Location : Panama City, Panama
Company : Nestrade Procurement Division
Act. Rate : Full-Time Act. Rate 100 %
Type of contract : Permanent contract
We are currently looking for a highly competent Regional Procurement Manager based in Panama, responsible for managing the commercial and sourcing activity for Marketing Activation Category (Design & Public Relation activities) used by Nestlé worldwide.
Reporting directly to the Global Category Manager, your main responsibility will be to define and implement the category strategy on a regional level (North and South America) 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...
Contribution to global sourcing strategy with regional inputs, implementation and communication plan and supplier management plan.
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 planning.
Plan and lead regular Business and SLA reviews with suppliers to ensure agreed service levels are achieved.
Ensure compliance to Nestlé's Corporate Business Principles, policies and standards.
Be able to manage innovation with suppliers and / or integrate their innovation into our organization.
Identify opportunities and lead 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.
Over a sustained period (3-5 years) has demonstrated success in delivering competitive advantage to the business through development and implementation of sourcing strategies for different Marketing categories.
High learning speed and agility to navigate in ambiguity.
Ability to successfully lead projects and implement change in multicultural environment at different levels of organization.
Demonstrated success in risk management, responsible sourcing and supplier relationship management.
Excellent communication and negotiation skills - with the ability to influence and collaborate with a variety of stakeholders across a complex organization.
Fluency in English, another language will be an asset.