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.
Business Units Procurement acts as a dedicated partner to each of our Business Units, working with their teams on strategy and innovation, while also ensuring operational effectiveness. This is a part of Procurement where face-to-face interaction is vital and we meet with our business partners and procurement colleagues daily.
Operations comprises Local Procurement Specialists who deal directly with stakeholders and suppliers in each business unit. 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.
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 works with BUs and Global Finance team 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, digital technologies, policies and capability development. This team designs, develops and deploys strategic programs aiming to continuously evolve our capabilities to be the best in the industry like data science, innovation, digitization and advanced sourcing techniques, and support the learning of our people.
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 and partner the business on value generation, supplier portfolio optimization, simplification, innovation, sustainability and risk management.
Entry roles include Local Procurement Specialist, 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.
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