Sr. Buyer, Ingredients - Sweeteners & Starches

at The Kraft Heinz Foods Company in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job Description

About Us
The Kraft Heinz Company is one of the largest food and beverage companies in the world, with eight $1 billion+ brands and global sales of approximately $25 billion. We're a globally trusted producer of high-quality, great-tasting, and nutritious foods for over 150 years. Our brands are truly global, with products produced and marketed in over 40 countries. These beloved products include condiments and sauces, cheese and dairy, meals, meats, refreshment beverages, coffee, infant and nutrition products, and numerous other grocery products in a portfolio of more than 200 legacy and emerging brands.

No matter the brand, we're united under one vision:To sustainably grow by delighting more consumers globally. Bringing this vision to life is our team of 39,000+ food lovers, creative thinkers, and high performers worldwide. Together, we help provide meals to those in need through our global partnership with Rise Against Hunger. We also stand committed to responsible, sustainable practices that extend to every facet of our business, our consumers, and our communities. Every day, we're transforming the food industry with bold thinking and unprecedented results. If you share our passion - and are ready to create the future, build a legacy, and lead as a global citizen - there's only one thing to do: join our table and let's make life delicious!

Our Culture of Ownership, Meritocracy & Collaboration
We're not afraid to think differently. Embrace new ideas. Dream big. We empower our people at every level - from entry-level intern to senior leader - to own their work. We share a responsibility to think like Owners - to be mindful of the collective and sustained success of Kraft Heinz - which we apply to every situation, every day. As part of Kraft Heinz, you're supported to grow and achieve. You're expected to bring your authentic self to work every day, to lead with humility, and drive outstanding performance at every level - and you'll be rewarded. You're given opportunities to leave a mark and build a legacy. But you won't do it alone. You're supported by passionate teammates along the way, and our collective, collaborative spirit fuels our incredible progress.
Job Description
The Sr. Buyer, Ingredients - Sweeteners & Starches is responsible for North America (U.S. and Canada) Procurement for the Kraft Heinz Company. From a supply chain and price risk management perspective, the categories are complex and volatile. The individual in this position should be a strategic sourcing expert. Commodity and price risk management experience is highly preferred.

Leading and facilitating the strategic sourcing process for the Ingredients category
Market and industry analysis, supplier research and review, category and supplier segmentation, sourcing events, analysis, negotiations, contracting, and implementation.
Ensure the most optimal terms and conditions for Kraft Heinz while not negatively impacting service or quality.
Category strategy development and ongoing category management result from sourcing activities to ensure the most effective supply base design. This position is linked closely with several cross-functional areas from an overall project management perspective and strategy execution.
Responsible for the delivery of specific productivity and cash flow targets in alignment with overarching goals and objectives, focusing on Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). The scope of this position includes category financial planning and budget setting as related to respective spending areas.
Manages various transactional activities related to systems and processes and is responsible for learning, understanding, and following all Kraft Heinz policies and Procurement policies and procedures as part of the overarching Procurement governance model.
Interact closely with the Procurement Global Category Leads/Director and other cross-functional senior leaders.

Minimum Bachelor's degree required.
Minimum of 3 years experience in Direct Procurement (i.e., Ingredients, Packaging)
High results-orientation.
Strong written, verbal, and listening skills
Ability to effectively negotiate and influence business decisions and change.
Strong Analytical, Planning and Execution skills.
Can be forceful and direct as well as... For full info follow application link.

It is the continuing policy of The Kraft Heinz Company to afford full equal employment opportunity to qualified employees and applicants, regardless of their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, physical or mental handicaps, military or veteran status, sexual preference, or any other protected condition or characteristic in conformity with all applicable federal, state, provincial and local laws and regulations.
Final candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States without Company sponsorship. Exceptions requesting work visa sponsorship will be reviewed on a case to case basis.

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Job Posting: 10967892

Posted On: May 28, 2023

Updated On: Jun 27, 2023

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