The Category Lead – Agrochemical, will develop procurement strategies for chemical products to optimize cost, rationalize the supply base and bring value to the corporation while mitigating risk. We seek a professional who will maximize profitability for a category of agrochemicals, petrochemicals and minerals by identifying strategic category opportunities, developing an overall category management framework and leading execution by the buyers located around the world.
KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES Develop and maintain category expertise, cultivate positive relationships with external and internal stakeholders, including industry partners, suppliers and business stakeholders. Lead and implement category management strategies for defined chemicals in alignment with global and regional dynamic business needs. Lead major negotiations and workshops with our suppliers. Lead the communication of category management vision and objectives internally and externally by engaging senior stakeholders for alignment. Coach our buying teams in delivering coherent and successful action plan. You will work under minimal supervision and independently handle complex issues while referring only the most complex issues to higher-level staff
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Bachelor’s degree in a related field or equivalent experience Strong interpersonal and influencing skills. Strong verbal and written communication skills. Confirmed financial, mathematical, modeling and analytical skills. Experience in implementing supplier management programs with key suppliers including metrics, performance goals and improvement initiatives Experience in leading regional project. Solid experience with strategic sourcing (preference for chemical). +6years. Fluent in English, Spanish and Portuguese
KEY BEHAVIORS Makes sense of complex, high quantity, and sometimes contradictory information to effectively solve problems. Applies knowledge of business and the marketplace to advance the organization's goals. Knows the most effective and efficient processes to get things done, with a focus on continuous improvement.
Strategic Sourcing & Procurement