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Sr. Manager- Procurement - Supplier Collaboration

Company: Kraft-Heinz
Location: Chicago
Posted on: November 19, 2023

Job Description:

General information

All posting locations: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

Job Function: 02 - Procurement

Date Published: 30-Oct-2023

Ref #: R-73273

Description & Requirements

Locations : Chicago - Standard Business Hours

What do we bring to the table?

  • Benefits begin immediately upon hire. Fully customizable medical plans (HRA, HSA, FSA), 5 different carrier choices
  • Prescription (Rx) card
  • Full suite of additional plans: vision, dental, life, disability, adoption/family planning reimbursement, childcare, parental leave LiveWell lifestyle/well-being discount and rewards program (for example, $50 subsidy for fitness tracker)
  • 401(k) matching + extra 3% freebie company contribution
  • Business Resource Groups (BRGs)
  • Award-winning Ownerversity learning & development resource library
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for mental health support
  • Learn more about life #hereatKraftHeinz on our youtube channel!

    Sr Procurement Manager for Supplier Collaboration at a glance

    As the Senior Procurement Manager for Supplier Collaboration , you will be a member of the Agile Disruptive Innovation Procurement team responsible for delivering Kraft Heinz's biggest bets for new disruptive food-based solutions. You will play a critical role in developing Kraft Heinz supplier collaboration program and building out the model that fosters an environment of collaboration among suppliers and stakeholders. You will work cross-functionally and cross-zone (i.e., North America, International, etc.) with the procurement, quality, R&D, and marketing teams to develop new innovative solutions that bring value to the business.

    What's on the menu?
    • Develop and execute our Supplier Collaboration program.
    • Develop, roll out, and maintain Kraft Heinz's Supplier Collaboration playbooks.
    • Develop and lead training and "road shows" on Supplier Collaboration.
    • Negotiate applicable contracts including NDAs, Development Agreements, or other new types of contractual agreements that solidify our collaboration model with suppliers.
    • Execute Supplier Enabled Innovation events including crowd sourcing engagements, supplier innovation fairs, as well as prototyping and agile sessions with suppliers.
    • Embrace Agile WOW, implement Agile @ Scale playbook, and provide feedback on developing the process.
    • Be a leader on cross functional workstreams to deliver fit for purpose practices (R&D, quality, regulatory, legal, sales, etc.).

      Recipe for Success: Apply Now if this sounds like you!
      • I have experience in Procurement (i.e., Indirect, CAPEX, Ingredients, and/or Packaging) and 3 or more years of applicable business experience in the food industry (i.e., R&D, Engineering, etc.).
      • I have a demonstrated knowledge or experience in food or beverage manufacturing process.
      • I have a strong business acumen with the ability to understand and explain Procurement results and variances to non-Procurement audiences.
      • Strong relationship management skills to develop partnerships across the organization and with suppliers.
      • I have a process-thinking mindset to drive new processes and value streams.
      • I am able to effectively negotiate and influence business decisions and change.
      • I have the experience or desire to learn and apply Agile ways of working.
      • I have advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook).

        Please note: This job posting is just a preview of the full scope of the position. A comprehensive job description is shared upon interview.

        We hope to find you a seat at our table!

        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 Us

        We 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.

        Office Collaboration & Hybrid Work Environment

        We believe our office environment fuels our collaboration, connection & community as an organization and allows our employees to grow toward greatness. We also believe providing a more flexible and agile model is essential in today's workplace. A majority of our office-based employees will be able to work remotely for up to two days each week. Additionally, employees who are subject to this hybrid model will be eligible to work from anywhere for up to six weeks in a rolling 12-month period (in maximum two-week increments and according to benefits and tax guidelines). Some jobs may be required to be performed fully in office depending on the role's responsibilities and requirements.

        Kraft 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

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