The Market Procurement Manager - 3PM & Strategic Development works within the European External Manufacturing team, which is part of the global Unilever Procurement and Supply Chain organization.
The role reports to the Portfolio Manager – 3PM Strategic Development, Europe based in The Netherlands, and is seen as the 3PM Procurement business partnerto the Category SC team on strategic projects within the 3PM Foods network in Europe. Key responsibility areas include:
Develop strategic principles for sourcing network changes involving external manufacturing partners with the Category SC team to meet UL ambitions while considering external commitments such as the Unilever Sustainable Living Plan
Build market knowledge on trends, market capabilities, strategy shifts, geo-political influences to provide market insight to internal stakeholders and support strategic decision (brining the outside in)
Analyze production cost and create benchmarks for make or buy decisions together with the SC and Category finance teams
Prepare negotiation strategy and manage negotiations jointly with the Category SC teams
Coordinate and execute the 3PM workstream in SC optimization projects across EU in close cooperation with Supply Chain and Portfolio teams
Deliver on key financial targets such as gross margin improvement through savings and cash flow improvement by applying for example smart buying tools
Managing supplier relationships as first point of contact for Transformation related portfolio and developing them into regular 3PM relationships for sustainable supply after Transformation
Scouting for new suppliers that are fit for purpose and in line with the Supply Chain strategy
First point of contact for cross functional teams as quality, R&D, legal, Finance etc. as projects require
This role requires a drive for continuous improvement, through applied market knowledge, supplier development and external/internal stakeholder’s management as well as SC E2E understanding.
Establishing a connection with the European market teams is key, especially with Regional Category, SC and Finance teams.
A curious mindset and out-of-the attitude is vital, as a lot of the role content is linked to unchartered territory and developing new supply relationship models. Additionally, an affinity for numbers and financial flows combined with strong influencing and presentation skills is essential.
EXPIRIENCE AND BACKGROUND
Experience in business management, preferable in Procurement or Supply Chain
TECHNINCAL & BEHAVIOR SKILLS EXPECTED
Proven experience in Procurement or Supply Chain with a Finance experience being a plus
Strong Negotiation skills
Strong analytical capabilities (incl. finance)
Experience in Cross Functional working
Experience and understanding of business processes and SAP systems
Ability to interact with people from different cultures and backgrounds
Strong communications skills and ability to engage and influence others
Fluent communication and verbal skills in English
Strong ability in managing multiple stakeholders, projects and deadlines, with strong analytical & negotiation skills and “can do” mentality
Appetite for change and eagerness to collaborating with stakeholders to drive change & improvements
EXCITED ABOUT THE ROLE?
To apply, you must do so online. Please do not forget to upload your CV and a motivation letter. Your application will be reviewed against our requirements and we will be in touch shortly after the closing date to provide you with an update on the status of your application.
Unilever embraces Diversity and encourages also men and candidates with a bi-cultural background to apply.
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