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Markets Procurement Operations Assistant – HPC Europe

Job ID:
Supply Chain
Port Sunlight, England;
Leeds, Leeds, England;
Rotterdam, South Holland
Date posted:

Markets Procurement Operations Assistant – HPC Europe

Schedule: Full-time

Job: Supply Chain

Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time

Location: UK, Netherlands

Main Job Purpose:

Set up, lead and execute own work plan related to Quality, Service and Inventory in the inbound Supply Chain. Provide support to the Market Procurement Capacities & Capabilities Manager and Markets Procurement Team.

Key Accountabilities/Responsibilities:

Focus areas in this role are Service provided by the raw and packaging material suppliers, driving the program to reduce Inventory of raw and packaging materials together with the operational planners, driving Quality improvement initiatives and providing support in Supply Chain projects.

Optimize sourcing, supplier activities and efficiencies to prevent potential service issues, lead issue resolution and improve Material Supply Resilience. The Assistant’s role is to lead where possible and assist where necessary. Monitor capacity and capability at suppliers in line with the Business Plan to assure continuity of supply to HC Europe SU’s.

 Due to the nature of this role and the importance in the business agenda, the person will get significant exposure to higher management and the role can be seen as a potential first step into a career in the Markets Procurements team.

Required background and experience:

  • Experience in Supply Chain or Procurement related jobs

  • Management trainee with experience within Supply Chain or Procurement

  • Fully operational in SAP and Excel: being able to extract, analyse and present data in a clear and understandable format

  • Good analytical skills, combined with a pro-active attitude and clear skills to enable (and in some cases lead) decision making processes.

  • Being able to communicate effectively and efficiently with different stakeholders involved: SUs, Suppliers, Portfolio buyers, Planners

  • Good, fast & creative in problem solving

  • A very strong team person combined with the skills to work independently AND being able to balance between the two

  • Good English language skills (speaking and writing)

  • Minimum educational level: University degree


  • Consumer and Customer Focus: both internal and external Unilever

  • Accountability and Responsibility: taking responsibility for Unilever’s overall performance, working in partnership with suppliers and sourcing units to deliver results: only good team work will lead to success for the whole team.

  • Bias for Action: being able to work independently, with a clear pro-active approach

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

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