Sourcing Buyer – Organic Fruit, Vegetables, & Nuts

Numéro d’emploi: 12101
Emplacement(s): Minneapolis, MN

Aperçu et Responsabilités
POSITION OVERVIEW
 
This position will be responsible for managing the organic fruit, vegetable, and nut categories to support General Mills natural and organic brands, as well as lead key sourcing projects that will deliver HMM (holistic margin management) and help advance our natural and organic business’s growth plans. This role will be an important member of the Cascadian Farm and Muir Glen business units, and will interact daily with marketing, R&D, operations, quality, and finance.
 
RESPONSIBILITIES
 
The Sourcing Buyer, North America Organic Fruit, Vegetables, & Nuts will develop and implement sourcing strategies that successfully create deep supplier and business relationships to ensure that the supply chain can deliver high quality, cost effective, and sustainably sourced organic, natural, and non-GMO materials to support business requirements in the short- and long-term. In this position, you will interact with all cross functional teams to develop and execute growth and holistic raw material category strategies, as well as follow standard Source-to-Pay processes to execute key category management activities. This position reports to the Sourcing Manager, NA Natural/Organic.
 
  • Build deep supplier relationships and understand market dynamics of organic agricultural ingredients to develop category strategies that drive HMM and total value opportunities within raw material contracts and operational activities
  • Lead within the Ag-Based Business Model, working extremely closely with the business planning team to understand forecast volatility on fruit, vegetables, and nuts. Utilize outputs of the process to:
    • timely communicate raw material risks and supply shortages
    • present contracting options and recommendations to the business
    • oversee the management clearance routing with key stakeholders
    • manage annual crop contracting process with suppliers and internal business partners
    • continually review, refresh, and elevate financial risks throughout the fiscal year
  • Manage the day-to-day complexity of an ag-based category: manage quality issues, crop failures and interruptions in supply, and other non-conformities
  • Act as the main point of contact (“connector”) between the Cascadian Farm and Muir Glen business team and broader natural and organic sourcing team. Build deep and trusting relationships with the natural and organic business teams, actively participating and presenting in regular supply chain and commercialization meetings
  • Act as the sourcing lead to support new product launches and renovation projects with R&D within Cascadian Farm and Muir Glen businesses
  • Identify and develop contingency plans and alternate supply for key raw-materials; Build relationships with R&D and operations to implement a strategy for high-risk single-sourced ingredients.
  • Lead operational activities around General Mills’ pollinator and sustainability commitments. Liaise with suppliers and our pollinator-partner to plant new habitat within General Mills’ supply chain.
  • Manage monthly market outlook and financial results to accurately communicate actuals and forecast to the business.
  • Be a champion of Source-to-Pay and implement standard sourcing processes into day-to-day category management.

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Qualifications
REQUIRED SKILLS/EXPERIENCE
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 1-3 years of experience, preferably within sourcing or supply chain
  • Previous experience developing and leading direct material category strategies, development of external partner capabilities, or leading HMM initiatives
  • Experience leading and working with cross-functional partners: quality, R&D, operations, marketing, finance
  • Functional understanding of General Mills standard practices, tools, and processes
 
PREFERRED SKILLS/EXPERIENCE
  • High attention to detail and ability to analyze large sets of data to draw conclusions
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to connect and influence at all levels of the organization

Aperçu et Responsabilités

POSITION OVERVIEW
 
This position will be responsible for managing the organic fruit, vegetable, and nut categories to support General Mills natural and organic brands, as well as lead key sourcing projects that will deliver HMM (holistic margin management) and help advance our natural and organic business’s growth plans. This role will be an important member of the Cascadian Farm and Muir Glen business units, and will interact daily with marketing, R&D, operations, quality, and finance.
 
RESPONSIBILITIES
 
The Sourcing Buyer, North America Organic Fruit, Vegetables, & Nuts will develop and implement sourcing strategies that successfully create deep supplier and business relationships to ensure that the supply chain can deliver high quality, cost effective, and sustainably sourced organic, natural, and non-GMO materials to support business requirements in the short- and long-term. In this position, you will interact with all cross functional teams to develop and execute growth and holistic raw material category strategies, as well as follow standard Source-to-Pay processes to execute key category management activities. This position reports to the Sourcing Manager, NA Natural/Organic.
 
  • Build deep supplier relationships and understand market dynamics of organic agricultural ingredients to develop category strategies that drive HMM and total value opportunities within raw material contracts and operational activities
  • Lead within the Ag-Based Business Model, working extremely closely with the business planning team to understand forecast volatility on fruit, vegetables, and nuts. Utilize outputs of the process to:
    • timely communicate raw material risks and supply shortages
    • present contracting options and recommendations to the business
    • oversee the management clearance routing with key stakeholders
    • manage annual crop contracting process with suppliers and internal business partners
    • continually review, refresh, and elevate financial risks throughout the fiscal year
  • Manage the day-to-day complexity of an ag-based category: manage quality issues, crop failures and interruptions in supply, and other non-conformities
  • Act as the main point of contact (“connector”) between the Cascadian Farm and Muir Glen business team and broader natural and organic sourcing team. Build deep and trusting relationships with the natural and organic business teams, actively participating and presenting in regular supply chain and commercialization meetings
  • Act as the sourcing lead to support new product launches and renovation projects with R&D within Cascadian Farm and Muir Glen businesses
  • Identify and develop contingency plans and alternate supply for key raw-materials; Build relationships with R&D and operations to implement a strategy for high-risk single-sourced ingredients.
  • Lead operational activities around General Mills’ pollinator and sustainability commitments. Liaise with suppliers and our pollinator-partner to plant new habitat within General Mills’ supply chain.
  • Manage monthly market outlook and financial results to accurately communicate actuals and forecast to the business.
  • Be a champion of Source-to-Pay and implement standard sourcing processes into day-to-day category management.

#cb

Qualifications

REQUIRED SKILLS/EXPERIENCE
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 1-3 years of experience, preferably within sourcing or supply chain
  • Previous experience developing and leading direct material category strategies, development of external partner capabilities, or leading HMM initiatives
  • Experience leading and working with cross-functional partners: quality, R&D, operations, marketing, finance
  • Functional understanding of General Mills standard practices, tools, and processes
 
PREFERRED SKILLS/EXPERIENCE
  • High attention to detail and ability to analyze large sets of data to draw conclusions
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to connect and influence at all levels of the organization

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