Regional Procurement Manager - Aseptic Filling Equipment and Packaging
Panama, Panamá
hace 3 días

Position Summary

We are currently looking for a highly competent Regional Procurement Manager based in our Global Procurement HUB in Panama, responsible for supporting AMS commercial and strategic sourcing activity of the Aseptic Equipment and Packaging Solutions category for the Nestle’ Food & Beverage manufacturing operations worldwide.

Reporting directly to the Global Category Manager for AEPS, you will be responsible for defining and implementing the category strategy for the AEPS spend for zone AMS by using strategic sourcing processes, tools and policies, as well as working closely with the global Nestle Technical Competence Centers and R&D functions to drive the implementation of the category strategy, support innovation and drive standardization processes.

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 and sourcing for specific raw materials, packaging, indirect materials and other services.

We also support markets with managing local spend on key initiatives. 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 Regional Procurement Manager - AEPS

  • Support the Global Category Manager in defining the category strategy for the spend scope on a global level and implement it by using Strategic Sourcing processes, tools and policies.
  • Take the lead on Regional sourcing projects and to drive Total Delivered Cost (TDC) reduction.
  • Manage the relationship with various regional and local stakeholders to integrate the spend category strategy, value creation plans and outcomes in the investment planning and budgeting.
  • Perform supplier market / category / supply risk analysis and develop Total Cost Ownership (TCO) models to identify improvement opportunities and implement them.
  • Create a competitive environment for Nestlé’s scale.

  • Build on synergies between Nestle factories’ needs, directing all the potential efforts to obtain the best opportunities for cost optimization and value creation.
  • Introduce / develop new suppliers in close cooperation with the validating technical stakeholders.
  • Negotiate contracts ensuring the most beneficial commercial agreements with suppliers in line with the strategy.
  • Manage and lead supplier relations with key strategic suppliers under the category’s scope.
  • Ensure compliance to Nestlé's Corporate Business Principles, policies, and standards.
  • What will make you successful

  • 5-10 years of experience in sourcing, supplier management and strategic procurement,
  • Experience in CAPEX / technical equipment sourcing, Packaging, Project Management and / or Engineering in FMCG companies.
  • Strong flexibility and mental agility to work in a cross-functional and multicultural environment.
  • Excellent negotiation and communication skills with the ability to influence and collaborate with a variety of stakeholders across a complex organization, and also externally with suppliers worldwide.
  • Demonstrated successful use of risk management, responsible sourcing and supplier relation management best practices.
  • Previous exposure to manufacturing / engineering / machinery procurement will be an asset.
  • People oriented and collaborative way of working.
  • University degree in either Engineering, Procurement, Business Administration, Supply Chain, Economics or Finance.
  • High fluency in English and Spanish, Portuguese is a strong asset
  • If your profile matches our needs, we will be looking forward to receive your application in English. Please visit www.nestle.

    com / jobs and apply in English.

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