Market Procurement Specialist LATAM

Job TitleMarket Procurement Specialist LATAM

Job Description

In this role, you have the opportunity to

Become part of our Latin American Procurement team, responsible for Strategic Procurement activities for the entire Philips Latin America organization, based in the Center of Excellence Panama.

You are responsible for

  • Developing and coordinating key LATAM Procurement strategies
  • Manage strong relationships with external and internal stakeholders
  • Be a business partner for the business by fully understanding the requirements and provide the best solution to the demand side
  • Knowledge of the market through the development of internal and external intelligence (such as best industry practices, supplier capabilities and capacities, emerging trends and regulatory issues).
  • Driving all Procurement and Sourcing activities for all the assigned commodities
  • Driving Sourcing Innovation
  • Driving Supply base management, including Supplier classification, risk management and compliance
  • Participating in the development & deployment of the Philips Procurement policies and guidelines
  • Driving increased efficiency throughout the domain by reducing costs, risk and/or enhancing value from Suppliers

To succeed in this role, you should have the following skills and experience

  • Broad knowledge of Procurement
  • Experience in Contract negotiations
  • Excellent communication skills in Spanish, English and Portuguese
  • Experience in Procurement, with a specialization in one (or more) of the following: marketing, media & events, consulting services, travel, human resources services or real estate services.
  • Excellent internal stakeholder management
  • Proven track record of continuous improvement in total cost of ownership
  • Knowledge of the industry and the business you will be negotiating with.
  • Sense of integrity and compliance

Why should you join Philips?

Working at Philips is more than a job. It's a calling to create a healthier society through meaningful work, focused on improving 3 billion lives a year by delivering innovative solutions across the health continuum. Our people experience a variety of unexpected moments when their lives and careers come together in meaningful ways.

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