Location : Panama City, Panama
Company : Nestrade Procurement Division
Act. Rate : Full-Time Act. Rate 100%
Type of contract : Permanent contract
We are currently looking for a highly competent Regional Procurement Manager based in Panama, responsible for managing the commercial and sourcing activity for Flexible Packaging used by Nestlé worldwide.
Reporting directly to the Category Manager, you will be responsible to define and implement the category strategy on a regional level (Zone Americas) 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 / Flexible Packaging
Contribute to the Sustainability Commitment of the Group.
Develop, validate, communicate and orchestrate in a fast and consistent way the specific Flexible Packaging related Projects.
Contribute to, and implement the sourcing strategies for the Category in scope whilst interacting with relevant Business Partners and Stakeholders.
Understand "Pain Points" and areas of improvement and translate those into Project Proposal.
Manage the relationship with various stakeholders to integrate category plans and outcomes in local budgets and price planning.
Promote and ensure compliance to Nestlé's Corporate Business Principles, Policies and Standards.
Negotiate contracts ensuring the most beneficial commercial agreements with suppliers in line with the strategy.
Perform supplier market / category / supply risk analysis and develop Total Cost Ownership (TCO) models to identify improvement opportunities.
What will make you successful
University degree in Procurement, Business Administration, Supply Chain and / or Engineering.
Minimum 3 to 5 years in sourcing for different spend categories in packaging, ideally gained in the Flexibles category.
Proven track record in working in different teams in complex organizations and developing key talents and people.
Demonstrated successful use of risk management, responsible sourcing and supplier relation management.
Good negotiation and convincing skills and expertise.
Understanding of National and International Procurement Regulations.
Fluent in English and Spanish.
If your profile matches our needs we will be looking forward to receive your application in English.