The Local Strategic Buyer is responsible for developing, validating, communicating and implementing sourcing strategies for locally managed categories, following the Strategic Sourcing Process tools, templates and policies developed by Nestrade and applying the Nestlé Standardized Procurement Model.
She / he has to ensure the efficient implementation of new or changing items / services, Procurement to Pay channel management and of new suppliers.
A day in the life of...
Define and implement the strategies for the locally managed category's), utilizing the Strategic Sourcing Process tools, templates and policies developed by Nestrade.
Perform supplier market analysis, category analysis, and supply risk analysis, and develop TCO understanding, as well as the map of how sourcing process and channels work within the locally managed category (At Market), and identify improvements to be targeted
Prepare and execute negotiation events seeking best TCO contracts and beneficial commercial agreements with suppliers for the locally managed categories.
Ensure Compliance to Nestlé's business principles, policies, standards and Procurement Policy, Procurement Standardized Model, Nestlé Supplier Code, Best Practices, etc.
Establish relationships with stakeholders to integrate category plans and outcomes in local budgets and price planning processes as required.
Integrate innovation, renovation and post award cost improvement elements from suppliers into Nestlé's innovation and renovation processes.
In partnership with SRM Experts lead the planning and regular contract SLA reviews with suppliers and other functional partners such as quality.
Ensure effective contract management follow up activities are in place ( e.g. SAP Contracts, purchasing info records, master data, etc).
What will make you successful
University Degree level education or equivalent
Demonstrated experience in implementation of sourcing strategies for different spend categories over a sustained period (1-3 years).
Has experience in one or more spend categories as Sourcing Specialist, using the Strategic Sourcing Process.
Demonstrated successful use of risk management, responsible sourcing and supplier relation management.
Has experience in negotiation.