MAIN JOB PURPOSE:
On any given day, 2.5 billion people use Unilever products to feel good, look good and get more out of life – giving us a unique opportunity to build a brighter future. We have a simple but clear purpose – to make sustainable living commonplace. We believe this is the best long-term way for our business to grow and our procurement function plays a fundamental part in driving this purpose.
As a result, we are searching for a Partnership and Procurement Excellence Director to drive the development of our procurement excellent strategy to create clear impact and results across the organisation.
Reporting to the VP of Global Procurement Excellence, you will be responsible for leading a team of procurement professionals who are focused on ensuring that new procurement model and buying model ideas are successfully created and executed – both within the team and by working with the extended procurement community.
Creating strategy and activation of Unilever’s next generation partnership and new procurement business models to be purpose-led and future fit, aligning with cross-functional stakeholders’ diverse needs and requirements, as well as leading our Partner to Win programme, supplier segmentation models, external supplier relationships and engagement with startups.
To be successful in this role we are looking for a talented senior leader who has experience of working in large global, complex matrix business environments, with clear and demonstrable experience is similar leadership roles. You will have in depth knowledge of a relatively large number of portfolios across both direct and indirect spend areas. You will be adept in engaging senior stakeholders globally, challenging existing ways of working with innovative procurement solutions, tools and technologies as well as driving innovation through partnerships in order to deliver optimal smart buying solutions as well as leading digital procurement initiatives.
Unilever is a global Fast-Moving Consumer Goods company in the UK and Ireland. We are already on target to achieve our huge ambition to double the size of our business globally whilst reducing our environmental impact. We are growing our business and also doing what is right for our consumers, community and environment. We are developing brands for people’s lives today and for the changing environment tomorrow - making sustainable living commonplace.
Working at Unilever means that you get to take part in this exciting journey and work with amazing people who are really passionate about our large portfolio of famous brands. We want to improve billions of lives and you too can join us in making a sustainable difference.