Manager - IT Sourcing
3d ago

Job Title : IT Category lead

Role Purpose Statement

Conduce strategic sourcing negotiations based on the Procurement sourcing process, to maximize total cost of ownership, considering the high quality and technical standards, providing savings and procurement value contribution to Bunge business in Europe and Asia

Key Interfaces : Internal External

Internal : IT Stakeholders and Procurement Leadership

External : Vendors

Main Accountabilities

Participate at Strategic Plan for regional IT categories

  • Collaborate to the strategic and long-term view of procurement in identifying and developing innovative sources and contractual arrangements.
  • Analyze and set category spend baseline and category profile, incl. risk assessment, SRM- and P2P strategy.
  • Build Sub-Categories specific strategic plan in alignment with the countries (Stakeholders), incl. resource plan.
  • Align strategic plan to financial budget.
  • Lead contract implementation and drive contract compliance for Area categories

  • Execute the strategic plan per sub-category, conducing RFX and the use of E-sourcing tools.
  • Coordinate contract implementation tasks, leading practices and creative thinking within the functional category network.
  • Closely monitor internal customers contract compliance; define and take approved corrective actions to improve contract compliance.
  • Supplier governance that enables organizations to get more value from vendors by controlling costs, increasing value, and mitigating risk.
  • Monitor the regional category end-to-end procurement cycle

  • Act as single point of contact for the business to ensure business requirements are met.
  • Work with the business stakeholders for actions related to supplier base optimization, KPI implementation, supply chain optimization and follow up, etc.
  • Conduce spend map analysis to monitor spend and ensure that all purchases follow the purchasing process.
  • Report and Track forecasted vs actual savings for regional categories in scope : define corrective / optimization actions if needed and follow up on them (escalate to category board if needed).
  • Procurement data analysis, price bench marking etc.
  • Coordinate supplier relationships for Sub-Categories

  • In line with defined procurement strategy, support the classification and categorization of suppliers, including definition of supplier evaluation and audit policies.
  • Continuously track supplier performance (utilizing data / reports provided by Sourcing Analyst).
  • Initiate and conduct supplier audits, potential contract improvement opportunities & re-negotiations.
  • Support internal customer relationships for Area categories

  • Manage stakeholders in IT (regional CIOs and them directs), finance, legal, procurement and BBA organizations. This includes manage high degree of engagement, collaborate and communication through extended value and knowledge.
  • Proactivity act over internal customers feedback on procurement organization and supplier performance.
  • Proactively organize sessions with internal customers to identify further TCO reduction opportunities.
  • Improve and reinforce procurement’s profile and recognition within the internal customer community.
  • Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

  • Stakeholder management
  • Value realization & replication
  • Global Standardization
  • Improves processes to eliminate non-value adding activities
  • Effective at influencing others, inc. executive management
  • Delivering relevant KPI targets (e.g., savings targets through strategic sourcing) for locally managed categories as appropriate to local stakeholder needs
  • Knowledge, Skills and Experience

    10-14 years’ experience in IT procurement solution e.g. Telco’s, Infrastructure, Software.

    Minimum Education Qualification e.g. Engineering Graduation or MBA finance or equivalent.

    Experience in managing people and processes through a sustained period of change.

    Ability to provide high quality level of customer service for end-to-end IT Supplier governance area.

    Ability to partner with IT, procurement, finance, legal and BBS stakeholders.

    Excellent communication, interpersonal and influencing skills, negotiations skills.

    Strong written & oral communications skills in English.

    Willingness to travel.


  • Strategic Sourcing
  • Influencing and persuading
  • Work in a changeable environment
  • Collaborating across boundaries
  • Positive and proactive approach
  • Openness and communication skills
  • Bunge (NYSE : BG) is a world leader in sourcing, processing and supplying oilseed and grain products and ingredients. Founded in 1818, Bunge’s expansive network feeds and fuels a growing world, creating sustainable products and opportunities for more than 70,000 farmers and the consumers they serve across the globe.

    The company is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri and has 25,000 employees worldwide who stand behind more than 350 port terminals, oilseed processing plants, grain facilities, and food and ingredient production and packaging facilities around the world.

    Bunge is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or military or veteran status, or any other legally protected status.

    Bunge is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities / Women / Veterans / Disabled

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