Cargill Regional category buyer – Vegetable proteins and fats in Krasnodar, Russia

Regional category buyer – Vegetable proteins and fats

Cargill provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services to the world. Together with farmers, customers, governments and communities, we help people thrive by applying our insights and over 150 years of experience. We have 150,000 employees in 70 countries who are committed to feeding the world in a responsible way, reducing environmental impact and improving the communities where we live and work.


Position Purpose

  • Develop and execute buying strategies that support the CPN Russia business strategy and delivery on committed financial targets

  • Ensure maximum connectivity advantage for CAN business in Russia through leveraging CAN global sourcing team and cooperation with other Cargill business

  • Fully utilize our formulation technology to support proper buying decisions

  • Leading cost saving & VC projects for category

Principal Accountabilities

50% Sourcing

  • Responsible for sourcing Vegetable proteins and Fats to all CPN plants and managing related risks (price, quality, supply)

  • Help to source as back-up and have good understanding in other sourcing categories (grains, animal proteins ans fats, dairy products)

  • Develop deep market understanding and key market trends and drivers.

  • Develop sourcing strategies (long term) for key ingredients and for each location that deliver on current and future demand to support business growth;

  • Develop Game plan – short term action plan

  • Maximize value out of connectivity with other Cargill businesses develop connectivity opportunities

  • Carry out strategic supplier selection/de-selection to ensure having a balanced supplier portfolio to support business growth requirements.

  • Negotiate and manage agreements with suppliers. Control and organize competitive sourcing process and supplier selection strictly in accordance with Cargill Guiding Principles, Procurement and other related policies and procedures.

  • Develop new suppliers & introduce to the business new best value ingredients

  • Understand any challenges or technical constraints for each plant and provide data based recommendations and actions as to how to overcome bottlenecks to ensure supply continuity at a minimum cost to the company;

  • Ensure the best possible TCO and quality conditions for Cargill; rigorously work on reduction of costs, lead optimization & VC projects

  • Working capital optimisation; manage out of date ingredients & slow movement items stock reduction

  • Develop regional sourcing to get maximum advantage out of local sourcing

20% RMS best practice and VC

  • To maximize RMS contribution to PCM through implementation of Global RMS best practices according to “RMS audit” form.

  • Proactive look for the opportunity for VC (value capture)

  • Develop value through alternative ingredients usage

  • Leverage CAN global structure to ensure using relevant best practices, market intelligence and ingredient knowledge;

  • Regularly provide market updates for sales managers, agree and develop one shared vision regarding market prices and look for the optimal positioning for key ingredients with key stakeholders.

15% Quality

  • To ensure suppliers meet our quality targets and develop a supply base that provides consistent quality and relative nutritional value advantage for our business;

  • Leverage OVSdb to ensure sustainable supply chain with stable quality parameters;

  • Supervise and evaluate supplier performance and implement corrective action plans when necessary. Control and coordinate claims resolve with suppliers.

15% Ensure operational excellence and effective system usage

  • Maximize systems (OVSdb, Bills, Every Angle etc) usage according to best practices.

  • Develop effective cooperation with other departments: sales, production, SC, quality, with aim to provide best service and value to our customers.


Required Qualifications

  • University degree in Economics / Finance / Agriculture

  • Minimum 5 years of work experience in procurement or trading vegetable proteins or grains.

  • Good command of English (verbal and written)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Good knowledge of systems and processes to ensure purchasing discipline and control;

  • Good understanding of the agriculture business;

  • Computer skills – advanced user (MS Office);

  • Good understanding of contractual and civil law.

  • Strong understanding of the main cost components, cost drivers and market forces.

Interested? Then make sure to send us your CV and cover letter in English today.

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Job Finance/Accounting

Primary Location Russia-KDA-Krasnodar

Schedule Full-time

Job Type Standard

Shift Day Job

Req ID: KLI00049