We are currently looking for a highly competent Junior Buyer based in Panama responsible for managing commercial and sourcing activities within Technical categories 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...
Preparing and executing negotiation events - 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.
What will make you successful
University degree in Procurement, Business Administration, Supply Chain, Economics, Finance or Information Technology.
A minimum of 3 years 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 Technical 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.
A strong interest in the Technical industry is advantageous.
Fluency in English is essential. Knowlege of spanish is a plus.
If your profile matches our needs, we will be looking forward to receiving your application in English.