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PepsiCo Corp Procurement Associate Manager-233868BR in Chicago, Illinois

This job was posted by : For more information, please see: Procurement Associate Manager, Quaker MSOJob DescriptionAuto req ID: 233868BRJob DescriptionThis role will lead the flawless execution of Quaker's raw material supply assurance strategy. This role will maximize the value of our external suppliers and coordinate relationships between R&D, Supply Chain, and the product teams through the development of an SRM (Supplier Relationship Management) program.The role will serve as the conduit between R&D, Supply Chain, Operations, Co-Packers and Quaker's suppliers to coordinate and manage key relationships with all key stakeholders.Accountabilities:* Partner closely with Global Procurement's (GP) Market Supply Officer (MSO) & COE Category managers to execute multiple Sourcing Strategies.* Identify and develop cost reduction opportunities while maximizing benefit to the business.* Develop and execute against category strategies and business continuity plans within categories of ownership.* Develop and maintain supply chain requests & timelines, coordinate escalations of orders between plants, suppliers and demand planning. Hold internal stakeholders and suppliers accountable for key projects with KPI's and SLA's.* Develop an operational plan for qualification of new materials, new supplier on-boarding, supplier specification approval and inventory transition plans to mitigate costs and risks.* Lead risk mitigation plans for the inbound supply to ensure competitive and sustainable supply.* Ensure business continuity and quality of supply for raw materials.* Communicate, build consensus, influence, and lead in a way that will facilitate holistic adherence to the GP category strategies while improving internal stakeholder communication.* Conduit between GP and contract administrators to upload pricing/volume changes in SAP by ingredient/supplier.* Support category leads in financial reporting for spend as part of period price variance analysis.* Partner with R&D on Innovation launches within categories of management, ensuring ingredient sourcing is in line with project expectations/costs/timelines.* Negotiate contracts with suppliers to enable surety of supply as required.Qualifications/Requirements:* Bachelor's degree in a relevant area (Business Administration, Supply Chain, Finance); graduate degree preferred* Experience in a procurement function, including with contract management activities* Superior critical thinking skills; proficiency in Microsoft Excel* Effective communicator with excellent writing, oral, & presentation skills* Dealing with change management and cross-functional maneuvering while delivering an action plan* Strong Drive and interpersonal skills to manage multiple escalations internally/externally* Strong financial and analytical skills; demonstrated experience calculating financial implications to procurement strategies and decisions* Ability to operate during times of ambiguity* 3-5 years relevant experience* Ability to travel up to 10%* This position is limited to persons with indefinite right to work in the United States#LI-USARelocation Eligible: Eligible for Limited RelocationJob Type: RegularAll qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.PepsiCo is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Female / Minority / Disability / Protected Veteran / Sexual Orientation / Gender IdentityOur Company will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Fair Credit Reporting Act, and all other applicable laws, including but no t limited to, San Francisco Police Code Sections 4901 - 4919, commonly referred to as the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance; and Chapter XVII, Article 9 of the Los Angeles Municipal Code, commonly referred to as the Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.If you'd like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please download the available EEO is the Law & EEO is the Law Supplement documents. View PepsiCo EEO Policy