Regional Procurement Manager - Cocoa
Panama, Panama
hace 2 días

Position Snapshot

  • Location : Panama City, Panama
  • Company : Nestrade Procurement Division
  • Act. Rate : Full-Time Act. Rate 100 %
  • Type of contract : Permanent contract
  • Position Summary

    We are currently looking for a highly competent Regional Procurement Manager based in Panama, who will manage a significant part of the commercial and sourcing activity for Cocoa 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.

    What will make you successful

  • University degree in Procurement, Business Administration, Supply Chain, Economics or Finance.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in procurement ideally Cocoa or any other commodity category.
  • 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.
  • A day in the life of a Regional Procurement Manager for Cocoa :

  • 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.
  • The Nestlé Group is the world’s largest food and beverage company with 92.6 billion Swiss Francs in sales in 2019. It is present in 187 countries around the world, has 403 factories and its 291’000 employees are committed to Nestlé’s purpose of enhancing quality of life and contributing to a healthier future.

    Nestlé offers a wide portfolio of products and services for people and their pets throughout their lives. Its more than 2000 brands range from global icons like Nescafé or Nespresso to local favorites.

    Company performance is driven by its Nutrition, Health and Wellness strategy. Nestlé is based in the Swiss town of Vevey where it was founded more than 150 years ago.

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