Manager, Procurement Operations and Process Excellence
Kraft - Northfield, IL

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This position will drive the execution of the Source to Pay (STP) framework End to End to ensure consistency in technology, systems and processes across Kraft and respective Business Units, while simultaneously ensuring compliance to overarching Kraft Procurement processes and systems. As part of the broader Procurement strategy and framework, this role will continue to evolve tools and processes to lead Kraft Procurement strategies, drive alignment across respective Business Units and related functions, and support all Business Unit BPE strategies that link to the broader organization. Depending upon the individual role, this leader may have responsibility for overall direct materials systems and processes, indirect materials systems and processes, or overall Procurement operations. The indirect scope also includes the management of a third party relationship for the buying of indirect goods and services from requisition through purchase order. This element of relationship management includes troubleshooting and issue resolution, process and controls, strategy and governance, development and review of SLA’s. This role supports the ongoing optimization of the Source to Pay process including design, strategic development, sourcing and supplier management, and Procure to Pay (PTP) metrics and reporting, including all aspects of order to cash, and specific inventory management platforms. This position manages the changing business process landscape to respond to evolving strategies, as well as anticipate the future needs of the organization. This position facilitates and manages all aspects of Procurement/STP systems implementation and roll-out for any new system, or upgrade to an existing platform. This encompasses all aspects of project management, sourcing and supplier selection, process mapping, prioritization of action items, deployment, training and institutionalization. May also include the management of critical supplier relationships to ensure sustainability. This role has ownership for all Procurement policy and procedure compliance, in addition to broader process compliance to regulations including Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX), etc. This leader will provide troubleshooting capabilities from a “help desk” perspective, and link stakeholders to various training opportunities to ensure that overall Procurement and Integrated Supply Chain (ISC) objectives are being achieved.

Drive BPE Initiatives.

Manages all aspects of institutionalizing the business strategy for the Source to Pay (STP) process and governance model to ensure compliance and optimization across Procurement and throughout the Business Units/Central Functions. Ensures that the roadmap is aligned with the STP process, and leads efforts that include transactional efficiency, sourcing efficiency, and e-enabled collaboration for innovation and supplier relationship management. Leads and delivers Business Unit/Central Function systems governance to include Catalyst, SPM, SmartKart, SAP, Spend Analysis, P-card and CTX/CTA. Develops, implements, and executes alignment and collaboration across supplier relationship management (SRM) and innovation processes. Also ensures stakeholder compliance to Sarbanes-Oxley and related regulations. The indirect scope also includes the management of a third party relationship for the buying of indirect goods and services from requisition through purchase order. This element of relationship management includes troubleshooting and issue resolution, process and controls, strategy and governance, development and tracking of SLA’s for compliance.

Institutionalize the Procurement Governance Model.

Provides institutionalization of the overarching procurement governance model across the organization to encompass strategic sourcing, category and supplier segmentation, contracting and risk mitigation, supplier integration/supplier relationship management, performance management, systems and training. This includes facilitating consistent education programs, tools and templates, established KPI’s, category planning and business review models, and leveraging the knowledge center database for critical information. Leads efforts to confirm that integrated supplier resources including Category Captains and embedded Supplier Residents are linked appropriately with the Business Units from an overall process and technology perspective, to ensure that overall productivity and cash flow goals and objectives can be achieved. Provides assistance and linkage to the Kraft educational knowledge center for the Procurement group, ensuring that stakeholders are aware of and have access to the various programs and opportunities available.

Systems Implementation (New Systems, Platform Upgrades or Modifications).

This position facilitates and manages all aspects of Procurement/STP systems implementation and roll-out for any new system within scope, or upgrade to an existing platform. This encompasses all aspects of project management, sourcing and supplier selection, process mapping, communication, prioritization of action items, training and institutionalization. Also includes the development and education of policy and process associated with any systems modifications, and may also include the oversight of critical IT/IS supplier relationships from an overall business management perspective. Ensures enterprise wide acceptance and compliance to all systems modifications through effective change management efforts.

Technology Support and Troubleshooting.

Provides ongoing access and support from a “help desk” perspective to give assistance and training to stakeholders on critical Procurement processes across the Source to Pay (STP) and Procure to Pay (PTP) landscape. Leads problem solving and troubleshooting efforts around Procurement processes to help enable delivery of overall productivity and cash flow objectives. Initiatives broader training efforts where needed to address gaps in education and knowledge.

This position interacts frequently with senior leadership across all functional areas within Kraft, the broader Procurement organization at the Center and within the Business Units (including all Business Unit and Manufacturing facilities), the BPE and Strategy Team, Finance, Audit, IT/IS, Customer Service, the Procure to Pay (PTP) Team, Human Resources, Innovation, L6S, and Regulatory.

This role also interacts regularly with stakeholders and senior leadership from the supplier community for current and prospective Minority and Woman-Owned businesses, and suppliers providing services to the BPE group.

Qualifications

Bachelor's degree required

5+ years of Business Process Experience

5+ years Procurement / Supply Management Experience

5+ years IT/IS Systems (STP) and (PTP) Experience

Strategic Thinking

Business and Financial Acumen

Project Management

Relationship Management / Navigation of Matrix Organization

Communication Skills (Written and Verbal)

Diplomacy

Problem Solving

Influencing

Change Management

Kraft Foods is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Kraft recruits qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, ethnic or national origin, veteran status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, sexual orientation or preference, gender identity, marital status or citizenship status.

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Procurement Management

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