Kellogg Category Manager Procurement in GENEVA, Switzerland

Driven to enrich and delight the world through foods and brands that matter, Kellogg Company (NYSE: K) is the world’s leading producer of cereal, second largest producer of cookies and crackers and - through the acquisition of the iconic Pringles® business - the world’s second largest savory snacks company. In addition, Kellogg is a leading producer of frozen foods.

Every day, our well-loved brands - produced in 18 countries and marketed in more than 180 countries - nourish families so they can flourish and thrive. With 2011 sales of more than $13 billion, these brands include Cheez-It®, Coco Pops®, Corn Flakes®, Eggo®, Frosted Flakes®, Kashi®, Keebler®, Kellogg’s®, Mini-Wheats®, Pop-Tarts®, Pringles®, Rice Krispies®, Special K®, and many more.

Join us to spark unexpected fun and brighter days, and GROW with us!

In our Snacks Headquarters in Geneva, you will be responsible for the strategic sourcing of KEU Snacks Pack Materials, primarily used for Pringles brand and wholegrain cereal bars.

You will Lead & Collaborate to global initiatives/processes and critical regional projects linked to capacity expansion and cost optimization. This role fits in the KEU Procurement organization of around 30 people, out of which 3 based in Geneva (CH). You will have a spending responsibility of $150million per year for Kellogg Snacks Europe.

You will work in close collaboration with a large variety of group such as Factory Planners & Managers, Research and Technology Team, Procurement Team members, Supply Chain Finance Analyst, as well as the Snacks Leadership Team.


  • Develop and implement sourcing strategies for key spend categories and implement best practices within categories to drive more value for Kellogg’s.

  • Develop potential sourcing scenarios and negotiation tactics, prepare and conduct regional negotiations.

  • Syndicate with key stakeholders globally, in particularly Global Team for "Pringles Cans" sourcing.

  • Monitor implementation of new contract terms, with support from our Procurement Operations team. Review supplier scorecard and oversee performance within each spend category.

  • Contribute to discussions during core team meetings, regional strategic alignments and strategy summits.

  • Lead sourcing events and discuss innovation initiatives during category team meetings.

  • Deploy budget and update periodic forecasting of the relevant snacks pack material spending, in line with B.U. financial goals.

  • Drive and ensure accountability for Snacks Pack Material Cost Saving targets


At Kellogg Company, we place a huge emphasis on recruiting the best people to help grow our business and build on our success. To be considered for this position you must be able to demonstrate the following:


  • Substantial experience in a Strategic Procurement Function, preferably in Direct Materials sourcing

  • MBA or MSc in Engineering/Finance/Business

  • Self-starter, can-do attitude, resilient, looking for opportunities to contribute above and beyond, strategic long-term thinker & planner

  • Strong commercial experience within FMCG organisations, mastering the core skills of a procurement manager

  • Deep technical knowledge of the packaging category with significant strategic sourcing experience in a similar role; at ease with quantitative models and data analysis/manipulation.

  • Strong leadership & project management skills, comfortable with influencing at a senior level and exceptional problem solving skills. Good team player in a geographically and culturally diversified organization.


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Title: Category Manager Procurement

Location: CH-GE-Geneva

Requisition ID: PRO000028

Job Function: Procurement

Job Type: Professional

Closing Date: May 31, 2017, 3:59:00 PM

Relocation Assistance: No