Procurement sources all goods and services worldwide to produce and deliver our delicious products to customers and consumers. Five teams work together to give us competitive advantage in the global business environment.
Category acts as a dedicated partner to each of our Categories, working with their teams on strategy and innovation. This is a part of Procurement where face-to-face interaction is vital and we meet with Local Procurement Representatives on a daily basis.
Commodity Price Risk Management (CPRM) is a global team that focuses on seven key commodities: energy, cocoa, dairy, sugar, grains, edible oils and nuts. All these commodities are traded on global markets and prices can change quickly. The team uses the Pricing Net of Commodities to track prices and control the risks to our business.
Global Strategy & Capability supports all groups within Procurement by sharing its expertise in best-in-class processes, policies and capability development. We need a master plan to achieve our long-term goals. This team looks at the overall ability of our people, processes and technology, and ways we can improve efficiency and effectiveness across Procurement.
Spend Areas are five global teams (Raw Materials, Packaging, Logistics & Manufacturing, Marketing & Sales and Business Services & Information Systems) responsible for 100% of purchases in their area. They work with suppliers and leverage our scale to get the best value for money. Through the Collaborating & Rationalizing for Enterprise Wins (CREW) initiative, they keep things simple and our suppliers to a minimum.
Operations comprises Local Procurement Representatives, who deal directly with stakeholders and suppliers in their regions and areas. It also includes Procurement Operations Centers, which are responsible for indirect spend transactions, procurement efficiency and ‘spot buys’ – which can be one-off purchases or just a great local deal.
Entry roles include Local Procurement Representative, Sourcing Specialist and Commodity Procurement Risk Management (CPRM) Specialist, with a path to roles such as Spend Area Lead, Global Strategy & Capability Lead, Sourcing Director or CPRM Director.
“Make sure you distinguish your career from your job goals.” - Zakaria Dahkoun, Director Global Sourcing, Logistics