Buyer, Regional Commodity

Duluth, GA
United States
Job Description

 Buyer, Regional Commodity

Who we are looking for:


At AGCO, we believe that when our employees succeed, our business succeeds. It’s a people philosophy that we believe and invest in.  We make sure all of our employees – in every function, every geography and at every level – have the tools they need to be successful and take charge of their career. Because when our people grow, our business grows. Every day. Every way.


AGCO Corp has an exciting opportunity for a high-impact Buyer to join its Purchasing team in Duluth, GA. Only 30 minutes outside of Atlanta, Duluth is home to AGCO headquarters. The location allows easy access to the big city lifestyle that Atlanta provides. The headquarters have grown to now include over 500 employees. In this position, you will drive the highest level of service and quality to our dealership network.


The  Buyer assists in driving the development and implementation of AGCO’s global commodity strategies resulting in best-in-class quality, delivery, and total cost of ownership. Additionally, the Senior Buyer supports multiple strategic and global commodity managers through RFQ execution, negotiations, market analysis, strategy development, contract management as well as data gathering and analysis. 


What you will do:


  • Manage NPI, New Product Introduction, activities including, but not limited to, completing ECNs, executing RFPs and quotes, meeting on time targets, and driving commodity strategies

  • For select commodities, develop and execute long-term strategy deployment, supplier cost modeling, supplier opportunity assessments, supplier financial analysis, negotiations, long-term contract establishment, continuous supplier performance improvement, and supplier relationship development

  • Develop a solid working knowledge of certain commodity trends including: industry trends, cost drivers, global pricing, material lead times, and technical/manufacturing processes

  • Assist Purchasing and Commodity Managers in the development and execution of long-term supply strategy, landed cost modeling, supplier opportunity assessments, supplier financial analysis, make/buy analyses, negotiations and long-term contract establishment including LTA and ACRE

  • Investigate and inform Commodity Managers of new and/or alternate sources of supply as necessary to support new product development, cost reduction requirements, and/or supplier performance issues



What you will bring:


  • Bachelor’s degree in business, engineering, or a related field

  • 2-7 years’ experience as a Buyer, Commodity Manager, Supply Chain Analyst, or equivalent position managing at least $10 million in annual spend in a manufacturing environment/company

  • 3+ years’ experience utilizing Microsoft Office at a Proficient level



A plus if you have:


  • MBA, or Master’s degree in a supply chain related degree

  • CPSM (Certified Professional in Supply Management) or CPM (Certified Purchasing Manager) certification

  • 1-7 years project management experience with cross functional teams

  • Experience with an OEM or Tier 1 automotive supplier


Travel Requirement:


  • Up to 25%



What we offer:


Experience our global diversity and enterprising spirit while helping us create innovative technologies and a positive impact that helps feed the world’s nearly 8 billion people. From the day you decide to join AGCO, we want to engage and excite you and we’re clear on where we want to go as a business and we trust you to help us there. Whether you want to learn a new skill or you aspire to do something different, we can help you develop the skills you need to take your career - and our business - to the next level.


We also invite you to “Make the Most of YOU” - Benefits include: health care and wellness plans, flexible and virtual work options (where available), 401(k) Savings Plan with company match, paid holidays and paid time off, flexible spending accounts, reimbursement for continuing education, company philanthropic programs, company perks programs, and much more…



AGCO is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.


AGCO is a global leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of agricultural engineering with a portfolio of exciting international brands which deliver solutions to farmers in 140 countries through a full line offer from tractors and combine harvesters to protein production systems and smart farming software solutions – to an environment where the future is happening now. Join us as we bring agriculture into the future


United States