Unilever Procurement Specialist, 7 May 2020

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Procurement Specialist (Job Number: 200002F8)


Professional sourcing of products/ services meeting the specified needs of the Business at most competitive commercial terms.


  • Executive Procurement of the materials/ services Portfolios: Decides what to buy, where to buy, how to buy, when to buy
  • Develop and implement strategies for the procurement of the respective portfolios
  • Follow market conditions, prepare price trends and formulate future markets trends for the business
  • Support the business with accurate price forecasting. Prepares information on purchase prices and conditions to enable proper budgeting and cash forecasting
  • Identify metrics, tools and process to optimize sourcing, supplier activities and efficiencies
  • Work closely with the Procurement operations teams to support the launch of innovations and new product development
  • Work closely with categories and suppliers to drive key initiatives such as Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability
  • Initiate and drive complexity reduction projects i.e. harmonization of specifications and suppliers
  • Delivery of the VIP programmes for the specific materials
  • Deliver the Operation Cash Flow and Working Capital plans for the specific materials/ services and suppliers
  • Manage supply chain issues i.e. crisis management
  • Measure and manage overall performance of suppliers
  • To develop, implement and drive Unilever procurement strategies
  • To assess, identify and select the appropriate supplier base that would meet the needs of the business
  • To directly lead or coordinate large procurement projects as needed
  • To deliver cost savings based on sourcing strategies and compliance management
  • To continuously improve ways of working and optimise procurement activities
  • To handle complex and diverse customer, supplier or operational issues within generally defined practices and policies in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions
  • To ensure the satisfaction of Unilever’s internal customers with the services provided by the procurement organization
  • To lead the rationalization of suppliers, materials and services that meet Unilever’s business requirements
  • To develop, coach and mentor resources within a high performing and motivated team responsible for interfacing with internal stakeholders and suppliers
  • To support the collaboration with senior functional leaders to establish both short and long-term business objectives
  • To lead cross-functional initiatives and represent Unilever’s interests in the management of external strategic relationships
  • In the context of Partner to Win, to identify, develop and manage strategic business relationships to enable implementation of the Unilever growth strategy, revenue achievement and new product development initiatives
  • To support Unilever Sustainable Living Plan in the procurement of materials and services 


  • Bachelor’s degree in either Engineering/ Finance/ Logistics/ Business Administration
  • Minimum of 3-5 years’ experience in Procurement and or FMCG or Consultancy for Procurement/ Supply Chain related initiatives
  • Strong hands-on expertise in data extraction/ manipulation from procurement related SAP modules (BPC, MM, CLM, ECC etc)
  • Proficient understanding of Negotiation process and procurement keys decision tools
  • Expert level using Microsoft excel for analysing data extracts from core procurement systems
  • Experience and knowledge of Power Bi and SAP will be an advantage
  • Ability to communicate complex quantitative insights in a precise and actionable manner
  • Attention to detail and aptitude to solve complex problems
  • Ability to understand processes within the Procurement value chain
  • Excellent English written and verbal communication skills is essential
  • Excellent analytical skills with ability to extract, organize and analyse significant amount of data
  • Experience in analytics software capable of predictive analytics and machine learning

CLOSING DATE: Tuesday, 19 May 2020

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