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Senior Buyer, Ukraine

Kyiv, Ukraine
Job Reference JR0074918
Professional Areas Procurement
Function Procurement and Supply Chain
Years of Work Experience 5 - 8
Start date 2024-06-03

Louis Dreyfus Company is a leading merchant and processor of agricultural goods. Our activities span the entire value chain from farm to fork, across a broad range of business lines, we leverage our global reach and extensive asset network to serve our customers and consumers around the world. Structured as a matrix organization of six geographical regions and ten platforms, Louis Dreyfus Company is active in over 100 countries and employs approximately 17,000 people globally.

Louis Dreyfus Company is looking for a Senior Buyer – Ukraine to strengthen their EMEA procurement team.

Purpose of the role will be to lead procurement activities (both sourcing and buying) related to industrial purchases performed in the country which accounts for approx. USD 10 to 15 million per year in average (CAPEX / OPEX) across 5 logistics assets towards operation continuity, control, process efficiency and negotiation performance.

Main focus will be given to the Source pillar with the following responsibilities for the category at stake 

  • Develop partnerships with internal stakeholders across the country and develop with their support roadmap of the sourcing activities to be performed – this shall include OPEX and CAPEX. 

  • For each of the sourcing initiative in such roadmap, define and align the appropriate sourcing strategy to be implemented based on demand and market analysis (which contracting model, which supplier profiles, from which location etc…) 

  • Execute such sourcing strategy resulting to the contracting of the best possible terms and conditions with the best possible suppliers based on proper supplier identification / pre-qualification, selection and negotiation processes in coordination with the appropriate internal stakeholders (project managers, technical teams, lawyers etc). 

  • Support the contract implementation and ensure throughout the projects the negotiated Terms and Conditions are applied and manage contract related troubleshooting amendment as appropriate. 

  • Manage the supplier performance during the contract lifecycle so as to ultimately manage a pool of qualified contractors and suppliers across the sub categories and geographies at stake. 

  • Actively contribute to the identification and execution of possible synergies within EMEA region and across LDC regions and countries, in relation with LDC Industry and Procurement peers, where such synergies can be based on best practice definition and enforcement or frame conditions negotiations with key international technology providers.

With regards to the ‘Buy’ pillar, he / she will be accountable for the following 

  • For the largest projects, help set up or adjust the buying structure to ensure ordered goods and services are being delivered as per the need (quality / quantity / time) with respect to the order to receive processes and systems, 

  • Ensure goods and services are delivered as per contracted terms and conditions, 

  • Place and monitor Purchase Orders if needed. 

With regards to the ‘Process and System’ pillar, he / she will be accountable for the following 

  • Supports the implementation of procurement strategies, policies and procedures, 

  • Develop, implement and handle robust market analysis/ bench-marking processes; leverages key insights to inform and support the category strategy development process. Maintain knowledge of current trends, supplier capabilities and changes within the category landscape for traditional and emerging solutions. Conduct research via the Internet, catalogues, trade publications, and trade shows to identify potential suppliers 

  • Participate in the projects related budgeting process for assigned categories. 

  • Defines KPIs to track the strategy realization and review compliance for Suppliers within assigned categories. 

  • Develop and maintain contract templates with the support of the legal team (EPC, EPCM, engineering, supply etc).

Experience:

  • 5 years in procurement in an industrial environment, with meaningful experience on sourcing related activities and an exposure to capital projects
  • Proven experience in sourcing and negotiating large spend contracts (required)
  • Demonstrated ability to work successfully within a cross-functional and multi-stakeholder organizational structure

Knowledge:

  • Mastering of the Source To Contract and Purchase to Pay processes and activities

Education:

  • Business Administration or Engineering, ideally with a major in procurement or supply chain management

Languages:

  • Ukrainian and English as a must have

Other skills :

  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Assertive, results oriented, proactive and strategic thinking with strong personal integrity
  • Ability to work under pressure with time constraints
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision with solid decision making skills
  • Demonstrated ability to efficiently communicate with internal and external stakeholders in verbal and written form.
  • Excellent organization and follow-through skills

Systems:

  • Experience with a P2P system
  • Experience with an ERP, ideally SAP (ECC or S/4Hana) is a nice to have
  • Experience with an eProcurement solution (ideally SAP Ariba) is a nice to have
  • Software knowledge: MS Word, Excel (advanced skill-set) and Power Point.

Diversity & Inclusion

LDC is driven by a set of shared values and high ethical standards, with diversity and inclusion being part of our DNA. LDC is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity, equity and inclusion.

LDC encourages diversity, supports local communities and environmental initiatives. We encourage people of all backgrounds to apply.

Sustainability

Sustainable value is at the heart of our purpose as a company.

We are passionate about creating fair and sustainable value, both for our business and for other value chain stakeholders: our people, our business partners, the communities we touch and the environment around us

What We Offer

We provide a dynamic and stimulating international environment, which will stretch and develop your abilities and channel your skills and expertise with outstanding career development opportunities in one of the largest and most solid private companies in the world.

