Global Procurement Category Manager / Manufacturing Equipment and Services
“I want a unique opportunity to be part of a global team where I can fulfill my potential and deliver value to the business”
Nestrade Procurement Division, Panama City, Panama Undefined period of time, 100%
Travel rate: from 20 to 50%
Who are we?
The Nestlé Group is the World’s leading Nutrition, Health and Wellness Company. We have more than 2000 brands with 88.8 billion Swiss Francs in sales in 2015. We are a global brand with more than 335,000 employees worldwide, operating in 197 countries.
As an employer, Nestlé is extremely committed to growing talents internally and puts a strong focus on employee development.
Evolution of the Procurement Division at Nestlé:
To ensure that Nestlé achieves its objective of sustainable growth, a new Procurement Division is being created with hubs in Switzerland, Panama and Malaysia. They will provide a range of services, including the management of procurement for specific raw materials, packaging, indirect materials and other services. The hubs will also support markets with managing local spend.
In order to implement and drive the success of our new procurement model, we are looking for a highly competent Global Procurement Category Manager based in Panama, responsible for managing the commercial and sourcing activity for all Manufacturing Equipment and Services used by Nestlé worldwide.
Are you ready to join a high performing team?
Reporting directly to the procurement category leader, you will lead and ensure the ongoing success of a strategic buyers’ team and be responsible for the flawless execution of the category sourcing strategy globally. You will be responsible for the end to end management of the spend category, creating competitive advantage and contributing to the reduction of operational risk.
What will be your key responsibilities?
Develop and lead the sourcing strategies for your category whilst interacting with relevant Business Partners and stakeholders.
Ensure Supplier Relationship Management by taking supplier development and management actions.
Handle negotiations seeking the best Total Cost Ownership contracts and the most beneficial commercial agreements with suppliers
Manage sourcing teams to create and implement the Above Market Spend Category Strategies.
Develop team capabilities by leveraging category knowledge and leadership skills.
Overall management of reporting on your category and handle business planning and price forecast activities.
Promote and ensure compliance to Nestlé's Corporate Business Principles, policies and standards.
What is required?
University degree in Procurement, Business Administration, Supply Chain or Engineering.
10+ years’ experience in a strategic sourcing or procurement environment (above market experience / large market structures), ideally in the food or FMCG industry.
Proven track record in managing teams in complex organizations and developing key talents and people.
Demonstrated experience in a range of different spend categories and proven record as a Category Manager in different categories.
Able to influence both internal stakeholders & senior management and present key sourcing strategies to Sourcing team and senior leaders.
Experience in managing Supplier development initiatives & ability to lead supplier negotiations, contracts
Ability to manage change processes cross-functionally and with external suppliers.
Understanding of National and International Procurement Regulations.
Fluency in English, other languages will be an asset.
What’s on offer?
A role with responsibility and global scope.
An attractive and dynamic international working environment.
Consistent opportunities for training and development.
What we are looking for?
Excellent leadership, strategic and communication skills.
Strong negotiation skills with the ability to influence and collaborate with individuals across a complex organization.
Someone with knowledge and experience in Manufacturing Equipment and Services Procurement.
We enhance lives with science-based nutrition and health solutions for all stages of life, helping consumers care for themselves and their families. This reflects our conviction that the people are our most important asset. We make sure our employees feel this every day. If you want to make a difference apply directly in English atwww.nestle.com/jobs.