We are currently looking for a highly competent Regional Procurement Manager based in Panama responsible for managing commercial and sourcing activities for Packaging used by Nestlé worldwide.
Reporting directly to the Regional Category Manager, you will be responsible for defining and implementing the category strategy for the spend in scope on a regional level, 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.
A day in the life of a Regional Procurement Manager for Paper-based Packaging
Define and implement a strategy relevant to your spend responsibility and region
Present the strategy to the local markets, get the buy-in from internal stakeholders, and support them in implementing the strategy
Build partnership with key suppliers
Negotiate contracts ensuring the most beneficial commercial agreements with suppliers in line with the strategy
Negotiate and implement best Total Delivery Cost (TDC)
Bring-in innovation through regular interaction with suppliers
Ensure supply through Risk-Management Process
In partnership with Supplier Relationship Management Experts, lead the planning and regular contract SLA reviews with suppliers and other functional partners
Ensure compliance to Nestlé's Corporate Business Principles, policies and standards
Provide regular price forecast through relevant tools, utilizing cost models and market knowledge
What will make you successful
University degree in Procurement, Business Administration, Supply Chain and / or Engineering
Minimum 7 years in purchasing Packaging, ideally gained in Paper
Proven track record working with different teams in complex organizations
Demonstrated successful use of risk management and supplier relationship management
Good negotiation and convincing skills
Exposure to US & LATAM regions would be a strong asset
Understanding of National and International Procurement Regulations
Fluent in English. Spanish or Portuguese would be a plus.
If your profile matches our needs, we look forward to receiving your application in English. Please visit www.nestle.com / jobs and apply in English .