Assistant Procurement Manager

11 October 2021
SalaryUp to €6400 per month
DisciplineOffice & Management Careers, Business/Strategic Management

For one of our most exciting clients in the FMCG industry, we are looking for a Assistant Procurement Manager to join the team in Rotterdam. This is a position that doesn't open up often and a real chance you don't want to miss: read on!

Category Ownership
* Develop strategies that's aligned to the business direction
* Business partnering: manage internal and external stakeholders (e.g. R&D, Product & Innovation, Logistics, Supply Planning, Operations, Unilever manufacturing sites)
* Ensure competitive buying through industry benchmark, should-cost analysis, product innovation, market price movement monitoring
* Work with cross-function teams to achieve product spec, supply chain and manufacturing optimization
* Be the Go-to Person for the assigned categories for procurement and supplier related tasks & questions

Supplier E2E (end-to-end) Management & Ownership
* Strengthen business partnerships
* Lead business reviews: together with cross function teams, measure and manage overall supplier performance to meet business KPIs
* Commercial & Contract Negotiations
* Innovation projects: identify future trends with suppliers to support top line growth, achieve OTIF (on time in full) deliveries for project completion
* Savings: smart buying, product logic, cash, e-tender, volume rebate, value creation workshop, optimization projects
* Onboard and partner with suppliers on Unilever sustainability agenda: 0 deforestation, alternative solution to plastic, reduce carbon foot print, drive Diversity & Inclusion and Living Wage programs
* Account management: onboarding, RSP (responsible sourcing), USQS compliance (quality), contract management (creation, update, signatures, systems administration), service level maintenance/improvement

Procurement Activities
* Take part of the overall sourcing strategy of Folding Carton Packaging in Europe
* Supporting the team to achieve its goals and objectives and monitor target delivery
* Owning and co-ordinating procurement/supply chain projects whereas required
* Price forecasting (of assigned categories & suppliers)
* Support WoW (way of working) improvements: identify metrics, tools (e.g. digitalization), process, align and collaborate with cross-function teams to optimise WoW.

Professional skills
* Self-starter with high accountability & responsibility standards.
* Strong analytical and advanced Excel &PowerBI skills
* Strong stakeholder management skills: build relationships with people across functions, geographies and companies.
* Excellent negotiation skills
* Good understanding of business economics
* Strong communication and presentation skills: ability to present key findings in a crisp way and get people onboard
* Strong project management and organization skills: strong at execution and proactively finding solutions and improvements
* Comfortable in fast paced, fast changing, complex and ambiguous environment
* Must be able to work independently and virtually

Required experience
* Procurement experience required, minimum 3 years. Contracting and supplier management experience essential
* Experienced in cross-function team collaboration

What we offer
* Contract via Kelly Services for 5 months initially; extension possible
* Max salary of 6400 EUR per Month, depending on Experience
* Start date: September 2021
* An international environment where you can learn a lot in challenging projects

Contact us today!
Ryan Mead
Recruitment Consultant
T: 06- 12963210

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