Category Sourcing Manager - Industrial
Ciudad de Panama, Panamá, Panama
hace 1 día

Philips is a global leader in health technology, committed to improving billions of lives worldwide and striving to make the world healthier and more sustainable through innovation.

Driven by the vision of a better tomorrow.

But it’s not just what we do, it’s who we are. We are 80,000, wonderfully unique individuals, with two things in common.

An unwavering sense of purpose and a relentless determination to deliver on our customers’ needs. It’s what inspires us to create meaningful solutions the kind that make a real difference when it matters most.

The world and our customers’ needs are changing faster than ever before and while we are proud of what we do already, we know we can do more.

That’s why we need you, to help us tackle increasingly complex challenges posed by ever evolving health and well-being needs.

In this role, you have the opportunity to make life better

Looking at the challenges the world is facing today Philips’ purpose has never been more relevant. So whatever your role, if you share our passion for helping others, you’ll be working towards creating a better and fairer future for all.

You are responsible for

  • Transforming our Industrial Category strategy into a Sourcing strategy in Latin American markets
  • Defining a strong funnel of Procurement (Price) and Demand (Quantity) actions (cost optimization project) to enable Spend Management objectives and to create and develop a high performing Supply Base Fit for Purpose
  • Business Unit, Market, Function (B / M / F) : Business Partnering to align on category targets, savings funnel & execution
  • Program manage the execution of projects in alignment with B / M / F
  • Planning and executing Supply Base Optimization actions (generating Sourcing savings or optimize total cost of ownership)
  • Planning and executing Negotiation roadmaps with Suppliers by applying Game Theory and e-Sourcing at scale
  • Delivering on and support sustainability and supplier diversity initiatives
  • Managing Supplier Relationship, Performance and Contracting based on clear targets and ongoing Business Review Meetings with key suppliers
  • Managing critical Supplier RFQs and Supplier crises (as per escalation)
  • Building and driving operational Procurement excellence in the region
  • Organizing, implementing and driving process efficiency by leveraging standard work, service providers (internal / external) and scaling effects
  • Improving user experience and ensure that Buying Channels, policies and ordering workflows are understood and accepted by the users
  • Driving utilization of Buying Channels and establishing effective monitoring and control mechanism to ensure compliance
  • Ensuring that Buying Channel workflow & projects are timely supported
  • You are part of

    Our Spend Management organization that is developing and coordinating key commodity strategies. We are accountable for Total Cost of Ownership including 3rd party costs, long term assurance of supply, supplier performance and selection and procurement information / data management.

    To succeed in this role, you’ll need a customer-first attitude and the following

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a relate field, MBA preferred
  • English proficiency level required
  • Portuguese is a plus
  • Minimum of +2 or 4 years of working experience + with MBA in logistics and Supplier management
  • Experience in any of the following industrial categories to include focus in Real Estate, Energy, MRO, Capital Equipment, Warehousing, Logistics : Ocean LCL, FCL, Drayage, Heavy Air Freight, Parcel and Express Services
  • Certifications in ISM, CPSM or CPSD preferred
  • Knowledge with Ariba is preferred
  • Ability to travel up to 15%
  • Strong skills with Microsoft Office Products to include, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • In return, we offer you

    We are accountable for Total Cost of Ownership including 3rd party costs, long term assurance of supply, supplier performance and selection and procurement information / data management.

    How we work at Philips

    Our newly-adopted hybrid work concept fuses flexibility with collaboration to deliver great outcomes for our people and our customers.

    We are embracing an approach wherein we spend more time together than apart which for full-time employees translates to an average of at least 3 days working from the office and up to 2 days from home for our hybrid roles.

    Hybrid work flexibility means people can meet the changing demands of work and home in the most balanced, productive, and healthy way.

    Our hybrid working model is defined in 3 ways :

    We believe in the importance of impactful collaboration : There's a certain energy when everyone’s in the same room that can heighten idea generation and creative friction needed for problem-solving.

    We embrace flexibility : Choosing where, when and how to work can vary according to task and team schedules. Flexibility isn’t office or online, it means choosing the space that works best for you, your teams and our customers on a case-by-case basis.

    We want to be at our best : The way we work and our workspaces are designed to support our well-being, offer career advancement opportunities, and enable us to be at our best.

    Why should you join Philips?

    Working at Philips is more than a job. It’s a calling to create a healthier society through meaningful work, focused on innovative, customer-first health technology solutions.

    Help us improve the health and well-being of billions of people, every year. Ultimately creating a career that no one could have planned for. Even you.


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