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Indirect Procurement Specialist
East Hanover, NJ
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Post Date: 05/15/19 Company: Mondelez International
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Mondelēz International, Inc. empowers people to snack right in over 160 countries around the world. We're leading the future of snacking with iconic brands such as Oreo, belVita and LU biscuits; Cadbury Dairy Milk, Milka and Toblerone chocolate; Sour Patch Kids candy and Trident gum. Our 90,000 colleagues around the world are key to the success of our business. Great people and great brands. That's who we are.

Join us on our mission to continue leading the future of snacking around the world by offering the right snack, for the right moment, made the right way.

You'll help create a competitive advantage for Mondelēz International by building winning supplier partnerships and effectively managing all company resources. Working with the businesses, you and your team will drive sustainable top and bottom-line growth through supplier innovation, best-in-class margin and cash management, and highly efficient source-to-pay processes.

Position Purpose Statement
Indirect Procurement specialist will be the face to local stakeholders related to suppliers service, quality or safety issues. The role of Procurement Specialist is to act as a point of contact towards the internal customer for Procurement related questions, support local purchasing requests in collaboration with the Spend Area management organization, and manage efficient contracts implementation and acceptance on site, related to one or several sites. Works with business, end users, or Master Shoppers in given countries acting as valued and trusted Business Partner. Works with global or regional Spend Area teams to implement contracts locally and to provide local specifics on demand or requirements. The scope of this position covers NA plants, warehouses and Head Quarters.
Day to Day Operational or Project Management responsibilities:
  • Channel local idea generation opportunities to SAT
  • Engage local stakeholders & understand business needs
  • Provide linkage between SAT, Category & local business and vice versa on respective priorities
  • Adherence to the Global Procurement stakeholder map
  • Provide local input to key financial processes where relevant
  • Accountable to local stakeholders for escalated goods & services issues (from start to finish)
  • Engage SAT & other relevant stakeholders based on escalation guidelines
  • Provide local input and linkage for Productivity projects
  • Spend \ Vendor consolidation requiring local input and supplier and or stakeholder management
  • Create local companion agreements
  • Create local agreement for locally sourced goods & services
  • AP > Provide guidance to local stakeholders & suppliers on correct escalation protocol of MBS
  • AP > Coordinate resolution local business on business critical exceptions only
  • VMAAS > 1st filter for local business stakeholders \ functions on sanctioning new vendor (sense check what exists)
  • MS > TBA
  • People management & development
  • Drive & participate in unleashment programs
  • Clarify doubts and question about SAT strategy / Preferred Vendors
  • Train POC on local Ways of working (SAP, Coupa)
  • Ensure the engagement between local stakeholders and POC for solving issues about price discrepancies, UOMs issues, missing GRs etc
Strategic responsibilities:
  • Provide local market information relevant to sourcing activity
  • Conduct local sourcing based on alignment with SAT
  • Follow guiding principles for local sourcing process
  • Local engagement for regional \ global suppliers
  • Track supplier performance as applicable and provide input to SAT for SRM process
  • Manage local relationships with suppliers

Operating Environment
The Role represents Procurement function on the ground and links closely/directly with various stakeholders focusing on business priorities. The roles needs to interact with Spend Area Leads, Suppliers and Mondelēz Stakeholders. The role needs to interact with NA Accounts Payable teams in order to ensure the right AP process according to NA WOW.

Knowledge: including education, qualifications and training
    Bachelor Degree: preferably in business administration or commerce or relevant combination of formal qualifications and additional specialized study Proven track record of qualification in procurement & proven record in understanding of Local Procurement standards (more than 5 years)

Skills/Leadership Competencies
    Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills, pro-activity Strength of character and tenacious approach to ensure timely resolution Ability to work effectively in an international and cross functional environment Strong Customer Service orientation/Senior Stakeholder Management Organization of own work and the ability to gain the cooperation of colleagues in other departments in order to meet priorities and deadlines Ability to work under pressure and manage multiple priorities & ability to deal with ambiguity Strong systems skills: SAP, Microsoft Office (Excel, Power Point...)

    Demonstrated success in business process gained in Sourcing/Purchasing areas Proven experience working with multifunctional teams Experience working in Procurement environment within a large international environment for 5 years

    Fluent spoken / written English

Mondelēz Global LLC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. Applicants who require accommodation to participate in the job application process may contact 847-943-5460 for assistance.

Applicants must complete all required steps in the application process, including providing a Resume/CV, in order to be considered for this position.

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