Procurement Assistant Manager - X2: Strategic Projects AND Finance
Unilever
South Africa
1d ago

JOB SUMMARY

  • Support Sustainability, Resilience agenda for Africa (BEE for SNA)
  • Supports early (as early as possible) Inside-Out Procurement involvement in category innovation and supply chain projects (facing & integrating with the Category / Geography, acting as the point of contact in brand / category / SC teams
  • Supports the Product Group Supply Chain team in Procurement issues related to the category / geography
  • Acts as Custodian of the category / geography relationship with Supply Managers, innovation project management and customer service
  • Ensures alignment between Category / Geography needs and Supply Markets capabilities
  • Enable communication (Project review - Information flow - Target / goals & strategies)
  • Supplier Collaboration and Innovation
  • Represents Procurement in the category innovation projects (material cost, speed to market, complexity and coherence with strategy)
  • Support Suppliers selection to be involved in projects
  • Influence Suppliers strategy to fulfil Category business goals
  • Support material procurement in leveraging effectively external relationships to support the innovation process
  • Competitor Analysis and Benchmarking
  • Provide input to SC analysis on materials and suppliers drawing on expertise of the Procurement teams facing various supply markets
  • Directly leads or coordinates some Innovation projects as needed
  • Supports implementation and operational execution of PI Portfolio Procurement sourcing strategies and selected supply base into the category / brand / R&D teams and prevents use of non-selected suppliers
  • Supports supplier capacity planning and run strategy development, communication of UL requirements to suppliers and expediting of orders placed by material managers as needed
  • Participation in the category / brand / R&D innovation projects, cost savings teams as supply project manager and is the communication conduit for e.
  • g. ideas, new technology, material cost, availability, risk, opportunity, supplier capital requirements etc. between the internal procurement groups, business operating teams and supply base

  • Communicates output of Supplier Evaluation Program and develops and follows up corrective action and review process with internal customers, supplier relationship managers and suppliers
  • To ensure the satisfaction of Unilever's internal customers with the services provided by the procurement organization (same as procurement assistant)
  • Support the periodic Executive Summary for the Team by consolidating and reporting various KPIs (e.g. VIP)
  • To handle diverse customer, supplier or operational issues when they arise. (same as procurement assistant)
  • Support in preparing and executing of team / project meetings / telcons and visits (same as procurement assistant) KEY REQUIREMENTS :
  • Degree in Supply Chain / Finance / Engineering or equivalent
  • 3-5 years Procurement and Sourcing experience within the FMCG / Manufacturing industry
  • Proficient Project Management experience will be an advantage
  • Solid understanding of Supply Chain and FMCG ways of workings
  • Good economics understanding and numerical
  • Travel will be once or twice a year, within the Africa cluster
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