Global Procurement Manager - Cocoa Products
Panama, Panamá
hace 23 horas

Position Summary

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

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

Procurement at Nestlé :

As strategic partner of the business, our procurement team helps the company achieve sustainable growth. Procurement professionals at Nestlé, ensure responsibly-sourced supply and create value.

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

The hubs also support markets with managing local spend. For you, that will mean 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 Cocoa Products

  • Develop the strategic sourcing strategy for the category in scope and implement it.
  • 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.
  • Lead the planning and regular contract SLA reviews with suppliers and other functional partners.
  • Actively participate in Nestlé’s cocoa price risk management strategy definition for the category.
  • Ensure compliance to Nestlé's Corporate Business Principles, policies and standards.
  • 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.
  • What will make you successful

  • University degree in Procurement, Business Administration, Supply Chain, Economics or Finance.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in sourcing for various commodities, including exposure to Cocoa Products and ideally exposure to several regional markets
  • Excellent analytical skills, with a high level of attention to detail
  • 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.
  • Understanding International Procurement Regulations.
  • Fluency in English. Knowledge of the Spanish and Portuguese languages is considered beneficial
  • We are looking for a highly people-oriented candidate with excellent negotiation and communication skills and the ability to influence and collaborate with individuals across a complex organization.

    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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