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Responsible for the development and management of sourcing strategies for local categories and subcategories. Directly supports the execution of Nestlé’s 7-Step Strategic Souring Process in the North American market enabling value generation through cost improvements to Nestlé business units. Identifies and implements cost improvement projects while supporting the tracking of ensure supply and responsible sourcing compliance.
Nestlé 7 Step Strategic Sourcing Process Implementation (Self and Team).
Analyze, consolidate and rationalize market spend to the highest practical category level across Nestlé North America Business Units.
Collect and detail all current local and regional contracts and price agreements.
Engages with Nestlé Global Business Service to prepare and execute the Request for Proposal while ensuring the supplier's acknowledgement of the Nestlé Supplier Code.
Lead change management activities that supports the sourcing strategy and facilitate execution to drive compliance.
Manage Frame and Child contracts in the Contract Life Management tool based on annual volumes by material/plant based on the coverage model.
Ensure supply by continued development of incumbent and new supply options on an ongoing basis.
Financial support for Budget, Price Forecasting and other financial activities for Procurement Finance and Business Units.
Own yearly budget process for owned category, including Master Business Schedule and First Look requests, according to the financial cycle established.
Generate monthly price forecast reports to meaningful level of spend (may be spend category, sub category, spec or material as appropriate).
Analyze the current forecast to previously forecast prices and prepare commentary on evolution of category including base material price drivers.
Execute various initiatives to provide additional value for Working Capital (Cash Flow).
Discover and deliver alternate sources of supply ensuring business continuity and sustainability while minimizing business risk.
Engage suppliers to conduct Responsible Sourcing audits based on established guidelines and objectives.
Execute and lead the SRM program and detail the action items and delivered additional value to the business units.
Maintain savings projects in the project tracking tool attaching documentation based on cost savings calculation guidelines and follow-up with business partners and finance for obtaining validation of savings projects.
Interface and Work with Functional Leadership Teams within the Nestlé Organization – Including Business Partner Network and above market teams.
Engage leadership teams of supplier quality compliance at a category level.
Deliver innovation, exclusivity and first market opportunities to functional areas.
Manage Supplier Facing Supply Chain initiatives for assigned categories and within team to validate ideas and project opportunities with the supply base.
Collaborate with business units to develop and secure category sourcing strategy approvals across functional leadership.
Deliver value through cost and process improvement initiatives to multiple Business Units in accordance to targets.
Other duties as assigned.
Reports to the Category Leader, Category Manager or Head of Procurement. General direction and delegation from team members that the Specialist supports. Formal and informal feedback given on a periodic basis.
Accountable for assisting in the achievement of cost improvement targets for relevant categories, while supporting ensuring supply and appropriate cost and supply risk management strategies. Assist with reporting savings in IPA as appropriate.
Requirements and Minimum Education Level
Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain Management, Operations, Logistics/Transportation or other applicable discipline required
Minimum 3 years sourcing, purchasing and/or material management, technical/manufacturing experience and/or or equivalent experience required. SAP, Ariba, and I-Nexus experience preferred.
Candidate must be detail oriented and a self-starter.
Analyze and present findings in a clear and cohesive manner.
Work independently to identify and research relevant market, industry, and supplier information.
Capable of navigating through ambiguous situations and managing external vendor relationships.
Collaborate and support multiple sourcing initiatives.
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We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.
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, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.
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