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Procurement Manager - Skin cleansing

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Supply Chain
Mumbai, Maharashtra
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Procurement  Manager - Skin cleansing

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Schedule: Full-time

Primary Location: Mumbai, India

Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time 


Job Title:         Procurement Manager – Skin cleansing

Work Level:     2B/2C

Terms:            Local

Travel:             10%

Background & Purpose of the Job

There has never been a more exciting time to join Procurement and the Skin cleansing team as we seek to deliver significant value generation in driving innovation led growth and margin delivery in a 4G environment. 

In this role, the successful candidate will business partner the Skin Category and lead the supplier partnering program, including innovation, cost savings, and end-to-end value chain initiatives. As Procurement Manager Skin cleansing, your main purpose is to introduce new technologies via a capable and resilient supply base, with required capacity, in right locations at the agreed price, in-line with Category strategy.

You are the voice of Procurement to the Skin Category, responsible for creating and embedding procurement strategies into Category Program and vice versa. 

Key program activities include our exciting People Planet Positive agenda, driving innovation led growth through the supplier base, coordinating the 5S margin delivery program, and leading the procurement inputs for the innovation funnel within the cross-functional category team and ensuring a resilient supply chain.. Further will this role also take on cross BPC initiatives on behalf of the Procurement organisation.

Who You Are & What You’ll Do

You’re a strategy guru: You have a clear understanding of the Division’s strategy, wants and needs.  You can translate the business and technical roadmap to inform the material and supplier strategy.

You’re a dot connector: You can see the big picture within the end-to-end value chain and drive value creation to the category.  You can spot trends and the impacts of upfront decisions on the back end of the supply chain.

You’re a story teller: You will use your strategic influencing skills to drive procurement recommendations within the category based on outside market intelligence.  You bring market intelligence and the “outside in” to the category by reporting the macro and micro economic trends, material inflation and currency impacts in key markets, enabling the category to take mitigating actions per procurement recommendations.

You’re a born leader: You are the leader of the Partnering program.  It is your role to connect supplier partners and disruptors to the category leadership to facilitate supplier led innovation growth and cost saving initiatives. You will lead the Smart Partnering pillar within the 5S Margin delivery program and be a co-leader within the 5S margin delivery cross-functional core team.

You’re a teacher:  You will work collaboratively with your peers by sharing and taking best practice for the benefit of Skin cleansing and the overall Procurement community.  You will ensure your cross functional partners are clear on the Procurement ways of working.

What You’ll Need to Succeed

  • University degree in business, supply chain, engineering or the sciences
  • Proven track record in effective stakeholder management
  • Extensive experience in supply chain / R&D / Procurement with end-to-end supply chain and innovation background highly desirable.
  • Excellent communication skills and team working ability at all levels
  • Relevant experience in a managerial role in the FMCG industry
  • Creative solutions-oriented mindset to meet the competitive and business challenges of the category
  • Working effectively in virtual and diverse teams
  • Comfortable working cross functionally and across many cultures

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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