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Procurement Operations Manager - Packaging

Job ID:
Supply Chain
Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur
Date posted:

The Purpose of Role:

The MYSG (Malaysia and Singapore) procurement is at the center of delivering divisional / business priorities and growth – spread across Raw Material, Packaging Material, 3ird Party Manufacturing, Logistics and Marketing Business Services.

This role requires a procurement professional passionate to learn and take up new challenges. Manage Packaging Procurement for MYSG across packaging streams (Bottles and closures, flexibles, decorations, customer packaging, folding cartons, Tea). Drive and support MYSG market procurement aligned with global direction and requirement of the Divisions delivering a competitive and differentiating value chain for the business together with our Suppliers and internal stakeholders. Value covers all elements including cost competitiveness, innovation, quality and service and sustainability.

Team Structure:

  • Reporting to: Procurement Lead – Malaysia and Singapore

Key Responsibilities:

  • End to end packaging sourcing strategy considering current and future needs of the business in sync the supply chain infrastructure and requisites.

  • Work with global/regional teams to leverage on global deals for qualifying feedstocks.

  • Plan and lead negotiations making use of digital tools like E-tendering as applicable.

  • Supply market intelligence and analysis - Collecting relevant information: Analyzing supply and demand market within depth understanding of technologies, cost drivers and price trends and insights.

  • Manage supply, invoicing and operational Procure to Pay issues that may arise between Suppliers and Unilever.

  • Run cross-team/stakeholders ideation workshops on savings.

  • Execute cost reduction and inflation mitigation opportunities and cash generation programs adding to the procurement targets.

  • Drive and support sustainability programs in line with Unilever vision and commitments.

  • Ensure fundamentals for MYSG market are fully met and track underlying KPIs.

  • Bridge the communications, material price collation and query management between packaging vendors and MYSG collaborative manufacturers.

  • Ensure medium and long-term capacity creation for all elements of the packaging to support business needs.

  • Prepare and feed periodic material price forecast to the business to support pricing decisions.

  • Maintain regular engagement with suppliers and key Unilever stakeholders, to review/resolve relationship issues and develop future business opportunities.

  • Engage with Research and Development for alternate supplier and material approvals.

  • Periodic packaging portfolio scorecard/report update and preparation.

  • Represent packaging portfolio for briefs to internal or external audience.

Key Stakeholders:

  • Internal: Procurement (Global, Cluster, Local), Research and Development (Regional, Local), Supply Chain (Regional, Local), Marketing (Regional, Local), Finance, Customer Development.

  • External: External suppliers, Consultants/Agencies.

Essential Experience/Skill/Knowledge:

  • University degree/MBA Supply Chain Management, Engineering or equivalent.

  • 4 to 6 years relevant Procurement/Supply Chain experience in MNC context.

  • Basic Finance, Sales and Marketing knowledge.

  • Excellent IT skills and experience with procurement systems SAP, Power BI, etc.

  • Negotiation skills and comprehensive understanding of procurement principles, procedures and processes.

Desirable Experience/Skill/Knowledge:

  • Understanding and experience of packaging manufacturing/procurement.

  • Driving sustainability through procurement.

  • Ability to proactively identify and solve issues using strong analytical and strong decision-making skills.

  • Proven record of bringing the outside in (external perspective/best practices).

  • Demonstrate project and information management skills.

  • Ability to engage with cross functional stakeholders.

  • Change management.

  • Self-starter and independent operator.

  • Bias for action and strong executor.

  • Partnering, Influencing and collaboration.

About Unilever:

Be part of the world’s most successful, purpose-led business. Work with brands that are well-loved around the world, that improve the lives of our consumers and the communities around us. We promote innovation, big and small, to make our business win and grow; and we believe in business as a force for good. Unleash your curiosity, challenge ideas, and disrupt processes: use your energy to make this happen. Our brilliant business leaders and colleagues provide mentorship and inspiration, so you can be at your best. Every day, many Malaysian households use our products to feel good, look good and get more out of life-giving us a unique opportunity to build a brighter future.

Every individual here can bring their purpose to life through their work. Join us and you will be surrounded by inspiring leaders and supportive peers. Among them, you will channel your purpose, bring fresh ideas to the table, and simply be you. As you work to make a real impact on the business and the world, we will work to help you become a better you.

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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