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Sr Procurement Category Management Specialist

Sr Procurement Category Management Specialist

 

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

This role will manage and execute purchasing activities within the assigned local contract manufacturing category team. The Sr Specialist, Procurement Category Management will develop the ability to understand and actively apply and implement key actions within Nestlé’s 7-Step Strategic Sourcing Process in the North American market. 


PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Nestlé 7 Step Strategic Sourcing Process Implementation (Self and Team) 
  • Consolidation and rationalization of market spend to the highest practical category level across Nestlé North America Business Units. 
  • Engages with the collection and review all current local and regional contracts and price agreements. 
  • Work closely with Legal to create appropriate robust contractual agreements.
  • Ensure supply by continued development of incumbent and new supply options. 
  • Financial support for Budget, Price Forecasting and other financial activities for Procurement Finance and Business Units. 
  • Interface and build relationships with Functional Leadership Teams within the Nestlé Organization – Including Procurement Business Partners and Contract Manufacturing Managers. 
  • Deliver value through cost and process improvement initiatives to multiple Business Units in accordance to cascaded targets 
  • Ensure Supply, Responsible Sourcing and Supplier Relationship Management 
  • Involved in the discovery and delivery of alternate suppliers, ensuring business continuity and sustainability while minimizing business risk. 


REQUIREMENTS AND MINIMUM EDUCATION LEVEL:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain Management, Operations, Finance or other applicable subject area required. 


EXPERIENCE: 

  • 3+ years of Procurement or Co-Manufacturing management experience required.
  • Experience in Co-Manufacturing Procurement preferred but not required.
  • Power BI and Tableau skills preferred 
  • SAP experience highly preferred. 
  • Manufacturing environment experience preferred. 
  • Required proficiency in Microsoft Suite products, including but not limited to, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel. 

Requisition ID

183719 

 

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

This role will manage and execute purchasing activities within the assigned local contract manufacturing category team. The Sr Specialist, Procurement Category Management will develop the ability to understand and actively apply and implement key actions within Nestlé’s 7-Step Strategic Sourcing Process in the North American market. 


PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Nestlé 7 Step Strategic Sourcing Process Implementation (Self and Team) 
  • Consolidation and rationalization of market spend to the highest practical category level across Nestlé North America Business Units. 
  • Engages with the collection and review all current local and regional contracts and price agreements. 
  • Work closely with Legal to create appropriate robust contractual agreements.
  • Ensure supply by continued development of incumbent and new supply options. 
  • Financial support for Budget, Price Forecasting and other financial activities for Procurement Finance and Business Units. 
  • Interface and build relationships with Functional Leadership Teams within the Nestlé Organization – Including Procurement Business Partners and Contract Manufacturing Managers. 
  • Deliver value through cost and process improvement initiatives to multiple Business Units in accordance to cascaded targets 
  • Ensure Supply, Responsible Sourcing and Supplier Relationship Management 
  • Involved in the discovery and delivery of alternate suppliers, ensuring business continuity and sustainability while minimizing business risk. 


REQUIREMENTS AND MINIMUM EDUCATION LEVEL:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain Management, Operations, Finance or other applicable subject area required. 


EXPERIENCE: 

  • 3+ years of Procurement or Co-Manufacturing management experience required.
  • Experience in Co-Manufacturing Procurement preferred but not required.
  • Power BI and Tableau skills preferred 
  • SAP experience highly preferred. 
  • Manufacturing environment experience preferred. 
  • Required proficiency in Microsoft Suite products, including but not limited to, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel. 

Requisition ID

183719 

 

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, 22209

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


Nearest Major Market: Cleveland

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