Team Lead Commodities Support
Panama, Panamá
hace 3 días

Position Summary

Reporting directly to the Head of Operations, you will lead the team of Commodities Support Specialists across geographies as part of Global Procurement Operations.

You will be ensuring your team provides best possible support to above-the-market procurement process & Global Procurement Managers on a mission to bring the BEST to Nestle so Nestle can bring the BEST to Consumers.

Your future team in charge of contract management lifecycle for the spend in scope on a global level, utilizing processes, tools, and policies in place.

Furthermore, your team is responsible managing the relationship between our Procurement and Price Risk Management activities.

The focus is on Ensuring Supply and Hedge Effectiveness through allocation of volumes, contracts and derivatives used in price management of key commodities used by the group.

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, Spain 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 a Team Lead - Commodities Support Team Lead

  • Actively manage and follow team workload to ensure optimal split of tasks, ensure presence, holiday & backups planning for the team
  • Develop and Manage Talents within the teams, ensure existing career & succession planning
  • Ensure support of the CSS activities, connect with Procurement to ensure alignment and service level, and ensure timely and accurate deliverables.
  • Monitor & Ensure efficient implementation of futures distribution to match physical requirements to ensure hedge effectiveness.
  • Proactively manage volume & suppliers allocation process to markets from Nestrade parent contracts.
  • Monitor, Control and Proactively manage price fixations process with suppliers.
  • Monitor, Control and Proactively manage the contract life cycle process.
  • Ensure smooth functioning of the above the market procurement processes and minimize impact of errors to other teams
  • As part of Procurement Operations Leadership Team :

  • Act as a Panama HUB coordinator responsible to deal with local matters for all other Operation teams (Administration, HR, etc.)
  • Promote & ensure ONE TEAM spirit with other operation teams in the HUB
  • Manage relationships with key stakeholders (Procurement, Nestle Factories, Finance, Demand and Supply Planners) and be part of Panama HUB MANCOM
  • What will make you successful

  • University degree in Business Administration and / or Supply Chain
  • At least five years of Procurement or Supply chain Experience with global exposure
  • Team Leading experience
  • Solid working experience in complex environments and operating across multiple countries and / or regions
  • Demonstrated experience in Project Management with successful track record
  • Strong stakeholder management ability
  • Very good understanding of Finance & Commodities Hedging, Commodities trading, Physical Logistics, Demand or Supply Planning, Revenue recognition & Billing process
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Office tools, SAP
  • Fluency in English and ideally in Spanish
  • At Nestlé, we want to help shape a better and healthier world, inspire people to live healthier lives and deliver impact at a scale and pace that makes a difference.

    We do this by fostering a diverse, friendly, supportive, and collaborative environment, that creates positive disruption, embraces innovation, and empowers people and teams to win.

    We aim to hire friendly, respectful, inspiring people who care about the people’s lives that we touch every single day.

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