We are currently looking for a highly competent Junior Buyer Contingent Labor based in Panama, responsible for supporting the Procurement Manager for the Americas, managing commercial and sourcing activities within the Corporate Services Contingent Labor category used by Nestlé worldwide.
Reporting directly to the Global Category Manager, your main responsibility will be to implement the category strategy on a regional & global level as required - utilizing strategic sourcing processes, tools, and policies.
You may also be assigned projects based on the business priorities (e.g. compliance, sustainability, e-auction )
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 Junior Buyer for Contingent Labor
Preparing and executing negotiation - seeking best TCO contracts and beneficial commercial agreements with suppliers as approved by the Category Manager.
Contributing to the global sourcing strategy with regional inputs by implementing the communication and supplier management plan.
Negotiating contracts, ensuring the most beneficial commercial agreements with suppliers are in line with the strategy.
Ensuring compliance with Nestlé's Corporate Business Principles, policies, and standards.
Managing innovation with suppliers and / or integrating their innovation into our organization.
Identifying opportunities and leading regional / global leverage and synergy projects for cost and efficiency optimization.
Understanding Manufacturing process & best cost of origin to help source the lowest cost.
What will make you successful
University degree in Procurement, Business Administration, Supply Chain, Economics, Finance, or Information Technology.
A minimum of 3 years of experience within Procurement (ideally within Indirect Procurement).
Demonstrated success in delivering competitive advantage to the business through development and implementation of sourcing strategies for different Services & Indirect Material categories.
High learning speed and agility to navigate in ambiguity.
Ability to successfully lead projects and implement change in multicultural environment at different levels of organization.
Demonstrated success in risk management, responsible sourcing, and supplier relationship management.
Excellent negotiation and communication skills with the ability to influence and collaborate with individuals across a complex organization.
Experience in procuring of services, preferably in Contingent Labor or other Corporate Services related categories (Travel, Real Estate etc.)
Understanding of International / Regional Labor laws is advantageous.
Fluency in English, any other language will be an asset.
If your profile matches our needs, we look forward to receiving your application in English.