We are currently looking for a highly competent Global Procurement Manager based in Panama, responsible for supporting the commercial and sourcing activity for Warehousing Equipment used by Nestlé worldwide.
Reporting directly to the Global Category Manager, you will be responsible for implementing the category strategy for the Warehousing Equipment spend on a global level by using strategic sourcing processes, tools and policies.
Procurement at Nestlé :
As a strategic partner of the business, we help the company achieve sustainable growth and 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 - Warehousing Equipment
Support the Global Category Manager in defining the category strategy.
Execute key global sourcing projects to deliver expected cost reduction levels.
Implement key Strategic Sourcing processes, tools and policies such as catalogue pricing, supplier management, standardisation, aggregation, and best cost country sourcing.
Negotiate contracts ensuring the most beneficial commercial agreements with suppliers in line with the category strategy.
Perform supplier market / category / supply risk analysis and develop Total Cost Ownership (TCO) models to identify improvement opportunities.
Create a competitive environment for Nestlé’s needs.
Introduce / develop new suppliers.
Manage the relationship with market stakeholders to integrate the category strategy.
Ensure compliance to Nestlé's Corporate Business Principles, policies and standards.
What will make you successful
Honours university degree in either an engineering or a scientific subject or in Procurement / Supply Chain with relevant experience.
3-5 years' experience with relevant procurement categories
Experience working in the Material Handling Equipment Industry (conventional and automation) and / or experience in working in e-commerce industry are highly desired
Hands-on mentality, perfectly autonomous with great project leadership and ownership
Strong analytical skills
Ability to identify and deliver cost reduction opportunities year over year
Appetite to challenge the status quo and drive changes within the organization
Strong flexibility and the mental agility to work in a cross-functional environment in a highly-complex global organization.
Proven track record of leading standardization initiatives
Proven track record of bringing innovative solutions to the business
Demonstrate successful use of effective category sourcing, risk management, responsible sourcing and supplier relationship management.
Excellent negotiation and communication skills with the ability to influence and collaborate with senior stakeholders across a global network
Able to clearly communicate solutions to issues, category strategies, deliver meaningful presentations to a diverse range of stakeholders
Fluency in English, other languages (Spanish preferred) will be an asset.
If your profile matches our needs we will be looking forward to receive your application in English. Please visit www.nestle.
com / jobs and apply in English.