Cargill Associate Buyer in Port Klang, Malaysia

Associate Buyer

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

Responsible for coordination of routine procurement activities for one or more locations within a single business with less complex procurement requirements, including executing procurement transaction processes and inventory/procurement records, providing location procurement support and planning, managing supplier events and relationships, and implementing sourcing strategies

Principal Accountabilities

  • With the supervision of Procurement Lead, initiate and deploy a sourcing for tactical categories across BUs.

  • Facilitate implementation and execution of business category strategies across BUs.

  • With the guide of Procurement Lead to execute category strategies with the team for those categories aligned with "local" sourcing responsibility

  • Manage designated supplier relationships

  • Follow-up and assure completion of action items and gap closure.

  • Follow-up and ensure the completion of sites enquiry as per SLAs.

  • Follow-up on delivery and custom is required (coordinated closely with logistic team).

  • Review and optimized systems, SAP, EA, KPI and others BI report.

  • Ensure that all data entry work is properly screened for completeness and accuracy prior to entry.

  • Analyze Category spend, determine category requirements and develop category strategy.

  • To identify market data/trends, hypothesis and make project recommendations.

  • Audit all activities/projects summaries for accuracy and proper methodology for calculating spent Vs savings.

  • Ensure supplier commitment as per contracts and POs.

  • Ensure the compliance with SOP especially tax, special permit, government regulation, GP, FCPA and etc.

  • Ensure collaboration with sourcing team.

  • Travel to plant to collect data if required

  • Ensure the service contract validity, and communicated to sites for any renewal required.

  • Prepare tabulations for bidding process and send out to approvers.

  • Ensure final negotiation for every enquiry as per total target

  • Liaise category sourcing team and communicated effectively with regional sourcing team, sites, suppliers.

  • Ensure and validity of new supplier as per SOP.

  • Support other team and sharing knowledge for maximum result

  • Maintain good coordination, communication, and relationship with sites, other departs and vendors.

  • Fully understand the contract term and condition (as per Cargill standards and implement proper document management system.



  • Willing to travel as required

  • Good communication skill

  • Strong base of analytical skills to continuously find new ways toincrease data collection efficiency.

  • Self-motivated.

  • High level of integrity, honesty, trustworthy and able to maintainconfidentiality.

Education, Experience, Skills

  • Bachelor degree in business, engineering/ supply chain/ procurement/ otherrelated program

  • 3 year’s business experience, with minimum of 3 years of relevantexperience to the position.

  • Strong interpersonal skills & ability to:

  • Engage, communicate & influence senior stakeholders (internal & external)

  • Establish trust & credibility with internal stakeholder and other functional stakeholder

  • With category experience and general supply chain background

  • Computer literate especially in knowledge of MS office application which is Word, Power Point and Excel (V-look-up, pivot tables); written and verbal communication; and strong analytical skills.

  • Experience with SAP, JDE or any BI report is preferred.

  • Project management experience

  • Demonstrated ability to work with suppliers and drive mutually beneficial solutions

  • Results oriented

  • Ability to multi-task and good time management skills.

  • Strong written & verbal communication skills

  • Team player

Job Strategic Sourcing & Procurement

Primary Location Malaysia-10-Port Klang

Schedule Full-time

Job Type Standard

Shift Day Job

Req ID: POR00216