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Assistant Sourcing Manager Marketing - Agencies – ANZ & Vietnam

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Supply Chain
North Rocks, New South Wales
Date posted:

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On any given day, 2.5 billion people globally use Unilever products to feel good, look good and get more out of life. Our products range from 400+ brands which include Lipton, Dove, Lynx, Omo, Surf alongside innovative, and purpose-led brands like Ben & Jerry’s, Streets, Continental and many more, giving us a unique place in the lives of people all over the world.

A job at Unilever is a career made by you, with development opportunities, benefits and a working culture that embraces diversity. We have a proud heritage in Australia since 1919 and a thriving, sustainable business today, so there's never been a better time to join us.

About the Team

There has never been a more exciting time to be working in Procurement, as we must remain best in class in delivering the basics, while adapting to the ever-dynamic business environment - reinventing ourselves for sustained competitive advantage. We need to work more closely than ever with suppliers to co-create sustainable practices and bigger and better innovations.

In this role, you will be part of the Marketing - Agencies Team, which is responsible for Creative Agencies including Social, PR among others. You will be assigned to a specific portfolio managing agencies end-to-end, including contracting, annual negotiations, and strategic tool rollouts. In parallel you will act as first point of contact for marketing queries in your market. This environment creates opportunities for each team member to step into projects that fit with their skills and personal preferences.

Job Summary

You are going to implement the Marketing strategy with your agency partners and act as the FPOC in your region.

  • Establish valued relationships with stakeholders within and outside of Unilever, including suppliers, CDMO and MCO business stakeholders, Supplier Operations, Strategy and Insights team and third-party service providers

  • Business engagement: Act as first point of contact for the business to all Agencies procurement related questions. Ensure the satisfaction of Unilever stakeholders with the goods or services provided within your portfolio while ensuring compliancy of business users to procurement policies and contracts

  • Vendor management: Identification and initial assessments of suppliers, preparing and managing supplier selection process and working with legal to finalise commercial agreements

  • Identify and deliver value adding activities to contribute to business and procurement targets. Implementation and tracking of saving projects in SRS tool and delivery of cash through payment term extensions

  • Selling ideas to stakeholders to convey value while communicating appropriately

  • Continuously improve ways of working and optimize activities in your portfolio

Desired skills & experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree

  • Relevant procurement experience - 5 Years of Marketing or Procurement experience

  • Leading multiple projects simultaneously and independently

  • Unafraid to work with senior stakeholders and key suppliers, supported through excellent communication skills.

  • Willingness to work in a virtual team

  • Knowledge of Unilever business systems, i.e. SWOP, Coupa, CLM.

  • Strong Excel and PowerPoint abilities


  • Strong influencing skills

  • Accountability and responsibility

  • Strong communication (verbal and written)

  • Bias for action while being able to prioritise

  • Strong Analytical skills

  • Project management

  • Ability and willingness to work in an always changing, performance-oriented environment


All applications welcome! Please apply online. Your application will be reviewed against our requirements and we will be in touch shortly after the closing date to provide you with an update on the status of your application.

By applying for this vacancy, you are confirming that you are eligible to work in Australia and you are at a point in your career with Unilever where it is appropriate for you to be applying for other positions and have made your Line Manager aware of your application. 

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 organisation. 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.

Make no mistake we expect a lot from our people as they do of us. So, if you can rise to the challenge, don't waste any time - apply now!

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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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