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(Senior) Indirect Buyer – CAPEX

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Supply Chain
Warsaw, Mazovia
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  • Support Procurement Manager in developing and executing supplier / site strategy for CAPEX/MRO (Maintenance and Repairs Operations) portfolio, which has annual spend of circa, 400mln EURO for 30+ manufacturing sites across Europe

  • Assess supply market and adapt strategy according to market conditions.

  • Assess supplier capability and suitability through regular site visits and reporting back on findings.

  • Develop and improve supplier cost models to drive increase in transparency of cost drivers

  • Unlock cash and cost value through setting up and execution of benchmarking, RFQs, E-tenders. Support delivery of savings and creditor extension programme for portfolio

  • Support and lead key supplier negotiations

  • Provide market intelligence to portfolio manager and business leaders to assist in strategic decision making.

  • Connect with site engineering and regional engineering teamsand other business partners as well as with suppliers,to understand future technology and capability roadmap that supports value delivery and USLP. 

  • Allocate new services to suppliers to deliver best cost/service/quality in line with supply strategy.

  • Support on-boarding of new suppliers by driving full quality and RPP compliance

  • Ensure 100% contractual compliance through signing of Unilever Purchasing Agreements and Commercial Term Contracts as well as Special Term Contracts

  • Negotiate contracts in full supported by legal along with leading and decision makingfor commercial negotiations with suppliers

  • Regularly connect with global counterparts to ensure the portfolio is link with the global strategy and implement global strategy.

  • Manage relationships with Supply chain and other business partners, to leverage and land strategic plans.

  • Good understanding of the portfolio cost models as well as the indiceslink to the material types.


  • Procurement Insights and Analysis: Understand portfolio strategies and procurement requirements; Industry, global Strategy & Insights teams, economic, competition and supplier insights.

  • Procurement Strategy Formulation: Developing services supply strategy; Develop supplier strategies; Integrating procurement strategy into the business.

  • Procurement Strategy Execution and Performance Management: Competitive bidding and tendering; Supplier negotiation; Supplier qualification and on-boarding; Contractual supplier engagement; Supplier performance measurement and management 

  • Partnering with Suppliers to Win: Attract, select, manage and motivate partners; Identifying value creating opportunities.

  • Driving Sustainability, Supplier Diversity and Digitalization through Procurement: Services Supply Chain analysis and risk assessment; Evidence-based measurement for sustainability

  • Stakeholder management, liaising with site engineers & relevant directors and educating stakeholders on procurement procedures where appropriate


  • Fluent English writing and speaking. Other European languages considered a plus.

  • Experience in Procurement (source to contract)

  • Experience on large-scale change management projects

  • Experience in CAPEX/MRO, other indirect categories or direct (technical) procurement

  • Experienced in stakeholder and supplier management.

  • Strong communicator with experience in working successful in virtual team environments  

  • Skilled at challenging business stakeholders and driving change 

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