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Director of Procurement - Marketing

Director of Procurement - Marketing

 

Foods people love. Brands people trust. And a career that nourishes your future like no other.

 

If you're driven by the passion to do something meaningful that changes lives, Nestlé is the place for you. Nestlé USA is one of seven operating companies that make up Nestlé’s presence in the United States. We're in 97% of American homes, and as the leading food and beverage company, our goals are to continue to deliver quality food and beverage products, strengthen our local communities, and reduce our environmental and climate impact.

 

We’re determined to challenge the status quo and be better tomorrow than we are today. As individuals and teams, we embrace our entrepreneurial culture and have created a workplace where collaboration is essential, courage is rewarded, speed is expected, and agility is the norm to delight our consumers every single day. Here, you will find limitless opportunities to learn and advance your career and feel empowered to succeed in the workplace and beyond. Because our focus is not only on nourishing our customers, but also about enriching you.

 

 

 

 

Summary:
Responsible for owning the Procurement relationship with key leaders from Marketing and Sales (e.g., advertising, media, insights, ecommerce, shopper. Builds strong relationships with senior leaders in each area and acts as the key conduit for procurement in order to influence and contribute to strategy development and implementation.  Understands business context and maintain connectivity to drive transformation across functions and businesses.  Influences and leverages global and local sourcing strategies, adapts for the business needs, and measures impact.  Knowledgeable about local market external factors in order to help influence strategies at the global level.  Collaborates on RFP & scope of work processes and drives sustainable resolutions of escalations.  Actively engage in key functional strategic initiatives in order to clearly communicate sourcing constraints, supply risks & mitigation strategies as they relate to the project.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Understand business requirements and challenges; including priorities, must win battles and key value drivers. Transmit this understanding to the category management teams at the appropriate level so the category sourcing strategies and priorities are defined accordingly.
  • Confirm business objectives, challenges, projects, requirements and expectations are shared with the Above Market and At Market Procurement Teams to influence strategic planning, policies and procedures.
  • Evaluate context and stakeholder objectives and decide focus areas; align procurement resources behind the strategy.
  • Partner closely with key stakeholders in order to align on key metrics of the business or function in support of the Operational Master Plan (OMP). 
  • Own and measure cost & process improvement targets & projects.  Communicate and report out to the business stakeholders and divisional BPs as appropriate.  Monitor & periodically reassess. 
  • Ensure information flow between the Above Market and At Market Procurement Teams to effectively deliver and influence business/function strategies.
  • Lead the implementation of transformation projects and aligned sourcing strategies at business level, within the overall implementation plan of the aligned marketing sourcing strategy.
  • Build procurement strategy in support of the functional stakeholders in collaboration with procurement teams and relevant global or adjacent functions, such as Legal or Finance.
  • Identify local ensure-supply risks and develop sustainable mitigation strategies.
  • Play an active role in Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) through the participation of key meetings, by ensuring right stakeholder engagement and through senior interactions with agencies where needed.

 

Requirements: 
•    8+ years procurement experience, particularly in Marketing spend areas 
•    Experience in marketing and advertising directly or in a close supporting function such as Finance, Marketing Operations or Marketing Services, Sales or Ecommerce
•    Experience with sourcing technology and tools preferred  
•    Able to view business operations through the Procurement lens and translate into value propositions to the stakeholder
•    Able to successfully lead projects or initiatives in cross-functional or cross-market teams
•    Ability to work independently to identify and research relevant market, industry/peer company, and supplier information
•    Capable of navigating through ambiguous situations and managing external vendor relationships
•    Ability to develop processes and/or to identify continuous improvements to help better coordinate activities
•    Strong relationship building and stakeholder management skills with the ability to form and grow own networks.

 

Requsition ID:

192560 

 

It is our business imperative to remain a very inclusive workplace.

 

To our veterans and separated service members, you're at the forefront of our minds as we recruit top talent to join Nestlé. The skills you've gained while serving our country, such as flexibility, agility, and leadership, are much like the skills that will make you successful in this role.  In addition, with our commitment to an inclusive work environment, we recognize the exceptional engagement and innovation displayed by individuals with disabilities.  Nestlé seeks such skilled and qualified individuals to share our mission where you’ll join a cohort of others who have chosen to call Nestlé home.

 

The Nestlé Companies are an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer seeking diversity in qualified applicants for employment.  All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, gender, gender identity, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, perceived disability, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other protected status, as defined by applicable law. Prior to the next step in the recruiting process, we welcome you to inform us confidentially if you may require any special accommodations in order to participate fully in our recruitment experience. Contact us at accommodations@nestle.com or please dial 711 and provide this number to the operator: 1-800-321-6467.

 

 

 

 

 

Foods people love. Brands people trust. And a career that nourishes your future like no other.

