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Global Procurement Raw Materials Manager/Assistant Manager - Elida Beauty

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Supply Chain
Milton Keynes, England
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Global Procurement Raw Materials Manager/Assistant Manager

Job Type: Full-Time

Location: Milton Keynes, UK

Who we are … we are Elida Beauty

Elida Beauty is a very exciting new beauty business within Unilever.  We are re-found iconic brands by remixing them for today’s generation, making them even bigger beauty hits than they were first time around. 

Our remixes democratize beauty, because we want everyone on the ‘beauty dance floor’ with our top-quality products at a great value. 

Driven by our colleague’s creativity, agility and close connection with consumers, customers and suppliers we are able to unleash the true potential of our loved brands with a fresh start.  We ‘Re-Found’ them using a start-up mentality that always ‘finds a way’.  Our ‘no silos’, one team approach drives both personal and business growth so that together we deliver outcomes that are music to the ears of consumers, customers, colleagues and the planet alike. 

Your Role

We are looking for an experienced Procurement Manager – Raw materials who has a strong growth mindset and a can-do approach to doing what it takes to win. Managing a spend of c€50M we are looking for someone who thrives in balancing cost, service, innovation & partnerships with the ambition to deliver a substantial step up in profitable growth of the current perimeter. 

As the Procurement Manager – Raw materials, you will play a role in developing raw material sourcing strategy, supporting innovation programs, supply chain network optimisation and contract execution. This end-to-end role will be responsible for creating the right contractual & relationship framework which delivers on – ongoing competitive costs, service, innovation & sustainability priorities of the business and brands.  

Key Responsibilities

  • Part of the procurement team with overall responsibility for specific raw material portfolios, supporting innovation, supply chain network optimisation and contract execution. 

  • Responsible for ensuring the right contractual framework to deliver on the priorities and ongoing performance KPIs.  

  • Costs: Forecasts & cost visibility, owns the cost delivery against annual budget. Ensures ongoing cost competitiveness, creates and delivers on a savings funnel in line with annual targets.   

  • Tracks key commodities and develops and executes a cover policy including hedging where relevant. 

  • Manages and controls investments on moulds and other tooling required for bottles, caps, cans, labels etc. 

  • Works closely with partners and internal teams to deliver on the innovation priorities. 

  • Working capital: Delivers on the working capital and cash generation priorities of the business by driving efficiencies on stocks and payment terms. 

  • Service: Collaborates with 3PM team to ensure right stocking principles are followed by 3PM on raw materials. Intervenes to resolve short term service issues. 

  • Sustainability: helps to create and deliver on the sustainability vision on raw materials in line with the broader business vision. 

  • Partners with cross functional teams in a global setup and any supply chain network optimisation to deliver on the objectives and priorities.  


  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university, preferably in business, finance, or supply chain management. 

  • 5+ years of experience in procurement with focus on raw materials.  Having managed raw materials for beauty and personal care products will be an added advantage. 

  • Understanding of key raw material markets and suppliers, agents, commodity markets & hedging.  

  • Demonstrate analytical and conceptual problem-solving ability; excellent oral and written communication skills, including presentation skills. 

  • Demonstrate the ability to multi-task, meet tight deadlines and work under pressure with autonomy. 

  • Be able to effectively lead and engage cross functional global teams and a willingness to take responsibility and accountability.  

  • Be a self-starter with the ability to deliver results in a lean, agile organisation and be able to adapt to changing priorities. 

Join us…

To ensure that your personal creativity helps to unlock our potential, we will upskill and reskill you. We will develop leading-edge digital marketing skills and best-in-class teamworking capabilities. 

Most importantly, we will give you the autonomy to use them like a ‘founder’. We will help you to think like a CEO so that we all focus on delivering our Purpose and so you drive growth as you develop. Imagine how good we will feel when we see that our creativity reignites growth in the business because consumers embrace our new ideas.

Better for our consumers, better for the world and better for each of us

The way we manufacture, package and distribute our products will be better for everyone and for the planet. We will bring a new meaning to diversity and inclusion by providing access to beauty products that suit every kind of skin and hair.

Excited about the Role?

Please apply online. Your application will be reviewed against our requirements and we will be in touch to provide you with an update on the status of your application.

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