Regional Procurement Manager - Ocean Freight
Panama, Panamá
hace 6 días

Position Summary

In order to implement and drive the success of our procurement model and to complete the team of Global Transport category, we are looking for a highly competent Regional Procurement Manager based in Panama.

Reporting directly to the Regional Procurement Category Manager, you will be responsible for defining and implementing the category strategy for the Ocean Freight & Other Logistics Category on a regional level, utilizing strategic sourcing processes, tools and policies.

Procurement at Nestlé :

As strategic partner of 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 Regional Procurement Manager - Ocean Freight

  • 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.
  • Manage the relationship with various stakeholders to integrate category plans and outcomes in local budgets and price planning.
  • In partnership with Supplier Relationship Management Experts lead the planning and regular contract SLA reviews with suppliers and other functional partners.
  • Identify and implement logistics optimization opportunities at markets.
  • Ensure compliance to Nestlé's Corporate Business Principles, policies and standards
  • What will make you successful

  • University degree in Procurement, Business Administration and / or Supply Chain.
  • Minimum 5 years in sourcing for different spend categories, ideally gained in the category
  • Demonstrated successful use of risk management, responsible sourcing, and supplier relation management.
  • Experience in negotiations.
  • Proven Project Management skills
  • Team Management experience is a strong advantage
  • Understanding of National and International Procurement Regulations.
  • Fluency in English and Spanish is a must, any other language represents a plus.
  • An outgoing personality with the ability to cultivate relationship with suppliers and stakeholders
  • Experience managing or procuring logistics services within AOA regions.
  • Flexibility to work across different time zones.
  • At Nestlé, we want to help shape a better and healthier world, inspire people to live healthier lives and deliver impact at a scale and pace that makes a difference.

    We do this by fostering a diverse, friendly, supportive, and collaborative environment, that creates positive disruption, embraces innovation, and empowers people and teams to win.

    We aim to hire friendly, respectful, inspiring people who care about the people’s lives that we touch every single day.

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