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Agriculture

Procurement Specialist

Millar Cameron is an international recruitment consultancy specializing in placing senior individuals into agriculture and food production companies across the globe.

Location
Washington, USA
Ref
J9745
The Role

One of our key clients, a US based agricultural commodities business, have a brand-new requirement for a Procurement Specialist with excellent SAP Ariba skills and knowledge to join their Los Angeles operations.

The successful candidate for the Procurement Specialist will have the following responsibilities:

Managing procurement purchasing of all inputs, equipment, fuel and other commodities
Working with multiple business units, planning and prioritizing all procurement activities
Overseeing supply chain management, resource planning, scheduling and inventory control
Reviewing planned orders and managing the approval process
Negotiating contracts with suppliers, amending contracts when required
Working across the business to ensure that sales and supply needs are effectively balanced in order to reduce cost and maximize profitability
Ensuring that all orders comply with supplier agreements
Ensure that all orders arrive on time and that if there are any delays, they are communicated effectively with relevant stakeholders within the business
Setting goals and procurement strategy to align with the company’s broader strategic plan

The ideal candidate for the Procurement Specialist will have the following skills and experience:

Bachelor’s degree in Procurement, Manufacturing, Supply Chain or similar
3-5 years’ experience in a procurement / purchasing role
Experience negotiating contracts and interviewing suppliers
Expert user of SAP Ariba

Since 2007 Millar Cameron has specialised in sourcing leadership and keyperson talent across a number of industries, including agribusiness, international development, industrial, consumer, financial and professional services, private equity, and technology, media and telecommunications. Our mission and purpose is to positively contribute to the development of Africa, and other emerging markets, through the provision of people.

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