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Global Procurement Manager - Ingredients

Global Procurement Manager - Ingredients

Panama, PA

Panama, PA

Position Snapshot
  • Nestrade Procurement Division, Panama
  • Permanent contract, 100%
  • Travel rate: approximately 10%
  • Modern “smart office” locations providing flexible & collaborative workspaces
Position Summary

We are currently looking for three highly competent Global Procurement Managers based in Panama, responsible for managing the commercial and sourcing activity for the following Ingredients: Dehydrated Agricultural, Meat, Poultry and Eggs and Fruits and Honey used by Nestlé worldwide. 

Reporting directly to the Global Category Manager, you will be responsible for defining and implementing the category strategy for the spend on a global level, by using 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...
  • 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
  • In partnership with Supplier Relationship Management Experts plan and review regular contract SLA reviews with suppliers and other functional partners
  • 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 tools, utilizing cost models and market knowledge
What will make you successful
  • University degree in Procurement, Business Administration, Supply Chain, Economics or Finance.
  • Experience in sourcing, supplier management or strategic procurement, ideally gained in ingredients categories.
  • Experience in risk management, responsible sourcing and/or supplier relationship management.
  • Knowledge of the Ingredients Market and International Procurement Regulations is preferred.
  • Exposure to hedging would be an asset.
  • Excellent negotiation and communication skills with the ability to influence and collaborate with individuals across a complex organization.
  • Innovation and creativity.
  • Fluency in English.
Position Snapshot
  • Nestrade Procurement Division, Panama
  • Permanent contract, 100%
  • Travel rate: approximately 10%
  • Modern “smart office” locations providing flexible & collaborative workspaces
Position Summary

We are currently looking for three highly competent Global Procurement Managers based in Panama, responsible for managing the commercial and sourcing activity for the following Ingredients: Dehydrated Agricultural, Meat, Poultry and Eggs and Fruits and Honey used by Nestlé worldwide. 

Reporting directly to the Global Category Manager, you will be responsible for defining and implementing the category strategy for the spend on a global level, by using 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...
  • 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
  • In partnership with Supplier Relationship Management Experts plan and review regular contract SLA reviews with suppliers and other functional partners
  • 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 tools, utilizing cost models and market knowledge
What will make you successful
  • University degree in Procurement, Business Administration, Supply Chain, Economics or Finance.
  • Experience in sourcing, supplier management or strategic procurement, ideally gained in ingredients categories.
  • Experience in risk management, responsible sourcing and/or supplier relationship management.
  • Knowledge of the Ingredients Market and International Procurement Regulations is preferred.
  • Exposure to hedging would be an asset.
  • Excellent negotiation and communication skills with the ability to influence and collaborate with individuals across a complex organization.
  • Innovation and creativity.
  • Fluency in English.

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