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Global Strategic Buyer / Filling & Packing Equipment(Job Number: 180008JR)
Global Strategic Buyer / Filling & Packing Equipment
“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 OR Kuala Lumpur
Undefined period of time, 100%
Travel rate: from 5 to 10%
Are you ready to join a high performing and ultra-diverse team?
Come join one of the most iconic companies in the world and have a chance to make an impact in being part of the newly created Procurement Division.
In order to implement and drive the success of this new procurement model, we are looking for a highly competent Global Strategic Buyer based in either Panama or Kuala Lumpur.
Reporting directly to the Global Category Manager, you will be responsible for defining and implementing the Filling & Packing strategy for the spend in scope on a global level, utilizing strategic sourcing processes, tools and policies.
Who are we?
The Nestlé Group is the world’s largest food and beverage company with 89,8 billion Swiss Francs in sales in 2017. It is present in 191 countries around the world, has 418 factories and its 328,000 employees are committed to Nestlé’s purpose of enhancing quality of life and contributing to a healthier future. Nestlé offers a wide portfolio of products and services for people and their pets throughout their lives. Its more than 2000 brands range from global icons like Nescafé or Nespresso to local favourites. Company performance is driven by its Nutrition, Health and Wellness strategy. Nestlé is based in the Swiss town of Vevey where it was founded more than 150 years ago. Learn more about our Group and reasons to join us on
Procurement at Nestlé:
To ensure that Nestlé achieves its objective of sustainable growth, a new Procurement Division was just created with hubs in Switzerland, Panama and Malaysia. They provide a range of services, including the management of procurement for specific raw materials, packaging, indirect materials and other services. The hubs also support markets with managing local spend.
 What will be your key responsibilities? 
Perform supplier market/category/supply risk analysis and develop Total Cost Ownership (TCO) models to identify improvement opportunities.
Collaborate with technical stakeholders/suppliers to drive Total Delivered Cost (TDC) reduction
Negotiate contracts ensuring the most beneficial commercial agreements with suppliers in line with the strategy.
Manage the relationship with various stakeholders to integrate category plans and outcomes in local budgets and price planning.
Lead the planning and regular contract SLA reviews with suppliers and other functional partners.
Ensure compliance to Nestlé's Corporate Business Principles, policies and standards.
What is required? 
University degree in Engineering, Procurement, Business Administration, Supply Chain, Economics or Finance.
A Minimum of 5 years of experience in a strategic sourcing or strategic procurement role, ideally gained in a relevant category.
Previous exposure to manufacturing / machinery procurement would be a benefit.
Knowledge of the International Procurement Regulations.
Exposure to risk management, responsible sourcing and supplier relationship management
Excellent communication and negotiation skills - with the ability to influence and collaborate with a variety of stakeholders across a complex organization.
Fluency in English -  Mandarin / Spanish would be an asset.
What’s on offer? 
A challenging role with regional and global responsibilities to help drive the implementation of the Nestlé Group Filling & Packing strategy.
Genuine opportunities for career development, training and personal development. 
We offer an attractive and dynamic international working environment within modern “smart office” locations providing flexible & collaborative workspaces.
To become part of the Global Procurement team within Nestlé and to help drive value into our business. 
What we are looking for?
We are looking for a highly people-oriented candidate with excellent negotiation and communication skills and the ability to influence and collaborate with individuals across a complex organization.
If your profile matches our needs and if you want to make a difference apply directly in English at

About the company

Foods people love. Brands people trust. And a career that nourishes your future like no other. At Nestlé USA, we provide high-quality products that are essential to living well. As individuals and teams, we embrace leadership, make important contributions and support each other’s professional development. Join the world’s leading nutrition, health and wellness company, and deliver the satisfying foods that help people around the world through every phase of life.

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