Mondelez International Sourcing Specialist ITS - NA 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 .

Job Scope

The Sourcing Specialist works in cooperation with the global or Regional Spend Area teams to support the development and execution of sourcing practices for selected Spend Areas. The key activities include interaction with cross functional stakeholders to manage spend and market analytics, generating insights from bid events, preparing supplier negotiation materials, supporting project execution and supplier relationship management, and driving controls and compliance. Sourcing Specialists act as a point of interaction between the global or Regional Spend Area teams and the global and Regional Sourcing Analyst Pool.

Job Responsibilities

  1. Assist Spend Area Manager with strategic planning and the execution of sourcing practices • Define requirements and templates for analytics and market intelligence support from the Sourcing Analyst Pool. • Support the continuous improvement and standardization of the strategic sourcing processes. • Analyze spend baseline, Spend Area profile, and market insights to support development of Spend Area and supplier strategies. • Support the development of Go-To-Market and negotiation strategies in alignment with the Spend Area Manager and ensure proper documentation thereof. • Coordinate with the Sourcing Analyst Pool to provide support on sourcing events (e.g. bid event preparation, supplier communication package, negotiation decks). • Perform supplier analysis including supplier screening, financials and capability assessments to support supplier selection process.

  2. Execute end-to-end sourcing projects in alignment with the Spend Area Manager • Manage the Procurement strategy implementation or sourcing execution • Perform supplier selection and fact-based negotiations, validated/aligned with the Spend Area Manager. • Provide support to regions and countries on a case-by-case basis to offset local or regional skills gaps (bring specific Spend Area or technical knowledge to key stakeholder meetings and negotiations). • Develop Spend Area specific toolkits (i.e. excellence toolkits) and train stakeholders in adequate execution thereof. • Build up knowledge repository and encourage active enhancement by Regional Spend Area Managers based on local experience.

  3. Assist and drive stakeholder alignment • Work with the Spend Area Manager in the identification of the stakeholders in the initiation of the strategy development and sourcing execution projects. • Actively engage with stakeholders as defined in alignment with the Spend Area Manager throughout the strategy development and sourcing execution process. • Ensure that the input from the stakeholder is considered in the process. • Prepare the stage gate documentation.

  4. Coordinate operational interfacing and interactions • Interface between the global Procurement organization and the product development, planning and supply teams in the regions or countries in alignment with the global Spend Area Manager and the Regional Spend Area Manager. • Provide insights on Procurement analytics and data to support the new product development cycle. • Escalate issues to the Spend Area Manager or Spend Area Director.

  5. Assist in supplier relationship • Drive supplier performance by lifting and shifting best practices from one region to another region. • Coordinate with Local Procurement Team (LPR) and other Regional stakeholders to obtain feedback on supplier performance related to service, quality and delivery to help build insights for supplier relationship management (SRM) program. • Monitor, control and report KPI’s for the assigned Spend Area.

  6. Support margin agenda and days payable outstanding for the global sub spend areas • Active support and contribution to margin management and cash flow meetings. • Productivity and Payment Terms recording and tracking. • Support proactive organization sessions with internal customers to identify further Total Cost of Ownership reduction opportunities for Spend Areas.

Internal & External Contacts


• Procurement Organization

• Information Technology & Solutions organization; Legal department; Taxes & Finance Team


• Interface with suppliers in all levels

• Other companies in the same industry as MDLZ



Functional /Technical Expertise

• Appropriate University Bachelor’s Degree

• Analytical and Problem Solving

• Minimum 3-year of experience in Procurement or Supply Chain - Desired IT Knowledge

• Relationship Management

Key Leadership / Functional Competencies

Leadership Competency

• Creativity

• Learning on the fly

• Problem solving

• Organizational agility

• Conflict management

Functional Competency

• External Supply Market Analysis

• Spend Profile Analysis & Data Analytics

• Make or Buy Analysis

• Strategic Sourcing Methodology Execution

• Communication


• Business Requirements & Demand Management

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.