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(Senior) Indirect Buyer – CAPEX

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Supply Chain
Warsaw, Mazovia;
Katowice, Silesia
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Unilever is the place where you can bring your purpose to life with the work that you do – creating a better business and a better world.  In this role you will 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 market and adapt strategy according to market conditions

  • 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 and lead key supplier negotiations  

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

  • 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 

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

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


  • 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

  • Partnering with Suppliers to Win: Attract, select, manage and motivate partners by driving sustainability, supplier diversity and digitalization through procurement


  • Experience in Procurement (source to contract)

  • Experience on large-scale change management projects 

  • Preferred experience in indirect category management (CAPEX/MRO) or experience in direct (technical) category would also be considered

  • Fluent English writing and speaking

  • Experienced in stakeholder and supplier management

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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