Assistant Procurement Manager

Posted 10 June 2022
SalaryUp to €3500 per month
Job type Temporary
DisciplinePurchasing and Procurement

For our client, a company in FMCG, we are looking for an Assistant Procurement Manager based in Rotterdam.


  • Material Strategy:
    Supporting the development of sourcing strategy for Packaging for TVB
  • Buying: tender preparation, managing process and final contract bookings with suppliers as per agreed strategies and business guidance.
  • Cost and Cash: Supporting Delivery of Cost Savings, Cost Avoidance and strategic gross margin initiatives;
  • Simplification: Lead contract management; ensure packaging material specification sign-off with suppliers; Streamline forecasting process; clean and update spend information
  • Compliance: ensure that all business partners are completely SQA and RSP compliant and are registered in the USQS before any commercial transaction is initiated
  • Operations: responsible for day-to-day operational management of portfolio; first point of contact for the market procurement team for discussions/negotiations with suppliers
  • Supplier relationship: Support the team in developing good relationship with suppliers through a regular interaction framework, visiting suppliers to scan capability, understand market reality on ground and bring back the learnings to the strategy.
  • Business Partnering: Support the business for Innovations, working with internal stakeholders to ensure flawless launch of new products, support the achievement of saving projects, manage local supply chain issues (e.g. crisis management); assess supplier, supply risk and build contingency plans;
  • Support: Assist procurement team in all aspects of her/ his role, support the tasks regarding Blue (artwork management system and manage administration & reporting​​​​​​​


  • Sound coordination and administrative skills
  • Analytically strong
  • Multitasking
  • Strong Bias for Action, Accountability & Responsibility
  • Well developed, mature emotional intelligence
  • Strong growth mindset
  • Procurement background knowledge
  • Unilever ways of working knowledge.

What do we offer

  • Contract via Kelly Services of 6 Months, extension possible
  • Salary of MAX 3500 per month, depeneding on experience
  • Start date: asap
  • An international environment where you can learn a lot in challenging projects

Ellen van Leeuwen
06- 519 58 864

When interested please react through the application process with your English resume.

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