Sourcing Analyst – Operations & Process

Job Number: 10731
Location(s): Minneapolis, MN

General Mills is reshaping the future of food. We believe food makes us better. It nourishes our bodies, brings us joy and connects us to each other. As one of the world’s leading food companies, General Mills operates in more than 100 countries and markets more than 100 consumer brands, including Cheerios, Nature Valley, Betty Crocker, Yoplait, Annie’s Homegrown, Old El Paso, Epic Provisions, Blue Buffalo and more. Are you passionate about the future of food? You’ve come to the right table. We want the very best talent to help lead something big.

Job Details

Overview & Responsibilities

The Sourcing/Operations Analyst (OA) will provide category support and sourcing operations alignment to Buyers. The OA will deploy standard practice operations tools and processes with buyers by appropriately matching tools, processes, and resources in the Source to Pay process to support business results. The OA will be partnering with both external suppliers and internal partners to support overall Sourcing initiatives. Strong communication and change management with buyers to lead them from current customized processes to standard process is imperative. This will include consulting with buyers on business process improvements and communicating needs within the Operations team to ensure key business requirements are met. The OA will participate in governing standard process through reporting, analytics, and process support. Additionally, category specific support may be required. Strong communication skills, project management, and process management execution and great customer service are must haves for this role.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Analytics:

  • Track, report, and assess key category/function metrics
  • Ad-hoc reporting
  • Data health and accuracy maintenance and continuous improvement

Process Support:

  • Perform analysis and testing for new/updated processes
  • Tracking of process optimization opportunities

Category Support:

  • Purchase to Pay support including new vendor set ups, contract and price management, payment terms and process support
  • Supplier relationship management support including supply issue and liability/risk resolution, performance management tracking, and operational support
  • Tail spend compliance management of broader categories
  • Demonstrate proficiency in key/appropriate Sourcing systems – SAP, BEX, Zeke, Coupa, etc.

Business Alignment:

  • Provide subject matter expertise on Source to Pay process, standards, and capabilities
  • Identification of right work, right place and automation opportunities

The key stakeholders this position will be interacting with are the Buyers and Platform Leads in the Sourcing Platforms, the Sourcing Operations team, and key stakeholders in the business teams.

Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree preferably in Business, Management, Purchasing or Supply Chain Management
  • Project management skills
  • Strong collaboration
  • High learning agility
  • Process Improvement

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Overview & Responsibilities

The Sourcing/Operations Analyst (OA) will provide category support and sourcing operations alignment to Buyers. The OA will deploy standard practice operations tools and processes with buyers by appropriately matching tools, processes, and resources in the Source to Pay process to support business results. The OA will be partnering with both external suppliers and internal partners to support overall Sourcing initiatives. Strong communication and change management with buyers to lead them from current customized processes to standard process is imperative. This will include consulting with buyers on business process improvements and communicating needs within the Operations team to ensure key business requirements are met. The OA will participate in governing standard process through reporting, analytics, and process support. Additionally, category specific support may be required. Strong communication skills, project management, and process management execution and great customer service are must haves for this role.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Analytics:

  • Track, report, and assess key category/function metrics
  • Ad-hoc reporting
  • Data health and accuracy maintenance and continuous improvement

Process Support:

  • Perform analysis and testing for new/updated processes
  • Tracking of process optimization opportunities

Category Support:

  • Purchase to Pay support including new vendor set ups, contract and price management, payment terms and process support
  • Supplier relationship management support including supply issue and liability/risk resolution, performance management tracking, and operational support
  • Tail spend compliance management of broader categories
  • Demonstrate proficiency in key/appropriate Sourcing systems – SAP, BEX, Zeke, Coupa, etc.

Business Alignment:

  • Provide subject matter expertise on Source to Pay process, standards, and capabilities
  • Identification of right work, right place and automation opportunities

The key stakeholders this position will be interacting with are the Buyers and Platform Leads in the Sourcing Platforms, the Sourcing Operations team, and key stakeholders in the business teams.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree preferably in Business, Management, Purchasing or Supply Chain Management
  • Project management skills
  • Strong collaboration
  • High learning agility
  • Process Improvement

#CB

DCGM

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