Procurement Logistics Specialist LATAM
The Kraft Heinz Company
Parque logístico Coyol, Alajuela, Costa Rica
hace 6 días

About Us

The Kraft Heinz Company is one of the largest food and beverage companies in the world, with eight $1 billion+ brands and global sales of approximately $25 billion.

We’re a globally trusted producer of high-quality, great-tasting, and nutritious foods for over 150 years. Our brands are truly global, with products produced and marketed in over 40 countries.

These beloved products include condiments and sauces, cheese and dairy, meals, meats, refreshment beverages, coffee, infant and nutrition products, and numerous other grocery products in a portfolio of more than 200 legacy and emerging brands.

No matter the brand, we’re united under one vision : To sustainably grow by delighting more consumers globally. Bringing this vision to life is our team of 39,000+ food lovers, creative thinkers, and high performers worldwide.

Together, we help provide meals to those in need through our global partnership with Rise Against Hunger. We also stand committed to responsible, sustainable practices that extend to every facet of our business, our consumers, and our communities.

Every day, we’re transforming the food industry with bold thinking and unprecedented results. If you share our passion and are ready to create the future, build a legacy, and lead as a global citizen there’s only one thing to do : join our table and let’s make life delicious!

Our Culture of Ownership, Meritocracy and Collaboration

We're not afraid to think differently. Embrace new ideas. Dream big. We empower our people at every level from entry-level intern to senior leader to own their work.

We share a responsibility to think like Owners to be mindful of the collective and sustained success of Kraft Heinz which we apply to every situation, every day.

As part of Kraft Heinz, you're supported to grow and achieve. You’re expected to bring your authentic self to work every day, to lead with humility, and drive outstanding performance at every level and you’ll be rewarded.

You’re given opportunities to leave a mark and build a legacy. But you won’t do it alone. You’re supported by passionate teammates along the way, and our collective, collaborative spirit fuels our incredible progress.

Description & Requirements


The Procurement Logistics Specialist may lead and facilitate the strategic sourcing process for Logistics spend categories of a certain level to include market and logistics analysis- supplier research and review- category and supplier segmentation- sourcing events- analysis- negotiations- contracting and implementation.

  • Category and sourcing strategy building and development. Strategic Sourcing creation and execution.
  • Budget building and management- including price control and predictability.
  • Contract and supplier relationship management with all logistics suppliers.
  • Lead the category ESG agenda (electric vehicles- natural gas vehicles- train and ocean freight opportunities).
  • RFI- RFQ- E-auction- Benchmark and contract management activities related in a frequently basis.
  • Pro-actively work on different price models and market analysis to guarantee the best solution for our business.
  • Support all markets to have the optimum footprint solution in place focusing on service level and cost efficiency with the strategical suppliers.
  • Identify quick-win opportunities and ensure tat these are implemented on time.
  • Actively support in various new development projects in corresponding portfolio to contribute to company’s top line growth.
  • Manage the business review meetings with strategical suppliers to evaluate the performance-economical topics and continuous improvement agenda.
  • Manage the financial budget and reports on price purchasing variance including related analysis.
  • Create methods to measure commodity price risk (diesel) and implement commodity price triggers for LATAM.
  • Proactively collaborate with business partners and stakeholders to lead contract negotiation with suppliers; develop negotiation approaches- fallback positions and acceptable terms and conditions through contract completion and identify key benchmarks to measure contractual arrangements.
  • Identify and qualify local transportation suppliers- as well as warehousing and other logistics categories
  • Evaluate the market for all types of transportation available- including analysis to ESG transportation such as well electric vehicles- natural gas vehicles- trains and ocean freight.
  • Prepare and lead Logistics tenders and work closely with the Stakeholders.
  • Manage the relationship with the LATAM logistics leadership.
  • Create- communicate and implement category plans- purchasing strategies- risk management strategies & policies- and financial budgets for each country within each region to create a Latam plan for logistics- especially transportation category.
  • Create and lead project teams from across the business to support the successful implementation of Logistics Expansion Projects.
  • Manage transactional activities as related to systems and process- and is responsible for learning- understanding- and following all Kraft Heinz policies- in addition to Procurement policies and procedures as part of the overarching Procurement governance model.
  • Responsible for the delivery of specific Cost Reduction and Cash Flow targets in alignment with overarching operations goals and objectives- with a focus on Total Cost of Ownership (TCO).
  • RFx Project Management - Responsible for the end to end management of the sourcing process through collaboration and consultation with business stakeholders.
  • Review existing contracts and understand business requirements.
  • Identify and realization of cost-saving and cost-reduction opportunities and build a culture of long-term savings on procurement costs without compromising supply assurance or quality.
  • Support internal and external audit- SOX compliance and due diligence requests as necessary
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