Dec 04, 2019

Manager Commodity Procurement - Beloit, WI

  • Kerry Ingredients
  • San Juan del Rio, QUE, MX

Job Description

Requisition ID 9555
Position Type (US)Full Time
Career Function Purchasing/Procurement 
Recruiter #LI-MQ1
Posting Type LI

Leading to better encompasses all we do at Kerry, it's how we've become the worlds leading taste and nutrition company. Whether it's building and manufacturing sustainable solutions for food, beverage or pharmaceutical consumers, our commitment to lead the world to better nutrition drives us forward. With 24,000+ colleagues across the globe and 15,000+ Kerry products, your opportunities are limitless.

About Kerry A career with Kerry Taste & Nutrition offers you an opportunity to shape how people across the globe view food and beverage while providing you opportunities to explore and grow as your interests do. With our commitment to a sustainable future, a career with Kerry is something you can feel good about.About the role

The Kerry Center in Beloit, is our headquarters for North America and we are a leader in taste and nutrition for the global food, beverage and pharmaceutical industry.  We have approximately 700 employees at this location in roles such as regulatory, RD&A, finance, procurement, supply chain and customer care. This site is commutable from major cities such as Milwaukee, Madison & Chicago, accessible right off of the freeway.  If you’re looking to build a career with a team you can have some fun with, we might be the place for you. This site includes employee perks such as an onsite work out facility, cafe, and beautifully landscaped walking trails.

Key responsibilities

As a Manager Commodity Procurement you will have accountability for $100-$150MM + of commodity ingredient spend.  You will actively participates in the strategic sourcing activities for the America’s Region, with the goal of achieving significant initial cost reductions and price risk management, while maintaining/improving product quality and vendor service levels. 



  • Analyzes market and delivery conditions to determine present and future material availability/price, and prepares market analysis reports.
  • Manages commodity drivers to manage price risk and volatility of underlying market movements.
  • Implementation of category sourcing initiatives
  • Master agreements properly codified into local contracts 
  • Prepares/issues purchase contracts and change notices.
  • Prepares/reviews contracts, bids, proposals, and vendor agreements 
  • Solve operational issues with vendors
  • Reviews/resolves vendor claims and contracts 





Qualifications and skills

To get the most of this role at Kerry you’ll need to come with knowledge in procurement ability to influence up, and we’d prefer if you had procurement experience.  You’ll also meet these minimum requirements:


  • Bachelor’s Degree is required.  We prefer a degree in Agriculture Economics, Business, Finance or Food Science.
  • Do you have food industry and buying experience?  We prefer at least 5 years’ experience as it will jump start your career. 
  • Experience in sourcing commodity linked ingredients
  • Strong communication skills
  • Problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Basic understanding of purchasing and supply chain management
  • Must be able to travel 20-30%




3400 Millington Rd. Beloit, WI  53511

Kerry is an equal opportunity employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. Kerry will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditional upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen. EEO is the Law poster can be found here. Additional information can also be here .                                                                                                         

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