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Sr. Strategic Sourcing Specialist (Packaging/Flexibles)

Sr. Strategic Sourcing Specialist (Packaging/Flexibles)

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

Responsible for owning the procurement relationship with factories, global category teams, procurement finance and business partners as the single point of contact within the market for specified ingredient and/or packaging categories or assigned area. Balance and/or advance ensure supply challenges from supplier, factory, or other business channels. Understand, analyze and communicate Purchase Price Variance (PPV) to procurement leadership on a monthly basis. Analyze, identify, and communicate sourcing constraints, cost savings, supply risks, and mitigation strategies as they relate to the category or area. 

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Drive implementation of cost savings projects to enable the business priority of reduction in total delivered cost. Ensure alignment of project status between business partner team and finance teams
  • Support cost reduction initiative with suppliers within category by understanding supply chain needs and application
  • High level of financial acumen and understand working capital, PPV etc
  • Be responsible for the procurement relationship with factories, and serve as first contact point for suppliers and business partners for potential supply issues
  • Coordinate and implement supplier facing supply chain initiatives for assigned categories
  • Facilitate supplier quality probation process and balance supplier claims within market
  • Analyze, understand, and share market requirements and challenges for ingredient and packaging materials; including priorities and key value drivers for each category
  • Develop expertise for local alignment with the global category team to enable strategic direction planning; including specifications, transportation needs, new material set-up, vendor onboarding, as well as any other market conditions
  • Identify and approve local market volume requirements to the global category and finance teams through applicable processes and systems
  • Research and analyze current quality/procure-to-pay issues and communicate market reality with global categories and local business partner teams
  • Analyze data (e.g. financial, volume, P.O. activity, etc.) and glean insights in order to develop recommendation for Budget, Price Forecasting and other financial activities
  • Collaborate with above-market category teams and advise on current local pricing requirements and any changes to budget volumes
  • Lead implementation of global team’s sourcing strategies at category level in market
  • Collaborate with business units to align and secure category sourcing strategy approvals across functional leadership
  • Partner with the business to ensure approval of supplier selection and communicate award decision to those affected

Requirements and minimum education level

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain Management, Operations, Logistics/Transportation or other applicable discipline required

Experience:

  • Minimum 3-5 years sourcing, purchasing and/or material management, technical/manufacturing experience and/or or equivalent experience required.
  • Strong negations and persuasion skills
  • SAP, Ariba, experience preferred
  • Required proficiency in Microsoft Suite products, including but not limited to, Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel

Skills:

  • Proven ability to analyze and present findings in a clear and cohesive manner
  • Strong communication skills need to liaise between the internal customers and the global procurement team
  • Ability to work collaboratively and support multiple sourcing initiatives
  • Ability to develop processes and/or to identify continuous improvements to help better coordinate activities

Job ID

149172

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

Responsible for owning the procurement relationship with factories, global category teams, procurement finance and business partners as the single point of contact within the market for specified ingredient and/or packaging categories or assigned area. Balance and/or advance ensure supply challenges from supplier, factory, or other business channels. Understand, analyze and communicate Purchase Price Variance (PPV) to procurement leadership on a monthly basis. Analyze, identify, and communicate sourcing constraints, cost savings, supply risks, and mitigation strategies as they relate to the category or area. 

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Drive implementation of cost savings projects to enable the business priority of reduction in total delivered cost. Ensure alignment of project status between business partner team and finance teams
  • Support cost reduction initiative with suppliers within category by understanding supply chain needs and application
  • High level of financial acumen and understand working capital, PPV etc
  • Be responsible for the procurement relationship with factories, and serve as first contact point for suppliers and business partners for potential supply issues
  • Coordinate and implement supplier facing supply chain initiatives for assigned categories
  • Facilitate supplier quality probation process and balance supplier claims within market
  • Analyze, understand, and share market requirements and challenges for ingredient and packaging materials; including priorities and key value drivers for each category
  • Develop expertise for local alignment with the global category team to enable strategic direction planning; including specifications, transportation needs, new material set-up, vendor onboarding, as well as any other market conditions
  • Identify and approve local market volume requirements to the global category and finance teams through applicable processes and systems
  • Research and analyze current quality/procure-to-pay issues and communicate market reality with global categories and local business partner teams
  • Analyze data (e.g. financial, volume, P.O. activity, etc.) and glean insights in order to develop recommendation for Budget, Price Forecasting and other financial activities
  • Collaborate with above-market category teams and advise on current local pricing requirements and any changes to budget volumes
  • Lead implementation of global team’s sourcing strategies at category level in market
  • Collaborate with business units to align and secure category sourcing strategy approvals across functional leadership
  • Partner with the business to ensure approval of supplier selection and communicate award decision to those affected

Requirements and minimum education level

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain Management, Operations, Logistics/Transportation or other applicable discipline required

Experience:

  • Minimum 3-5 years sourcing, purchasing and/or material management, technical/manufacturing experience and/or or equivalent experience required.
  • Strong negations and persuasion skills
  • SAP, Ariba, experience preferred
  • Required proficiency in Microsoft Suite products, including but not limited to, Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel

Skills:

  • Proven ability to analyze and present findings in a clear and cohesive manner
  • Strong communication skills need to liaise between the internal customers and the global procurement team
  • Ability to work collaboratively and support multiple sourcing initiatives
  • Ability to develop processes and/or to identify continuous improvements to help better coordinate activities

Job ID

149172

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

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