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Global Procurement Assistant Manager – Packaging

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Supply Chain
Kingston upon Thames, Greater London, England;
Port Sunlight, England
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Job Title: Global Procurement Assistant Manager – Folding Cartons, Pots & Lids, Aseptic Pack

Location: Kingston, Port Sunlight


Support the execution of the Global Folding Cartons, Paper Pods and Lids and Aseptic Pack strategy delivering the most competitive and differentiating value chain for Unilever together with our Suppliers and internal colleagues. Value covers all elements including cost competitiveness, innovation, quality and service and sustainability.


Portfolio Transformation:

  • Work closely with the Global and European Manager in the design of the global and European strategy for the portfolio.

  • Support the implementation (commercial validation and follow up) of the key Global/EU projects (inc packaging optimization and sustainability agenda)

  • Work with the Legal Counsel and Procurement Manager in the preparation of global commercial agreements using Unilever contractual operating framework.

  • Support Sustainability programs with special focus on supporting, driving and executing the Global Innovation agenda (plastic elimination).


  • Perform exploratory data analysis (connect internal and external data)

  • Preparing accurate reports, conducting, and evaluating analysis and exploring dashboards for strategy decisions.

  • Support strategy presentations (powerpoint and Powerbi)

  • Support the Managers and Top Management in the KPIs reporting and follow up



  • Excellent analytical and IT skills: SAP, SAP CLM, Power Bi, Anaplan, Tableau knowledge

  • Excellent Microsoft office package skills (Excel mandatorily)

  • University degree / MBA or Master Engineer

  • Relevant procurement experience in international environment in Strategic Sourcing

  • Supply Market Intelligence and Analysis - Collecting Relevant Information: Analyzing Supply and Demand Market Experience in supply and portfolio strategy development

  • Ability to engage in a Cross functional team

  • Bias for action and strong executor

  • Fluent English and communication skills

  • Project management skills

  • Self-starter & independent executor

  • Learning mindset


  • Understanding and experience of packaging manufacturing/procurement

  • Negotiation skills

  • Good understanding of Key Cost Drivers and Price Trends

  • Ability to inspire team members in a Diverse & Inclusive culture

  • Change management


About Unilever

Unilever is one of the world’s leading suppliers of Food, Home and Personal Care products with sales in over 190 countries and reaching 2 billion consumers a day. Unilever has more than 400 brands found in homes around the world, including Dove, Tresemme, Lynx, Lifebuoy, Shea Moisture, Persil, Domestos, Ben & Jerry’s, Magnum, Marmite, The Vegetarian Butcher, Graze and Pot Noodle.

Faced with the challenge of climate change and the need for human development, we want to move towards a world where everyone can live well and within the natural limits of the planet. That’s why our purpose is ‘to make sustainable living commonplace’ 

What We Offer

Not only do we offer a competitive salary and pension scheme, we also offer an annual bonus, subsidised gym membership, a discounted staff shop and shares. You’ll have the opportunity to work directly with our renowned and exciting brands in a flexible and hybrid working environment.

Whilst the role is advertised on a full-time basis, we would be happy to discuss possible flexible working options and what this may look like for you. We are a key advocate of wellbeing and offer a variety of support for our people including hubs, programmes and development opportunities. We strive to achieve a family-friendly and inclusive workplace and to, above all, create possibilities for all.

Diversity at Unilever is about inclusion, embracing differences, creating possibilities, and growing together for better business performance. We want to push boundaries, and have the flexibility needed to keep adapting in an ever-changing, more dynamic world. This means giving full and fair consideration to all applicants, regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnership, and pregnancy and maternity. 

As part of your hiring journey, we are happy to support requests for reasonable adjustments, to improve your recruitment experience.

To find out more, including more information about our Employee Resource Groups, please click here.

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