Sourcing Manager Trade Marketing & Graphics

Req #: 1800607
Location: East Hanover, NJ US
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Job Category: Procurement
Job Description

The Regional Sourcing Manager 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. Within the global structure this role is responsible for strategic sourcing of Trade Marketing and Graphic/Design services in NA, working with senior stakeholders in MDLZ including Category Directors, Sales Directors and external leaders at major strategic suppliers. This role is not just about delivering productivity, but it is very focused on building strategic supplier relationships / sourcing processes to bring top and bottom line benefits to MDLZ.  The position will take specific responsibility for one of the trade marketing spend areas, for example point of sale, design or merchandising – whilst supporting the wider Trade Marketing & Graphics agenda.           

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

Support global strategy development and planning

  • Analyze regional spend & supplier data and understand the business needs
  • Provide regional market and supplier insights to maximize opportunities
  • Support the develop of regional sourcing strategies (e.g. productivity, cash, revenue)
  • Support the supplier negotiation strategy at country, regional, or global level

Support strategy alignment and execution for regional and local Spend Areas

  • Strategy communication and alignment with regional and local cross functional teams
  • Prepare, plan, execute regional/local 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 Area

  • 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




  • Appropriate University Bachelor’s Degree - Required  
  • MBA, Procurement Professional Qualification – Preferred

Skills/Leadership Competencies

  • Strategic Sourcing and Negotiation - Preferred 
  • Project Management and Communication - Required
  • Relationship Management - Required  
  • Analytical and Problem Solving – Required


  • Minimum 5-year of experience in Procurement or Supply Chain - Preferred 
  • Minimum 5 years of appropriate commercial experience (sales & marketing) - Required
  • Experience in Consumer Packaged Good Company – Preferred


  • Fluent spoken / written English - Required
  • Other Languages - Preferred


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.