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Assistant Procurement Manager Petrochemicals (m/f/d)

Job ID:
R-23763
Category:
Supply Chain
Location:
Schaffhausen, Canton of Schaffhausen;
Port Sunlight, England
Date posted:
10/14/2021

YOU ARE MORE THAN JUST YOUR JOB TITLE. MORE THAN JUST NUMBERS AND LETTERS ON YOUR CV. AND WE ARE MORE THAN JUST A COMPANY. SO WHY DON’T WE TEAM UP AND ACHIEVE EVEN MORE TOGETHER?! YOUR PERSONALITY AND PASSION, OUR MANY BRANDS AND CAREER OPPORTUNITIES. THE PERFECT FIT!


Hello, Unilever here! We are a leading international consumer goods manufacturer. Our nutrition, personal care, detergents and cleaning agent products are used day in, day out by around 2.5 billion people in over 190 countries. These include AXE, Dove, Lipton, Ben & Jerry's and many more.

At the next possible date we are looking for a 

Assistant Procurement Manager Petrochemicals (m/f/d)

WHAT IT´S ABOUT:

This role is a great opportunity for someone who wants to actively lead a portfolio that requires fundamental changes in the value chain impacting the formulations of some the most well-known cleaning, laundry, and personal care brands in the world.  This position is also a key contributor to helping deliver one of the most ambitious sustainability agendas for Unilever.

If you are someone who is passionate, who works well with others, and is a master at building partnerships, then come join Unilever’s petrochemicals procurement team!

PORTFOLIO CONTEXT:

Central to the vision for the linear alkylbenzene (LAB) petrochemical portfolio is our “Carbon Rainbow”, a ground-breaking pathway to “de-carbonise” our formulations.  Non-renewable sources of carbon (known as black carbon) will be progressively replaced using carbon recapture (purple carbon), carbon from plants and biological sources (green carbon), carbon from marine algae (blue carbon), and carbon recovered from waste materials (grey carbon).

Unilever is the largest LAB buyer in the world, and LAB will remain the workhorse surfactant for Home Care for the foreseeable future.  As the market leader, Unilever is positioned to drive an industry transformation through our existing suppliers, new suppliers, and through new technology providers, including start-ups.  The LAB portfolio is undergoing the biggest sustainable transformation in the history of the industry, which is a journey you can be a part of!

YOUR TASKS:

  • Support the negotiation and sourcing strategy for LAB in the Americas, Europe, NAMET, and Africa, and a basket of other supporting materials and minor surfactants (e.g. sulfur).

  • Conduct joint business development plans with key partners and manage ongoing relationships, ensuring competitiveness, service, and ability to support long term division growth needs.

  • Develop best in class strategic sourcing and contracting strategies for commercial agreements.

  • Provide market level strategy support and execution for the Home Care division including supply chain transformations and partnering the market teams to address regional requirements.

  • Create a multi-year value delivery program funnel to optimize pricing through things optimizing E2E value chains, leveraging global benchmarking to identify areas of opportunity across markets, and by supporting formulation optimization.

  • Provide a reliable and accurate price trend forecast that is clearly communicated to senior global and market stakeholders.

  • Working closely with the LAB team supporting the Asia markets effectively moving and acting as one global team.

YOUR PROFILE:

  • Must have procurement knowledge, preferably in the chemicals area.

  • Familiar with global logistics networks used to move bulk materials across the globe.

  • Familiar with cost modeling and contracting strategies.

  • Experience in managing supplier relationship management and leading negotiations.

  • Adept at working in a global virtual network with teammates and suppliers based across the world.

  • Strong communication skills, including the ability to concisely communicate to senior level internal and external stakeholders.

  • Strong analytics skills including a deep knowledge of Excel

WHAT WE OFFER:

  • Agile work (e. g. flex time, home office)

  • Wide range of training opportunities and development prospects

  • Attractive remuneration and additional financial benefits

  • Centrally located in Schaffhausen (Switzerland),2 min from the main train station, in a very diverse and international environment

  • Exciting role within a fast paced, multinational company

HOW TO APPLY:


Just go to our career portal at www.unilever.ch/karriere and apply online.
Don’t forget: let us know your salary expectations and your earliest possible starting date.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Fabienne Maurer (HR.DACH@unilever.com).

We will unfortunately not be able to consider any incomplete applications.

*E-mail applications will not be processed!

TA_DACH

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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