Assistant Procurement Manager at Unilever

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29 May, 2014

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Management Jobs in South Africa


“At Unilever, we are looking to expand our Talent Pool of Assistant Procurement Managers in the future located in Durban at our La Lucia Ridge Head Offices.
We act fast to anticipate our consumer needs, fast to translate ideas into new products, and fast to make, distribute and market them. We create products that people enjoy, trust and use as part of their daily lives. Which is why, as part of Unilever, you could make an impact on a global and local scale.
We look for people with different views, ideas, experiences and backgrounds to bring dynamism to the business and, most importantly, an empathy with consumers. It’s these people working together that make Unilever one of the most successful consumer goods companies in the world. People with the courage to be heard, seize opportunities and take risks.
We want people who have got a wealth of experience in Procurement from other FMCG businesses and other industries who are looking for an opportunity to work with some exciting brands.

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Then please, click apply and complete your profile including a CV so that we know you are happy to be in our talent pool. When a suitable opportunity is available then we’ll let you know, send the job description and set up a call to discuss further. In the meantime, we’ll give you periodic updates and please feel free to check for more information about Unilever and our opportunities.”


Minimum Requirements:
A completed Bachelors Degree/ B.Tech in Procurement/Supply Chain
Studying towards or achieved a recognised Procurement certification
Minimum 2 years working experience in a similar commercial role within an FMCG/Manufacturing environment
Experienced in setting up and managing supplier contracts in the specific Cluster
Skilled in delivering to challenging savings targets
A strong commercial operator


Key Accountabilities: (Please describe the responsibilities and end results that would be expected.)
 To support the procurement organization to meet goals and objectives in support to the overall Unilever strategy.
 Support to implementation of Unilever procurement strategies and policies portfolio
 To support deliver cost savings based on sourcing strategies and compliance management.
 Support team activities in accordance with the Unilever Sustainable Living Plan
 To be custodian of the team material/service and project databases
 Support the financial analysis of the portfolio, including price benchmarking and total cost analysis
 To connect with suppliers and drive their service and quality performance
 Support the periodic Executive Summary for the Team by consolidating and reporting various KPIs (e.g. VIP, Supplier performance, Payment on time, Working capital reduction, )
 To support complexity reduction programs for the Team
 Continuously improve ways of working e.g. more efficient ways of handling data, thereby close co-operation with Enterprise support and Capability Teams
 To handle diverse customer, supplier or operational issues when they arise.
 To ensure the satisfaction of Unilever’s internal customers with the services provided by the procurement organization
 To support the management and maintenance of supplier relationships
 To drive supplier quality /responsible sourcing audit to compliance with UL requirment
 Support in HR issues (Org Charts, tracking of Team member trainings)
 Work closely with Procurement Director to respond to requests from CPO, UPLT, Procurement VPs
 Support in preparing and executing of team/project meetings/telcons and visits
 Update of Counterparty Risk Tracker
 Create and update contracts in the system and ensure they are returned signed from supplier
 Prepare information on purchase prices and conditions to enable proper budgeting ,cash forecasting and forecast variance analysis as needed
 Maintain SAP costing to reflect latest contract price.
 Support security of key materials through the development of contingency plans and alternative materials/suppliers, working with Procurement Materials teams


Please note: as part of the job application, you will be asked to complete an online assessment. Completion of the assessment is mandatory in order to be considered. Please allow yourself plenty of time to complete both the application and assessment. If the assessment is filled out partially or not at all, it will adversely affect the progress of your application. Please be aware that you will have to complete the assessment at once as you will be unable to return to it later.



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Closing Date : May-31-2014, 10:59:00 PM
Schedule : Full-time
Primary Location : South Africa
Shift : Day Job
Job : Supply Chain
Travel : Yes, 5 % of the Time


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