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Company: ADM
Location: Decatur
Posted on: November 16, 2021

Job Description:

Military Veterans are Encouraged to Apply. Category Leader/Specialist - MRO -Various locations: Decatur, IL. Chicago, IL. or Erlanger, KY.
This is an exempt level position.

Position Summary:

The Category Leader/Specialist - MRO, partners with all Operational functions and business partners to develop and execute long term Procurement strategies aligned with business goals. The Category Leader/Specialists primary function is to implement sound, innovative MRO supply strategies through market intelligence, sourcing, supplier selection, contract negotiation, and supplier performance management, using ADM's 7-step sourcing process. The Category Leader/Specialist will also develop processes to ensure stakeholder engagement and data-driven decision making. He/she will prepare non-disclosure agreements, requests for quotes/proposals and negotiate global agreements for numerous MRO categories.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Evaluate market intelligence, internal business goals and historical spend to determine strategic opportunities.
  • Prepare and issue requests for quote, proposal or information to qualified suppliers.
  • Analyze supplier responses and make data-driven sourcing recommendations.
  • Act as prime negotiator with suppliers on price, terms, quality, service, and other business requirements.
  • Develop and implement contractual framework in close cooperation with legal.
  • Establish short and long term category metrics and TCO savings targets, monitor performance, and communicate these to stakeholders.
  • Manage supplier expectations and key performance metrics.
  • Apply eSourcing best practices to all sourcing events.
  • Serve as a single point of contact for up to 20 MRO categories to ensure maximum leverage is consistently utilized.
  • Establish robust communication plan to keep internal business partners informed of progress and benefits of Procurement activity.
  • Partner with internal risk and compliance groups to ensure category strategies are compliant with relevant laws, regulations, and risk policies.
  • Act as change agent and advocate for Procurement as a value added function.
  • Develop and implement process improvements and cost savings initiatives with suppliers.
    Required Competencies:

    • Commercial skills and familiarity with contract law
    • Competent in financial analysis
    • Customer solutions focused
    • Proven negotiations skills
    • Skilled in cost/benefit analysis and alternative decision making
    • Technology adept (eProcurement and P2P systems, standard Office Suite)
    • Capacity to develop advanced strategies
    • Ability to manage multiple projects and tasks efficiently and thoroughly
    • Global awareness (culture, currencies, geography, political)
    • Continuous ImprovementInterpersonal Skills
      • Communications (oral/written)
      • Ability to influence and lead outcome
      • Forward, visionary thinker
      • Skilled at relationship management, with internal and external partners
      • Team orientedEducational and Experience Requirements:
        • Minimum of a Bachelor's degree in Business, Finance, or related field is required
        • A Master's degree in Business is desired
        • Minimum of six (6) years professional work experience with four (4) years in purchasing for global companies
        • In-depth understanding of various contracting models is strongly desiredRelocation assistance is available with this position.

          PLEASE NOTE: The preferred location for this position is Decatur, IL. Other possible locations are Erlanger, KY, New Orleans, LA and Chicago, IL


          IL - Illinois

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          ADM is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability and veterans status.

          About ADM::
          At ADM, we unlock the power of nature to provide access to nutrition worldwide. With industry-advancing innovations, a complete portfolio of ingredients and solutions to meet any taste, and a commitment to sustainability, we give customers an edge in solving the nutritional challenges of today and tomorrow. We're a global leader in human and animal nutrition and the world's premier agricultural origination and processing company. Our breadth, depth, insights, facilities and logistical expertise give us unparalleled capabilities to meet needs for food, beverages, health and wellness, and more. From the seed of the idea to the outcome of the solution, we enrich the quality of life the world over. Learn more at

Keywords: ADM, Decatur , Veterans Preferred - CATEGORY LEADER/SPECIALIST, Other , Decatur, Illinois

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