Regional Procurement Manager - Grains
Panama, Panamá
hace 1 día

Position Summary

We are currently looking for a highly experienced Regional Procurement Manager based to be based in Panama, who will be responsible for managing the commercial and strategic sourcing activities for Grains used by Nestlé worldwide.

Reporting to the Global Category Manager, you will be responsible for defining and implementing the category strategy across several regions for the spend in scope, utilizing strategic sourcing processes, tools and policies.

Procurement at Nestlé

As strategic partner to the business, we help the company achieving sustainable growth and we ensure responsibly-sourced supply and value creation.

Located in hubs in Switzerland, Panama and Malaysia, our division provides a range of services, including the management of procurement for specific raw materials, packaging, indirect materials and other services.

We also support markets with managing local spend. For you, this will be the opportunity to become a real strategic partner delivering sustainable value and working with the business, for the business.

A day in the life of a Regional Procurement Manager for Grains

  • Manage the relationship with various stakeholders to integrate business requirements with long-term strategic category plans and outcomes in line with budgets and operations planning.
  • Driving more sustainable sourcing and the Transformation to a regenerative agriculture model in line with our company goals
  • Define and implement the category strategy, utilizing Strategic Sourcing processes, tools and policies.
  • Perform supplier market / category / supply risk analysis and develop Total Cost Ownership (TCO) models to identify improvement opportunities.
  • Negotiate contracts ensuring the most beneficial commercial agreements with suppliers in line with the strategy.
  • In partnership with Supplier Relationship Management, lead the commercial relationship with strategic suppliers and ensure regular contract SLAs.
  • Ensure compliance to Nestlé's Corporate Business Principles, policies and standards.
  • What will make you successful

  • University degree in Procurement, Business Administration, Supply Chain.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in Procurement ideally within grains or a Commodities / Ingredients / Raw Materials focused category
  • Experience in above the local market Procurement
  • Successful track record in handling negotiations.
  • Excellent relationship and communication skills coupled with strong stakeholder management expertise
  • Demonstrated success in risk management, responsible sourcing and supplier relation management
  • Interest in supporting Nestlé on its GHG reduction ambition. For grains, this involves developing Regenerative Agriculture programs with Tier 1 suppliers.
  • Knowledge of SAP is considered highly beneficial
  • Fluency in English. Knowledge of other languages will be an asset
  • If your profile matches our needs we look forward to receiving your application. Please visit / jobs and apply in English

    We are Nestlé, the largest food and beverage company. We are 308,000 employees strong driven by the purpose of enhancing the quality of life and contributing to a healthier future.

    Our values are rooted in respect : respect for ourselves, respect for others, respect for diversity and respect for our future.

    With more than CHF 91.4 billion sales in 2018, we have an expansive presence with 413 factories in more than 85 countries.

    We believe our people are our most important asset, so we'll offer you a dynamic inclusive international working environment with many opportunities across different businesses, functions and geographies, working with diverse teams and cultures.

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