Buyer - Dairy Ingredients

Kraft Foods Group

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Buyer - Dairy Ingredients - 1501454 Description   Our Company The Kraft Heinz Company is revolutionizing the food industry – we will be the most profitable food company powered by the most talented people with unwavering commitment to our communities, leading brands and highest product quality in every category in which we compete. As a global food and beverage powerhouse, Kraft Heinz represents over $29 billion in revenue and is the 3rd largest food and beverage company in North America and 5th largest in the world. At Kraft Heinz, to be the BEST food company, growing a BETTER world is more than a dream – it is our GLOBAL VISION. To be the best, we want the best – best brands, best practices and, most importantly, the best people.   Owners Only! This is a role for someone who craves a global challenge balanced by the desire to be accountable for delivering against the model in the largest business unit for Kraft Heinz. It is both a strategic and a tactical position. Those that do not want to get their hands dirty or build out a function against a blank slate without buying pre-packaged solutions should not apply.     The Buyer- Dairy Ingredients supports the Associate Director of Dairy Ingredients to develop sourcing strategy (cost modeling, market analysis, business need assessment) and perform analytics (bid events, supplier negotiations and contract analysis) related to assigned categories. This position owns end-to-end analysis of categories and the supply base to determine lowest landed cost. The role requires constant engagement with suppliers and internal stakeholders in the Business Units to drive supplier performance KPI’s, resolve quality issues and generate market intelligence. This individual will manage a variety of dairy ingredients and work closely with Product Supply, Marketing, R&D, Quality, Operations and Procurement in support of their categories. This individual will focus on category optimization, process improvement and delivering against individual and departmental goals. • Perform spend, contract and market analysis for assign categories • Conduct bid events, prepare bid analysis, make sourcing recommendations to strategic sourcing managers • Generate materials in support of presentation, workshops and negotiations • Communicate sourcing decisions to stakeholders • Provide necessary inputs for supply agreements and monitor compliance • Manage supplier performance • Ensure adherence and compliance to procurement processes and policies • Develop and execute sourcing strategies for assigned categories • Stakeholder communication and management • Supplier relationship management • Drive aggressive productivity goals and create pipeline of projects • Capacity planning and business continuity plans • Material monitoring program • Supplier audits/Supplier Quality Expectations compliance • PROGRESS and Food Defense support and tracking Qualifications   • Bachelor’s degree required (Ag Econ or Economic desired ) • Dairy Industry experience desired • Minimum 2 years research, commodities and/or procurement experience required • Strong analytical skills (statistics, economics, modeling, strong Excel capabilities) • Organizational skills (handling workload and complexity) • Presentation skills (proficiency in Power Point and comfortable presenting to groups) • Ability to interface with wide variety of business situations and all levels of management, trade groups, conventions, etc.) • Negotiations and influencing skills • Strong communication and interpersonal skills • Problem solving and decision making skills • Proficient in MS Office, Excel and PowerPoint • Knowledge of dairy industry desired • Commodities/risk management experience desired     Kraft Heinz Company, Inc. is an equal employment employer and is committed to providing employment opportunities to minorities, females, veterans, and disabled individuals. As an equal opportunity employer, Kraft Heinz Company, Inc. is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. In order to ensure reasonable accommodation for individuals protected by Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Veterans Readjustment Act of 1974, and Title I of the American’s with Disabilities Act of 1990, applicants that require accommodation in the job application process may contact 847 646-6044 for assistance.   Job   :   Procurement Primary Location   :   NA-US-IL-Northfield

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