India Foods_Regional Sourcing Manager, Commodities_Mumbai
General Mills
Powai, Mumbai, India
6d ago

India Foods Business is a full-service manufacturing and marketing unit comprising over 500 employees spread across over multiple locations across India.

Our strong suite of products includes the Pillsbury, Betty Crocker, Haagen-Dazs and Nature Valley brands in both direct-to-consumer and B2B channels across Retail, Food Service and Bakeries & Exports.

We combine the capabilities of a global enterprise with the entrepreneurial spirit and cultural awareness you would expect of a smaller local company.

Job Description Job Title : Regional Category Manager, Commodities Industry : FMCG Employment type : Full Time Location : Mumbai, India Job Function : Sourcing POSITION SUMMARY : The commodity buyer supports the development of spend area practices for India, Middle East and Korea operations.

This includes sourcing strategy execution, and stakeholder management, to maximize the total value of ownership for the Organization.

Person works closely with regional business and Global spend area teams to facilitate best practice sharing and drive advantaged quality, cost, service and compliance to the Organization.

Role shall also be responsible for Risk Management of the region spend. Position reports into regional sourcing lead; shall be managing a spend of over USD 50 mm across categories like Sugar, Grain / Flour, Starches, Dairy, Fats / Oils etc.

and may require domestic as well as international travel. RESPONSIBILITIES : Support regional sourcing strategy development and planning Execute the supplier negotiation strategy at Country and Regional level Lead execution of projects to support the Source to Pay strategic roadmap Strategy communication and alignment with regional and local cross functional teams Actively engage in local key initiatives (aggregate demand, construct bid packages, and support sourcing through suppliers around the region / globe) especially negotiations to ensure value levers are effectively played Project prioritization and securing resources for implementation Lead contract implementation and drive contract compliance as per globally defined policies Support regional supplier relationship and risk management Support management of internal customer relationships related to defined spend area portfolio BASIC QUALIFICATIONS : MBA / PG in SCM or Operations from premium institute 3-5 years hands on working experience in strategic sourcing role, preferably Commodities Proven ability of designing and implementing Procurement solutions, preferably in a global organization Hands on experience of leading risk management activities for a large spend Drive for results delivery / execution skills are key Good Communication and Multi-tasking skills Strong problem-solving skill.

Able to follow up and follow through with persistent to drive results utilizing sound project management, organizational and problem-solving skills.

COMPANY OVERVIEW : General Mills is the fifth largest food company in the world, marketing a portfolio of dynamic and trusted consumer brands across a wide range of food categories, holding No.

1 or No. 2 market positions in virtually every category in which they compete. Headquartered in the United States in Minnesota, General Mills, with over $15.

6 billion in net sales, more than 41,000 employees worldwide, and over 150 years history is thrived by making food people love.

Some of our most known global and regional brands are Häagen-Dazs, Old El Paso, Green Giant, Nature Valley, Pillsbury, Yoplait, Betty Crocker, in addition to strong local brands such as Wan Chai Ferry in China, Knack & Back in Germany, Jus-Rol in the United Kingdom, and Latina in Australia / NZ.

Named one of the Top 100 Companies to work for by Fortune Magazine, General Mills is also a multi award-winning employer across the globe, committed to talent development.

General Mills Asia is a young and fast-growing region covering Greater China, Korea, Southeast Asia, India, Middle East and Africa, headquartered in Singapore.

FUNCTION OVERVIEW : Sourcing is a well-connected global function in General Mills. The company is continuously investing and building our One Global Sourcing Team with exceptional talents, of which Asia is an indispensable part.

Additional Information Within General Mills we are expected to role model our values : Do the right thing all the time : Ensure all dealings are transparent and conducted with ethics & integrity.

All contracts meet audit & risk requirements for life of contract. Play to Win : Deliver exceptional value for the customers and delivering on the commitments.

Always putting consumer first. Win as a Team Build open & trusting work relationships. Respecting & Embracing differences and working across boundaries to get the best outcome for the company.

Grow and Inspire : Inspire people to be their best - not only at General Mills but also in our community. Building diverse teams and empowering them to make a difference.

Act Boldly, Move Quickly : Seek improvements in every area of the company. Quickly sense & respond to risks & opportunities.

Take decisive actions on critical priorities. COMPANY OVERVIEW We exist to make food the world loves. But we do more than that.

Our company is a place that prioritizes being a force for good, a place to expand learning, explore new perspectives and reimagine new possibilities, every day.

We look for people who want to bring their best bold thinkers with big hearts who challenge one other and grow together.

Because becoming the undisputed leader in food means surrounding ourselves with people who are hungry for what’s next.

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