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Assistant Procurement Manager - Logistics

Job ID: R-14593 Category: Supply Chain Location: Englewood Cliffs, NJ Date posted: 05/19/2021
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Who You Are & What You’llDo

Unilever Logistics Procurement Transportation is embedded within the Supply Chain in a variety of places from inbound freightdelivering to ourmanufacturingsitesto thedelivery of finished goods toour customers. Unilever transportationspendis approximately$0.5B across more than 40 suppliers in the US and Canada in several modes of transportation including parcel, LTL (Less than Truckload), TL (truckload) and IMDL (Intermodal).  

This role will have a focus on creating value to Unilever via a Total Cost of Ownership model whilst aligning to and influencing UASCC (Unilever Americas Supply Chain Company)strategies.  You will work oncollaborative sourcing initiativeswith several internal stakeholders within the Control Tower This role is responsible for NA supplier relationships that address commercial and operational endeavors.  

As anAssistant Manager, will need to motivate current direct reports to achieve department goals, develop and achieve their career ambitions. Areas of exploration include but are not limited to growing strategic relationships, expanding IMDL, Digital Freight Matching and Dedicated Fleets, exploring new technologies such as autonomous and electric vehicles and other logistics innovations.  As a Leader within Procurement, this role is visible to other leaders within the organization with heavy focus on Logistics Operations and Finance as well as other key Supply Chain departments.  This role provides the employee exposure to the US Economy as sourcing strategies take into consideration the entire transportation market which is nearly $1.5T in spend representing about 8% of the US GDP and employees about 7.4% of the population.  

You’re a born leader:Appreciative of the value and impact of outstanding execution – an eagle eye for detail. Act as an entrepreneur, treats business as his/her own, sets trends. Has ability to adapt leadership style to achieve high-performing motivated teams.  

You’re a strategy guru:Outstanding in idea generation, ideas that are forward thinking and that contribute to creating sustained competitive advantage.  

You’re a dot connector:Having a strong understanding of the Supply Chain and organizational awareness, ability to see opportunities via aligning multiple groups to deliver higher levels of value for Unilever.   

You’re astory teller:Strong at selling ideas to his/her business partners, internally and externally, translating these into effective proposals conveying value and communicating it accordingly.

You’re a teacher:With direct reports and a leader within Procurement and Logistics, others will look to you for guidance and coaching.  Candidate will need nurturing, willing to give positive and negative feedback.     

What You’ll NeedToSucceed

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field of study
  • 4+ of prior supply chain and/or procurement experience 
  • People management skills with emphasis on listening
  • Advanced computer skillswith emphasis on Data Science
  • A strong command of the English language – both written and spoken – with an ability to convey often complex data to a variety ofaudiences
  • A tenaciouscommitment to solvingchallenges
  • Proven abilities inStakeholder Management
  • Thinker, challenger; somebody who would not acceptstatus quo


Unilever is an organization committed to diversity and inclusion to drive our business results and create a better future every day for our diverse employees, global consumers, partners, and communities. We believe a diverse workforce allows us to match our growth ambitions and drive inclusion across the business. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.  For more information, please see Equal Employment Opportunity Posters

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