Sourcing Manager External Manufacturing Procurement

Req #: 1714152
Location: East Hanover, NJ US
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Job Category: Procurement
Job Description

With our portfolio of global Power Brands such as Oreo and belVita biscuits, Cadbury Dairy Milk and Milka chocolate and Trident gum, we’re the world’s #1 in biscuits and candy, and #2 in chocolate and gum. We’re Mondelēz International, a snacking powerhouse with operations in more than 80 countries, with approximately 90,000 employees globally and our brands are marketed in around 165 countries.


Our purpose and vision is to create more MOMENTS OF JOY by building the BEST SNACKING COMPANY IN THE WORLD.



You’ll help create a competitive advantage for Mondelēz International by building winning supplier partnerships and effectively managing all company resources. Working with the businesses, you and your team will drive sustainable top and bottom-line growth through supplier innovation, best-in-class margin and cash management, and highly efficient source-to-pay processes.

Sourcing Manager External Manufacturing Procurement


Procurement is a global function within the organization and aspiring to demonstrate competitive advantage through wining Supplier Partnership and Effective Management of All Company Spend. The global spend is uniformly consolidated into 5-Spend Areas (Raw Materials, Packing Materials, Logistics and Manufacturing, Sales and Marketing and Business Services and IT).

External Manufacturing (EM) team is part of Logistics and Manufacturing Spend Area and is responsible for cost effective sourcing of portfolio of branded finished products (FP) from “contract manufacturers” (CoMs) or “contract-repackers” (Re-pack) in compliance with Mondelēz International food safety, quality and service level expectations. This function is significantly important to the Biscuits Category’s growth agenda. Yearly, EM is challenged to create external supply solutions and timely execute New Product launches representing more than 15% of annual Net Revenue growth.


This role is responsible for managing sourcing of Biscuits External Manufacturing spend across North America managing annual spend of $100 MM. Key focus areas include sourcing strategy definition, Portfolio analysis, deployment, and stakeholder management, to maximize total cost of ownership savings and procurement value contribution. Works in collaboration with Biscuits Category team to understand business needs, develop regional market insights, risks and opportunities, and help drive Regional goals. He/She drives Procurement value contribution to Mondelez while ensuring compliance with policies, strategies and processes.

Job responsibilities


Define and drive sourcing strategy for assigned CoMs spend

  • Lead development of strategies (including sub spend area strategy, supplier strategy, risk management strategy and P2P strategy)  in collaboration with Commercialization and Continuous Improvement team to drive regional and global business expectations
  • Manage alignment and deployment of strategies and financial plans
  • Lead  sourcing events,  supplier negotiation strategy and process
  • Drive project execution (including project prioritization, securing resources, governance and controls)
  • Creation, validation and review of cost models to influence total cost of ownership 

Manage stakeholder engagement, collaboration of teams, and supplier relationships

  • Identify and manage connectivity of External Manufacturing team with functional stakeholders, suppliers and internal procurement teams (e.g. Category Leads and Regional Procurement Center)
  • Manage stakeholder engagement and alignment throughout the end-to-end sourcing process
  • Manage supplier relationships and contracts

Manage productivity and days payable outstanding for the region

  • Active participation and contribution to regional Margin Management and Cash Flow meetings
  • Productivity and Payment Terms recording and tracking 
  • Proactively organize sessions with internal customers to identify Total Cost of Ownership reduction opportunities

Lead contract implementation and contract compliance as per globally agreed procurement policies 

  • Manage and monitor supplier contracts and compliance 
  • Coordinate contract implementation tasks with Regional Procurement Center team
  • Secure knowledge transfer and exchange by creating and storing project deliverables and relevant tools and templates in knowledge repositories

New Product Development and Change Management 

  • Lead process of new platform products being developed at Biscuits CoM
  • Manages trials, throughput validation, costing and timely launch of Biscuits products
  • Creates LR/LOA and other necessary documentation to support investments at CoM

Internal/External Contacts:

  • (Business Development, Product Supply, CSNL) – Weekly
  • RDQ (Group Leader, Principle Engineers, Scientist) – Regularly
  • Strategic Sourcing and Supply Planning Team within Procurement - Regularly
  • Engineering and Internal Plants Operations– As needed
  • Suppliers: for executing product change management and new product launches











  • Bachelor’s Degree (Finance, Operations Management, Engineering), MBA a plus
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in Procurement
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in Operations or Project Management


  • Strategic Agility – Advanced
  • Business Acumen – Advanced
  • Decision Quality – Advanced
  • Process and Project Management – Advanced
  • Dealing with Ambiguity – Advanced
  • Strategic Sourcing and Negotiation – Advanced
  • Analytical and Problem Solving Skills – Advanced
  • Communication – Advanced
  • Microsoft Excel and Power Point - Advanced
Mondelēz Global LLC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, gender, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, uniform service, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. Applicants who require accommodation to participate in the job application process may contact 847-943-5460 for assistance.

Applicants must complete all required steps in the application process, including providing a Resume/CV, in order to be considered for this position.