Strategic Sourcing Buyer-Americas (Newark, NJ, US)

Mars Newark , NJ 07101

Posted 6 months ago

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Job Title

Strategic Sourcing Buyer- Dairy

Segment / Business Unit

Mars Confectionery

Job Function / Job Family

Commercial Strategic Sourcing

Job Level / Pay Range

T2 (Individual Contributor)

Location / Site of Position

Newark, NJ

Line Managers Position

Global Category Director Dairy

Job Purpose

This role is responsible for the strategic sourcing of Dairy Ingredients to Mars Wrigley Confectionery in Americas

With an annual spend of more than $150m/annum.

Working with the cross-functional category team, this role has full buying responsibility for a portfolio of Dairy

Ingredients and is accountable for supplier quality, cost and delivery performance.

The role is critical for the implementation and evolution of the Global Dairy Category Strategy

Key Responsibilities

Create and execute the buying plan for specific Dairy Ingredients in the Americas region using world class price risk management practices and leading edge buying practices.

Lead specific work-streams and projects in the implementation of the Global Dairy Category Strategy

Develop and harness strategic supplier relationships ensuring flawless material availability and quality

Support the understanding and deployment of Mars Quality Standards within the supply base

Provide best in class category management and build strong networks internally and externally.

Ensure delivery of Value Leadership for specific Dairy Ingredients

Develop deep Dairy market expertise using internal & external networks

Identify new suppliers and continue to support the development of the existing supply base.

Job Specifications/Qualifications

  • Bachelors Degree required;

  • Must have sourcing expertise, experience in price risk management, supplier quality management and supplier relationship management

  • Preferred experience in Dairy or other commodity/agricultural based ingredient

  • Ability to develop broad-based category or business strategies

  • Ability to collaborate with a range of stakeholders within the business.

  • Demonstrated experience working with multi-cultural teams in a highly collaborative environment.

  • Proven ability to manage complex, regional projects

  • Ability to influence and impact higher management

  • Strong communication and networking skills.

  • Ability to travel up to 20% of the time, primarily within the USA

Mars is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. If you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process because of a disability, it is available upon request. The company is pleased to provide such assistance, and no applicant will be penalized as a result of such a request.



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