We are currently looking for a highly competent Global Procurement Manager based in Panama, responsible for managing the commercial and sourcing activity for Dairy used by Nestlé worldwide.
Reporting to the Global Category Manager, you will be responsible for defining and implementing the category strategy for the spend in scope on a global 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 Global Procurement Manager for Dairy
Perform supplier market / category / supply risk analysis and develop Total Cost Ownership (TCO) models to identify improvement opportunities.
Negotiate contracts ensuring the most beneficial commercial agreements with suppliers in line with the strategy.
Manage the relationship with various stakeholders to integrate category plans and outcomes in local budgets and price planning.
Collect and analyze data to support development of Dairy sourcing strategies.
Run the daily administrative tasks and ensure they are carried out in a timely and organized manner.
Ensure compliance to Nestlé's Corporate Business Principles, policies and standards.
What will make you successful
University degree in Procurement, Business Administration, Supply Chain, Economics or Finance.
Previous experience (3 years +) within a strategic sourcing role, ideally gained within dairy (other commodities, ingredients or raw materials categories can be considered)
Strong expertise in supplier management, ideally with exposure to the US and LATAM dairy markets
High level analytical and project management skills
Excellent negotiation and communication skills with the ability to influence and collaborate with individuals across a complex organization.
Knowledge of SAP is preferred
Fluency in English and Spanish is essential
We can consider profiles coming from the Dairy industry (i.e sales side)
If your profile matches our needs we look forward to receiving your application in English.