There has never been a more exciting time to be working in Procurement, as we must remain best in class in delivering the basics, while adapting to the ever-dynamic business environment - reinventing ourselves for sustained competitive advantage. We need to work more closely than ever with suppliers to co-create sustainable practices and bigger and better innovations.
In this role, you will be part of the Marketing - Agencies Europe team, which is responsible for all types of agencies ranging from Creative to PR. You will be assigned to a specific portfolio managing agencies end-to-end, including contracting, annual negotiations, and strategic tool rollouts. In parallel you will act as first point of contact for marketing queries in your market. This environment creates opportunities for each team member to step into projects that fit with their skills and personal preferences.
You are going to implement the Marketing strategy with your agency partners and act as the FPOC in your region.
Establish valued relationships with stakeholders within and outside of Unilever, including suppliers, CDMO and MCO business stakeholders, Supplier Operations, Strategy and Insights team and third-party service providers
Business engagement: Act as first point of contact for the business to all Agencies procurement related questions. Ensure the satisfaction of Unilever stakeholders with the goods or services provided within your portfolio while ensuring compliancy of business users to procurement policies and contracts
Vendor management: Identification and initial assessments of suppliers, preparing and managing supplier selection process and working with legal to finalise commercial agreements
Identify and deliver value adding activities to contribute to business and procurement targets. Implementation and tracking of saving projects in SRS tool and delivery of cash through payment term extensions
Selling ideas to stakeholders to convey value while communicating appropriately
Continuously improve ways of working and optimize activities in your portfolio
Desired skills & experience:
Relevant procurement experience - 5 Years of Marketing or Procurement experience
Leading multiple projects simultaneously and independently
Unafraid to work with senior stakeholders and key suppliers, supported through excellent communication skills in English. Any additional European language as a plus.
Willingness to work in a virtual team
Knowledge of Unilever business systems, i.e. Coupa, CLM, SRS and Aravo,
as well as Microsoft Excel
Strong influencing skills
Accountability and responsibility
Strong communication (verbal and written)
Bias for action while being able to prioritise
Strong Analytical skills
Ability and willingness to work in an always changing, performance-oriented environment
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