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Assistant Procurement Manager



Ref: MP598-186

Job description / Role


- Business Unit Supply Chain Integration
- Supports early (as early as possible) "Inside-Out" Procurement involvement in supply chain requirement projects (facing & integrating with the SC/Categories/Geography, acting as the point of contact in brand / category / SC teams).
- Understands and collect category program and needs (from category development, brand development and supply chain) subsequently discusses and agrees with Procurement Managers.
- Supports the Product Group VP in Procurement issues related to the category/geography
- Acts as Custodian of the category/geography relationship with Supply Managers including innovation project management and customer service
- Ensures alignment between Category/Geography ,SC needs and Supply Markets capabilities
- Enable communication (Project review - Information flow - Target/goals & strategies)
- Supplier Collaboration & Innovation
- Represents Procurement in the category innovation projects (material cost, speed to market, complexity and coherence with strategy)
- Supports Procurement VIP program
- Support suppliers selection to be involved in projects
- Influence Suppliers strategy to fulfil Category/SC business goals
- Support material procurement in leveraging effectively external relationships to support the SC process
- Provide input to SC analysis on materials and suppliers drawing on expertise of the Procurement teams facing various supply markets
- Directly leads or co-ordinates some Innovation projects him/herself as needed
- Supports implementation and operational execution of PI Portfolio Procurement sourcing strategies and selected supply base into the category / brand / R&D teams and prevents use of non-selected suppliers.
- Supports supplier capacity planning and run strategy development, communication of UL requirements to suppliers and expediting of orders [placed by material managers] as needed.
- Participation in the category / brand / R&D /SC innovation projects, cost savings teams as supply project manager and is the communication conduit for e.g. ideas, new technology, material cost, availability, risk, opportunity, supplier capital requirements etc. between the internal supply management groups, business operating teams and supply base.
- Manage supplier OTIF , root cause & action plan
- Manage supplier SNCR , root cause & Action plan

About the Company

Unilever is one of the leading FMCG company with 400 brands spanning 14 categories of home, personal care and foods products, no other company touches so many people's lives in so many different ways.

Our brand portfolio has made us leaders in every field in which we work. It ranges from much-loved world favourites including Lipton, Knorr, Dove and Omo, to trusted local brands such as Blue Band and Suave.

From comforting soups to warm a winter's day, to sensuous soaps that make you feel fabulous, our products help people get more out of life.

We're constantly enhancing our brands to deliver more intense, rewarding product experiences. We invest €1 billion every year in cutting edge research and development, and have five laboratories around the world that explore new thinking and techniques to help develop our products.

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