Assistant Procurement Manager Beauty and Personal Care Europe
The Beauty and Personal Care Category covers a variety of well-known brands.
The Category Procurement team is the interface between Portfolio Procurement teams (buyers) & suppliers and our internal business partners such as Marketing, Supply Chain and R&D, in order to make sure the category can land innovation/rejuvenation projects and 5S projects on time in full and is the first point of contact for Procurement related queries to support the business agenda.
The Category Procurement Assistant supports the Category Procurement Manager for one of the main small C's and independently supporting various projects, questions and business partnering the cross functional teams.
Key elements of the role are the support and co-ordination of the Innovation & Regulatory and Value Improvement Programs (savings), through close co-operation with the Procurement teams (Portfolio & Operations), R&D, Marketing, Supply Chain and the Category leadership teams within the 5S and C4G frameworks.
The role requires development of good relationship management skills with internal customers, including the wider Supply Chain, Quality Assurance teams, R&D, Marketing teams and Material Procurement Managers and the Procurement Operations team. It also offers the opportunity to build a network with the Global Category Procurement team as well as contact with multiple suppliers.
Due to the nature of this role and the importance in the business agenda, the person will get significant exposure to higher management and the role can be seen as a good step into a career within Procurement and Supply Chain.
WHAT WILL YOUR MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES BE?
Innovation / rejuvenation projects:
Participate in cross functional project teams for Innovation and Rejuvenation as the Procurement partner
Lead Procurement input for decision making at leadership team level (innovation gatekeeping meetings for example) e.g. pricing of materials, risk statements, lead times and financial impact
Brief Portfolio Procurement on upcoming innovations
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
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
THIS ROLE WILL INTERFACE WITH THE FOLLOWING STAKEHOLDERS:
Procurement portfolios (buyers)
Supply Chain (P&I, Manufacturing, Planning)
R&D (RDC, MET, TPLs)
Finance (Category, Procurement)
SKILLS YOU SHOULD HAVE
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
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; Analysing Supply and Demand Market Behaviour and Understanding Key Cost Drivers & Price Trends
Managing Partnerships and Relationships (e.g. managing the ongoing relationship to deliver value to the business)
EXPERIENCE YOU SHOULD HAVE
University/Bachelor degree or relevant experience
Minimum 3 years working experience in Procurement or Supply Chain (if person has Unilever experience, then less years of work experience is also sufficient)
Experience in Procurement and/or Innovation Management preferably in FMCG
Experience of working in cross functional project teams
Basic understanding of Finance
To apply, please add your cv. Information: Marc Philip van Ittersum 0654712600
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