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Manager, Functional Development

Manager, Functional Development

 

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.

 

 

Responsible for developing, implementing, and managing the People Development Strategy across the Procurement function. This includes developing and refining a talent management process that is efficient and effective at evaluating and developing talent within Procurement. Additionally, this role will support the identification and implementation of key technologies that support talent management. The role will include ensuring that effective coaching and mentoring constructs are available to all Procurement resources and that effective monitoring and feedback processes are in place and communicated to the entire function. This individual will be expected to embrace change agility and facilitate organizational change as it relates to professional development using leading change management practices. From a target-setting perspective, this role will define KPIs and metrics that measure progress across the professional development domain (i.e., development, retention, performance, etc.).

This position partners with Business Leaders, HR Business Partners, and other Functional Development professionals while conducting training courses to maximize applicability of learning and use of resources.

 Job Duties/Deliverables:

  • Develop and implement a talent development strategy
    • Manage the yearly process to ensure all people manager adhere to the defined talent development strategy
    • Develop and maintain competency skills dashboard for the procurement organization
    • Develop and implement training programs (supplier diversity, mentoring, etc.)
    • Develop competency framework and provide training to Procurement
    • Research, analyze and present to leadership benchmark data on training, best practices, trend analysis, etc.
    • Provide coaching for the development of personnel and lend expertise to people managers across the organization
  • Lead the change management strategy across the procurement organization
    • Develop and implement business partner relationship training
    • Develop short and long-range objectives to support learning initiatives across the Procurement organization
    • Analyze changing skill sets, identify gaps, and make recommendations to senior management on plan forward
  • Manage all appropriate key stakeholder relationships to ensure Procurement objectives are met
    • Report talent development initiative progress to Procurement leadership
    • Maintain relationships with any 3rd party talent development resources and facilitate 3rd party trainings for critical skills
    • Develop relationships with managers who manage changing roles and guide the change management process
    • Be the procurement representative on all local cross-functional training (e.g. broader Supply Chain, new hire on-boarding, e-learning, safety, etc.).
    • Work closely with Learning and Organizational Development (L&OD) and other teams in Nestlé to coordinate and link training as it aligns with career path development. Ensure Sprout system reflects procurement in end-to- end development
  • Serve as a People Manager:
    • Take pride in successfully managing and coaching direct reports, offering constructive, candid, and timely feedback
    • Delegate responsibilities with a focus on creating opportunities for employees to gain critical skills and experience professional growth
    • Inspire and motivate direct reports to take calculated risks, challenge the status quo, and improve performance
    • Provide on-going mentoring to improve bench strength competences and succession plans, training others to be successful coaches to their teams and peers

Critical Experiences/Education: 

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Master’s degree preferred
  • 3+ years of purchasing experience or demonstrated leadership experience in a related operational field such as Manufacturing, Logistics, or Technical
  • Experience managing day-to-performance and career growth for multiple direct reports
  • In-depth knowledge of and experience with global procurement and sourcing processes, legal contract negotiations, and contract management systems
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, including but not limited to Word, PowerPoint, and Excel
  • SAP, Ariba, and I-Nexus experience preferred

 Qualifications/Certifications: 

  • Interpersonal skills to effectively build relationships with and influence a dynamic and diverse set of stakeholders, including the ability to listen and understand differing perspectives
  • 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
  • Excellent communication skills, with the ability to liaise across boundaries and boarders and influence with integrity

282073 

 

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.

 

Review our applicant privacy notice before applying at https://www.nestlejobs.com/privacy

 

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.

 

 

Responsible for developing, implementing, and managing the People Development Strategy across the Procurement function. This includes developing and refining a talent management process that is efficient and effective at evaluating and developing talent within Procurement. Additionally, this role will support the identification and implementation of key technologies that support talent management. The role will include ensuring that effective coaching and mentoring constructs are available to all Procurement resources and that effective monitoring and feedback processes are in place and communicated to the entire function. This individual will be expected to embrace change agility and facilitate organizational change as it relates to professional development using leading change management practices. From a target-setting perspective, this role will define KPIs and metrics that measure progress across the professional development domain (i.e., development, retention, performance, etc.).

This position partners with Business Leaders, HR Business Partners, and other Functional Development professionals while conducting training courses to maximize applicability of learning and use of resources.

 Job Duties/Deliverables:

  • Develop and implement a talent development strategy
    • Manage the yearly process to ensure all people manager adhere to the defined talent development strategy
    • Develop and maintain competency skills dashboard for the procurement organization
    • Develop and implement training programs (supplier diversity, mentoring, etc.)
    • Develop competency framework and provide training to Procurement
    • Research, analyze and present to leadership benchmark data on training, best practices, trend analysis, etc.
    • Provide coaching for the development of personnel and lend expertise to people managers across the organization
  • Lead the change management strategy across the procurement organization
    • Develop and implement business partner relationship training
    • Develop short and long-range objectives to support learning initiatives across the Procurement organization
    • Analyze changing skill sets, identify gaps, and make recommendations to senior management on plan forward
  • Manage all appropriate key stakeholder relationships to ensure Procurement objectives are met
    • Report talent development initiative progress to Procurement leadership
    • Maintain relationships with any 3rd party talent development resources and facilitate 3rd party trainings for critical skills
    • Develop relationships with managers who manage changing roles and guide the change management process
    • Be the procurement representative on all local cross-functional training (e.g. broader Supply Chain, new hire on-boarding, e-learning, safety, etc.).
    • Work closely with Learning and Organizational Development (L&OD) and other teams in Nestlé to coordinate and link training as it aligns with career path development. Ensure Sprout system reflects procurement in end-to- end development
  • Serve as a People Manager:
    • Take pride in successfully managing and coaching direct reports, offering constructive, candid, and timely feedback
    • Delegate responsibilities with a focus on creating opportunities for employees to gain critical skills and experience professional growth
    • Inspire and motivate direct reports to take calculated risks, challenge the status quo, and improve performance
    • Provide on-going mentoring to improve bench strength competences and succession plans, training others to be successful coaches to their teams and peers

Critical Experiences/Education: 

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Master’s degree preferred
  • 3+ years of purchasing experience or demonstrated leadership experience in a related operational field such as Manufacturing, Logistics, or Technical
  • Experience managing day-to-performance and career growth for multiple direct reports
  • In-depth knowledge of and experience with global procurement and sourcing processes, legal contract negotiations, and contract management systems
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, including but not limited to Word, PowerPoint, and Excel
  • SAP, Ariba, and I-Nexus experience preferred

 Qualifications/Certifications: 

  • Interpersonal skills to effectively build relationships with and influence a dynamic and diverse set of stakeholders, including the ability to listen and understand differing perspectives
  • 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
  • Excellent communication skills, with the ability to liaise across boundaries and boarders and influence with integrity

282073 

 

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.

 

Review our applicant privacy notice before applying at https://www.nestlejobs.com/privacy

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

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


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