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Mondelēz International • United Kingdom

Manager, Purchase Strategy Teams

Employment type:  Full time

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 Lead the Future of Snacking. Make It Matter.

Mondelēz International, Inc. empowers people to snack right in over 150 countries around the world. We're leading the future of snacking with iconic brands such as Oreo, belVita and LU biscuits; Cadbury Dairy Milk, Milka and Toblerone chocolate; Sour Patch Kids candy and Trident gum. Our 80,000+ colleagues around the world are key to the success of our business. Great people and great brands. That’s who we are.

Join us on our mission to continue leading the future of snacking around the world by offering the right snack, for the right moment, made the right way. It’s time for you to Make It with Mondelēz International.

Job Description

The Manager, Purchase Strategy Teams is responsible for managing the PST program and enabling PST leads to create and execute comprehensive purchase strategies for key spend areas within Global Procurement. The Manager will work with colleagues to ensure their purchase strategies include detailed spend analysis, a clear understanding of business needs, industry assessment, and short; mid; and long-term actions. In this role, you will interact with business units, spend areas and stakeholders at the local/regional/global level and monitor the implementation of purchase strategies.

How you will contribute

You’ll help create a competitive advantage for Mondelēz International by establishing a winning spend strategy program and effectively working with the resources responsible for executing those strategies. Working with spend area team leads, you will drive sustainable top and bottom-line growth through comprehensive purchase strategies, best-in-class strategy development methodologies, and highly effective analysis processes and tools.

Development and delivery of training and resource materials that are accessible across Global Procurement. Responsible for purchase strategy team processes capabilities and reporting. Provide assistance for teams that support all brands, Business Units and functions. Ensure teams and team leads are aware of their responsibilities and purchase strategy team deliverables. Operate using a continuous improvement mindset and implement changes that drive incremental value.

What you will bring

A desire to drive your future and accelerate your career with experience and knowledge in:

  • Bachelor’s degree with related experience a must. MS/MBA/CPIM a plus.

  • Minimum 5 years quality, sourcing or related/relevant experience within a multi-plant or multi-divisional business, required.

  • Must have proven track record of successfully managing projects, people and resources and responsible for developing & implementing purchase strategies within a global environment.

  • Strategic long-term & short-term thinking, ability to multitask with a sense of urgency.

  • Interface and influence with external resources and internal resources at all levels, highly desired.

More about this role

Education / Certifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree with related experience a must. MS/MBA/CPIM a plus.

Job specific requirements:

  • Help teams develop and implement purchase strategies to optimize sourcing results.

  • Coach teams on how to execute their purchase strategies to ensure short-term initiatives, mid-term actions and the long-term strategies are achieved.

  • Serve as a resource for teams on topics including strategic sourcing, supplier relationship management, supplier diversity, sustainability, contracting, performance and risk management.

  • Work with Purchase Strategy Team Leads to understand spend and identify opportunities to support Global Procurement objectives.

  • Produce reporting and analysis of spend area strategy teams to identify improvement opportunities.

  • Facilitate implementation of change initiatives to improve purchase strategy team performance.

  • Identify and share best practices used to develop purchase strategies and lead teams, including but not limited to stakeholder engagement.

  • Develop and maintain knowledge of respective global supply markets, competitors and product innovations.

  • Build strong relationships with team leads with a focus on fostering trust and collaboration.

  • Develop a maturity plan for purchase strategy team program implementation and provide regular progress updates to the GPLT.

No Relocation support available

Business Unit Summary

At Mondelēz International, our purpose is to empower people to snack right by offering the right snack, for the right moment, made the right way. That means delivering a broad range of delicious, high-quality snacks that nourish life's moments, made with sustainable ingredients and packaging that consumers can feel good about.

We have a rich portfolio of strong brands globally and locally including many household names such as Oreo, belVita and LU biscuits; Cadbury Dairy Milk, Milka and Toblerone chocolate; Sour Patch Kids candy and Trident gum. We are proud to hold the top position globally in biscuits, chocolate and candy and the second top position in gum.

Our 80,000 makers and bakers are located in more than 80 countries and we sell our products in over 150 countries around the world. Our people are energized for growth and critical to us living our purpose and values. We are a diverse community that can make things happen—and happen fast.

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.

Job Type


Procurement Operations


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)


Office locations

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

Hiring Countries



United Kingdom

Awards & Achievements

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Flexa100 2024
Consumer Goods

Consumer Goods

Industry awards 2023

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