Nestle Assoc. Procurement Business Partner-Nestle Healthcare Nutrition in Bridgewater, New Jersey

POSITION SUMMARY:

Responsible forinterfacing with factories and owning the Business Partner relationship with abusiness of modest size. Manage and or escalate ensure-supply challenges fromsupplier, factory or other business channels, in support of case fill rate(CFR), asset intensity (AI), reduction of totaldelivered cost (TDC) or adherence to scope of work targets. Activelyengage in cross functional innovation & renovation (I&R) project teamsto clearly communicate sourcing constraints, supply risks & mitigationstrategies as they relate to the project.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Ensure early Procurement involvement in eventmanagement projects and Nestl Product Development and Introduction (NPDI).

Ensure early Procurement involvement in eventmanagement projects and Nestl Product Development and Introduction (NPDI).

  • Transmit understanding to the category management teams at the appropriate level so the category sourcing strategies and priorities are defined accordingly.

  • Confirm Business objectives, challenges, projects, requirements and expectations are shared with the Category Management Team to help shape strategic planning.

Lead sourcing strategies at business level within the sourcing strategy implementation plan.

  • Identify necessary activities and resources needed to achieve implementation of chosen sourcing strategies.

  • Lead and/or organize kick off events with implementation teams and coordinate follow up activities with suppliers and Business participants.

  • Confirm that the contract meets the requirements of the contract coverage model. Share findings with Nestl Global Business Services and resolve any issues related to the maintenance of the Quality Info Record (QIR).

Implement or lead implementation of sourcing strategies at business level, within the overall implementation plan of the sourcing strategy.

  • Present or support the presentation of the category strategy summaries to the Business stakeholders to gain alignment and approval as applicable.

  • Ensure supplier selection is approved by Business stakeholders and communicate award decision to those affected

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Provide compelling category and sourcing insights to the business to contribute to overall strategies.

  • Consolidate material cost forecast reports (data, graphs, commentary) and present to Business stakeholders as appropriate

  • Provide Business feedback to Category Management Team.

Play an active role in our Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) program.

  • Ensure performance survey is completed by market stakeholders.

  • Participate in key meetings, ensure right stakeholder engagement, and escalate through senior contacts with local suppliers where needed.

Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

REQUIREMENTS AND MINIMUM EDUCATION LEVEL

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

EXPERIENCE:

Minimum 3 years sourcing, purchasing and/or material management, technical/manufacturing experience and/or or equivalent experience required. Internal Development Trainee candidates on second and third rotations will also be considered.

SAP, Ariba and I-Nexus experience preferred

Required proficiency in Microsoft Suite products, including but not limited to, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel

SKILLS:

Candidate must be detail oriented and a self-starter

Proven ability to analyze and present findings in a clear and cohesive manner

Ability to work independently to identify and research relevant market, industry, and supplier information.

Capable of navigating through ambiguous situations and managing external vendor relationships

Ability to work collaboratively and support multiple sourcing initiatives

Ability to develop processes and/or to identify continuous improvements to help better coordinate activities

Must be exceptional relationship builder and stakeholder manager and have the ability to form and grow own networks

The Nestl Companies are equal employment and affirmative action employers and looking for diversity in qualified candidates for employment.

Category: Supply Chain, Nestle USA