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General Mills, Inc.

Global Procurement/Sourcing Capabilities Regional Lead

General Mills, Inc. - Minneapolis, MN

Company Overview
Food. Purpose. You. 
We serve the world by making food people love.  As one of the world\u2019s leading food companies, General Mills believes that food should make us better. Food brings us joy and nourishes our lives, connecting us to each other and the earth.  General Mills operates in more than 100 countries and markets more than 100 consumer brands, including Cheerios, Häagen-Dazs, Nature Valley, Betty Crocker, Pillsbury, Old El Paso, Yoplait and more. Headquartered in Minneapolis, General Mills had global net sales of US$16.6 billion during fiscal 2016.
We seek out the best talent, provide them with rich development resources, support, and the chance to lead something big. Choosing a career with General Mills means joining a company where you can make a difference in the lives of millions of people. There is tremendous opportunity here for individuals who are leaders, innovators, and want to be part of a company that serves the world by making food people love.

The Global Sourcing Contracts Center of Excellence Lead is responsible for developing and deploying a Contracts Center of Excellence model (COE) and Contract Lifecycle Management capability across our Global Sourcing Organization.  Specific responsibilities of the Global Sourcing Capabilities Lead role include the design of a proper organization COE structure, roles and responsibilities, and governance model.  Accountabilities will also include the development of proper SLA agreements and capacity model to utilize the resources most effectively, in addition to driving continuous improvement efforts post launch.  This position reports to the Global Capabilities Source to Pay Manager and supports the Sourcing buyers and region teams.
Responsibilities include:

Develop proper Contracts service delivery model with Global Business Solutions (GBS) and third party relationships; including team strategy, org design, and roles and responsibilities. 
Utilize benchmarking and internal stakeholder feedback to support COE design and capability development.
Design and implement standard Contract management roles between COE, buyers and operations analysts. 
Develop a capacity model and proper SLA agreement to ensure COE resources are used most effectively.
Implement a holistic Contract Lifecycle Management capability globally. 
Support implementation of the Source to Pay framework.  Specific focus on utilization of the Contract phase.
Develop key operational metrics within an SLA that ensure stakeholder needs are met.
Develop contract compliance reporting that supports global value creation and risk management needs.
Demonstrate strong knowledge of One Global Sourcing business processes and systems and take the initiative to teach skills to COE team members. Play an active role in on board training, stakeholder communication, and team culture.
Connect externally to bring new insight and expertise to Sourcing.
Maintain a focus on continuous improvement to advance new COE to the next level


Bachelor\u2019s degree. Preferred: Supply Chain Management, Economics or Business (any concentrations e.g. Finance, Marketing, etc.)
3 years of Sourcing experience, with an emphasis on buying experience; 5 Years preferred.
Fluency in English with the ability to work in a multi-lingual environment
Ability to set direction, design team roles and responsibilities, and effectively influence others to drive results
Proven track record of strong communication and collaboration of skills across distances (internal and external)
Project management experience
Ability to travel up to 10-15%

The Sourcing Leadership team seeks individuals with attributes and experiences that demonstrate:

Exceptional leadership capability
Problem solving and analytical skills, prefer experience in contract development and negotiations
Broad Perspective to \u201cconnect the dots\u201d and utilize strategic thinking. Capability to connect economic trends with business needs and market place opportunities to create a competitive advantage.
Curiosity and passion for learning and continuous improvement
Ability to influence external and internal partners on decisions that enable business results
Entrepreneurial qualities necessary for managing risk and leading change in a dynamic environment 
Exceptional interpersonal skills, ability to innovate, and the capability to influence and motivate others

Smart, savvy sourcing professional able to quickly grasp business opportunities and solve problems; communicate with clarity; able to identify opportunities for improvement. Ability to cross-pollinate ideas to peers in sourcing

Applicants for employment in the US must have work authorization that does not now or in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the United States and with General Mills (i.e., H1-B visa, F-1 visa (OPT), TN visa or any other non-immigrant status).

8 days 21 hours ago

General Mills, Inc.


Global Procurement/Sourcing Capabilities Regional Lead General Mills, Inc. - Minneapolis, MN, United States


Location: Minneapolis, MN

Company Profile:
By the 1960s, we were marketing children's products such as Play-Doh, Easy Bake Ovens, Spirograph, Monopoly and Nerf balls. In between, we associated with such memorable characters as Betty Crocker, Rocky & Bullwinkle, the Lone Ranger and the Pillsbury Doughboy.