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  • Job Type
    Full-time Position
  • Background
    Finance and Economics
    Management & Business Others
    Marketing and PR
    Supply Chain and Procurement
  • Languages
  • Experience Required
    3 - 5 Years
  • Degree Required
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    • Date Posted
      March 14,2021
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    Assistant Procurement Manager-Folding Cartons

    For our client, a company in FMCG, we are looking for an Assistant Procurement Manager based in Rotterdam.


    • Category Ownership:
      • Develop strategies that's aligned to the business direction
      • Business partnering: manage internal and external stakeholders (e.g. R&D, logistics, operations, sourcing units)
      • Ensure competitive buying through industry benchmark, should-cost analysis, product innovation, market price movement monitoring
      • Work with cross-function teams to achieve product spec and manufacturing optimization
      • Be the Go-to Person for the assigned categories for procurement and supplier related tasks & questions
    • Supplier E2E (end-to-end) Management & Ownership:
      • Strengthen business partnerships
      • Lead business reviews: together with cross function teams, measure and manage overall supplier performance to meet business KPIs
      • Commercial & Contract Negotiations
      • Innovation projects: OTIF (on time in full) deliveries
      • Savings: smart buying, product logic, cash, e-tender, volume rebate, 5s workshop, optimization projects
      • Onboard and partner with suppliers on Unilever sustainability agenda
      • Account management: onboarding, RSP, USQS compliance, contract management (creation, update, signatures, systems administration), service level maintenance/improvement
      • Other operations: e.g. incident management, product specification confirmation
    • Procurement Activities:
      • Take part of the overall sourcing strategy of Customer Packaging in Europe
      • Supporting the team to achieve its goals and objectives and monitor target delivery
      • Owning and co-ordinating procurement/supply chain projects whereas required
      • Price forecasting (of assigned categories & suppliers)
      • Invoice management: DCIW, payment resolution
      • Support WoW (way of working) improvements: identify metrics, tools (e.g. digitalization), process, align and collaborate with cross-function teams to optimise WoW.
      • Support the Procurement Manager whereas required


    • Procurement experience required, minimum 3 years. Contracting and supplier management experience essential
    • Experienced in cross-function team collaboration
    • Procurement experience required, minimum 3 years. Contracting and supplier management experience essential
    • Experienced in cross-function team collaboration
    • Self-starter with high accountability & responsibility standards.
    • Strong analytical and IT skills: advanced Excel, PowerBI, SAP, iCAT, Aravo, DCIW (Invoice systems), SRS, PLM knowledge essential
    • Strong stakeholder management skills: build relationships with people across functions, geographies and companies.
    • Excellent negotiation skills
    • Good understanding of business economics
    • Strong communication and presentation skills: ability to present key findings in a crisp way and get people onboard
    • Strong project management and organization skills: strong at execution and proactively finding solutions and improvements
    • Comfortable in fast paced, fast changing, complex and ambiguous environment
    • Must be able to work independently and virtually

    What do we offer

    • Contract via Kelly Services of 6 Months
    • Start date: 1 April 2021
    • An international environment where you can learn a lot in challenging projects

    Ellen van Leeuwen

    T: 06-519 58 864
    When interested please react through the application process with your English resume.

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