Sourcing Operations Analyst - Cross Category - Minneapolis, MN at General Mills

| Minneapolis–Saint Paul, MN
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The Operations Analyst (OA), a member of Global Sourcing Strategic Initiatives, will provide category support and sourcing operations alignment to OGS Buyers. As an OA, you will deploy standard practice operations, tools & processes by appropriately matching resources to support business priorities and drive results. Depending on the area of support, you may be partnering with both external suppliers and internal partners to support overall Sourcing initiatives.

Strong communication and change management/influence skills are imperative to lead buyers and stakeholders from customized processes to standard process. You will participate in governing standard process through reporting, analytics, and Source to Pay process support. Additionally, category specific support may be required.

Development you will receive in this role: Exposure to Direct or Indirect Materials Sourcing practices, Source to Pay processes, and driving process improvements on workflows within our stakeholder engagement model.


  • Track, report, and assess key category/function metrics
  • Adhoc reporting
  • Data health and accuracy maintenance and continuous improvement
  • Potential RFP preparation and results analysis

Process Support:
  • Perform analysis and testing for new/updated processes
  • Identify and track process optimization opportunities
  • Educate stakeholders on standard processes

Category Support:
  • Purchase to Pay support including new product/vendor set ups, forecasting, contract and price management, payment terms and process support
  • Supplier relationship management support including supply issue and liability/risk resolution, performance management tracking, and operational support
  • Demonstrate proficiency in key/appropriate Sourcing systems - SAP, go/buy, Coupa, Maximo, etc.

Business Alignment:
  • Provide subject matter expertise on Source to Pay process, standards, and capabilities
  • Identification of right work, right place and automation opportunities

The key stakeholders this position will be interacting with are the Buyers and Category Managers in the Sourcing Platforms, the Sourcing Operations team, and key stakeholders in the business teams.

  • Bachelor's degree

  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Management, Purchasing or Supply Chain Management
  • Learning agility
  • Strong written and verbal communication
  • Process leadership
  • Project Management which drives to execution
  • Change Management and Influencing skills
  • Financial analysis
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities
  • Strong customer service
  • Basic understanding of CI tools


We exist to make food the world loves. But we do more than that. Our company is a place that prioritizes being a force for good, a place to expand learning, explore new perspectives and reimagine new possibilities, every day. We look for people who want to bring their best - bold thinkers with big hearts who challenge one other and grow together. Because becoming the undisputed leader in food means surrounding ourselves with people who are hungry for what's next.
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General Mills operates in the Food industry. The company is located in Minneapolis, MN. General Mills was founded in 1928. It has 21000 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 46 open jobs at General Mills, click here.
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