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Global Procurement Category Manager

Company: Kellogg Company
Location: Battle Creek
Posted on: November 18, 2021

Job Description:

Procurement Category Manager As a Procurement Category Manager at Kellogg, you will have the opportunity to lead the sourcing, strategy development, and execution for a Global category. Plus, you'll use your innovative thinking and negotiating skills to support and achieve top-line growth while maximizing value to Kellogg. In this role we are looking for a strategic thinker with a drive for success who plays to win in the category management space; if this sounds like you, great! We are committed to continuing to shape the future of our industry. We look forward to forging new paths and inspiring new thinking, because we believe in helping people, striving for a better, brighter future. We focus on those with an entrepreneurial spirit and an owner's mindset is the key to success! HERE'S A TASTE OF WHAT YOU'LL BE DOING * Category Strategy & Execution - You'll develop category strategies by interacting with key stakeholders and applying a lens on the category with a focus on the future state. You'll execute the strategy by engaging with internal cross-functional partners and building relationships with external suppliers and industry experts while adhering to current processes and recommending improvements to standard processes. * Focus on Cost Reduction - In this role, you will achieve significant negotiated savings year over year cost reductions while maintaining and improving product quality and supplier service levels. You will achieve cash flow improvement targets while budgeting and forecasting for the category. You will also develop cost reduction strategies and regional implementation plans. * Top Line Growth - You will support top-line growth via Innovation, Joint Business Planning with Key Suppliers, and delivery of unique and sensitive raw materials. * Supplier Relationship Management - You will support the overall program and lead Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) process for selected categories. Also, you will negotiate tolling agreements across the supply base for manufacturing conversions using best-in-class tools such as Clean sheeting and robust strategic sourcing methods. Finally, you will negotiate with the supply base, maximizing the value for Kellogg. YOUR RECIPE FOR SUCCESS Required: * High School Diploma with extensive experience * We are looking for someone with experience in Procurement: * Strategic sourcing, market analysis, long-term strategy development, risk management, negotiations, supplier selection and management, innovation, operations, cost reductions, and cash flow. * Project Management Skills: manage multiple priorities, strong verbal and written communication plus analytical skillset. Bonus Points: * Bachelors Degree in a related field * Consumer Packaged Goods Experience * Experience with Nuts or Vitamins is a plus * Experience in a Global role is a plus. WHAT'S NEXT It's best to apply today because job postings can be taken down and we wouldn't want you to miss this opportunity. To learn more about what's next, click on the links below: * Kellogg K-Values * Benefits Guide THE FINER PRINT Travel for this role will be 20-30%. This role will offer relocation to those currently residing in the region. The ability to work a full shift, come to work on time, work overtime as needed and the ability to work according to the necessary schedule to meet job requirements with or without reasonable accommodation is an essential function of this position. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, disability, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, sexual orientation, age, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Where required by state law and/or city ordinance; this employer will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee's Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. For additional information, please follow this Link. If you require a reasonable accommodation in completing this application, please reach out to USA.Recruitment@kellogg.com LET'S CREATE THE FUTURE OF FOOD Kellogg Recruitment

Keywords: Kellogg Company, Battle Creek , Global Procurement Category Manager, Executive , Battle Creek, Michigan

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