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Date:  Nov 17, 2023
Job Req ID:  16402
Category:  SupplyChain/ Operations
Country/Region:  US
State:  CA
City:  Antibes
Workplace:  Hybrid

Title:  Director, Strategic Sourcing - Marketing , Sales & Commercial


In your role as Direcor, Strategic Sourcing - Marketing, Sales and Commercial you are responsible for the Marketing portfolio, you will lead the procurement of Marketing products and services across a complex Marketing ecosystem including Agencies, Marketing Technology, Media, Insights and Analytics to name a few.  You will lead and collaborate with various Marketing stakeholders delivering sourcing strategies as well as develop a quality supply base that supports Marketing’s goals and objectives while effectively measuring the success of sourcing initiatives and supplier relationships.  In addition, you will directly manage a Marketing Procurement team.       


A Taste of What You’ll Be Doing

  • Thought leader in Marketing Procurement – A change agent driving innovation across the agency ecosystem and continuous improvement in performance across Marketing suppliers and spend
  • Collaboration is Key - Business Partner to Marketing inclusive of Global Growth and the key leader within Indirect Procurement to develop effective category sourcing strategies and programs with suppliers that drive both impact and value
  • Set the pace - Direct and lead procurement for marketing categories (i.e. KNA Marketing, Agencies, Insight and Analytics, etc.) utilizing Kellanova Strategic Sourcing (KSS) process
  • Build for the future - Develop a robust pipeline of ideas to optimize value through increased impact of programs and/or reduction of costs
  • Process focused- Create a pool of diverse suppliers and lead the process to select suppliers consistent with company objectives, growth plans, and sourcing strategy. 
  • Lead the team - Lead and conduct Joint Business Planning sessions with strategic partners, conduct operation reviews, and manage supplier performance within each spend category or program


Your Recipe for Success


  • A minimum of 5-7 years of Marketing Procurement experience that includes Agency relationships and contracts. 
  • Bachelor degree, MBA preferred
  • Must have excellent presentation, written and verbal communication skills.   Ability to think and act strategically while engaging and executing tactically as appropriate to drive results
  • Strong leadership balanced with collaboration and influencing skills 
  • Strong negotiation and world class supplier relations skills
  • Position requires some travel 


What’s Next

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This role takes part in Locate for Your Day, Kellanova’s hybrid way of working that empowers office-based employees to, in partnership with their managers, find a balance between working from home and the office.


About Kellanova


Kellanova is a leading company in global snacking, international cereal and noodles, plant-based foods, and North America frozen breakfast, and a portfolio of iconic, world-class brands, including Pringles, Cheez-It, Pop-Tarts, Kellogg’s Rice Krispies Treats, MorningStar Farms, Incogmeato, Gardenburger, Nutri-Grain, RXBAR, and Eggo. We also steward a suite of beloved international cereal brands, including Kellogg’s, Frosties, Zucaritas, Special K, Krave, Miel Pops, Coco Pops, and Crunchy Nut, among others.


At Kellanova, we are committed to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (ED&I), uplifting each other and embracing our differences to achieve our common goals. Our focus on ED&I enables us to build a culture where all employees are inspired to share their passion, talents, ideas, and can bring their authentic selves to work. Learn more here.


We’re proud to offer industry competitive Total Health benefits (Physical, Financial, Emotional, and Social) that vary depending on region and type of role. Be sure to ask your recruiter for more information!


The Finer Print


Kellanova is an Equal Opportunity Employer that strives to provide an inclusive work environment, a seat for everyone at the table, and embraces the diverse talent of its people. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, disability, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, sexual orientation, age, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. For more information regarding our efforts to advance Equity, Diversity & Inclusion, please visit our website here.   

Candidates must reside in IL or MI for this role. 


Ready to Taste the Future of Food? 

-Kellanova Recruitment

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