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Procurement Strategy & Insights Assistant Manager – Ice Cream

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Supply Chain
Katowice, Silesia
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It is Unilever’s in-house centre of business partnering and operational excellence in the area of finance services, supply chain, customs, procurement, integrated planning and performance delivery. There are 300 people in Katowice Hub.

The modern Katowice Hub office, whose interiors were designed according to the principles of sustainable development, is located in the city centre of Katowice, Poland.
We are working in the hybrid way to use the time spent in the office to influence collaboration and straighten the team spirit, using special designed for this purpose office areas. 


The Procurement Strategy & Insights Team is serving as the nerve center of the Unilever global procurement organization, enabling the procurement organization to design and deliver step-change across value chains, operating processes and tools, and business models. With vision of Translating Knowledge & Data into Future Fit Procurement Strategy & Insights, this team is responsible for:   Sensing, incubating, and enabling innovative ideas, new business models, and transformation procurement strategy & insights.


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 pastionate about cross portfolio strategic projects, design and deploy buyer-centric digital tools and land strategic programmes, best practices and provide insights & analytics then this role is just for you!


  • Support Delivering the procurement IC BG & IC Portfolio’s strategy while integrating with Business, Po1 & portfolios teams 

  • Uses the S&I tools effectively to drive value in negotiations 

  • Analyses data to seek trends, patterns, anomalies, and findings that drive useful business insights   

  • With a continuous improvement mindset, leverage the existing tools and responsible for the iteration plan  

  • Closely connected with the Markets and Industry boards, acquiring the relevant intelligence to identify opportunities and creates roadmaps based on promising opportunities   

  • Lead the Insights creation from available data, based on a good understanding of the data architecture and guiding the mining process

  • Executes detailed Value Chain and market analysis to define opportunities to intervene/intermediate at different levels, taking into account all the different materials and services we source

  • Support & Drive competition and market benchmarking for critical cells for Ice cream

  • Drive/co-drive key big bet projects from idea to execution, through all phases for different LHS pillar projects

  • Drive portfolio analytics to land opportunities for complexity reduction and simplification across different portfolio’s 


Experiences & Qualifications

  • Preferred over 5 to 7 years’ experience in a Procurement or Supply Chain roles either in Unilever / FMCG industry or in a large complex organisation with strong portfolio and market expertise   

  • Digital Savvy, experience working with PowerApps, PowerBi & MS SQL 

  • Change management experience of large scale / global transformation programs is preferred  

  • Has a good understanding of Agile principles, values, methodologies and practices that enable agility and approaches delivery with an iterative and incremental (test - do – learn) approach  

  • Experience of working in cross-functional teams within a matrix environment – both F2F and virtually   

  • Consulting experience or startup would be a plus   


  • Strong business and commercial acumen   

  • Ability and drive to work independently and lead diverse cross function teams, across different geographies  

  • Ability to influence senior stakeholders and peers effectively  

  • Excellent critical thinking, analytical and story-telling skills in order to respond to multiple market/portfolio specific characteristics and influence change remotely

  • Value Chain Understanding

  • Strategic Influencing

  • Program Management

  • Procurement Sourcing Strategy

  • Problem Solving

  • Negotiation

  • Data Driven Decision Making

  • Cost Modeling

  • Collaboration

  • Change Management


  • 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

  • Unilever store - Our products at attractive prices

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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