 

If you're driven by the passion to do something meaningful that changes lives, Nestlé is the place for you. Nestlé USA is one of seven operating companies that make up Nestlé’s presence in the United States. We're in 97% of American homes, and as the leading food and beverage company, our goals are to continue to deliver quality food and beverage products, strengthen our local communities, and reduce our environmental and climate impact.

 

We’re determined to challenge the status quo and be better tomorrow than we are today. As individuals and teams, we embrace our entrepreneurial culture and have created a workplace where collaboration is essential, courage is rewarded, speed is expected, and agility is the norm to delight our consumers every single day. Here, you will find limitless opportunities to learn and advance your career and feel empowered to succeed in the workplace and beyond. Because our focus is not only on nourishing our customers, but also about enriching you.

 

 

 

 

Summary:
Responsible for owning the Procurement relationship with key leaders from Marketing and Sales (e.g., advertising, media, insights, ecommerce, shopper. Builds strong relationships with senior leaders in each area and acts as the key conduit for procurement in order to influence and contribute to strategy development and implementation.  Understands business context and maintain connectivity to drive transformation across functions and businesses.  Influences and leverages global and local sourcing strategies, adapts for the business needs, and measures impact.  Knowledgeable about local market external factors in order to help influence strategies at the global level.  Collaborates on RFP & scope of work processes and drives sustainable resolutions of escalations.  Actively engage in key functional strategic initiatives in order to clearly communicate sourcing constraints, supply risks & mitigation strategies as they relate to the project.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Understand business requirements and challenges; including priorities, must win battles and key value drivers. Transmit this understanding to the category management teams at the appropriate level so the category sourcing strategies and priorities are defined accordingly.
  • Confirm business objectives, challenges, projects, requirements and expectations are shared with the Above Market and At Market Procurement Teams to influence strategic planning, policies and procedures.
  • Evaluate context and stakeholder objectives and decide focus areas; align procurement resources behind the strategy.
  • Partner closely with key stakeholders in order to align on key metrics of the business or function in support of the Operational Master Plan (OMP). 
  • Own and measure cost & process improvement targets & projects.  Communicate and report out to the business stakeholders and divisional BPs as appropriate.  Monitor & periodically reassess. 
  • Ensure information flow between the Above Market and At Market Procurement Teams to effectively deliver and influence business/function strategies.
  • Lead the implementation of transformation projects and aligned sourcing strategies at business level, within the overall implementation plan of the aligned marketing sourcing strategy.
  • Build procurement strategy in support of the functional stakeholders in collaboration with procurement teams and relevant global or adjacent functions, such as Legal or Finance.
  • Identify local ensure-supply risks and develop sustainable mitigation strategies.
  • Play an active role in Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) through the participation of key meetings, by ensuring right stakeholder engagement and through senior interactions with agencies where needed.

 

Requirements: 
•    8+ years procurement experience, particularly in Marketing spend areas 
•    Experience in marketing and advertising directly or in a close supporting function such as Finance, Marketing Operations or Marketing Services, Sales or Ecommerce
•    Experience with sourcing technology and tools preferred  
•    Able to view business operations through the Procurement lens and translate into value propositions to the stakeholder
•    Able to successfully lead projects or initiatives in cross-functional or cross-market teams
•    Ability to work independently to identify and research relevant market, industry/peer company, and supplier information
•    Capable of navigating through ambiguous situations and managing external vendor relationships
•    Ability to develop processes and/or to identify continuous improvements to help better coordinate activities
•    Strong relationship building and stakeholder management skills with the ability to form and grow own networks.

 

Requsition ID:

192560 

 

It is our business imperative to remain a very inclusive workplace.

 

To our veterans and separated service members, you're at the forefront of our minds as we recruit top talent to join Nestlé. The skills you've gained while serving our country, such as flexibility, agility, and leadership, are much like the skills that will make you successful in this role.  In addition, with our commitment to an inclusive work environment, we recognize the exceptional engagement and innovation displayed by individuals with disabilities.  Nestlé seeks such skilled and qualified individuals to share our mission where you’ll join a cohort of others who have chosen to call Nestlé home.

 

The Nestlé Companies are an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer seeking diversity in qualified applicants for employment.  All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, gender, gender identity, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, perceived disability, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other protected status, as defined by applicable law. Prior to the next step in the recruiting process, we welcome you to inform us confidentially if you may require any special accommodations in order to participate fully in our recruitment experience. Contact us at accommodations@nestle.com or please dial 711 and provide this number to the operator: 1-800-321-6467.

 

 

 

 

Arlington, VA, US, 22209 Solon, OH, US, 44139

Arlington, VA, US, 22209 Solon, OH, US, 44139


Nearest Major Market: Arlington Virginia
Nearest Secondary Market: Washington DC

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