Strategic Buyer - Nestle

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Strategic Buyer - Nestle

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Position Summary

Joining Nestlé means you are joining the largest Food and Beverage company in the world. At our very core, we are a human company driven by our purpose to improve the quality of life and contribute to a healthier future.

Nestlé Nigeria is currently looking for a Strategic Buyer who would be responsible for developing, validating, communicating and implementing sourcing strategies for locally managed categories following the defined Strategic Sourcing Process tools, templates and policies.

She/he would ensure the efficient implementation of new or changing items/services, Procure To Pay channel management and new suppliers.



A day in the life;

  • Defining and implementing the strategies for the locally managed categories at Market level; utilizing the Strategic Sourcing Process tools, templates and policies developed by the organization.
  • Performing supplier market, category and supply risk analysis; developing TCO(Total Cost of Ownership) understanding, as well as the map of how sourcing process and channels work within the locally managed category; identifying improvements to be targeted.
  • Preparing and executing negotiation events, seeking best TCO(Total Cost of Ownership) contracts and beneficial commercial agreements with suppliers for the locally managed categories.
  • Ensuring compliance to Nestlé’s business principles, policies, standards and Procurement Policy, Procurement Standardized Model, Nestlé Supplier Code, Best Practices, etc.
  • Establishing relationships with stakeholders to integrate category plans and outcomes in local budgets and price planning processes as required.
  • Integrating innovation, renovation, and post-award cost improvement elements from suppliers into Nestlé’s innovation and renovation processes.
  • In partnership with SRM (Supplier Relationship Management) experts, leading the planning and regular contract SLA reviews with suppliers and other functional partners, such as quality, etcetera.
  • Ensuring effective contract management follow-up activities are in place (e.g. SAP contracts, purchasing info records, master data, etcetera).
  • Leading cross-functional projects that would deliver strategic value in ensuring supply & improvement of the procurement process.

What Makes You Successful?

  • Demonstrated experience in the implementation of sourcing strategies for different spend categories over a sustained period (between 3 to 5 years).
  • Experience in one or more spend categories as a Sourcing Specialist, using the Strategic Sourcing Process.
  • Demonstrated successful use of risk management, responsible sourcing and supplier relationship management.
  • Strong analytical skills with high capability in Microsoft Excel usage, negotiation, and business-writing ability.
  • Remarkable communication and problem-solving skills.
  • Good system and relevant software usage prowess.
  • Ability to manage senior-level stakeholders.
  • Strong conflict resolution and leadership skills.
  • Bilingual – Ability to speak and write in both English and French.



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