Kellogg Category Manager – Strategic Sourcing in BATTLE CREEK, Michigan

As a Category Manager – Procurement at Kellogg, you will have the opportunity to lead the sourcing strategy development and execution for ingredient categories and spend for Kellogg North America. Plus, you’ll use your innovative thinking and negotiating skills to support and achieve top line growth while maximizing value to Kellogg. While you are at it you’ll be building your network and expertise in a thriving environment of professional development and teamwork, and together we’ll shape a stronger future for our company and your career. In this role we are looking for a strategic thinker with a drive for success in the category management space; if this sounds like you, great!

We are committed to continue shaping the future of our industry. We look forward to forging new paths and inspire new thinking, because we believe in helping people, striving for a better, brighter future. We focus on those with an entrepreneurial spirit and owner’s mindset as the key to success!

HERE’S A TASTE OF WHAT YOU’LL BE DOING

  • Strategy - Developing the category strategy by driving and adhering to current processes while improving upon standard category strategy processes. Plus you will be managing sourcing initiatives, according to the sourcing strategy and execution plan, while utilizing cross-functional groups to drive cost reductions. In addition, you will develop and execute business continuity plans, locate and implement diverse suppliers.

  • Cross-Functional Partnerships - Working across multiple regions and with key stakeholders in a remote capacity for certain categories. Supporting overall program and lead Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) process for selected categories.

  • Financials, of course! - Financial budgeting, forecasting, reporting, and risk management.

  • Achieving Goals - Achieving cash flow improvement targets as well as achieving significant negotiated savings and year over year cost reductions while maintaining and improving product quality and supplier service levels.

YOUR RECIPE FOR SUCCESS

Required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree

  • We are looking for someone with experience in Strategic Sourcing:

  • Market analysis, long-term strategy development, risk management, strategic sourcing, negotiations, supplier selection and management, cost reductions and cash flow.

  • Project Management Skills: manage multiple priorities, strong verbal and written communication plus analytical skillset.

Bonus Points:

  • Master’s Degree or MBA? Great, we’ll help you put those skills to work!

  • Have you worked in Consumer Goods or Food? Great!

  • If you have experience in an Agricultural related field and/or Commodity Training, that 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 one of the links below:

  • Kellogg K-Values at http://www.kelloggcareers.com/global/company-and-values.html

  • New Hire Benefits Guide at http://www.kelloggbenefitsguide.com/

THE FINER PRINT

Anticipated travel is 10-15%

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 at https://e-verify.uscis.gov/emp/media/resourcesContents/EverifyPosterEnglish.pdf for English or this Link at http://e-verify.uscis.gov/emp/media/resourcesContents/EverifyPosterSpanish.pdf for Spanish.

GROW With Us.

Kellogg Recruitment

Title: Category Manager – Strategic Sourcing

Location: USA-MI-Battle Creek - Corporate Headquarters

Requisition ID: PRO000096

Job Function: Procurement

Job Type: Professional

Closing Date: Sep 28, 2018, 10:59:00 PM

Relocation Assistance: Yes