Mondelez International Regional Manager Sourcing External Manufacturing in SINGAPORE, Singapore

Mondelez International is a US$26 billion snacking powerhouse with operations in more than 80 countries and our brands marketed in 165 countries. It’s a great time to join us; we employ over 100,000 people around the world and are a company full of the world’s favourite brands - Cadbury Dairy Milk, Philadelphia and The Natural Confectionery Company to name just a few. As well as the countless opportunities our business brings, we have fantastic people who do amazing things for our business and their own careers, every day.

We currently have an exciting opportunity for an energetic and self-motivated individual to join our highly successful Innovation team based in Singapore.

Reporting to the Global Director Sourcing External Manufacturing, the Regional Manager Sourcing External Manufacturing AMEA supports the development of Spend Area practices for assigned regional Spend Areas, including sourcing strategy execution, and stakeholder management, to maximize the total value of ownership for the organization. This person works closely with the regional business and global Spend Area teams to facilitate best practice sharing and drive advantaged cost, quality, service, and compliance to the organization.

External Manufacturing (EM) is responsible for cost effectively sourcing branded finished products (FP) from “contract / external manufacturers” in compliance with Mondelēz International food safety, quality and service level expectations. The function is important to the regional and global categories growth agenda. EM main focus is optimizing of internal and external sourcing network cost and creating of external supply solutions that allow timely execution of new product launches and current SKU portfolio while focusing on reducing internal investments.

Some of the key accountabilities for this role will include (but are not limited to):

Support global strategy development and planning

  • Analyze regional spend data and understand the business needs.

  • Provide regional market and supplier insights to maximize opportunities.

  • Develop sourcing strategy with implications on the region (e.g. productivity, cash, revenue).

  • Support the supplier negotiation strategy at country, regional, or global level.

Support strategy alignment and execution for regional Spend Areas

  • Strategy communication and alignment with regional and local cross functional teams.

  • Prepare and plan for any of the regional bids, and co-lead regional or global negotiations.

  • Actively engage in local key initiatives (aggregate demand, construct bid packages, and support sourcing through suppliers around the region) especially negotiations to ensure value levers are effectively played.

  • Project prioritization and securing resources for implementation.

Lead contract implementation and drive contract compliance as per globally agreed Procurement policies for selected global and multi-regional Spend Areas

  • Work in close collaboration with regional and local Procurement operations in order to ensure local acceptance of new contracts, and extended value generation to increase customer satisfaction.

  • Coordinate contract implementation tasks with regional and local Procurement operations and users.

  • Closely monitor internal customers' contract compliance and define and take approved corrective actions to improve contract compliance.

  • Secure knowledge transfer and exchange by creating and storing project deliverables and relevant tools and templates in knowledge repositories.

Support regional supplier relationship and risk management

  • In line with defined Procurement strategy, support classification and categorization of suppliers, including definition of supplier evaluation and audit policies.

  • Continuously track supplier performance according to globally defined framework.

  • Lead supplier development activities, set-up cross functional review meetings with suppliers in order to improve performance and further reduce cost.

  • Initiate and conduct supplier audits according to globally defined framework.

  • Proactively identify supply continuity risks and develop mitigation plans.

Execute local or regional items and spot buys

  • End-to-end sourcing of purely local or regional spend items and large spot buys, unplanned ad hoc demands to keep control over high spend utilizing deep sourcing or Spend Area expertise.

Support management of internal customer relationships related to defined Spend Area portfolio

  • Within the framework of the cross functional sourcing and supplier development teams, closely develop and manage the relationship with internal customers.

  • Manage internal customer feedback and supplier performance.

  • Improve and reinforce Procurement’s profile and recognition within the internal customer community.

Support cross functional sourcing team through-out the strategic sourcing process

  • Guide the regional sourcing analysts in different strategic sourcing activities with a focus on performance and talent management, living organization values and overall management practices.

  • Work in close collaboration with local Procurement Representatives (LPR's) in order to ensure local acceptance.

  • Collaborate and align with global, regional, and local Procurement teams.

Do you have what it takes?

  • Bachelors Degree of any field preferably with advance studies ( e.g MBA)

  • Minimum of 8-years experience on Procurement, Supply Chain or in Consumer Packaged Good Company

  • Good communication skills both in written and oral form

Title: Regional Manager Sourcing External Manufacturing

Location: AMEA-SG-Singapore-Singapore

Requisition ID: 1707399