Procurement Lead – West Africa at Mondelez International

Mondelez International, Inc. empowers people to snack right in over 160 countries around the world. We’re leading the future of snacking with iconic brands such as Oreo, belVita and LU biscuits; Cadbury Dairy Milk, Cadbury Bournvita, TomTom, Cloret, and Trident gum.  Our 90,000+ colleagues around the world are key to the success of our business. Great people and great brands. That’s who we are.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Procurement Lead – West Africa

Job Requisition ID: R-85836
Location: Lagos, Nigeria
Job type: Full time

Job Description

  • In this role, you are the single point of contact for local leaders in a specific geographic or plant location.
  • You manage the interactions between business stakeholders and sourcing teams and collaborate across the manufacturing, supply chain and the commercial business.
  • You also manage the local implementation of regional and/or global projects.

How you will contribute

  • You will execute the daily procurement agenda by acting as the single point of contact for the procurement function at a site, in a country or country cluster, and will oversee the daily interaction with plants, supply chain, commercial teams, quality assurance, sourcing teams and suppliers.
  • You will also deliver service-level targets by ensuring material availability, escalating when needed, and support business continuity planning implementation, activating when needed, support the execution of sourcing projects and execute sourcing/spot-buying or contracting activities as agreed with the accountable spend areas, and own the source-to-pay process compliance key indicators and take corrective action when necessary

More About this Role
What you need to know about this position:

  • Drives the procurement agenda for the West Africa Cluster (Nigeria, Ghana) acting as the single point of contact for the WA LT for the Procurement function.
  • The position assists with the execution of short-term and long-term strategies that align with the company goals for reducing costs, improving cash and achieve other company financial goals.
  • Translates WA Cluster goals on sustainable growth, value delivery and other business needs into effective procurement action plans, partnered and aided by suppliers.
  • Assesses near-term and long-term plans to establish supplier priorities balanced with business needs; consults with management, and other subject experts to develop alternative solutions; advises on options, risks, total cost of ownership, and business impacts. Location based procurement leader across all spend towers, categories, and operations team.
  • As a member of the SSA procurement leadership team and WA Cluster MSC leadership team, the position directly leads a team of Procurement Specialists to support the Cluster and leads the larger Cluster based global procurement colleagues, if any, owning the overall engagement and career agenda.
  • The Procurement lead has managerial responsibility for end-to-end procurement for West Africa (Nigeria and Ghana).

Key Deliverables

  • Financial Metrics: COGS Productivity, Cash & Comm/Fx and Non-COGS Productivity impacting WA Cluster P&L
  • Supplier Performance and Development: Enhancing metrics on OTIF, building, and executing robust BCP to drive sustained growth (effective use of SLEA). Mapping and developing adequate supplier capacities with efficient geographical network. Focus on localization to optimize imports. Scope includes Internal and External Manufacturing/copacking within cluster
  • Market Intelligence: Generation and analysis of market data for local commodities, to facilitate coverage, pricing, and forecasting
  • Quality and Food Safety: Ensuring adherence to MDLZ internal standards and compliance to external govt/regulatory norms. Effective management of Quality Notifications (QN) and Non-conformances Partnering closely with the QFS team
  • Execution Excellence: Partnerships with Global Business Services team to drive third party engagements effectively with stated value delivery on global procurement programs.
  • Operational responsibility for External Manufacture
  • Process Excellence: Partnering the global Procurement Capability function to implement new age technologies locally, including training and tool adoption. Delivery of best-in-class Source-to-Pay (STP) process metrics. Adherence to the Global Procurement policy (GPP), Contract excellence with good audit results. Focus on sensitive areas ion, assessment, and closure of control gaps.
  • People and Engagement: Enabling wider organizational programmes around engagement and careers, providing coaching and relevant exposure to colleagues as needed.

Education / Certifications

  • Relevant Degree / National Diploma
  • More than 5 years of Procurement practitioner experience, broad background across different business functions
  • At least 7 years Managerial experience (3 of which must be in managing teams in Procurement)
  • Strong people Management and Skills Development

Job Specific Requirements

  • Develop and deliver local strategy plans through a comprehensive understanding of supplier offerings and their relative capabilities within the BU to support localization of suppliers where applicable
  • Develop and partner with key strategic suppliers, who are highly capable, flexible to the complexities of our business and able to unlock value through re-engineering in the local market.
  • Responsible for delivering cost and cash as well as execution of day-to-day operational procurement activities in west Africa to ensure all purchase requirements for country are served with the lowest possible cost, at the right quality and delivery timings while complying with Mondelez global procurement policy.
  • Manage all Internal Stakeholders in the Cluster on all procurement related matters, support local purchasing requests in collaboration with the Spend Area Organization and in alignment with the MDLZ Global Procurement operating model
  • Drive productivity for the West Africa Cluster and lead the procurement interface on all new product development within the cluster through efficient NPD/Innovation support/delivery.
  • Drive productivity for the West Africa Cluster and lead the procurement interface on all new product development within the cluster through efficient NPD/Innovation support/delivery.
  • Work with global or regional Spend Area teams to implement contracts locally and to provide local specifics and insights as required to ensure compliance with local governance requirements.

What you will bring:

  • A desire to drive your future and accelerate your career with experience and knowledge in:
    • Procurement
    • Communication and interpersonal skills that help you be proactive and manage stakeholders
    • Problem solving to ensure timely resolution of challenges
    • Customer service orientation
    • Working well under pressure, managing multiple priorities, dealing with ambiguity, and the willingness and ability to learn

What extra ingredients you will bring:

  • Takes responsibility and accountable
  • Highly Analytical
  • Passion and courage, leads by example
  • Effective communicator
  • Able to build relationship with key stakeholders
  • Ability to coordinate, prioritises and plan effectively with strong execution abilities
  • Ethical and works within governance

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Note: Mondelez International is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation or preference, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.