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  • Job Type
    Full-time Position
  • Background
    Finance and Economics
    Management & Business Others
    Supply Chain and Procurement
  • Languages
  • Experience Required
    3 - 5 Years
  • Degree Required
    • Province
    • Date Posted
      January 08,2021
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    Assistent Procurement Manager - 11715

    Are you looking for your next step within procurement? Unilever is looking for an Assistant Procurement Manager!

    What will be your key accountabilities?

    • 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

    Waar ga je werken?

    It will be a job preferably starting as of the 1st of February. The job will be for 6 months, after these months there is a possibility of extension.

    The job will be for 40 hours per week and you will be working at the Unilever Benelux location at Hofplein in Rotterdam. Due to COVID, you will start working from home.

    Wat vragen wij?

    • 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
    • Procurement experience required, minimum 3 years. Contracting and supplier management experience essential
    • Experienced in cross-function team collaboration

    What do we offer?

    • A very good salary between €20,00 and €31,00 gross per hour
    • 8,33% vacation allowance and 25 vacation days (on a full-time basis)
    • A challenging job in which you can develop
    • Participation in the pension scheme after 26 weeks worked
    • Access to the Adecco Academy, an online system with 150+ training and courses

    Apply before Thursday 08/01 14:00. First some questions? Please call Megan via +31 6 830 838 50 or send an e-mail via

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