Procurement Buyer

Date post: Nov 15, 2018
Our client is a multinational company specializing in Agriculture industry
Up to $800

Business Details :


• Sources, negotiates and purchases machinery, equipment, tools, raw material, packaging materials, parts, services, and/or supplies necessary for operation of an organization.

• Compiles and analyzes statistical data to determine feasibility of buying products and to establish price objectives.  

• Monitors performance of suppliers.  Compiles information to keep informed on price trends and manufacturing processes. 

•  Evaluates areas of opportunity to leverage material acquisitions. 

• Tracks data to keep informed on price trends and manufacturing processes. 

•  Negotiates with suppliers and analyzes suppliers' operations to determine factors that affect prices and to determine lowest cost consistent with quality, reliability, and ability to meet required schedules.  

• Reviews proposals, negotiates prices, selects or recommends suppliers, analyzes trends, follows up orders placed, verifies delivery, approves payment, and maintains necessary records.  

• May prepare request for proposals (RFP) and bid packages.  Contributes to the development of new concepts, techniques, and standards.  

• Considered expert in field within the organization.  Develops solutions to complex problems which require the regular use of ingenuity and innovation. 

• Ensures solutions are consistent with organization objectives.  Work is performed without appreciable direction.  

• Exercises considerable latitude in determining objectives and approaches to assignment.  

• Effects of decisions are long-lasting and heavily influence the future course of the organization.  Errors in judgment or failure to achieve results would result in the expenditure of large amounts of company resources. 

•  Serves as consultant to management and special external spokesperson for the organization on major matters pertaining to its policies, plans, and objectives.

• Implement and enforce processes and policies that maximize spend visibility in close cooperation with the key stakeholders.
• Ensure accurate and timely processing of all purchase orders according to Monsanto’s standard processes 
• Manage the day-to-day business relationship with key suppliers through supporting activities including ordering, communication of demand/ volume/ delivery time changes, issue resolution, sharing of end-user feedback, follow up on backorders, etc.
• Help develop and implement global procurement standards & processes.
• Work closely with Finance teams to expedite and improve the overall P2P process.
• Enforce and monitor process compliance to P2P policies.
• Assist strategic sourcing in regional contract development and execution in the countries. Drive implementation of global/regional agreements.
• Facilitate bids, analysis and negotiations for goods and services using Novo methodology.
• Develop a strong understanding and knowledge of local suppliers and local regulations.
• Manage & develop supplier relationships to ensure continuity of goods and services that meet the quality, service and price performance standards of the company.
• Act as facilitator and ambassador for the procurement function with cross functional stakeholders such as finance and business owners.
• Give tactical/technical support and serve as an escalation point to resolve problems within the Purchase to Pay process.
• Contribute, through process efficiency and negotiations of local spend, to the overall AA cost savings goals.


• Diploma or Bachelor degree in supply chain management or related field or Grade 12 with plus 5 years experience procurement experience (3–5 Years with BA 1–3 Years with MBA).

• Possesses a comprehensive knowledge of purchasing and a basic understanding of the materials and supply chain management functions.

• Ability to manage the entire order to payment process.

• Process & Systems minded (SAP, reporting, eProcurement tools).

• Experience in SAP & MS Office.

• 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.

• Service Oriented.

• Strong communicative skills.

• Team player.

• Results Oriented.

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

• Fluent in Local languages, good command in English.

• Ability to work independently in a decentralized organization.


Buyer  HCMC  Procurement Buyer 

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