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Buyer Chemical Procurement - 18045248


Manchester, United Kingdom


Syngenta Global

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Industry Type:

Chemical, Pesticide and Fertilizer

Career Type:


Job Type:

Full Time

Minimum Years Experience Required:




Open Until:

October 24, 2022

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About Syngenta

Syngenta is leading science-based agtech company; dedicated to bringing plant potential to life. Each of our 28,000 employees in more than 90 countries work together to solve one of humanity's most pressing challenges: growing more food with fewer resources. A diverse workforce and an inclusive workplace environment are enablers of our ambition to be the most collaborative and trusted team in agriculture.

Our employees reflect the diversity of our customers, the markets where we operate and the communities which we serve. No matter what your position, you will have a vital role in safely feeding the world and taking care of our planet. Join us and help shape the future of agriculture


Role Purpose

  • To manage a Co-Formulant portfolio (of sub-categories like surfactants, solvents, biocides, etc.) including Global and Regional suppliers.
  • To manage Spend between $20 to 50 million
  • To ensure supply security and quality of Co-Formulants at a competitive price for Syngenta
  • To support supply chain setup, master data maintenance and Procure-to-Pay process.
  • To lead or be a key member of multi-functional teams (Formulation Development, Regulatory, Supply Chains) involved in the review of existing Co-Formulants and introduction of new Co-Formulants
  • To support the global team with operational activities of their global portfolio
  • To ensure delivery of Year-on-Year savings across the portfolio
  • Lead global projects



  • By analysis of spend and detailed understanding of the supply market(s), develop and deliver regional or global sourcing strategies achieving the agreement and support of key stakeholders (to include supply risk management considerations)
  • Maintain master data in SAP updated - with updated pricing and make sure invoives are paid on time.
  • Develop, support and, where appropriate, lead multifunctional sourcing teams and projects to achieve contracts, orders or agreements that are aligned with the sourcing strategies and hence deliver substantial savings agreed with line management and stakeholders
  • Develop and manage relationships as appropriate with key suppliers including leading product negotiations
  • Develop, maintain and monitor common, efficient and ethical purchasing processes


Critical Success Factors & Key Challenges:

  • Develop an in-depth understanding of all relevant supply markets, including portfolio knowledge, category knowledge, supplier capabilities, and risks
  • Ability to develop & implement continuous improvement plans in collaboration with suppliers
  • Ability to handle detailed information, analyse and extract critical issues
  • Excellent communication skills in order to interface with suppliers and internal customers
  • Team player- ability to work effectively in cross-functional and cross-cultural teams to deliver strategic and operational goals


Knowledge, Experience & Capabilities

Critical knowledge:

  • Knowledge of the chemical supply markets
  • Understanding of procurement best practices
  • Excellent understanding of supply chain operations
  • Very good capabilities in the use of procurement processes /tools (SAP)
  • Ability to use latest digital tools and techniques in Sourcing / Supply Chain area
  • Chemistry background preferred


Critical Experience:

  • Procurement/ Supply Chain experience
  • Experience of working in chemicals procurement is a plus
  • Project team leadership (cross-functional with proven results)
  • Negotiation and contracting with suppliers


In return for your skillset Syngenta will offer you:

  • Competitive benefits package
  • Up to 31.5 days holiday
  • Good onsite facilities

We embrace and encourage diversity, and this is what drives our innovation and lets us outperform the market.



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Job Post Date: 08/25/22
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