Job Opening at Mondelez International for a Packaging Sourcing Specialist

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: Packaging Sourcing Specialist
Job Number: 1706547
Location: Lagos
Industry: Food Production, Food & Beverages Consumer Goods
Employment Type: Full-time
Job Functions: Purchasing Supply Chain
Principal Accountabilities / Responsibilities
Support MEA strategic sourcing agenda in the paper area of the spend across all BUs/Countries to leverage the common scale & maximize value through sourcing:

  • Responsible to develop common buying framework within the given area of spend across all BUs/countries (including KPIs, processes, R&R, performance measurements)
  • Responsible to develop & implement sourcing strategies for respective groups of materials and services in collaboration with regional stakeholders and Local Procurement Leads
  • Coordinate & enable supply risk management program across BUs
  • Responsible to forecast prices as requested for budgeting and financial forecasts.
  • Contribute to leveraging scale with the global suppliers in assigned materials,
  • Leverage global best practices & tools in the Paper area of external spend,
  • Support global/x-regional decomplexity programs,
  • Collaborate/manage effective relationships with the regional stakeholders to drive sourcing & productivity initiatives.
  • Lead tenders, sourcing reviews applying the different sourcing techniques from analysing markets and suppliers to leading implementation of developed sourcing strategy.
  • Manage cost optimization pipeline building upon local/regional/global ideas & leverage best sourcing practices across BUs
  • Support global/regional/x-country contract governance for the implemented sourcing strategies,
  • Develop and coordinate supplier relationship management programs. Responsible for regional supplier relationship initiatives,

Leverage geographical existence to support all packaging sourcing activities within the location:

  • Represent packaging tower spend area in Nigeria
  • Support all souring activities lead by other Packaging Categories within Nigeria
  • Support in troubleshooting any sourcing related turbulence in Nigeria.
  • Support regional contract governance for the implemented sourcing strategies,

Operating Environment:

  • High level of operational complexity, driven by the regional geographic span & multiple business categories
  • Developing suppliers and quality standards
  • Regional remote organisation spread across 28 countries
  • Non homogeneous legal and political environment across regional countries
  • High trade barriers between the countries with frequent changes in local legislations

Knowledge, Skills and Experience Required:

  • University Degree (Business Administration, Economics or technical degree is preferred)
  • Good computer skills (MS Office, MS Project), business applications (SAP, MFGPro)
  • Excellent knowledge of English language
  • Customer Orientation, Business Planning
  • Project Management, Information Management, People Management
  • Market Intelligence, Supplier Selection, Product Innovation
  • Buying Strategy, Buying Negotiation, Buying Management
  • Business experience of > 5 years
  • Experience in managing people
  • Excellent knowledge of KFI Procurement processes and procedures, packaging environment
  • Presentation Skills, Advanced Negotiation and Communication Skills
  • Risk Management, Strategic Decision Making
  • Team coordination/ team mgt (remote teams)
  • Experience of leading multi-functional projects

How to Apply

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