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Manager, Procurement

Neuhausen, Switzerland | AGCO

  • Industry:
    Manufacturing (Light Industry / Consumer-Oriented)
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    Project Management
    Purchasing / Supply Chain / Logistics
  • Experience:
    7-10 years
Job Description:
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To organize and lead the EME Procurement teams. To manage and develop the Purchase Order Management strategy in relation to recommended orders required to support the delivery of best-in-class fill rates. A solid understanding of the principles of on-time-delivery and safety-level-attainment in the pursuit of this goal. To work closely with the Manager, Parts Forecasting and Planning to manage inventory to budget. To work closely with the Operations team to smooth capacity and avoid operational bottlenecks. To develop and enhance team member utilization across the various EME Parts locations with Procurement presence in Germany, France, Finland, Italy and the UK.

Key Responsibilities:

You will be directly responsible for Purchase Order Management strategy which is central to AGCO’s inventory dealer/customer fill rate objectives

Establish and lead the team attainment of departmental goals and objectives

Develop, maintain and manage departmental expense budget

In close collaboration with the F&P manager, manage inventory to budget and deliver required fill rates

Oversee the expediting of parts in critical shortage or on back-order as required

Proactively execute the order plan to ensure the timely delivery of purchase orders in support of defined safety stock levels (Key Metric: Safety-Level-Attainment)

Drive working collaboration across the Parts organization promoting a culture of continuous improvement within EME supply chain processes

Support new product launch initiatives required to meet parts on shelf objectives prior to “OK to ship dates”

Hire, supervise and lead teams regarding assignments, expectations, and training needs to ensure maximum performance and productivity

Leadership and developmental responsibility for procurement teams located in France, Finland, Germany, Italy and the UK consisting of local Team leads/managers as well as Procurement Specialists


Knowledge and skills that would normally be obtained through a bachelor’s degree in business or a related field. Master’s degree in related field advantageous

7 – 10 years’ experience in supply chain functions, specifically purchasing, procurement, demand planning and supplier relationship management

Should have knowledge and/or experience in the industries of agriculture, manufacturing and/or distribution and have demonstrated leadership ability in the area of Procurement

Knowledge of key inventory performance metrics, inventory turns, margin contributors, etc.

Professional experience in demand management/forecasting tools, forecasting processes

Must have prior experience in budget preparation and demonstrated negotiation and leadership skills

Experience using SAP MM required. Knowledge of Servigistics (PTC SPM) strongly preferred as well as a sound understanding of AGCO's complex system landscape

A successful track record in people management across different sites / virtual team management

International experience with direct dealings with the Asian, North American, and South American regions

Strong oral and written communication skills in English and preferably at least one other European language (ideally German, French or Finnish)

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