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Job Description
The role of the Local Procurement Representative (LPR) is to act as a point of contact towards the internal customer for Procurement related questions, support local purchasing requests in collaboration with the Spend Area management organization, and manage efficient contracts implementation and acceptance on site, related to one or several sites. Works with business, end users, or Master Shoppers in given countries acting as valued and trusted Business Partner. Works with global or regional Spend Area teams to implement contracts locally and to provide local specifics on demand or requirements. Works with suppliers as needed and partners with the Regional Procurement Center (RPC) to enable spot purchases. Provides support to and coaches Master Shoppers, as needed. Ensures other regulatory compliance for all processes in scope.

Day to Day Operational or Project Management responsibilities:

    Act as the single point of contact (SPOC) for the Procurement function at a site, country or country cluster. Be the face of the source-to-pay process to in-contry leadership/ISC and other stakeholders

o Facilitate or form a link between the local users or Master Shoppers and the Procurement organization.
o Diffuse and ensure the respect of the Procurement procedures and Policies.
o Guarantee efficient use of the purchasing systems by all users providing them assistance when necessary.
o Build up solid information sharing and collaboration routines with local Supply Managers to facilitate effective cross-functional interactions for direct/indirect materials.

    Act as first escalation point for local business users or Master Shoppers related issues and drive resolution in line with regional and global Procurement policies.

    Verify purchase request quality if contacted by Regional Procurement Centre (RPC), align with end users or Master Shoppers on missing specifications, check e-sourcing feasibility and provide info or contact the Regional Procurement Centre (RPC) to assign Spot Buyers to work on purchase request execution.

    Coordinate local contract implementation tasks with Spend Area teams.

o Coordinate and participate in the execution of the contract implementation plan.
o Prepare and execute training for the end users.
o Promote the use of global or regional contracts.
o Lead the phase out of the old contracts and procedures.

    Know the ethical and legal compliance responsibilities of the position.

    Raise questions and concerns when faced with an ethical or compliance issue.

    Apply integrity in all aspects of professional conduct.

Strategic or Spot Buy Support responsibilities:

    Upon request by the Procurement centre or Spend Area Manager during the sourcing process provide input on local spend situation and Spend Area practices.

    Gather local internal customers’ requirements.

    Provide insights on local supplier market.

    Identify with stakeholders any local legal requirements that necessitate an adaptation of the contract.

    Support local supplier qualification assessment.

    Support the development of the contract implementation plan.

    Support initial and on-going spot buy reduction initiatives locally.

    Provide support and necessary local contacts during initial spot buy reduction exercise.

Proven track in relevant study in business economic environment (master degree is a plus)
More than 2 years of Procurement practitioner experience, broad background across different business functions (preferably in MDLZ)

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