M24212 Buyer: Office Supplies, Souvenirs, Events & Travel Services

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CIMMYT is a cutting-edge, non-profit, international organization dedicated to solving tomorrow’s problems today. It is entrusted with fostering improved quantity, quality, and dependability of production systems and basic cereals such as maize, wheat, triticale, sorghum, millets, and associated crops through applied agricultural science, particularly in the Global South, through building strong partnerships. This combination enhances the livelihood trajectories and resilience of millions of resource-poor farmers, while working towards a more productive, inclusive, and resilient agrifood system within planetary boundaries.

CIMMYT is a core CGIAR Research Center, a global research partnership for a food-secure future, dedicated to reducing poverty, enhancing food and nutrition security, and improving natural resources.

CIMMYT is seeking a proactive, organize, problem solver and customer service-oriented professional for the position of Buyer: Office Supplies, Souvenirs, Events & Travel Services to work on the Procurement Unit of CIMMYT.


The location of this position will be CIMMYT-HQ in Texcoco, Mexico.


Specific duties:

  • Conducts sourcing of qualified providers for assigned goods and services both locally and internationally related with the following categories:

o Office, Housing and Cafeteria supplies (purchase, repair, and maintenance).

o Souvenirs, printed materials.

o Events & Travel Services.

  • Identifies, proposes, and develops new providers of goods and services to facilitate CIMMYT’s operating requirements.
  • Executes bidding/tender processes as required for competitive vendor selection.
  • Establishes an effective communication and collaboration process with internal clients, suppliers, and partner units to ensure efficient completion of the procurement process.
  • Negotiates the best terms possible with suppliers on all procurement transactions.
  • Request from the suppliers the documents for purchase agreement execution if the purchase transaction requires a contract.
  • Request from the new suppliers’ documents required for vendor registration/onboarding.
  • Creates purchase order (PO) in the Institutional ERP system based on fully approved purchase requisition for the assigned procurement categories, send it for approval and forward it to the vendor, along with the purchase contract if a contract is needed.
  • Support in monthly and annual closing of POs in the institutional ERP.
  • Follow up of delivery of ordered goods and services with the assigned suppliers.
  • Coordinates with IMPEX specialist on the purchases of imported items, to ensure compliant, effective, and accelerated import process.
  • Instill a service-oriented mindset with efficacy and efficiency in the procurement operation.
  • Supports periodic vendor evaluation process and due diligence process.
  • Other related activities that may be assigned by the supervisor.


  • The selected candidate must have a bachelor’s degree in international Trade, Business Administration, Finance or Logistics.
  • The selected candidate must have at least 3 years of experience in similar roles or positions.
  • Advanced level in MS Office.
  • Advanced level of English (written and conversational). English will be tested, and candidate should score a minimum of C1 on CEFR.
  • The selected candidate must exhibit the following competencies: Organization, Critical thinking, Teamwork, Client Orientation, Problem Solving, Decision making, Negotiation and Conflict resolution.
  • Knowledge of insurance matters will be considered as an advantage.


CIMMYT offers an attractive remuneration package and support for continuous professional development. In addition to the provisions of the Mexican Labor Law our package of benefits includes year-end bonus (40 days), vacation premium (56%), life and medical insurance, supermarket coupons, savings fund, social Mexican benefits (IMSS, SAR / Infonavit).

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