The Category Leader – Capex is responsible for the strategic sourcing of capital equipment materials for use in operations facilities. The Category Leader/Specialist partners with engineering, operations and business partners to develop and execute long term Procurement strategies aligned with business goals. He or she will support supply strategy through market intelligence, sourcing, supplier selection, contract negotiation and supplier performance management. The Capex Category Leader/Specialist will also support the Procurement deliverables in ADM’s global Capital Project Management process to ensure stakeholder engagement on the adoption of FEL (Front End Loading) Capex project execution, data-centered decision making, effective supply decisions and supplier accountability for delivery, quality and service expectations. He/she will prepare non-disclosure agreements, requests for quotes/proposals and agreements specific to Capex. He/she will manage supplier relationships with key equipment suppliers to deliver long term value
Partner with internal stakeholders to determine requirements and develop sourcing pipeline to drive cost reduction, improved supplier performance, demand management and reduced risk. Ensure strategies remain aligned with business goals over time.
Partner with Capex Procurement Lead and project execution team on the adoption of FEL (Front End Loading) process to peer review projects as well define procurement strategy and procurement plan needed to efficiently execute them.
Apply market intelligence, internal business goals and historical spend to determine strategic opportunities
Prepare and issue requests quote, proposal or information to qualified suppliers
Analyze responses and make data-driven recommendations
Act as prime negotiator with suppliers on price, terms, quality and service.
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, deliverables and key performance metrics.
Incorporate E-procurement best practices into all sourcing events
Serve as a single point of contact for suppliers to ensure maximum leverage.
Establish robust communication plan to keep internal business partners informed of progress and benefits.
Partner with internal risk and compliance groups to ensure category strategies incorporate 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 ideas with suppliers.
Bachelor's Degree preferably in Supply Management, Operations, Business or Engineering
Minimum 8 years business experience with 4 years preferably in procurement (Professional Services or related category)
Strong interpersonal skills with ability to engage, communicate with and influence mid to senior level stakeholders (internal and external) and establish trust and credibility with business unit leaders and other functional stakeholders
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