Position Summary: The Sourcing Buyer, Capital is directly responsible for providing procurement expertise and support for capital projects throughout North America. The key deliverable is working with key stakeholders to ensure suppliers provide the best price, quality and service to Bimbo. In this role, the Sourcing Buyer, Capital will help drive the Capital sourcing and procurement strategy across North America ensuring key stakeholder alignment and successful agreement completion. This position will also work in close collaboration with the Grupo Bimbo global procurement team providing value to not only BBU, but the entire GB global enterprise as directed.
Key Job Responsibilities:
Gain thorough understanding of business needs and promote alignment of key stakeholders around the category strategy – coordinate with project teams at a local/country level
Aggressively pursue cost avoidance opportunities with vendors through quote comparisons, bundling like projects and challenging market increases.
Find constructive ways to engage stakeholders and insert yourself into project discussions to ensure Procurement’s early “seat at the table” (e.g., Operations, Engineering, etc.)
Participate in Capital planning sessions to thoroughly understand BU requirements & procurement support needs
With the Manager, Capital Sourcing, manage the local/regional CAPEX procurement activities throughout the entire sourcing and procurement process for projects within region
Manage designated supplier relationships
Ensure accurate and timely reporting of key metrics and maintain effective communication with all stakeholders
Support stakeholders through contract reviews ensuring internal policies are followed and risk is mitigated through appropriate agreements. A thorough understanding of contract terms & conditions is required.
Track and report on opportunities and projects. May include creating and presenting Power Point.
Knowledge of how to create, issue and evaluate Request for Proposals (RFP)
Respond to internal ad-hoc requests as needed
May involve 15-25% travel (post Covid) – Valid passport required for international travel
Key Behavioral Competencies:
Ability to establish project objectives, checkpoints and timelines to meet project tasks and expectations.
Ability to exchange complex information effectively to reach agreement in difficult negotiations.
Ability to manage multiple and competing priorities to the many ongoing projects.
Strong leadership & interpersonal skills with the ability to influence senior stakeholders
Persuasive ‘change agent’ capable of challenging conventional wisdom
Highly analytical with the ability to translate large amounts of data and information into strategic and actionable insights and business recommendations
Experience with budgets, benchmarking, total cost analysis and providing financial support to aid in decision making
Ability to multi-task and coordinate initiatives in a virtual team environment
High energy and passion for the category
Education and Work History: Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Business or Supply Chain and a combination of education, training and experience that results in demonstrated competency to perform the work.
5 years of experience in Procurement, preferably Capital or Indirect
MS-Office proficient with excellent Excel modelling skills.
Strong mathematical & analytical skills are required
Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.
Detail-oriented project management skills and timely follow-through to meet deadlines
Strong negotiation skills
Experience in managing complex, high value supplier relationships