Assistant Procurement Manager – Folding Carton (Full-time)

Posted Aug 19, 2021
Project ID: UNILJP00013358
6 months
(Sep 1, 2021 - Feb 28, 2022)
40 hrs/week
Payrate range
45 - 70 €/hr

Category Ownership

  • Develop strategies that’s aligned to the business direction
  • Business partnering: manage internal and external stakeholders (e.g. R&D, Product & Innovation, Logistics, Supply Planning, Operations, Unilever manufacturing sites)
  • Ensure competitive buying through industry benchmark, should-cost analysis, product innovation, market price movement monitoring
  • Work with cross-function teams to achieve product spec, supply chain 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: identify future trends with suppliers to support top line growth, achieve OTIF (on time in full) deliveries for project completion
    • Savings:  smart buying, product logic, cash, e-tender, volume rebate, value creation workshop, optimization projects
    • Onboard and partner with suppliers on Unilever sustainability agenda: 0 deforestation, alternative solution to plastic, reduce carbon foot print, drive Diversity & Inclusion and Living Wage programs
    • Account management: onboarding, RSP (responsible sourcing), USQS compliance (quality), contract management (creation, update, signatures, systems administration), service level maintenance/improvement


  • Procurement Activities: 
    • Take part of the overall sourcing strategy of Folding Carton 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)
    • Support WoW (way of working) improvements: identify metrics, tools (e.g. digitalization), process, align and collaborate with cross-function teams to optimise WoW.
Professional Skills:
  • Self-starter with high accountability & responsibility standards.
  • Strong analytical and advanced Excel &PowerBI skills
  • 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
Experience Required: 
  • Procurement experience required, minimum 3 years. Contracting and supplier management experience essential
  • Experienced in cross-function team collaboration


Diversity at Unilever is about inclusion, embracing differences, creating possibilities, and growing together for better business performance. We embrace diversity in our workforce. This means giving full and fair consideration to all applicants and continuing development of all employees regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnership, and pregnancy and maternity

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