Procurement specialist - Senior

Posted Jun 18, 2021
Project ID: UNILJP00012906
3 months
(Jun 30, 2021 - Sep 30, 2021)
40 hrs/week
Payrate range
60 - 80 €/hr


The Home Care Category covers a variety of well-known brands such as Cif, OMO, Surf.

The Category Procurement team is the face of the business to the Portfolio Procurement teams (buyers) and suppliers and the face of procurement to the full cross functional team, such as Marketing, Supply Chain, R&D, etc.

As part of Category Procurement you will be directly exposed to all major functions and to the regional category leadership team frequently. Additionally as part of the cluster chemicals team, you will be interfacing with various suppliers and Supply chain stakeholders to ensure our service quality to the factories is best in class.

You will have full accountability of the top and bottom line growth of the category from a procurement perspective as well as leading the procurement activities related to Innovation, cost savings, sustainability, in-sourcing, service, either translating business needs into requests to buyers or engaging with the cross functional team to assure procurement topics are highlighted and picked-up in the project teams.


Innovation projects:

  • Participate in cross functional project teams for Innovation and Rejuvenation as the Procurement partner
  • Lead Procurement input for decision making (innovation gatekeeping meetings for example) e.g. pricing of materials, risk statements, lead times, savings potentials and financial impact
  • Brief Portfolio Procurement on upcoming innovations and initiate contracting requests to the buyers,
  • Identify (new) raw and pack materials introduced by Innovation projects together with business partners and ensure timely introduction, at a competitive price, ensuring supplier selection is in line with our Procurement Strategies and with sufficient capacity for growth
  • As part of OTIF project delivery follow-up with Portfolio Procurement and suppliers to secure supplier capacity and capability for strategic growth and ensure contract creation and 1st delivery in a timely manner to meet first production dates

5S / Value Improvement

  • Act as the procurement interface for the Category team’s 5S related activities.
  • Support on delivering the material cost savings target via Smart Buying and Smart Product and building the strategic roadmap for the value improvement workstream, in line with USLP strategy. 
  • Support on 5S projects (e.g. alternative supplier approvals, material changes) and ensure they are recorded by the Procurement Portfolio teams in our savings reporting systems.
  • Lead 5S workshops and support regular 5S updates in the Category.
  • Constantly monitor Gross Material Cost Impact and ensure business partners are clear on how much our savings program contribute to the GM ambition of the category and how material inflation is developing.

Cluster Chemicals Lead

  • Ensure the factories and business is serviced in the best possible manner by cost effective and timely contracting of materials
  • Manage the day to day issues that arise including but not limited to payments, contracts, service, quality and resilience


  • Support ASA/ AMA (alternative supplier/alternative material) projects delivery for either resilience or 5S reasons
  • Support on regulatory related topics (e.g. origin of materials, regulatory changes that may impact business and category)
  • Support Procurement Operations with insights from business
  • Lead/support Sustainability projects (ex. better, less and no plastic agenda)



  • Procurement:
  • Procurement portfolios (global and regional)
  • Procurement operations (global and regional)
  • Collaborative manufacture
  • Sustainability teams
  • Supply Chain (P&I, Manufacturing, Planning)
  • R&D (RDC, GDC, MET, TPLs)
  • Marketing
  • Finance (Category, Procurement)
  • CCBT teams
  • Quality
  • AW team


  • Self Management (priority setting, risk analysis, resources)
  • Take ownership and responsibility; have energy and drive
  • Be result and solution oriented
  • Networking and relationship management
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Project management skills
  • Drive for team alignment; be able to work in networks; be able to work independently
  • Ability to work in virtual teams
  • Good understanding of business economics
  • Supply Market Intelligence and Analysis - Collecting Relevant Information; Analyzing Supply and Demand Market Behavior and Understanding Key Cost Drivers & Price Trends
  • Managing Partnerships and Relationships (e.g. managing the ongoing relationship to deliver value to the business)


  • University/Bachelor degree or relevant experience
  • Minimum 3 years working experience in Procurement or Supply Chain (preferably within procurement)
  • Experience in Procurement and/or Innovation Management preferably in FMCG
  • Experience of working in cross functional project teams
  • Basic understanding of Finance
  • Experience within MS Office and SAP

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