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Assistant Sourcing Manager – MBS, IT and Telecoms

Job ID:
R-24703
Category:
Supply Chain
Location:
Port Sunlight, England;
Leeds, Leeds, England
Date posted:
10/25/2021

JOB TITLE : Assistant Sourcing Manager – MBS, IT and Telecoms (Part Time)
LOCATION : Port Sunlight UK , Leeds UK
Part Time : 3 Days

ABOUT UNILEVER

Unilever is one of the world’s leading suppliers of Food, Home and Personal Care products with sales in over 190 countries and reaching 2 billion consumers a day. Unilever has more than 400 brands found in homes around the world, including Persil, Dove, Knorr, Domestos, Hellmann’s, Lipton, Wall’s, PG Tips, Ben & Jerry’s, Marmite, Magnum and Lynx. Faced with the challenge of climate change and the need for human development, we want to move towards a world where everyone can live well and within the natural limits of the planet. That’s why our purpose is ‘to make sustainable living commonplace”

JOB PURPOSE

  • Driving service, savings and compliances in the Indirect procurement space across IT space with the Consumer Experience, Customer Experience, eCommerce and Data & Analytics areas.

  • Responsible for IT sourcing projects globally, specifically within the IT software, software maintenance and services space.  

  • Relevant vendor management skills are required

  • Need to identify new vendors in wide spectrum of business services across country /global and maintain the internal and external relationships.

The team is responsible for a spend of roughly over 1billion Euro annually.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Procurement Strategies
    • Support the Global procurement strategy development and implementation related to Consumer Experience, Customer Experience, eCommerce and Data & Analytics areas

    • Participate in internal and external analysis (industry & supplier) and benchmarking

    • Identify, facilitate and deliver benefits through strategic sourcing / e - sourcing / demand management / vendor relationship management / value optimisation

    • Identify the optimum supplier relationships for the organisation, negotiate value driven agreements that are in line with defined commercial and legal requirements and subsequently manage the supplier relationships along with the stakeholders

    • Achieving savings/cash and other targets through defined methodologies, tracking and reporting on these financial targets

    • Implement and manage sourcing best practices 

    • Input into Business Case development with the business stakeholder and finance teams

    • Ensure business compliance to procurement policies and contracts, taking any necessary corrective actions

    • Support and participate in contract drafting as required (working with the legal and business teams)

    • Identify and support with the right Procurement solution new Business Opportunities

    • Work within defined procurement procedures and always adhere to the Code of Business Principle

  • Projects
    • Global Strategic sourcing projects – lead and support on end to end strategic projects globally

    • Run e-tenders and sourcing exercises

    • Lead multiple procurement projects him/herself as needed

  • Vendor and contract management
    • Support supplier strategy for assigned portfolio and/or geographies

    • Prepare and manage supplier selection process (RFPs/RFIs) for assigned spend using available tools and standardised templates

    • Work with the Legal Counsel to finalise commercial agreements using Unilever contractual operating framework of Master Contracts.

    • Support and lead, as required, supplier governance process by conducting review meetings and developing account plans.

  • Business engagement
    • Liaise with business stakeholders to understand requirements and work closely to fulfil requirements

    • Ensure the satisfaction of Unilever's internal stakeholders with the Indirect Procurement of Consumer Experience, Customer Experience, eCommerce and Data & Analytics areas

    • Ensure compliancy by business users to Procurement policies and contracts and take corrective actions as appropriate

  • Portfolio Management
    • Support portfolio strategy development and implementation

    • Work within defined Procurement procedures (Ways of Working) and always adhere to the Code of Business Principles.

    • Manage, create Supplier contracts

    • Support category in gathering spend data & analysis, contract management and Supplier relationship management as needed using the available tools.

    • Identify opportunities to standardise purchasing requirements, and enable this in the form of a catalogue that can be loaded into systems.

    • Document savings in the internal SRS (Savings Reporting) database and assist other team members.

    • Cost and Cash Savings - Proactively identify and deliver Savings and/or Cash (via payment term extension)

    • Identify and propose cost reduction/continuous performance improvement (supplier) opportunities.

Reporting Channel:

Portfolio Strategy Lead – Consumer Experience, Customer Experience, eCommerce and Data & Analytics

ALL ABOUT YOU

  • Procurement experience is required

  • Experience in leading multiple key projects independently 

  • Knowledge and experience in buying IT or non-production items is an advantage

  • Knowledge or experience of digital procurement is an advantage e.g. etenders, AI, machine learning etc.

  • Experience with senior stakeholder management and vendor management

  • Fluent English written, spoken

  • Excellent Communication skills

  • Fluent use of MS Tools

REQUIRED LEADERSHIP BEHAVIOURS

  • Personal mastery- always bring Your best
  • Agility, Accountability & Responsibility
  • Growth Mindset
  • Bias for Action
  • Growth Mindset
  • Bias for Action

Diversity & Inclusion

While we have an idea of the experience required to succeed in this role, we have no pre-requisites.

Diversity at Unilever is about inclusion, embracing differences, creating possibilities, and growing together for better business performance. We embrace diversity in our workforce. This means giving full and fair consideration to all applicants and continuing development of all employees regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnership, and pregnancy and maternity

WHAT WE OFFER

Not only do we offer a competitive salary, but also our pension scheme, an annual bonus, a free gym, a staff shop and shares. You’ll get the opportunity to work directly with our renowned and exciting brands in a flexible and agile environment. We strive to achieve a family-friendly culture and to, above all, create possibilities for all.

Diversity at Unilever is about inclusion, embracing differences, creating possibilities and growing together for better business performance. We embrace diversity in our workforce. This means giving full and fair consideration to all applicants and continuing development of all employees regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnership, and pregnancy and maternity.

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