Procurement Business Unit Lead

Mondelez International

Job Description


Mondelēz International, Inc.

empowers people to snack right in over 150 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 80,000+ 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. It’s time for you to Make It with Mondelēz International. 

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. 

Owns the BU President & Leadership Team relationships, works closely with BU Executives to understand the needs of the business, ensuring that these needs are translated into Procurement plans that are ultimately executed within the Region. 

Conveys BU expectations to the relevant Procurement teams and ensures strategies reflect these expectations. Acts as a single point of Procurement contact for Executives in the BU. 

Ensures execution of Procurement's commitments through alignment of BU resources: e.g.: Productivity, Service, Inflation mitigation, Commodity spend and price risk management, Cash, New Product Development and compliance in Source to Pay, Business Continuity Planning, Quality.

Directly leads a team of BU Procurement Specialists in line with MDLZ people management principles & values, to implement the procurement agenda in service of the BU, has direct accountability for the end-to-end procurement agenda including an efficient and effective Global Source to Pay process.

Acts as a Procurement Hub Lead responsible for building our Community e.g.: drives unleashment and supports BU hiring / on-boarding.

Main Responsibilities: 

Outstanding Stakeholder Management

  • Represent the Procurement function on the BU Stakeholder leadership teams

  • Attend key BU Category meetings to drive execution of the Procurement strategies and commodity risk management 

  • Establish strong collaborative working relationships cross functionally to execute the Procurement strategies (Integrated Supply Chain, Research & Development and Marketing)

  • Understand and communicate BU specific needs and priorities to the relevant Procurement team’s stakeholders so that they are addressed in relevant sourcing strategies, commodity coverage recommendations, innovation funnels and overall procurement support (including Supplier Partnership Excellence, Business Continuity Planning and supplier requirements)

  • Understand and communicate Spend Area input needs in order to obtain commercial buy-in and incorporate accordingly in the BU business strategy

  • Act as an escalation point for local or regional Procurement issues and drive resolution in line with Procurement policies. Engage with Sourcing Leads to partner on BU or supplier initiatives/issues

Drive Margin

  • Develop, together with R&D and Spend Area teams, a multiyear margin improvement agenda for the specific BU

  • Drive the effort to enhance sufficiency and robustness of productivity pipeline including initiatives to fill and strengthen the pipeline

  • Collaborate with the relevant spend areas, R&D, marketing and ISC to develop margin improvement programs with the focus on reformulation and complexity reduction

  • Influence prioritization of projects and resources as part of margin management process

  • Collaborate with R&D and ISC to establish and control the most effective resource allocation

  • Push for standardized trial- and testing protocols

  • Deal with any roadblocks and ensure timely escalation within the BU for resolution

  • Coordinate, supported by a business analyst, execution of productivity projects and requires the mobilization of adequate cross functional resources

  • Ensures that the BU is aware of the known short and long-term market trends with regards to material availability, cost development, and the potential impact on the competitive landscape

  • Provide regular and accurate forecasts of progress against commitments (including Financials)

Drive and Support Growth  

  • Ensures Procurement involvement in BU growth and innovation projects by working with BU leadership and linking with Procurement Innovation Managers (PIM's) or Spend Area teams to mobilize procurement support

  • The incumbent has the ability to translate product or process design elements into the respective actions to be taken by Spend Area teams

  • Challenges pro-actively the make or buy decisions of the Category for External Manufacturers

Secure Business Continuity

  • Working with Sourcing Leads, obtain regular BU approval for recommended business continuity programs (BCP) for most critical suppliers and materials in line with agreed risk assessment methodology

  • Request the mobilization of R&D and ISC resources for developing supply alternatives

  • Initiate, or on request lead, special situation teams to resolve out-of-stock (OOS) or material supply issues resulting in significant negative P&L impact

Drive an efficient Source to Pay process & manage the BU Overheads

  • Ensure an efficient and effective STP process in the BU that is simple for stakeholders as well as compliant with the global strategies

  • Identify opportunities for process improvements and ensure company processes and policies are followed by Procurement and the stakeholder community

  • Develop and monitor the departmental budget to achieve targets consistent with company targets and overall financial well-being of the company

  • Facilitate the assessment of the impact of changing requirements, including legislation and policies, migration from regional to global strategies etc

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