Assistant Procurement Manager - Indirect
5d ago

Job Title : Assistant Procurement Manager- Indirect Department : Procurement Profession (Marketing, Finance, etc.) : Supply Chain Work Level : WL1 Location (City, Country) : Nigeria Main Job Purpose : (A concise statement setting out the main purpose and objectives of the job.

Responsible for tactical sourcing of Indirect Procurement goods and services in Country cluster Nigeria for portfolio Business Services Key Accountabilities : (Please describe the responsibilities and end results that would be expected.)

  • Integrating global / regional sourcing strategies with business and category demands, ensuring timely inputs to global / regional project development and OTIF execution of global / regional projects in the cluster.
  • Act as first point of contact for the business for issues / questions relating to Indirects Procurement goods or services in assigned portfolio, Ariba Buyer and the service from IP 3rd party service provider (IBM) for Sourcing Unit / business unit
  • Work with users in the Country cluster to analyse and collate information regarding current requirements and future needs.
  • Efficient, timely and transparent communication to internal customers and suppliers
  • Work within defined Procurement procedures (Ways of Working) and adhere to the Code of Business Principles at all times
  • Work in an effective, cohesive team environment (Ability to understand all areas of Indirects Procurement)
  • Supplier Relationship Management
  • Flexibility to travel. Average travel anticipated 2-4 days per month
  • Responsibilities : Procurement Strategies

  • Develop, implement and drive procurement strategies for tactical sourcing in the cluster
  • Support the procurement organization to meet goals and objectives in support to the overall Unilever strategy
  • Engage with Procurement Managers (Strategic Sourcing team) to understand if a sourcing strategy and strategic contracts are in place for the portfolio.
  • Implementation of Tactical and Strategic sourcing agreements at assigned site cluster level within the portfolio
  • Support Procurement Managers and Cluster lead by providing timely and accurately assistance on relevant topics and initiatives as required
  • Projects

  • Support Tactical and Strategic sourcing projects as required
  • Co-ordinate procurement projects him / herself as needed
  • Vendor management

  • Identification and initial assessments of suppliers for assigned portfolio and site clusters
  • Prepare and manage supplier selection process for assigned spend and site clusters using available tools (BW) when applicable and standardised templates (RFI’s, RFQ’s)
  • Work with the Legal Counsel and / or Patents to finalise commercial agreements using Unilever contractual operating framework of UPAs or MSAs.
  • Manage and maintain contracts for the assigned spend and site clusters.

  • Maintain frequent contact with suppliers, to review / resolve day-to-day issues and to develop current insights into suppliers’ business conditions.
  • Build and maintain mutually beneficial relationships with suppliers.
  • Develop supplier service Levels, track and analyse supplier performance data, proposing priorities for performance improvement and follow up monitoring actions.
  • Address / escalate supplier non-performance as appropriate.
  • Business engagement

  • Ensure the satisfaction of Unilever's internal customers with the Indirects Procurement goods or services provided by the suppliers within the portfolio
  • Measure compliancy by business users to Procurement policies and contracts and take corrective actions as appropriate
  • Portfolio Management

  • Manage individual Ariba Buyer Purchase Requests from the business including escalation from IBM, expedition of emergency orders, facilitation of Goods Receipt processes
  • Source and negotiate for assigned spend and site clusters goods or services above €7.5k, where no contract exists and that are not strategically sourced.
  • Identify opportunities to standardise purchasing requirements, and enable this in the form of a catalogue that can be loaded into Ariba Buyer
  • Savings / ADBR

  • Proactively identify and deliver Savings and / or Cash (via payment term extension) and Ariba operations in line with set targets
  • Identify and propose cost reduction / continuous performance improvement (supplier) opportunities.
  • Identify, implement and record Value Improvement Programs (VIP) and / or Action Driven Buying Results (ADBR) in Savings Tool (ISIS).
  • Professional Skills : (The minimum requirement from the JSP should be described, incl degrees / qualifications preferred.

    ESSENTIAL Please refer to job skills profile PREFERRED

    Job Skill Profile

    N / A : Not Applicable BA : Basic Appreciation WK : Working Knowledge FO : Fully Operational LE : Leading Edge


    Comments N / A BA WK FO LE 1 Collecting Relevant Information X 2 Analysing Supply and Demand Market Behaviour X 3 Understanding key cost drivers and price trends X 4 Applying Market Insight X 5 Communicating and Sharing Market Intelligence X 6 Translating and aligning Business and Supply Chain Strategies X 7 Performing Risk Analysis X 8 Formulating & Implementing the Sourcing Strategy X 9 Negotiating X 10 Developing Strategic Sourcing X 11 Communicating Supply Management Strategies to the Business X 12 Analysing Suppliers X 13 Screening and Selecting Suppliers X 14 Constructing Suppliers Agreement X 15 Assessing Supplier Performance X 16 Supplier Qualification X 17 Assessing and Reviewing the supplier X 18 Managing the Ongoing relationship to deliver values to the business X 19 Managing a collaborative relationship X 20 Creating an integrated network X 21 Managing collaborative contract agreements with suppliers X 22 Delivering Deal Compl iance X 23 Understanding Category / function needs and ambition X 24 Developing and communicating supply market innovation capabilities X 25 Assessing Economics of Different Options X 26 Incorporating commercial Aspect of Supply collaboration X Cross Supply Chain Skills Level Comments N / A BA WK FO LE 1 Developing & Executing Supply Chain Strategies Aligned to Business Goals X 2 Building Internal & External Networks X 3 Adopting a customer service mindset in all our relationships X 4 Implementing Supply Chain Improvements X 5 Adopting a SHE care approach X 6 Managing Quality X General Skills Level Comments N / A B / A WK FO LE 1 Business Economics X 2 Negotiation X 3 Using Information Technology X 4 Project Management X 5 Change management X 6 Knowledge & Information Management x 7 People Management X Other SC Functional Skills Level Comments N / A BA WK FO LE 1 Demand Planning X 2 Supply Planning X 3 Demand & Supply Reconciliation & Gap recognition with the S& OP Process X 4 Strategic / Category Planning X 5 Defining & Developing Customer Service Strategy X 6 Collaborating with Customers X 7 Managing Customer Service X 8 Optimising and Managing Re Packing Operations X 9 Managing Warehouse and Distribution X 10 Managing Manufacturing Processes X 11 Engineering & Asset Care X 12 Category Technology X Experience Required : (Please detail essential and desirable experience, including no. of years.)

  • 3-5 years on indirects procurement in FMCG

  • N / A Travel : (Please make it clear if the job will require travel within the country or abroad and give an idea of how often the candidate will need to be away from home.

    As per job / site requirements Contacts : (Please list any internal and external contacts arising from the job.) Internal : Procurement

  • Cluster lead for country cluster- Tactical sourcing team for country cluster- Indirects Procurement Managers / teams (Strategic Sourcing)- Procurement Services
  • Supply Chain :

  • Sourcing Units - Manufacturing- Engineering- UEnS
  • Business : - Marketing (Brand / Category Teams)

  • Customer Development- Finance- Enterprise Support- Legal External :
  • Suppliers
  • IP 3rd party service provider (IBM)
  • Reporting Channel : (Please show where the job lies within the department, including superior(s) & subordinate(s).)

  • Procurement Manager / Cluster lead
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