• Global Specialist - Glass LAC Jobs in Mexico

  • Diageo India Pvt Ltd
  • Mexico
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  • 5 - 8 Years
  • Posted : above 1 month

Job Description:

Diageos Procurement structure is a mixture of above-market resources focused on developed world class category strategies and in-market Procurement resources focused on excellence in execution of category strategies and supplier performance management This role will be a part of the above market team called category excellence team
The role is primarily to consist in the development and delivery of Category, Sourcing and SRM Strategies and outcomes for Glass and PET bottles
The GCS will need to be able to manage a diverse set of key stakeholder relationships across multiple geographies, both internal to Diageo (Procurement, Opex, Finance, CPRM, Legal, Innovation, Brand Change, Marketing, etc) and with external suppliers
The GCS must be analytically very strong and have a solid procurement background
The GCS will need to be pro-active in identifying suitable areas and information to mine and be comfortable accessing, gathering and analysing (via range of commonly used database and spread sheet software) a wide range of market and input cost data to drive out value generating hypothesis and opportunities (eg Financial / Management accounts, Input costs, currency movements, macroeconomic measures, Tariffs, Import duties, Cost modelling etc)
The GCS must be comfortable undertaking international travel when needed and meeting / working effectively with stakeholders to drive out key insights on stakeholder needs and value generating opportunities & barriers
The role has no direct reports but involves remote management of indirect market teams

Dimensions of the role

a) Financial

Total spend on LAC markets is ca 30M for one way Glass
Procurement aim to deliver value to the business by the successful development and prosecution of world class Strategies and Sourcing plans for the Glass/PET categories
The GCS will be responsible for delivery of the Annual Operating Plan for Global Procurement LAC Glass/PET and will be measured against percentage savings as well as absolute delivery as aligned with the AOP

b) Market Complexity

LAC is a complex operation covering over 6 plants including, packaging operations third party fillers and multiple suppliers
Multiple and diverse line needs drive complex supply requirements
Commodity prices, high currency volatility, importation restrictions, long leadtimes and capacity constrains can have a major and unpredictable impact on performance and delivery
Complex governance and compliance requirements
Ability to handle multiple projects and be the commercial expert for innovation and change
Requires an understanding of and ability to work with suppliers in a mix of local, regional and Global Supply markets each of which will have Challenges (eg high price volatility to commodity pressures, capacity constraints, regulated market conditions etc) and Opportunities (aggregating spend, leveraging spend, optimising Value Chain, Collaborative working with suppliers etc)

c) Leadership

Ability to work fast pace, constantly evolving environment, display culture and political sensitiveness and business awareness
Ability to work with limited resources and to manage stakeholders remotely, both internal and external (including supplier negotiations)
Lead the development and ongoing maintenance of range of analytical tools, market intelligence, commodity drivers, etc
Be comfortable with driving change management and support market talent development
Build and own positive and effective relationships with key counterparts across regions to ensure the timely preparation and exchange of relevant key information / insights to support creation of value generating opportunities and mitigating of value destroying risks
Provide in depth market analysis and understanding
Anticipate and monitor cost impact of key commodities in line with CPRM team, as well as currency volatility in line with treasury guidance
Create and develop strategic options
Support on approval and handover to market procurement teams
Ensure full compliance

Purpose of Role

The purpose of the role is to develop LAC strategy for glass/PET sourcing and support the GCD and Category Excellence Global Packaging portfolio in helping deliver Diageos procurement imperatives, via Strategies and sourcing solutions that Secure supply

Optimise Value returned to business and Supply Centres

Meet the business needs and deliver the required levels of performance on Quality and Service

Minimise Supply Risk

Access appropriate capability on Innovation and Technology

Drive sustainability targets

Drive SRM

Support Local Packaging Materials (LPM) agenda

Represent Global Packaging within LAC markets when needed

Contribute to the improvement of ways of working and processes within the Global packaging team (ie policy review, value survey, cost modelling, benchmarking, etc)

Provide support to Compliance and Capability team when required (leading training sessions, sharing best practice materials, etc)

Complexity of the Role

Assists in the influencing of key senior stakeholders across the supply organisation
Requires an understanding of market dynamics and ability to operate with multiple suppliers in a mix of local, regional and Global organization
Requires an understanding of and ability to work in a moving context high price volatility to commodity pressures, high currency exposure, importation restrictions, capacity constraints
Requires an ability to catch opportunities on aggregating spend, leveraging spend, optimising Value Chain, Collaborative working with suppliers etc

Top Accountabilities

Support development of LAC Strategy, Sourcing and SRM solutions for Glass/PET, via a proactive and flexible approach focused on excellent analytical insights that drive out possibilities and Value adding opportunities for the business

Support negotiation of contracts with key suppliers to align with global contracts and ensure negotiated outcome and chosen suppliers meet LAC needs

Support the development and maintenance of comprehensive intelligence and information gathering network maintain category cost models, databases and market intelligence

Proactively build a network of market Procurement, Technical and Finance contacts with strong relationships through which key information, insights, opportunities and risks can be identified

Deliver a project pipeline that bring value returned to business and supply centres, meet the business needs and deliver the required levels of performance on Quality and Service Analyse market trends, gain insight on what our competition are doing, understanding the effect of change in the market dynamics supplier consolidation

Qualifications and experience required


University Degree in in Business, Supply Chain, Finance or equivalent
Purchasing and/or Business qualification desirable (CIPS/MBA)


Graduate calibre with good commercial acumen
5 years of procurement within a forward thinking, fast paced and value-adding environment
Analytical, numerate, enthusiastic, tenacious and a team player
Experience in direct procurement ( ideally packaging) or in the packaging industry
Display dynamism, flexibility, curiosity, market awareness and the ability to anticipate and manage portfolio risks
Willingness to challenge current ways of working in an appropriate manner
Clear focus and track record on delivery of results

Barriers to Success in Role

Lack of any of the following

Experience in managing a diverse stakeholder community
Functional Procurement & Category Management experience
Appropriate level of numeracy and financial / analytical ability
Appropriate level of systems capability for extracting, manipulating and modelling data

Profile Summary:

Employment Type : Full Time
Eligibility : Any Graduate
Industry : Consumer Durables/FMCG, Manufacturing/Industrial
Functional Area : Materials/Logistics/Supply Chain Mgmt/Procurement
Role : Purchasing/Sourcing
Salary : As per Industry Standards
Deadline : 20th Jan 2020

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