Rockstar Global Procurement Director

Job Description

Auto req ID: 209176BR

Job Description

The Director, PBNA Ingredients, is responsible for leading the development and implementation of progressive sourcing strategies that deliver economic and cost efficiencies, supply assurance and quality in the procurement of $250MM ingredient spend across PBNA.

The selected candidate:

  • Reports solid line to Vice President, PBNA Market Supply Officer
  • Will have matrix management responsibilities, partnering and influencing across multiple levels and organizations, to drive the PBNA ingredients agenda
  • Will have five direct reports
Principal Accountabilities:
  • Develop and implement sourcing strategies of key ingredients (protein, vitamins, flavors etc.) that provide a competitive market advantage across all PBNA brands
  • Develop and foster strategic supplier relationships that deliver cost reduction, supply assurance, quality improvement and innovation
  • Negotiate supplier agreements that align with the interests of the Company and also comply with Company policies
  • Establish and maintain effective partnerships with key stakeholders (R&D, Marketing) to identify and fulfil future ingredient needs and volume growth
  • Lead M&A due diligence work across GP and manage the integration of acquisitions
  • Perform financial requirements to include total cost analysis, business case development, cost modeling, cash flow analysis and creation of annual operating and strategic business plans
  • Incorporate current business practices and identify areas of opportunity with a focus on total cost reduction and supply optimization
  • Lead agenda across North American productivity initiatives and partner with Finance to accurately report productivity savings in AOP year and SBP planning cycles
  • Work collaboratively with R&D, business units and suppliers to develop recommendations that drive Value Engineering productivity initiatives


  • Ten (10) years plus work experience in direct procurement and supply chain management in food, beverage or CPG industries
  • Bachelor Degree desired in Supply Chain Management, Finance, Engineering, Science or Business, MBA or MS Finance preferred but not essential
  • Direct management and expertise in food and beverage ingredients markets (traded and non traded) e.g. protein, sweeteners, niche ingredients
  • Ability to interpret and succinctly communicate market dynamics for senior management and non-expert audiences
  • Strong analytical skills: conducts financial business case analysis and TCO modeling for complex supply chains
  • Leverages sourcing strategies to deliver the business operating plan and unlock new value and productivity drivers to ensure sustained productivity delivery
  • Proven track record in the development and commercialization of food ingredients and leverages emerging technologies to transform and drive costs down
  • Identifies and manages potential risk in unique or regulated sourcing environments e.g. intellectual property protection, anti-dumping suits, tariffs/duty imposition etc.
  • Intellectually curious with a broad understanding of and interest in global macroeconomic, cultural and political trends
  • Comfortable dealing with ambiguity, creates flexible strategies and adapts quickly to changing business environment

Relocation Eligible: Not Eligible for Relocation
Job Type: Regular