Regional Sourcing Buyer Internship (6-months)
General Mills Inc
Nyon, Switzerland
vor 5 Tg.

Company Description

One of the world’s leading food companies, General Mills operates in more than 100 countries and markets more than 100 consumer brands, including Cheerios, Häagen-

Dazs, Nature Valley, Betty Crocker, Pillsbury, Green Giant, Old El Paso, Yoplait and more. Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, General Mills had fiscal 2017 global net sales of US $15.6 billion.

We seek out the best of the best and give them development, support and the chance to lead something big. Choosing a career with us means joining a company that makes a difference for others.

There is tremendous opportunity here for people who want to advance the industry, through innovation and nourish the world with quality.

Job Description

If you enjoy supporting and influencing others in a fast-paced environment, then this is the role for you. Are you a smart, savvy future Sourcing Leader, able to quickly grasp business opportunities and solve problems, communicate with clarity and lead & influence others across different geographies?

Then come and be part of the team as a Regional Sourcing Buyer interns and work on various project assignments across multiple categories and support regional category Managers / Directors in building holistic sourcing strategies and tender execution, project management.

Key parts of the role include working in cooperation with the Regional Sourcing team to support the development and execution of the one of the most strategic category for General Mills.


  • Key support for the EU AU Regional Category Managers (Direct) focusing mainly on the Dairy Category (Strategic for EUAU Region)
  • Support the execution of strategic sourcing-procurement projects in the region by working closely with Stakeholders (R&D, Quality, Plants, .)
  • Support cost savings projects (HMM, Cost Avoidance) in partnership with the regional sourcing and global sourcing to drive value and productivity for the business.
  • Key contributor in the preparation of the tender and negotiation as well as the analysis
  • Support communication to internal stakeholders from different functions (communication pack )
  • Liaise effectively externally with suppliers and internally manufacturing plants on operational issues related to dairy (volumes, prices, )
  • Effectively build and communicate complex information to internal stakeholders to facilitate understanding and decision-making
  • Support EUAU Dairy Manager in reporting of monthly financials, including raw material prices, dairy market forecasts, risks / opportunities, and business impacts
  • Ensure the update of the systems (Prices, Volumes, ) and maintenance of reporting system
  • Liaise with Global Sourcing team and Dairy Category team on regional topics
  • Support monthly finance closings reconciliation
  • Qualifications

  • University degree in Procurement / Sourcing, Business or related field
  • Prior Work / Internship experience in Sourcing
  • Demonstrated learning agility working in highly complex environment
  • Good communication & influence skills
  • Strong analytical skills and use of tools (Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
  • Strong self-management
  • Good Project Management
  • English required; Other languages (French, Portuguese, Spanish or Mandarin) a plus
  • Additional Information

    Joining General Mills is your chance to be part of a fun and collaborative team - a small team in a big company! Our robust projects give you the opportunity to make an immediate impact as you learn and grow in preparation for your future.

    You will interact with senior leaders, build a professional network, and create lasting friendships. Benefits include 25 days holiday + bank holidays, good pension plan, flexible Friday, and free ice-cream!

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