Mondelez International Procurement Operations Manager in East Hanover, New Jersey

Job Description

With our portfolio of global Power Brands such as Oreo and belVita biscuits, Cadbury Dairy Milk and Milka chocolate and Trident gum, we’re the world’s #1 in biscuits and candy, and #2 in chocolate and gum. We’re Mondelēz International , a snacking powerhouse with operations in more than 80 countries, with approximately 90,000 employees globally and our brands are marketed in around 165 countries.

Our purpose and vision is to create more MOMENTS OF JOY by building the BEST SNACKING COMPANY IN THE WORLD .

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.

Purpose of role

The role of Manager Local Procurement is to face off with the region/country business leadership and lead and manage the team of Local Procurement Representatives. This group supports efforts across Marketing, Professional Services, Capital Equipment and External Manufacturing. This position manages the interfaces between Category/Spend Areas and Stakeholders at the local level. Collaborates with global/regional spend area, category managers and specific project teams. Works with key business/end user leadership in a given region/country acting as valued and trusted Business Partner. Manages the local implementation of Regional/Global projects and ensures EOC compliance for all processes in scope.

Primary Responsibilities and % of time spent on that responsibility.

Day to Day Ops/Project Management responsibilities 40-60% :

  • Accountable for leading Local Procurement Representative resources to deliver on time and high quality operations

  • Implement business process excellence improvements and drive continuous improvement across activities in scope

  • Ensure stability of Procurement Ops processes, utilizing standard processes and tools to meet required compliance and develop risk mitigation plans

  • Ensure working procedures & controls are compliant with SOX, audit requirements, legal regulations

  • Ensure the team perform interfaces between Category/Spend Areas and Local Procurement Representatives

  • Ensure optimal allocation of resources to achieve targets (prioritize if necessary)

  • Raise/provide SME on local tax and legal requirements

  • Bring local requirements to Global team

  • Lead the team to implement local contract implementation tasks and guarantee appropriate support for specific projects

  • Oversight of area main activities and making sure the team collaborates with project teams and stakeholders.

  • Develop and manage the cost center budget for the Local Procurement Ops in alignment with the Regional Operational Lead

  • Accountable to develop and meet annual (monthly revisions) budget requirements following standard MDLZ financial processes

  • Strongly advocates the use of global/regional contracts within the BU/Country

Stakeholder management (focus on optimized user compliance, process performance, and customer satisfaction) 20-30%:

  • Acts as the single point of contact for the Procurement function for key stakeholders at a plant/country/region

  • Primary interface with local business/Integrated Supply Chain & other functions to align business strategy with procurement requirements

  • Ensure solid reports on performance in each area, actively participate in the identification of issues and the gaps, in collaboration with the global, regional Spend

  • Areas team (inform/engage stakeholders if needed) and support the definition of improvement plan

  • Collaborate with other LPR teams (sharing lessons learned, align action plans etc.)

People Management 20-30%:

  • Lead the Local Procurement Representative team members in accordance with the MDLZ management principles to support the organization’s overall leadership focus on performance and talent management, values, management and self-management practices

  • Support/Deepen people’s growth and development of their roles to become experts within their area and business process owners (acquiring necessary skills and performance attributes, in line with operations and personal development needs)

  • Support people in their development within customer/client management to become a valuable partner inspiring trust

  • Know the ethical and legal compliance responsibilities of the position; lead ethically and model compliant behavior; maintain an environment where employees can speak up without fear of retaliation; ensure employees in area of responsibility understand the compliance responsibilities of their jobs and actively participate in the compliance program

Operating Environment

This Department has responsibility to support all Local Procurement activities with 5 Spend areas managed Globally which makes the work of the department complex as they have to work across multiple countries to meet the management requirements of Mondelez Spend Area groups – with multiple priorities. This team represents Procurement function on the ground and links closely/directly with various stakeholders focusing on business priorities.

It is a flexible, open and international and multicultural environment, flexible and multi skilled working patterns, with sustainable culture for continuous process improvements.

Qualifications

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's Degree: preferably in business administration

  • Demonstrated success in business process gained in Sourcing/Purchasing areas required

  • Proven experience working with international teams required

  • Experience working in Procurement environment within a large international environment for 8+ years required

Skills/Leadership Competencies

  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills, pro-activity required

  • Strength of character and tenacious approach to ensure timely resolution required

  • Ability to work effectively in an international and cross functional environment required

  • Proven managerial skills (leading professional teams) required

  • Strong Customer Service orientation/Senior Stakeholder Management required

  • Organization of own work and the ability to gain the cooperation of colleagues in other departments in order to meet priorities and deadlines required

  • Ability to work under pressure and manage multiple priorities & ability to deal with ambiguity required

  • Strong systems skills: SAP R3, Microsoft Office (Excel, Power Point) required

Languages

  • Fluent spoken / written English required

Mondelēz Global LLC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, gender, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, uniform service, 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.