Global Procurement Manager - Coffee
Panama, Panama
hace 17 horas

Position Summary

We are currently looking for a highly competent Global Procurement Manager based in Panama, responsible for managing commercial and sourcing activities within the Coffee Category used by Nestlé worldwide.

Reporting directly to the Global Category Lead, your main responsibility will be to contribute to the formation of the category strategy and implement it on a regional & global level as required - utilizing strategic sourcing processes, tools and policies.

You may also be assigned projects based on the business priorities (e.g. compliance, sustainability, e-auction )

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 a Global Procurement Manager for Coffee

  • Preparing and executing negotiation events - seeking the best TCO contracts and beneficial commercial agreements with suppliers, as approved by the Category Manager.
  • Contributing to the global sourcing strategy with regional inputs by implementing the communication and supplier management plan.
  • Negotiating contracts, ensuring the most beneficial commercial agreements with suppliers are in line with the strategy.
  • Ensuring compliance with Nestlé's Corporate Business Principles, policies and standards.
  • Managing innovation with suppliers and / or integrating their innovation into our organization.
  • Identifying opportunities and leading regional / global leverage and synergy projects for cost and efficiency optimization.
  • What will make you successful

  • University degree in Procurement, Business Administration, Supply Chain, Economics or Finance.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in procuring or trading Coffee.
  • Ideally experience in several market regions (Asian, American and European).
  • Demonstrated success in risk management, responsible sourcing and supplier relationship management.
  • Demonstrated experience in optimizing portfolio via continuous improvement and cost reduction activities.
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills - with the ability to influence and collaborate with a variety of stakeholders across a complex organization.
  • Understanding of National and International Procurement Regulations.
  • Knowledge of the futures commodity market is welcome.
  • Fluency in English, another language will be an asset.
  • If your profile matches our needs we look forward to receiving your application in English.

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