DuPont Senior Buyer – Direct Materials & Industrial Gases in Johnston, Iowa

Senior Buyer – Direct Materials & Industrial Gases (Job Number: 194861W-01)

Description

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Corteva Agriscience™, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont™ has an exciting opportunity for a Senior Buyer of Direct Materials & industrial Gases for our Johnston, IA location. An ideal candidate has 5 years of sourcing experience, that includes category management and client engagement experience. Previous leadership experience and a Six Sigma Greenbelt are highly preferred.

The procurement professional experienced in preparing, negotiating, managing and coordinating agreements supporting the procurement of Direct Materials & Industrial Gases. Evaluates and selects suppliers in terms of quality, service, cost and capability. Development of procurement strategies in conjunction with the businesses or commodity teams. Ensures competitive pricing service versus industry trends and market place dynamics. Resolves quality, service, supply and invoicing issues with suppliers. Identifies and drives continuous improvement. Oversees contract implementation and supplier performance/interaction; involved with resolving operational issues.

Tasks & Responsibilities

  • Negotiate and deliver savings to meet business requirements and Procurement Organization objectives.

  • Create and implement a procurement strategy.

  • Understand market dynamics, labor rates/market rates, etc. that impact assignment.

  • Use of Auction Tools, RFIs, RFQs, RFPs and/or sealed bids.

  • Create leveraged agreements as appropriate.

  • Lead bid meetings.

  • Lead supplier selection processes.

  • Assist business to ensure a well-defined scope of work.

  • Negotiate terms & conditions and create white paper agreements.

  • Resolve supplier performance issues.

  • Lead and enable effective resolution of emergency sourcing needs.

  • Calculate and report accomplishments in all appropriate systems.

  • Minimize single source situations by qualifying additional suppliers.

  • Understand business needs.

  • Demonstrate leadership as organization evolves into a Category Management and Client Engagement focus.

Qualifications

  • BA / BS degree with preferred focus on Sourcing & Logistics, and/or equivalent work experience

  • Six Sigma Green Belt certification (or certification must be obtained within the first 12-24 months)

  • Minimum 5 years Sourcing experience required

  • Commodity knowledge required

  • Experience in working with intellectual property concepts and contractual language

  • Previous leadership and/or management experienced preferred

  • Ability to lead teams by indirect influence.

  • Experience with Category Management and Client Engagement concepts and practices.

We are excited to announce that Corteva Agriscience™ is the name of the new Agriculture Division of DowDuPont™. We are bringing together DuPont Crop Protection, DuPont Pioneer and DowAgroSciences to create a market-shaping, standalone agriculture company with leading positions in seed technologies, crop protection and digital agriculture. We will work across the global agriculture value chain to create a more efficient food system.

At Corteva Agriscience™, we seek to enrich the lives of those who produce and those who consume. This means we will help rejuvenate the agricultural ecosystem to support people and the planet and to ensure progress for generations to come.

Primary Location: NA-United States-Iowa-Johnston

Organization: Pioneer

Schedule: Full-time

Education Level: High School Diploma/GED (±11 years)

Employee Status: Regular

Job Type: Experienced

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