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Project Procurement Specialist (Minto - 24 Month Contract)

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Supply Chain
Minto, Campbelltown Municipality, New South Wales
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Job Summary

We are looking for a Project Procurement Specialist (Minto - 24 Month Contract). This fixed term contract role will lead the Capex sourcing for the project working under direct supervision of the Cluster sourcing head and in collaboration with the Global Capex sourcing teams, and provide on ground support to the Minto Project team during an execution of the transformational project.

Role Responsibilities:

  • Lead ‘end to end’ Capex sourcing for the project, ensure compliance to UL SOPs and ‘wow’.

  • Develop and execute Capex Sourcing Strategy for the project, planned spend @E45M.

  • Lead sourcing of high value complex deals.

  • Negotiation planning and execution, cost benchmarking, hard negotiations to get Best value deals for Unilever

  • Good understanding of manufacturing process (preferably in food industry).

  • Deep understanding of Procurement processes related to Capex portfolio.

  • Established track record of delivering KPIs under tough working environment/ market conditions.

  • Good knowledge of Supply base (Country/ Global) for Capex portfolio.

  • Resilience and Risk Management in Prevailing tough business situations.

  • Partnering with Suppliers: Select, Manage, and motivate suppliers to deliver Value to UL business via Joint collaborative efforts.

  • Driving Supplier Diversity and Digitization agenda from Procurement perspective (om sync with the business plan).

  • Portfolio Market intelligence enabling strategic sourcing decision making.

  • Conduct Supplier Capability and Capacity studies enabling continuous supplier evaluation / new supplier selection.

  • Provide advice to stakeholders on procurement contract matters, including the use of central contracts, contracting procedures, policies, and practices.

  • Acting as the point of contact for all contract related queries from subcontractors and all other external stakeholders.

  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders to identify and implement innovative procurement strategies.

  • Maintain a commitment to excellence and continuous improvement in all areas of responsibility.

Key Skills

  • High level of initiative

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

  • Sound numerical and analytical skills

Does this sound like You?

  • Minimum 5 years of Project related Capex sourcing experience, preferably in food industry

  • Engineering graduate in any discipline  

  • Agile and resilient to work under pressure and in a complex global environment.

  • Drive for results - Passionate about and perseveres in the pursuit of challenging stretch goals. Demonstrates energy, drive and enthusiasm when striving to accomplish and improve results.

  • Interpersonal effectiveness - facilitate in building trust and engagement amongst teams and stakeholders.

  • Inspiring and accountable

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, including effective presentations.

  • Strong in project and time management for complex projects

  • Experience in negotiating, setting up and managing supplier contracts.

  • A proven commercial operator and effective negotiator

  • Experienced in stakeholder and supplier management.

  • Strong communications, written and verbal.

  • Proficient with MS Office applications

What awaits you at Unilever?

The core of Unilever’s culture is captured as Human, Purposeful, Accountable. You will be joining a dynamic, flexible, and inspiring work environment that truly cares about your wellbeing, values what you do and celebrates your success.

This is your opportunity to be part of a purpose-led business and a global community where you can progress your career both locally and internationally. You will also benefit from amazing discounts on external company products, attractive employee referral reward program amongst other benefits.

This is a great opportunity to work within an iconic and global organization. We have gained our reputation as one of the world's most admired employers by providing an environment where individuals can achieve their goals, both professionally and personally.

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