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1 - 2 Years
European Procurement Assistant
PROCUREMENT ASSISTANT – TUBS & LIDS EUROPE
Location: Rotterdam, Netherlands
Travel: International travel may be required as per job requirements and depending on COVID19.
Local conditions apply
There has never been a more exciting time to be working in Plastics Procurement when you consider the organizational focus on our strategy of less, better, no plastics.
As Unilever Procurement adapts to the ever-dynamic business environment, we will need to be agile to continue our track record of delivery in contributing to the top and bottom line. Inevitably, given the consistent and high quality of our delivery over the past few years, we will be asked to accelerate this rate of performance and indeed go over and above this standard to ensure the value provided is further enhanced across the scope of our remit.
As well as ensuring that we are best in class in delivering the basics, we also must look to the future and continuously evolve to meet the needs of our changing environment - harnessing the digital agenda to facilitate repeatable tasks. And of course, we are only part of the picture. Our suppliers and stakeholders are at the heart of everything we do. We need to work more closely than ever with suppliers to co-create sustainable practices and bigger and better innovations and with our stakeholders to ensure what we provide is fit for purpose.
This places great demands on the skills and expertise of all of us as Procurement professionals.
A successful procurement professional is expected to be:
Outstanding in idea generation, ideas that are forward thinking and that contribute to creating sustained competitive advantage.
Strong at selling ideas to his/her business partners, internally and externally, translating these into effective proposals conveying value and communicating it accordingly.
Appreciative of the value and impact of outstanding execution, a ‘completer finisher’.
Act as an entrepreneur, treats business as his/her own, sets trends
Behave as a Procurement with Purpose ambassador and demonstrate the value Procurement adds to the business.
Have a passion for digital learning and how digitization can enhance the procurement process, task automation and change data into insights.
Genuinely committed to Unilever’s sustainably lead business model, connected with Unilever and the business agenda.
Inclusive Leadership capability with the ability to spot, develop, coach and retain talent.
MAIN JOB PURPOSE:
Strategic management of Tubs and Lids sourcing and materials meeting the specified needs of the Business at the most competitive commercial terms. Building and developing sustainable partnerships through innovative value creation.
Develop and implement Tubs & Lids strategy in Europe, aligned with local needs being part of Injection global portfolio team
Analyze and develop deep understanding of the supply markets, including external economic factors which influence those markets
Identify and build partnership with key suppliers and guarantee Supplier compliance (audits, specifications, general terms and conditions)
Perform cost modelling and benchmarking analysis, to optimize the end-to-end value chain
Develop contingency plans and alternatives to ensure supply security
Monitor overall performance of the supply network and ensure continuous improvement
Deliver bottom line savings by working together with Suppliers, R&D and the Supply Chain to identify and implementing cost saving programs
Provide the business with accurate price forecasting, which includes market conditions understanding, price trends and future markets trends to enable proper budgeting and price forecasting
Drive and Implement the Sustainability agenda
Work closely with categories and suppliers to drive key initiatives and projects on PCR and alternative feedstocks
In the context of Partner with Purpose, to identify, develop and manage strategic business relationships to enable implementation of the Unilever growth strategy, new product development initiatives and responsible sourcing
SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED
Higher professional education / university degree
Experience in Procurement is highly valued
High degree of interpersonal, negotiation, influencing skills
Advanced English written and verbal communication skills
Expert knowledge in excel and PowerPoint
Excellent analytical skills with ability to extract, organize, analyze significant amount of data
Attention to detail and aptitude to solve complex problems
Ability to engage in a Cross functional team
Enjoy working in a virtual and multicultural working environment
Ability to inspire team members in a Diverse & Inclusive culture
Excited about the role?
To apply, you must do so online. Please do not forget to upload your CV and a motivation letter. 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.
Please note this is a Direct Search led by Unilever. Applications from agencies will not be accepted, nor will fees be paid for unsolicited CVs.