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Passion is the pulse of Purina. You don’t have to be a pet owner, but you must be able to find your square – find passion in the work you do, the people you encounter and the opportunities you experience. Within our walls, you’ll discover ways to do what’s never been done before, and you’ll do it with integrity and expertise. Your relentless pursuit to break boundaries, pioneer new brands and revolutionize the bond between pets and people will help you fit right in. Working together, #WeStandTaller.

Sr. Specialist - SAP Vendor Operations

Job Number 17007953 Company Nestle Purina PetCare Company Location Saint Louis, Missouri


GLOBE is a worldwide organization. It was created as a shared service for all Nestlé business units to improve performance and operational efficiency as it pertains to IT and business solutions. Leveraging Nestlé’s size and scope, this group revisits all aspects of our business practices and shapes new ways to run greater Nestlé.

The Sr. SAP Specialist – Vendor Operations role provides operational expertise and knowledge to Basis teams and is responsible for operational efficiency across all Basis vendors by enforcing Nestle vendor governance model, continuous improvement initiatives, and transparency to all stakeholders. 

In this role, you will manage technical aspects for all SAP global systems such as system optimization, system performance, regular maintenance and system upgrades. Ensuring delivery of technology projects and enhancements is critical. You will support timely resolution of problems and ensure root cause analysis are undertaken to avoid recurrence of such problems.

We’re a global organization known widely as a ‘Best Place to Work’. Our culture continuously dares us to stand taller and ask “what’s next?” Are you up to the dare?

  • Collaborate with Supplier Delivery Managers to enforce best practices for Basis Services governance - providing relevant configuration, global system monitoring, support and serve as an internal escalation point. 
  • Review contracts and measures to ensure productive relationships are maintained with suppliers. 
  • Review and monitor supplier services and delivery models to ensure they are meeting Nestle expectations.
  • Provide adequate visibility of supplier service delivery: KPIs quarterly, monthly and taskforce reports.
  • Instill an improvement mindset within the organization to ensure supplier activities add value to the business. 

Perform all other duties as assigned.
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High School Diploma or GED equivalent; Bachelor’s degree is preferred

Experience (Years/Type):

5 or more years of experience in vendor operations, IT service delivery and/or service management

2 or more years of experience working with SAP modules

Working experience with SAP Basis is preferred

The Nestle companies are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers and are looking for diversity in candidates for employment: Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran

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