Unilever: Assistant Manager

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24 May, 2016

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Administrative Jobs in South Africa

Unilever is an Anglo-Dutch multinational consumer goods company co-headquartered in Rotterdam, Netherlands, and London, United Kingdom. Its products include food, beverages, cleaning agents and personal care products.

Assistant Procurement Manager

Unposting Date : May-27-2016, 10:59:00 PM
Schedule : Full-time
Primary Location : South Africa-KwaZulu-Natal-Durban-Unilever La Lucia Ridge Office
Shift : Day Job
Job : Supply Chain
Travel : Yes, 5 % of the Time


No matter who you are, or where in the world you are, the chances are that our products are a familiar part of your daily routine. Look in your fridge, or on the bathroom shelf, and you’re bound to see one of our well-known brands. We create, market and distribute the products that people choose to feed their families and keep themselves and their homes clean and fresh.

Our brands are trusted everywhere and, by listening to the people who buy them, we’ve grown into one of the world’s most successful consumer goods companies. In fact, 150 million times a day, someone somewhere chooses a Unilever product. We have a vision of sustaible growth that aims to double the size of our business, whilst halving our environmental footprint and increasing our positive social impact. Our Unilever’s Sustainable Living Plan (USLP) commits to:

Decoupling growth from environmental impact.
Helping more than a billion people take action to improve their health and well-being.
Enhancing the livelihoods of millions of people by 2020.

If you would like to learn more about Unilever – the no.1 Top Employer in South Africa – and our BrightFuture ambitions, take a look at this video for more info:

POSITION: Assistant Procurement Manager
FUNCTION: Supply Chain
LOCATION: La Lucia Ridge


Degree specialising in Engineering, Economics, Finance, Supply Chain, Actuarial Science
Minimum 2-3 years’ relevant working experience
Must have excellent analytical ability
Advanced Microsoft Excel skills

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 requirement.
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.

Please apply online. 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.

Should you require additional information, please contact Enterprise Support, 0800 980 612 quoting reference number 16000A1N.

CLOSING DATE: 26 May 2016

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