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Strategic Op Buyer Factory Services



JOB CATEGORY:  Commercial

A mutually rewarding experience.

Work. Realize your ambitions. And realize there’s more to being in business than just making a profit. That’s the Mars philosophy. And the opportunity we offer every one of our Associates. An opportunity to take what you do and make it mean more for you, for those around you and for the planet.  What you get here is challenging, interesting work. You get the tools you need to do a great job and you get to have the best possible people on your side to help you do it. And at the same time as getting to find ways to do business better today than we did it yesterday and driving a great career, you also get to build a more enlightened business and drive sustainability.

Because it’s never just about a single person, a single project or a single brand. It’s about how you can grab everything that’s within your reach here and use it to pursue mutual, long-term gain. It’s about having ideas. And ideals. Being prepared to risk failure because the promise of success means we’ll all be a little better off. It’s that mix of integrity and ambition that makes Mars such a special place to work. And why working here is always about more than just a job.

About Mars, Incorporated 

Mars is a family-owned business with more than a century of history making diverse products and offering services for people and the pets people love. With almost $35 billion in sales, the company is a global business that produces some of the world’s best-loved brands: M&M’s®, SNICKERS®, TWIX®, MILKY WAY®, DOVE®, PEDIGREE®, ROYAL CANIN®, WHISKAS®, EXTRA®, ORBIT®, 5™, SKITTLES®, UNCLE BEN’S®, MARS DRINKS and COCOAVIA®. Mars also provides veterinary health services that include BANFIELD® Pet Hospitals, Blue Pearl®, VCA® and Pet Partners™. Headquartered in McLean, VA, Mars operates in more than 80 countries. The Mars Five Principles – Quality, Responsibility, Mutuality, Efficiency and Freedom – inspire its more than 100,000 Associates to create value for all its partners and deliver growth they are proud of every day.


Operations Buyer MRO & Factory Services, Querétaro.


Energy, MRO & Factory Services category impacts all business segments in LATAM and is a key player in the fly-wheel for ultimately driving the category with our customers. 


MGS Commercial Strategic Operations Buyer for Energy, MRO & Factory Services is responsible for the execution of the buying activities in terms of costs, quality, risk & availability for several sites across Mars Latin America segments while managing risk and to execute at the regional sites the lead buying activities, as per the commercial manual & its processes.






  1. Responsible of the procurement of all  Energy, MRO & Factory Services such as  Electricity, Gas, MRO and spare parts, Maintenance, Facility Management, cleaning, pest control, security, etc.
  2. Purchase  30 types of multiples subcategories in Energy, MRO & Factory Services by securing price, capacity & service levels in line with commitments to the business and as per the sourcing strategies by applying a wide range of sourcing tools (e.g. negotiation, e-procurement, strategic collaboration, scale, market knowledge, MSSM, etc.)
  3. Implement supply base strategy - Assess and develop suppliers in order to meet business needs and opportunities in all manufacturing sites and corporate offices were those services are needed.
  4. Establish & maintain relationships with key stakeholders such as Finance, department managers i.e.  Maintenance, Manufacturing and Quality) and their teams to ensure understanding of their needs and to facilitate the appropriate level of challenge.
  5. Ensure effective risk management of the supply base, through robust contracts and monitoring of financial and other KPIs. Implement corrective actions as appropriate.  Manage all related commercial, financial & ethical aspects of supply
  6. Be the local champion of the implementation of the MGS Commercial global mega capital strategies
  7. Participate in team knowledge transfer - Collaborate with other Energy, MRO & Factory Services buyers to create synergies across countries and segments.
  8. Act as a point of contact and as representation of the team and MGS Commercial in all sites.
  9. Lead sourcing activities that include vendor selection, negotiation, contracts and supplier management.
  10. Assure and obtain Savings and Cash Release targets
  11. Ensure compliance with Governance - proper procedures, policies, systems and controls.
  12. Participate actively into the Latin American team meetings
  13. Negotiate the best possible Commercial terms of payment with vendors. Execute supplier financing program with existing and new suppliers (120 days of payment)
  14. Influence directors, managers and peers to create strategies and align with local buying proposals.
  15. Create and share comparison cost and service tables/figures in order to provide a guideline to support the decision-making process to select a vendor for any specific service or item, involving the end user in this process.
  16. Manage crisis when a contract termination is required, or support business when critical situation come up.
  17. Provide assertive recommendation and or commercial drivers to the business considering aspects of different cultures and location.
  18. Negotiate long term contracts/catalogues of services with consumables in different currencies, language and legal regulations.
  19.  Stablish periodic meetings within the key stakeholders from LA to give visibility of work and partner with priorities.




Mars is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. If you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process because of a disability, it is available upon request. The company is pleased to provide such assistance, and no applicant will be penalized as a result of such a request.


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