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Manager, Procurement - Formulations

Company: Kraft Heinz Company
Location: Chicago
Posted on: September 22, 2023

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Manager, Procurement - Formulations page is loaded Manager, Procurement - Formulations Apply locations Chicago, IL time type Full time posted on Posted 2 Days Ago job requisition id R-74578 Job DescriptionJob PurposeAs the Procurement Manager for Formulations, you will support the Kraft Cheese and Oscar Mayer brands through technical and analytical support to ensure all products are produced in compliance with quality and regulatory constraints while also optimizing cost. You will be responsible for handling various entities within the applications used for short, mid, and long-term formulation and raw material projections, and for demonstrating those applications to conduct tactical and strategic analyses for the broader organization. The role acts as both a subject matter authority within the Formulations team and a liaison to relevant partners within R&D, Plant Operations, and the broader Procurement organization. Success in the role requires effective communication of analyses and insight of formulation cost savings to both internal and external customers.Essential Functions & ResponsibilitiesFormulation Development and Maintenance

  • Establishes and implements new formulations within the Quintiq Macro Planner application for meat, cheese, and dairy formulation and supply chain optimization, assuring that all pieces of the supply chain are updated and accurate for user operation and planning scenarios.
  • Maintains and synchronizes existing formulations, vendors, transportation lanes, raw materials specifications, etc. across all scenarios within Quintiq to assure that users can reliably formulate based on constraints and specifications.
  • Crafts and extends new raw material and finished goods for plant batches and alternate formulation.Procurement, Research and Development, and Plant Support
    • Supports and trains plant and research and development users to assure that the Quintiq Macro Planner application is used appropriately and effectively to drive optimal formulation.
    • Ensures that all plants have adequate batch sheets to support their daily production.
    • Acts as an escalation point for formulation issues and questions from procurement, R&D, and plant users.
    • Collaborates with R&D on the development of new formulations for new products and cost reduction initiatives for existing products.
    • Works with corporate quality and R&D to acquire formulation exceptions when unexpected circumstances arise.
    • Works in partnership with procurement and R&D to stimulate ideas on where possible new materials can used, developing accurate raw materials analytics values, recipes, and meat, cheese, and dairy characteristics for Quintiq formulation and planning.Reporting and Analytics
      • Maximizes analytical insights to conduct root cause analyses on formulation discrepancies between planned and actual formulation.
      • Supports procurement in decision making based on reporting and prescriptive analytics, including ad hoc analyses as needed.Expected Experience & Required Skills
        • Bachelor's degree in food, meat, dairy science, or related field (e.g., Chemical Engineering, Biology, Chemistry) required, master's degree preferred.
        • Possess a minimum of 3 to 5 years of experience in food science, research and development, or manufacturing.
        • Strong written and verbal communication skills and the ability to present complex information clearly across all levels of the organization, including the C-Suite.
        • Must be able to effectively collaborate across the organization to grow relationships and influence key stakeholders.
        • Prior experience extracting and identifying insights from business data from various sources, including SAP, Snowflake, Excel, and other database systems is highly beneficial.
        • Strong ability to translate data analysis into practical insights and tell the story of how those insights impact the business.
        • Experience building and using data visualization dashboards to drive concrete insights. Prior experience working with Tableau preferred.
        • Prior experience working with Quintiq Macro Planner is highly desirable.
        • Understanding of relational database models and ability to build, update and extract data from SQL databases.
        • Knowledge of functional and object-oriented programming languages (R, Python).
        • Advanced user of MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, and Outlook).Location(s)Chicago/Aon CenterKraft Heinz is an Equal Opportunity Employer that prohibits discrimination or harassment of any type. All qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Applicants who require an accommodation to participate in the job application or hiring process should contact . Similar Jobs (1) Procurement Manager - Just Spices locations Chicago, IL time type Full time posted on Posted 23 Days Ago ABOUT US Kraft Heinz is a global food company with a delicious heritage. -With iconic and emerging food and beverage brands around the world, we deliver the best taste, fun and quality to every meal table we touch. We're on a mission to disrupt not only our own business, but the global food industry. A consumer obsession and unexpected partnerships fuel our progress as we drive innovation across every part of our company.Around the world, our people are connected by a culture of ownership, agility and endless curiosity. We also believe in being good humans, who are working to improve our company, communities, and planet. -We're proud of where we've been - and even more thrilled about where we're headed - as we nourish the world and lead the future of food. WHY USWe grow our people to grow our business. We champion great people who bring ambition, curiosity, and high performance to the table as the guardians of our beloved and nostalgic brands.Good isn't good enough. -We choose greatness every day by challenging the ordinary and making bold decisions. All while celebrating our wins - and our failures - as we work together to lead the future of food. Challenging the status quo takes talent. -We invest in your purpose and potential by developing skills and nurturing strengths that leave a legacy on our business and a lasting impact on your career. Because great people make great companies, and we're growing something great here at Kraft Heinz. INCLUSION MATTERS TO USEveryone is welcome at our table. In fact, we thrive on learning and growing from our diverse backgrounds and perspectives.Doesn't matter who you are, where you're from, or who makes your heart sing. We want you to show up as your authentic self, excited to work with amazing colleagues to solve complex challenges and innovate in an ever-changing industry. -We're committed to:
          • Hiring and growing talent from diverse backgrounds and perspectives.
            • Growing our Business Resource Groups - vibrant, celebrated communities that enhance our business through thought leadership employee engagement and professional development opportunities.
              • Providing our managers and leaders high quality learning experiences to explore how to foster inclusion and belonging.

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