We offer

  • Competitive salary and benefits
  • Hybrid work available (not applicable to all roles)
  • Access to Training and Development 
  • Medical and Life Insurance
Company Description

Louis Dreyfus Company is a leading merchant and processor of agricultural goods. Our activities span the entire value chain from farm to fork, across a broad range of business lines, we leverage our global reach and extensive asset network to serve our customers and consumers around the world. Structured as a matrix organization of six geographical regions and ten platforms, Louis Dreyfus Company is active in over 100 countries and employs approximately 17,000 people globally.


Job Description

Louis Dreyfus Company is looking for a Senior Buyer – Ukraine to strengthen their EMEA procurement team.

Purpose of the role will be to lead procurement activities (both sourcing and buying) related to industrial purchases performed in the country which accounts for approx. USD 10 to 15 million per year in average (CAPEX / OPEX) across 5 logistics assets towards operation continuity, control, process efficiency and negotiation performance.

Main focus will be given to the Source pillar with the following responsibilities for the category at stake 

  • Develop partnerships with internal stakeholders across the country and develop with their support roadmap of the sourcing activities to be performed – this shall include OPEX and CAPEX. 

  • For each of the sourcing initiative in such roadmap, define and align the appropriate sourcing strategy to be implemented based on demand and market analysis (which contracting model, which supplier profiles, from which location etc…) 

  • Execute such sourcing strategy resulting to the contracting of the best possible terms and conditions with the best possible suppliers based on proper supplier identification / pre-qualification, selection and negotiation processes in coordination with the appropriate internal stakeholders (project managers, technical teams, lawyers etc). 

  • Support the contract implementation and ensure throughout the projects the negotiated Terms and Conditions are applied and manage contract related troubleshooting amendment as appropriate. 

  • Manage the supplier performance during the contract lifecycle so as to ultimately manage a pool of qualified contractors and suppliers across the sub categories and geographies at stake. 

  • Actively contribute to the identification and execution of possible synergies within EMEA region and across LDC regions and countries, in relation with LDC Industry and Procurement peers, where such synergies can be based on best practice definition and enforcement or frame conditions negotiations with key international technology providers.

With regards to the ‘Buy’ pillar, he / she will be accountable for the following 

  • For the largest projects, help set up or adjust the buying structure to ensure ordered goods and services are being delivered as per the need (quality / quantity / time) with respect to the order to receive processes and systems, 

  • Ensure goods and services are delivered as per contracted terms and conditions, 

  • Place and monitor Purchase Orders if needed. 

With regards to the ‘Process and System’ pillar, he / she will be accountable for the following 

  • Supports the implementation of procurement strategies, policies and procedures, 

  • Develop, implement and handle robust market analysis/ bench-marking processes; leverages key insights to inform and support the category strategy development process. Maintain knowledge of current trends, supplier capabilities and changes within the category landscape for traditional and emerging solutions. Conduct research via the Internet, catalogues, trade publications, and trade shows to identify potential suppliers 

  • Participate in the projects related budgeting process for assigned categories. 

  • Defines KPIs to track the strategy realization and review compliance for Suppliers within assigned categories. 

  • Develop and maintain contract templates with the support of the legal team (EPC, EPCM, engineering, supply etc).


Experience

Experience:

  • 5 years in procurement in an industrial environment, with meaningful experience on sourcing related activities and an exposure to capital projects
  • Proven experience in sourcing and negotiating large spend contracts (required)
  • Demonstrated ability to work successfully within a cross-functional and multi-stakeholder organizational structure

Knowledge:

  • Mastering of the Source To Contract and Purchase to Pay processes and activities

Education:

  • Business Administration or Engineering, ideally with a major in procurement or supply chain management

Languages:

  • Ukrainian and English as a must have

Other skills :

  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Assertive, results oriented, proactive and strategic thinking with strong personal integrity
  • Ability to work under pressure with time constraints
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision with solid decision making skills
  • Demonstrated ability to efficiently communicate with internal and external stakeholders in verbal and written form.
  • Excellent organization and follow-through skills

Additional Information

Systems:

  • Experience with a P2P system
  • Experience with an ERP, ideally SAP (ECC or S/4Hana) is a nice to have
  • Experience with an eProcurement solution (ideally SAP Ariba) is a nice to have
  • Software knowledge: MS Word, Excel (advanced skill-set) and Power Point.

Diversity & Inclusion

LDC is driven by a set of shared values and high ethical standards, with diversity and inclusion being part of our DNA. LDC is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity, equity and inclusion.

LDC encourages diversity, supports local communities and environmental initiatives. We encourage people of all backgrounds to apply.

Sustainability

Sustainable value is at the heart of our purpose as a company.

We are passionate about creating fair and sustainable value, both for our business and for other value chain stakeholders: our people, our business partners, the communities we touch and the environment around us

What We Offer

We provide a dynamic and stimulating international environment, which will stretch and develop your abilities and channel your skills and expertise with outstanding career development opportunities in one of the largest and most solid private companies in the world.

We offer

  • Competitive salary and benefits
  • Hybrid work available (not applicable to all roles)
  • Access to Training and Development 
  • Medical and Life Insurance