Sourcing Operations Analyst

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Wayzata, MN
Apr 14, 2017
Apr 28, 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Sourcing Operations Analyst-WAY05680 Working at Cargill is an opportunity to thrive—a place to develop your career to the fullest while engaging in meaningful work that makes a positive impact around the globe. You will be proud to work for a company with a strong history of ethics and a purpose of nourishing people. We offer a diverse, supportive environment where you will grow personally and professionally as you learn from some of the most talented people in your field. With 150 years of experience Cargill provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services to the world. 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. Learn more at


Cargill Strategic Sourcing & Procurement (CSSP) is a global organization with regional category teams in North America, Europe, Latin America, and Asia Pacific that, along with a strong core team and procurement alignment, we are implementing new sourcing strategies to support Cargill businesses and functions. Strategic Sourcing & Procurement employees gain broad exposure to Cargill businesses as they drive tangible value for the organization.

The Sourcing Operations Analyst will partner with Regional Category & Business Strategic Sourcing Teams to support technology solutions utilized by Cargill's Strategic Sourcing and Procurement (CSSP) including eSourcing, contracts, procurement resource center and spend analysis solutions for the North American (NA) region. This role will support the ongoing maintenance of systems, build capability of end users in solutions and supporting process improvement initiatives and projects. This role will report directly into the NA COE (Center of Excellence) Leader and work with other Regional COE Leaders as applicable.

Principal Accountabilities:

35% - eSourcing Process and Solution Support

  • Serve as subject matter expert on best practices when using Sourcing tool for RFI (Request for Information), RFP (Request for Proposal), RFQ (Request for Quotation) and auctions

  • Measure and improve adoption of Ariba Sourcing

  • Training and consulting on event design, set-up and management

  • Set up/structure complex events and auctions

  • Support sourcing process improvement initiatives

  • Support UAT (User Acceptance Testing) during upgrade and deployment of new functionality

  • Support projects to further deploy process/solution and/or functionality

30% - Contracts Process and Solution Support

  • Train regional team on use of contracts management process and use of solution

  • Support contracts process improvement opportunities

  • Support UAT (User Acceptance Testing) during upgrade and deployment of new functionality

  • Monitor data quality in contracts solution for assigned region and remediate as necessary

  • Support projects to further deploy process/solution and/or functionality

10% Spend Analysis Support

  • Train regional team on use of spend analysis tools as applicable

  • Serve as subject matter expert on best practices for improving data categorization and providing enrichment feedback

  • Validate data enrichment feedback for NA region and resolve data issues

  • Support UAT during quarterly refresh, processing of online feedback and deployment of new functionality.

  • Support spend analysis process improvement opportunities and projects to expand functionality

25% Other Duties and Special Projects

  • Lead Migration Process to Bangalore Cargill Business Services (CBS) repeatable activities for key tools (Ariba, etc.)

  • Coordinate and/or develop Training on Tools (such as Office 365, Ariba)

  • Manage Strategic Sourcing and Procurement website changes

  • One-time projects related to sourcing, contracts and spend analysis.

  • Support Project activities such as Maestro


Required Qualifications

Minimum 3 years of relevant experience using eSourcing tool kit,

Experience with eSourcing Tools User Management and Functionality

Experience using Office 365

Experience using technology to support business processes.

Experience in User Training at all levels

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor's Degree (Management Information Systems, Business, Supply Chain)

Experience working with Global Teams

Experience working with SAP

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.

Job Strategic Sourcing & Procurement

Primary Location US-MN-Wayzata

Schedule Full-time

Job Type Standard

Shift Day Job

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