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  • Posted: Aug 26, 2021
    Deadline: Not specified
  • On any given day, two billion people use Unilever products to look good, feel good and get more out of life. With more than 400 brands focused on health and wellbeing, no company touches so many people’s lives in so many different ways. Our portfolio ranges from nutritionally balanced foods to indulgent ice creams, affordable soaps, luxurious shampoos...
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    Assistant Procurement Manager


    Support Procurement Manager with delivering key targets related to Cost and Cash, Quality and Service, Innovation and Sustainable Living.


    • Support PM in developing and executing supplier strategy for portfolio

    • Assess supply market, and adapt strategy according to market conditions

    • Assess supplier capability and suitability through regular site visits and reporting back on findings

    • Develop and improve supplier cost models to drive increase in transparency of cost drivers

    • Unlock cash and cost value through setting up and execution of benchmarking, RFQs, E-tenders. Support delivery of savings and creditor extension programme for portfolio

    • Support and occasionally lead supplier negotiations

    • Track global feedstock and forex movements and translate into price forecasts required regularly by business

    • Provide market intelligence to PM and business leaders to assist in strategic decision making

    • Support innovation by identifying capable suppliers to deliver required specifications of materials

    • Connect with RD business partners to understand future supplier technology and capability roadmap that supports value delivery and USLP. Assist in delivering roadmap

    • Allocate new materials to suppliers to deliver best cost/ service/ quality in line with supply strategy

    • Lead on-boarding of new suppliers by driving full quality and responsible sourcing compliance

    • Ensure 100% contractual compliance through signing of Unilever Purchasing Agreements and Commercial Term Contracts as well as Special Term Contracts

    • Agree quarterly and annual material prices with suppliers. Implement into new CTC. Submit prices to proc ops colleagues for contract upload

    • Regularly connect with procurement operations and category colleagues to understand GM, service, quality, capacity, WC hot spots. Engage suppliers and adapt strategy to drive improvement in hot-spot areas


    • Completed Degree or Diploma

    • Experience in either Procurement/ Supply Chain/ R&D/ Marketing/ Sales/ HR will be an advantage

    • Experience on large-scale change management projects

    • The listed experience will be an advantage:

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

    • Procurement Strategy Formulation: Developing material and services supply strategy; Develop supplier strategies; Integrating procurement strategy into the business

    • 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

    • Partnering with Suppliers to Win: Attract, select, manage and motivate partners; Identifying value creating opportunities

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

    • This role is based either in Johannesburg or Durban

    Unilever is an organisation committed to equity, inclusion and diversity to drive our business results and create a better future, every day, for our diverse employees, global consumers, partners, and communities. We believe a diverse workforce allows us to match our growth ambitions and drive inclusion across the business. At Unilever we are interested in every individual bringing their ‘Whole Self’ to work and this includes you! Thus if you require any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of your application so that we can support you through your recruitment journey.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Unilever on to apply

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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