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Kraft Foods - Dairy Procurement


Buyer – Dairy Ingredients-1302565
The Buyer- Dairy Ingredients supports strategic sourcing managers 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 also owns end-to-end analysis of categories. The role requires constant engagement with suppliers and internal stakeholders in the business Unit to drive suppler performance, 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 and necessary system updates
  • 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
  • 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

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Created at 2/27/2014 3:52 PM by Pava, Penny J.
Last modified at 2/27/2014 3:52 PM by Pava, Penny J.