Assistant Procurement Manager – Vegetables & Spices

Posted Jul 1, 2021
Project ID: UNILJP00013044
6 months
(Sep 1, 2021 - Feb 28, 2022)
40 hrs/week
Payrate range
38 - 55 €/hr

Main Job Purpose:

Supporting the global team with the procurement activities of Vegetables and Spices portfolio

Key Accountabilities:

Support on e-tenders/ collecting supplier quotations/volume consolidation. Tender preparation, managing process and final contract bookings with suppliers as per agreed strategies and business guidance

Contract creating, 100% adherence to compliance requirements; OTIF contract implementation. Be fully responsible for all contract updates in the S1P/SAP/central contracting systems. Ensure material specification sign-off with suppliers

Follow-up on material crisis, calamities

Interaction with planning and quality teams

Working on resilience projects, scan market to establish new suppliers to support resilience strategy

Support the business for Innovations, support the achievement of saving projects, working together with MET to establish new suppliers. Support implementation of cost savings programs like ASA and AMA. Support on analysis and reporting of targets; updating projects into SRS

Working on ZBB project and other saving projects

Support on the execution of strategic projects for the portfolio

Support on SuSo and Regenerative Agriculture programs

Professional Skills:

Procurement Insights and Analysis: Understand category and functional strategies and procurement requirements; Industry, economic, competition and supplier insights

Procurement Strategy Execution and Performance Management: Competitive bidding and tendering; Supplier negotiation; Supplier qualification and on-boarding; Contractual supplier engagement; Supplier performance measurement and management

Driving Sustainability through Procurement: Materials and/or services Supply Chain analysis and risk assessment; Evidence-based measurement for sustainability

Experience Required:


University degree / At least 1-2 years experience in Procurement or Supply Management

Genuinely committed to Unilever’s sustainably lead business model and the D&I framework, connected with Unilever and the business agenda


Experience to food ingredients market

Experience project management


Less than 5% travel required




- S&I procurement network

- Market procurement teams

- Category procurement teams

Supply Chain:

- Manufacturing

- Quality

- S&OP Planning


- R&D

- Finance





The role reports into the Global Procurement manager who is part of the Global Ingredients team led by the Global Procurement Director reporting into the Vice President - Naturals

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