Senior Sourcing Manager, North America Dairy – Minneapolis, MN

Job Number: 11388
Location(s): Minneapolis, MN

Overview & Responsibilities

RESPONSIBILITIES

The North American Sourcing Senior Manager will work with global sourcing partners to develop and implement a strategy to successfully create deep supplier relationships to ensure that the supply chain can deliver high quality, cost effective and more sustainably sourced dairy ingredients to support business requirements over the long-term. In this position you will also be responsible for development risk management strategies for dairy. This role reports to the North American Commodity Sourcing Director.

  • Heavy emphasis on driving growth for Yogurt and managing diary budgets across General Mills.
  • Recommend new approaches to improve GMI/Supplier value proposition and partner with Supply Chain, Marketing, R&D and Sustainability teams to ensure projects align with values and brand goals.
  • Identify and develop contingency plans and alternate supply for key raw materials.
  • Participate in development of strategic sourcing plans to ensure long-term delivery of consistent, sustainable and cost-effective supply for all key materials providing a competitive advantage in cost, quality and functionality.

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Qualifications

REQUIRED SKILLS/EXPERIENCE

  • 10+ years sourcing functional expertise – sustainability and claims management, contract negotiations, and project management
  • Commodity, Dairy, or Ag experience required
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Finance, Logistics, Supply Chain Management or Economics.
  • Ability to travel up to 20%

PREFERRED SKILLS/EXPERIENCE

  • Develop expertise in risk management
  • Deep connection to the brand and consumer
  • Visibility to inspire transparency and how this drives sales
  • SAP experience
  • Listen and use influence skills to determine how best to create winning risk management strategies.
  • Learns quickly and can apply skills to new projects or situations. Desire to continuously seek knowledge to find ways to improve our strategies, commitments and long-term brand needs.
  • Leverage curiosity to inspire others to find new ideas as well.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required to effectively coordinate projects with both Supplier and GMI personnel
  • Strong skills in analysis and creative problem solving
  • Technical knowledge with MS Office, SAP, and data science
  • Ability to work independently

Overview & Responsibilities

RESPONSIBILITIES

The North American Sourcing Senior Manager will work with global sourcing partners to develop and implement a strategy to successfully create deep supplier relationships to ensure that the supply chain can deliver high quality, cost effective and more sustainably sourced dairy ingredients to support business requirements over the long-term. In this position you will also be responsible for development risk management strategies for dairy. This role reports to the North American Commodity Sourcing Director.

  • Heavy emphasis on driving growth for Yogurt and managing diary budgets across General Mills.
  • Recommend new approaches to improve GMI/Supplier value proposition and partner with Supply Chain, Marketing, R&D and Sustainability teams to ensure projects align with values and brand goals.
  • Identify and develop contingency plans and alternate supply for key raw materials.
  • Participate in development of strategic sourcing plans to ensure long-term delivery of consistent, sustainable and cost-effective supply for all key materials providing a competitive advantage in cost, quality and functionality.

#cb

Qualifications

REQUIRED SKILLS/EXPERIENCE

  • 10+ years sourcing functional expertise – sustainability and claims management, contract negotiations, and project management
  • Commodity, Dairy, or Ag experience required
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Finance, Logistics, Supply Chain Management or Economics.
  • Ability to travel up to 20%

PREFERRED SKILLS/EXPERIENCE

  • Develop expertise in risk management
  • Deep connection to the brand and consumer
  • Visibility to inspire transparency and how this drives sales
  • SAP experience
  • Listen and use influence skills to determine how best to create winning risk management strategies.
  • Learns quickly and can apply skills to new projects or situations. Desire to continuously seek knowledge to find ways to improve our strategies, commitments and long-term brand needs.
  • Leverage curiosity to inspire others to find new ideas as well.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required to effectively coordinate projects with both Supplier and GMI personnel
  • Strong skills in analysis and creative problem solving
  • Technical knowledge with MS Office, SAP, and data science
  • Ability to work independently

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