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Procurement Assistant Manager

Vacaturenummer: A2300019
Unilever Nederland B.V. - Rotterdam (Nederland)

For our client, Unilever Nederland B.V., we are looking for a Procurement Assistant Manager.


  • Procurement;
  • Sourcing experience;
  • Experience in a Global environment
  • FMCG.

As Procurement Assistant Manager you support the development and execution of portfolio strategy in line with both short term and long-term Business Group objectives. You bring external in: develop market insights to decide from who, when and how to buy and support and Management of the RFQ process, including RFQ preparation, data and participating in the negotiation if appropriate and in-depth analysis of submissions.
You also support innovation projects through strong collaboration with the R&D team, providing market intelligence, supplier capabilities and capacity.

Responsible for Supplier & Contract Management:
  • Excellent contract life cycle management ensuring 100% coverage of contracts on time in full, including management of purchase price variances;
  • Ensure supplier base is 100% compliant with Unilever standards (Specifications, Quality & Responsible Sourcing etc.);
  • Identify and mitigate sourcing risks with cross functional team, ensuring high service levels to sourcing units.
Value Delivery:
  • Create multi-year, cost savings programs funnel for market deployment.
  • Work cross-functionally with both local and global counterparts to identify and implement value-project based projects and initiatives.
  • Agree and execute best strategies on risk management for the portfolio, together with Commodity Risk Management team.
  • Provide reliable and accurate forecast of market and Unilever portfolio prices.
  • Identify and execute incremental cash opportunities.
  • Business partner of the Sustainable Sourcing team, to identify and execute the partnerships required to meet Unilever’s sustainability targets such as net zero by 2039.

Who we're looking for
We are looking for a candidate with at least a Bachelor’s Degree. You have at least 2 years of experience in Procurement, Supply Chain or R&D. Also experience in a global role at a FMCG company gives extra value. Experience in strategic sourcing development and contract negotiations are important.
  • Very Strong Communication and Analytical skills;
  • Strong in data/information analysis and presentation;
  • Ability to read markets, gain insights and convey findings along with recommendations, to the business;
  • Comfort with systems:  SAP CLM, USQS, SRS, Velocity, BPC Hana, etc.;
  • Experience in market forecasting, operations and supply chain dynamics.
Skills & Experience Required:
Below are the differentiating skills which are important to be effective in this Portfolio Sourcing role. These skills include:
  • Procurement sourcing strategy; Supplier analysis;
  • Value chain understanding;
  • Supplier negotiation; Contract negotiation;
  • Strategic partnerships;
  • Sourcing resilience;
  • Collaboration;
  • Stakeholder management.

Company profile
The mission of Unilever is to add vitality to life. They meet everyday needs for nutrition, hygiene, and personal care with brands that help people feel good, look good and get more out of life.
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.
Their brand portfolio has made them leaders in every field in which they work. It ranges from much-loved world favourites including Lipton, Knorr, Dove and Omo, to trusted local brands such as Blue Band and Suave.
They are constantly enhancing their brands to deliver more intense, rewarding product experiences. They 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 their products.
Today Unilever employs 223.000 people in 100 countries world-wide, and supports the jobs of many thousands of distributors, contractors and suppliers.

Additional vacancy information
Contract:Temporary contract with CLS Services
Education:HBO/BSc. WO/MSc.
Employment terms:Salary: 3500 - 4000 Euro
Days of leave: 25 + 13 ATV.
See here our other employment terms for this vacancy
Publication date:9-3-2023
Location:View location with Google Maps
Contactperson:Jan Paul Favier
+31 (0)88 22 77 555

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