Mondelēz International • United Kingdom

Advanced Sourcing Manager External Manufacturing

Employment type:  Full time

1–2 days/week at home

A little flex time

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Job Description

Job Description

Are You Ready to Make It Happen at Mondelēz International?

Join our mission to change the way the world snacks. Make It Matter.

You support sourcing for spend categories-including sourcing execution and stakeholder management to maximize the total value of ownership for the organization. You also work closely with local business and global spend category teams to ensure best practice sharing and driving value for the organization.

How you will contribute

You will take the lead in creating value through innovation, sustainability, risk management, quality, service, cash/spend and productivity programs all while ensuring compliance with policies, strategies and processes. In addition, you will lead in the development and deployment analytics approaches, supporting formation of strategies and decision making for EM leadership team, while also cascading vision and information to the wider ExM team in support of daily operations.

You will collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to ensure Mondelez International’s competitive advantage, focusing on constructing/delivering value generating programs with the business and our suppliers. This will include synthesizing best practices, market insights, data insights, colleagues’ feedback, leadership team steer, opportunity mining and risk evaluation, to generate and popularise clear vision for various programs, opportunities and objectives. You will bring and drive solutions/innovation, by defining and delivering ambitious plans that encourage teams and stakeholders to engage not just in the destination, but also in the journey.

What you will bring

A desire to drive your future and accelerate your career. You will bring experience and knowledge in:

  • Business and financial acumen.
  • Proficient ability in data processing and analysis.
  • Procurement experience across different markets.
  • Ability to process large and varied of information and consolidate them to clear plans and objectively driven suggestions.
  • Organizational agility, influencing stakeholders and interacting effectively with senior leaders based on a deep understanding of business priorities.
  • Excellent project management skills.
  • Ability to operate and navigate independently. Self driven and comfortable operating with little information / unknown parameters.
  • Demonstrating a future-focused mindset, showing curiosity about industry trends, digital solutions and innovation for consumers and translating opportunities into business strategies.
  • Strategic sourcing and risk management understanding.
  • Championing trust, integrity, and perseverance.
  • Continuous improvement mindset, demonstrated in action on a daily basis.
  • Proficient skill in MS Office and Excel in particular.

More about this role

Supply management is a function within the organization aspiring to demonstrate competitive advantage through wining Supplier Partnership and Effective Management of all Company spend.

Our External Manufacturing (ExM) Supply Management team in Mondelez Europe is responsible for managing spend of ~$500MM sourced from external manufacturing partners in compliance with Mondelez International food safety, quality, and service level expectations.

This team sources a portfolio of branded finished products that contribute ~$1.2B revenue and are responsible for creating external supply solutions supporting business growth of existing and new technologies / capabilities.

This role, The Advanced Sourcing Analyst ExM MEU, will be responsible for ensuring consistency in our ExM strategic approach, supporting building ExM strategies regionally, leveraging & deploying best practices of our Internal & External manufacturing networks, driving consistency in execution, stakeholder management and supplier management. This role will work in close collaboration with MEU ExM team leads.

What you need to know about this position:

This role will support building the External Manufacturing strategy for MEU via the provision of deep accurate and dependable analytics. It will support defining “Gold Standards” for operational performance and commercial terms, create measures and scorecards to assess performance vs expectations. Support creation of Supplier Performance Excellence (SPE) programs of External manufacturers as well as holding and overview of all EM KPIs and illustrating hotspots as well as improvement opportunities.

What extra Ingredients you will bring:

A desire to drive your future and accelerate your career. You will bring experience and knowledge in:

  • Strategic sourcing and risk management.
  • Collaborating with diverse teams across Europe.
  • Promoting and championing Mondelez values.
  • Championing EM positioning in the business and working to elevate your team.
  • Team spirit and mutual support mentality.
  • Passion to grow and explore the potentials with EM and this role.

Educations / Certifications*:

University degree / MBA as a plus

The responsibilities of this position are performed within the framework of a regional business model that is defined and managed by Mondelēz Europe GmbH, Switzerland .

No Relocation support available

Business Unit Summary

At Mondelez Europe, we are proud, not only of the iconic brands we make, but also of the people who make them. Our delicious products are created in 52 plants across Europe by more than 28,000 passionate people. We are the top maker of chocolate and biscuits and a leading maker of gum and candy. We make sure our powerful global brands and local jewels like Cadbury, Milka and Alpen Gold chocolates, Oreo, belVita, LU and Tuc biscuits get safely into our customers hands—and mouths. Great people and great brands. That’s who we are. Join us on our journey to continue leading the future of snacking around the world by offering the right snack, for the right moment, made the right way.

Mondelēz 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.

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Company benefits

Open to part-time employees
Open to job sharing
Open to compressed hours
Health insurance
Mental health platform access
Enhanced maternity leave
Enhanced paternity leave
Adoption leave
Shared parental leave
Tax-free childcare
Cycle to work scheme
On-site gym
Faith rooms
Pension match/increase
Salary sacrifice
Life assurance
Annual pay rises
Matched pension contribution
Annual bonus
Company car
Skilled worker visas
Volunteer days
Charity donation scheme
Lunch and learns
Employees are very happy with their working location freedom
Employees are very happy with the flexibility in the hours they work
Employees are largely happy with the benefits their company offers
Work-life balance
Employees feel that they can find the perfect balance of life and work
Role modelling
Employees feel that most people work flexibly
Employees feel they have complete autonomy over getting their work done

Additional employee ratings
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Employees feel that the diversity is good and there are continued efforts to improve it
Employees feel that the culture supports equity and inclusivity well
Employees enjoy the working environment
Employees feel quite excited about the company mission
Employees are very happy with their salaries and feel that it is well above the market average

Working at Mondelēz International

Company employees


Gender diversity (male:female)

55% M / 45% F

Office locations

Uxbridge, Reading, Wokingham, Crediton, Bournville, Minworth, Sheffield, Chirk, Marlbrook

Hiring Countries

United Kingdom

Awards & Achievements

Most flexible companies

Most flexible companies

Flexa100 2024
Consumer Goods

Consumer Goods

Industry awards 2023

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