experience

  • Successful 5+ year track record in the procurement organization of an international company.

  • Comprehensive knowledge of the source to pay process (S2P)

  • Supplier Management and contract negotiations at local level

  • Internal stakeholder Management at country level.

  • Broad experience with running (inter)national tenders, and contracting process.

  • Ability to manage the entire order to payment process

  • Experience in SAP, SAP Ariba & MS Office is an asset

Special Skills

  • Strong understanding of Procurement Processes & Systems (SAP, reporting, eProcurement tools)

  • 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

  • Takes initiative and constantly seeks to increase the added value of procurement (lower cost, better supplier service, supply base consolidation, etc.)

  • Service Oriented

  • Strong communicative skills

  • Team player

  • Results Oriented

  • Displays Courage & Candor in a respectful manner with internal stakeholders & customers

  • Fluent in 2 languages, including English

  • Ability to work independently in a decentralized organization.

Organization: EME Commercial51011258_

Title: Senior Buyer

Location: Europe Middle-East-Ukraine-Zhytomyrs'ka-Pochuyki

Requisition ID: 01RYI

Job: Purchasing/Procurement

Schedule: Full-time

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