Sourcing Specialist – Manufacturing Equipment & Services Job at Mondelez International

Mondelez International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MDLZ) is a
whole new company reimagined with a single focus in mind: create
delicious moments of joy by sharing the world’s favorite brands.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Sourcing Specialist – Manufacturing Equipment & Services
Job Number: 1701718
Location: Lagos
Job: Procurement Logistics & Manufacturing
Schedule: Full-time
Job Description

  • The Sourcing Specialist – MES drives and supports the
    development of Spend Area practices for related Spend areas in his
    country, across all manufacturing locations and head offices.
  • The incumbent reports to the regional Manager Sourcing MES,
    actively support to manages the regional FM, MRO, U&E  spend in the
    complex, multi-cultural environment of businesses.
  • The role will involve leading sourcing activities including
    ‘request for information/quotation/ proposal, negotiation and
    contracting as well as benchmarking activities for existing contractual
    relationships. Relationship Management with selected global/regional
    /local suppliers forms an important part of the responsibilities.
  • The MES Sourcing specialist is accountable to drive Procurement
    value contribution to Mondelēz International while ensuring compliance
    with policies, strategies and processes.
  • He works in close collaboration with Regional  FM, MRO Sourcing
    Manager to leverage business needs, market insights, risks and
    opportunities, and drives Regional and local Procurement goals.
  • The incumbent will be responsible of the deployment of Global
    /Regional sourcing strategy, and stakeholder management, to maximize
    total cost of ownership savings and Procurement value contribution.

Other specific tasks include:

  • Market intelligence / overview of supply markets / business need analysis
  • Attent or lead meetings within their assigned geographical and/or material group responsibilities
  • Development and / or roll-out of relevant procurement tools (benchmarking, templates, etc.) and relevant best practices
  • Execution of contracts and ultimate owner of supplier relationships
  • Delivery against financial targets
  • Support development and execution of appropriate regional /local sourcing strategies in support of Global strategies
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Responsibilities
Assist Regional 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 development of Go-To-Market and negotiation
    strategies in alignment with the Regional Spend Area Manager and ensure
    proper documentation thereof.
  • Coordinate with off-shore 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.
  • Support the continous 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.

Execute end-to-end sourcing projects for less complex Spend Areas in alignment with the Regional Spend Area Manager:

  • Manage the Procurement strategy implementation or sourcing execution for less complex Spend Areas.
  • 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).
  • Build up knowledge repository and encourage active enhancement by Regional Spend Area Managers based on local experience.
  • Perform supplier selection and fact-based negotiations, validated by the Regional Spend Area Manager.

Assist and drive stakeholder alignment:

  • Support the Regional Spend Area Manager in the identification of
    the stakeholders in the initiation of the strategy development and
    sourcing execution projects.
  • Ensure that the input from the stakeholder is considered in the process.
  • Prepare the stage gate documentation.
  • Actively engage with stakeholders as defined in alignment with
    the Spend Area Manager throughout the strategy development and sourcing
    execution process.
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Responsible for regional productivity projects that ensure delivery against agreed financial targets:

  • Identify potential and realize productivity/savings strategies and levers
  • Obtain buy-in / endorsement from regional management and stakeholders for proposed initiatives
  • Track project execution and report progress and achievements to Spend Area Manager.
  • Execute initiatives within the areas of responsibility such as supplier performance evaluations, etc.

Propose sourcing solutions that streamline and optimize buying  processes  in line with overall sourcing strategies:

  • Ensuring full compliance to Procurement Policy and procedures
  • Ensure streamlined and timely process to execution in systems
  • Responsible to develop & Maintain Spend area card sourcing  for each GMCS with LPR support

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.

Qualifications
Education, qualifications:

  • Appropriate University Bachelor’s Degree 
  • MBA, Procurement Professional Qualification 

Skills/Leadership Competencies:

  • Strategic Sourcing and Negotiation 
  • Project Management and Communication
  • Relationship Management
  • People and Change Management

Experience:

  • Minimum 2-3 years of experience in Procurement and Supply Chain
  • Extensive knowledge of Spend Area at hand

Languages:

  • Fluent spoken / written English


How to Apply

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