Category Buyer, (INDIRECT)

Category Buyer, (INDIRECT) 

 Indigo improves grower profitability, environmental sustainability, and consumer health through the use of natural microbiology and digital technologies. Utilizing beneficial plant microbes and agronomic insights, Indigo works with growers to sustainably produce high quality harvests. The company then connects growers and buyers directly to bring these harvests to market. Working across the supply chain, Indigo is forwarding its mission of harnessing nature to help farmers sustainably feed the planet. The company is headquartered in Boston, MA, with additional offices in Memphis, TN, Research Triangle Park, NC, Sydney, Australia, Buenos Aires, Argentina, and São Paulo, Brazil. http://www.indigoag.com/    

Responsibilities:

  • Perform category procurement activities to support assigned categories and Category Managers
  • Strategic buying for Indirect category purchases
  • Preparation and analysis of proposals, quotations, and competitive bids, with specifications, SOW, MSA, Terms and Conditions; prepare award recommendations
  • Contract management and execution of POs and change orders
  • Supplier Relationship Management, including supplier rationalization and preferred supplier lists
  • Understand and follow purchasing policies and procedures
  • Maintain correct spend categorization of all PO’s as it relates to approved spend taxonomy
  • Assist with establishment of e-Catalogs
  • Partner with Finance and other cross functional partners to ensure operations are aligning with key business initiatives
  • Apply spend and market analytics to develop best Total Cost of Ownership TCO options for all projects
  • Escalate and report performance of suppliers for all active contracts
  • Assist with reporting requirements accurately and within the specified time ranges
  • Meet or surpass the business goals around savings, targets, timely deliveries, and customer satisfaction and report goals out to Procurement Leadership
  • Make suggestions for process improvements

  

Competencies:

  • Ability to negotiate effectively
  • Excellent analytical capabilities
  • Strong communication and presentation skills
  • Strong story building and PowerPoint skills
  • Self-starter and ability to work with little guidance
  • Ability to learn quickly and adapt to requirements to complete projects
  • Strong interest in Indigo’s mission and helping company to execute to achieve goals
  • Thrives in a fast-paced environment
  • Detail oriented, able to manage a process and be capable of prioritizing multiple responsibilities
  • Able to manage ambiguity and work on multiple work streams simultaneously
  • Takes ownership in work
  • Highly organized and able to multitask
  • Ability to translate business requests into appropriate buying execution, following the sourcing instructions defined by sourcing
  • Ability to glean and/or assist in gleaning actionable intelligence from spend data

 Qualifications:

  • Two plus years of relevant category buying experience in a Procurement role, preferably with operational buying experience
  • Bachelor’s degree required, MBA preferred
  • Agriculture experience not necessary
  • Oracle or other ERP experience required, Oracle Procurement preferred
  • Intermediate to Expert VLOOKUP and Excel Data Visualization skills

Indigo is committed to living our values, specifically “creating a work environment where everyone feels respected, connected, and has opportunities to learn and grow.” As part of living our values, we strive to create a diverse and inclusive work environment where everyone feels they can be themselves and has an equal opportunity of succeeding.

 

 


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