Share this Job
Apply now »

Procurement Category Mgt Associate

Procurement Category Mgt Associate

 

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.

 

This position is not eligible for Visa Sponsorship.

 

 

Position Summary

In this role, you will act as the first line of defense for procurement. You will perform tactical problem solving and mitigation activities while partnering with the relevant Category Management professionals to communicate progress to the business. This role is located in Solon, OH and responsible for executing tasks related to compliance, contracts, vendor setup, supplier performance management, and ensure supply. Additionally, you will support Category Management professionals in achieving their category objectives; this will be done by mining data, collecting information, and distilling insights that can be used to identify value creation opportunities.  

Responsibilities: 
• Take actions to ensure supply for assigned categories
  - Keep up to date on ensure supply issues
  - Access, review, and complete system requests 
  - Drive achievement of supplier performance metrics and agreed upon KPIs

• Support Category Management professionals in executing Nestlé’s 7-Step Strategic Souring Process in the North American market, enabling value generation through sustainability, innovation, and cost improvements 

• Provide updates to Category Management professionals and Nestrade buyers to guarantee clear communication and alignment on ensure supply activities and issues
  - Leverage opportunities to lower total cost of ownership or increase value to the business while ensuring supply
  - Use PowerBI to access reports and data related to compliance, contracts, vendor setup, and supplier performance management
  - Use information, analytics, and reporting tools to perform supplier market analysis, category analysis, and supply risk analysis
  - Leverage GLOBE and other reporting and problem-solving tools to identify areas for improvement and drive solutions
  - Analyze spend data and cross-functional impacts 
  - Carry out timely forecasting of future purchase price, including the benefits of cost improvement projects; serve as owner of cost savings initiatives as required
  - Execute duties with Purchase Price Variance including localization and cost impact of projects

• Leverage principles of project management to deliver functional commitments and goals
  - Demonstrate ability to link day-to-day priorities to OMP/Roadmap key priorities and perform basic tasks related to project execution with help from Procurement professionals
  - Create MEK1 conditions in SAP

Experiences/Education:  
• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in applicable fields required
• Knowledge of and experience with global procurement and sourcing processes, legal contract negotiations, and contract management systems
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications
• SAP, Ariba, and I-Nexus experience preferred
 
Skills:  
• Interpersonal skills to effectively build relationships with and influence a dynamic and diverse set of stakeholders
• Strategic mindset with quantitative, problem-solving, project management, and negotiation skills and a strong desire for progress and continuous improvement
• Proven ability to analyze and present findings in a clear and cohesive manner
• Adept at managing change and working through ambiguity to identify and drive to a solution, both independently and collaboratively with cross-functional teams
 

Req ID

185106 

 

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.

 

This position is not eligible for Visa Sponsorship.

 

 

 

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.

 

This position is not eligible for Visa Sponsorship.

 

 

Position Summary

In this role, you will act as the first line of defense for procurement. You will perform tactical problem solving and mitigation activities while partnering with the relevant Category Management professionals to communicate progress to the business. This role is located in Solon, OH and responsible for executing tasks related to compliance, contracts, vendor setup, supplier performance management, and ensure supply. Additionally, you will support Category Management professionals in achieving their category objectives; this will be done by mining data, collecting information, and distilling insights that can be used to identify value creation opportunities.  

Responsibilities: 
• Take actions to ensure supply for assigned categories
  - Keep up to date on ensure supply issues
  - Access, review, and complete system requests 
  - Drive achievement of supplier performance metrics and agreed upon KPIs

• Support Category Management professionals in executing Nestlé’s 7-Step Strategic Souring Process in the North American market, enabling value generation through sustainability, innovation, and cost improvements 

• Provide updates to Category Management professionals and Nestrade buyers to guarantee clear communication and alignment on ensure supply activities and issues
  - Leverage opportunities to lower total cost of ownership or increase value to the business while ensuring supply
  - Use PowerBI to access reports and data related to compliance, contracts, vendor setup, and supplier performance management
  - Use information, analytics, and reporting tools to perform supplier market analysis, category analysis, and supply risk analysis
  - Leverage GLOBE and other reporting and problem-solving tools to identify areas for improvement and drive solutions
  - Analyze spend data and cross-functional impacts 
  - Carry out timely forecasting of future purchase price, including the benefits of cost improvement projects; serve as owner of cost savings initiatives as required
  - Execute duties with Purchase Price Variance including localization and cost impact of projects

• Leverage principles of project management to deliver functional commitments and goals
  - Demonstrate ability to link day-to-day priorities to OMP/Roadmap key priorities and perform basic tasks related to project execution with help from Procurement professionals
  - Create MEK1 conditions in SAP

Experiences/Education:  
• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in applicable fields required
• Knowledge of and experience with global procurement and sourcing processes, legal contract negotiations, and contract management systems
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications
• SAP, Ariba, and I-Nexus experience preferred
 
Skills:  
• Interpersonal skills to effectively build relationships with and influence a dynamic and diverse set of stakeholders
• Strategic mindset with quantitative, problem-solving, project management, and negotiation skills and a strong desire for progress and continuous improvement
• Proven ability to analyze and present findings in a clear and cohesive manner
• Adept at managing change and working through ambiguity to identify and drive to a solution, both independently and collaboratively with cross-functional teams
 

Req ID

185106 

 

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.

 

This position is not eligible for Visa Sponsorship.

 

 

Solon, OH, US, 44139 Arlington, VA, US, 22202

Solon, OH, US, 44139 Arlington, VA, US, 22202


Nearest Major Market: Cleveland

Apply now »