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Procurement Manager


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Procurement Manager

Procurement Manager - (1603686) 


 About Syngenta:
Syngenta is a leading agriculture company helping to improve global food security by enabling millions of farmers to make better use of available resources. Through world class science and innovative crop solutions, our 28,000 people in over 90 countries are working to transform how crops are grown. We are committed to rescuing land from degradation, enhancing biodiversity and revitalizing rural communities.

Job purpose:
• To ensure security and quality supply of Co-Formulants at a competitive price for Syngenta
• Extract benefit from our relationships with global Co-Formulant suppliers
• Drive value creation through cross-regional opportunities

1. To be the Supplier Lead for Co-Formulant suppliers, across defined categories / chemistries. Specific responsibilities include:
•To define and document the global strategy for these Suppliers with contribution from the key stakeholders
•To negotiate the prices of globally procured products
•To review and manage any risks associated with these Suppliers
•To monitor the operational performance of these Suppliers

2. To be the sub-category lead for a defined list of sub-categories. Specific responsibilities in-clude:
•To define and document the global strategy with contribution from the key stakeholders
•To align activities with all relevant Procurement Managers to ensure strategy implementation

•To work with the Business Partners supporting Procurement in Finance, Supply Market Intelli-gence, Regulatory, T&E, to ensure that all Supplier and associated market risks are under-stood and mitigated for
•To work with the production sites to ensure the Supplier strategies are understood, and to mon-itor the operational performance of the Supplier
•To work with the GPSCMs and Planning team to optimize inventory levels accommodating for responsiveness and risk
•To work with the T&E community to identify ‘better’ (improved efficacy, lower price, compliant) equivalents, proactively and reactively (in the event of a supply issue)
•To use external supply market intelligence to guarantee the competitiveness of Syngenta spend.

4.To be an Ambassador of Syngenta, internally, but also externally when working with 3rd party Suppliers:
•To ensure adherence to the Syngenta Procurement policy and code of ethics and standards. (Reference the Procurement policy 2012)



 Critical knowledge:
•Procurement experience required (ideally 5-10years)
•Chemistry background preferred (or other scientific / technical area)
•Knowledge of the Co-Formulant supply markets (e.g. surfactants, solvents etc.).

Critical experience:
•Strong negotiation and contract management skills
•Capability in developing sourcing strategies and leading the implementation
•Leadership of both Regional and Global projects
•Good communication skills in order to interface with suppliers and internal customers.
•Strong facilitation skills.
•Good interpersonal relationships and capability to operate effectively in a matrix organization
•Excellent analytical thinking ability

Critical technical, professional and personal capabilities
•Chemist or Chemical Engineer preferable
•Procurement processes / tools
•Third party relationship management
•Experience working with chemicals procurement, possibly from FMCG, Pharma or Agro Chemical industries
English fluent

Additional information:
•Full time
•Posting October – November 2016
•Relocation support is not provided
•Must be able to work legally, without visa support in the country


Primary Location

: CHE-Basel-Basel 


: Procurement & Sourcing