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Procurement Project Assistant Manager/Coordinator

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Supply Chain
Katowice, Silesia;
Rotterdam, South Holland
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With 3.4 billion people in over 190 countries using our products every day, Unilever is a business that makes a real impact on the world. Work on brands that are loved and improve the lives of our consumers and the communities around us. We are driven by our purpose: to make sustainable living commonplace, and it is our belief that doing business the right way drives superior performance. At the heart of what we do is our people – we believe that when our people work with purpose, we will create a better business and a better world. 

At Unilever, your career will be a unique journey, grounded in our inclusive, collaborative, and flexible working environment. We don’t believe in the ‘one size fits all’ approach and instead we will equip you with the tools you need to shape your own future.


Logistics Procurement is key department for success of Unilever Supply Chain. It’s the best place to be to deliver value, drive change and have real impact on business results. The team covers all supply chain services, like transportation, warehousing, copacking, customs or pallet services.


Unilever is the place where you can bring your purpose to life with the work that you do – creating a better business and a better world.  If you are keen to challenge and change the status quo then this role is just for you! The purpose of this role is to drive the Procurement Strategy supporting the ambient network transformation programme. Delivering cost, cash, sustainability through supplier selection, tendering, partnership and contracting.


This role will report to Procurement Project Manager. You are expected to deliver the Ambient Network Transformation through World Class service, Competitive Cost and Sustainable sourcing by:

  • Sourcing Strategy development, Negotiation preparation and execution, Contracting through Logistics Sourcing Excellence, Gold Standard Contracting and tender strategies in line with the 7 sourcing steps,

  • Develop & support delivery of the Procurement Strategy for the ambient network transformation,

  • Subject-matter-expertise in logistics and derives value creation opportunities based on a deep Logistics expertise of market conditions and future market trends, Macro/micro economic impacts, Supplier pools, Competitor and Industry Insights, as well as benchmarking and cost modelling,

  • Multi- region strategic partnership program & roadmap leveraging the power of one to unlock value for all parties across multiple geographies & years,

  • Business case development and enrichment,


Experiences & Qualifications

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in a Procurement or Supply Chain roles either in Unilever / FMCG industry or within the logistics sector,

  • Logistics Procurement knowledge,

  • Experience of working in cross-functional teams both F2F and virtually,

  • Master degree,

  • Experience in land transformation projects (preferred),

  • Experience in conducting long negotiations (preferred),


  • Strong negotiation skills (commercial and contractual),

  • Familiarity with 3PL activity-based cost modelling and contracting strategies, planning and digital,

  • Supply Market Intelligence, Analysis, Competitiveness, and value opportunity identification,

  • Excellent critical thinking, analytical and story-telling skills,

  • Ability to influence stakeholders and peers effectively,

  • Ability and drive to work independently and influence diverse teams, across different countries,

  • Take ownership and responsibility,

  • High proficiency in MS Excel,


  • You are energized by delivering fantastic results. You are an example to others – both your results and your resilience. You are constantly on the lookout for better ways to do things, engaging and collaborating with others along the way.

  • As an individual you are the one responsible for your own wellbeing and delivering high standards of work. You must also focus on the Consumer and what they need. You are humble and have your head up, looking around to interpret evidence and data smartly, spot issues and opportunities to make things better.

  • Critical SOL (Standards of Leadership) Behaviors

    • PASSION FOR HIGH PERFORMANCE: Takes personal responsibility and accountability for execution and results. Has an owner’s mindset, using data and insight to make decisions.

    • PERSONAL MASTERY: Sets high standards for themselves. Actively builds own wellbeing and resilience.

    • CONSUMER LOVE: Whatever their role, always looks for better ways to serve consumers. Invests time inside and outside to understand the needs of consumers.

    • PURPOSE & SERVICE: Has humility, understanding that leadership is service to others, inside and outside Unilever.

    • AGILITY: Explores the world around them, continually learning and developing their skills.

Unilever embraces diversity and encourages applicants from all walks of life! This means giving full and fair consideration to all applicants and continuing development of all employees regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnership, and pregnancy and maternity. 


  • Hybrid work and flexibility

  • Opportunities for the development and improvement of qualifications

  • Sharing the cost of professional training & courses

  • Benefits: life insurance, private medical care, pension fund, sharing the cost of sports activities, and many others

  • Extra days off to take care of yourself and others

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Unilever is an organisation committed to equity, inclusion and diversity 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. At Unilever we are interested in every individual bringing their ‘Whole Self’ to work and this includes you! Thus if you require any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of your application so that we can support you through your recruitment journey.

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