Assistant Procurement Manager

Unilever Nigeria Plc,

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Job Number: 

  • 18000AJD 

Main Job Purpose

  • (A concise statement setting out the main purpose and objectives of the job.)
  • Responsible for tactical sourcing of Indirect Procurement goods and services in Country cluster Nigeria for portfolio Business Services

Key Accountabilities

  • (Please describe the responsibilities and end results that would be expected.)
  • Integrating global/regional sourcing strategies with business and category demands, ensuring timely inputs to global/regional project development and OTIF execution of global/regional projects in the cluster.
  • Act as the first point of contact for the business for issues/questions relating to Indirects Procurement goods or services in the assigned portfolio, Ariba Buyer and the service from IP 3rd party service provider (IBM) for Sourcing Unit/business unit
  • Work with users in the Country cluster to analyse and collate information regarding current requirements and future needs.
  • Efficient, timely and transparent communication to internal customers and suppliers
  • Work within defined Procurement procedures (Ways of Working) and adhere to the Code of Business Principles at all times
  • Work in an effective, cohesive team environment (Ability to understand all areas of Indirects Procurement)

Supplier Relationship Management

  • Flexibility to travel.  Average travel anticipated 2-4 days per month

Responsibilities

Procurement Strategies:

  • Develop, implement and drive procurement strategies for tactical sourcing in the cluster
  • Support the procurement organization to meet goals and objectives in support of the overall Unilever strategy
  • Engage with Procurement Managers (Strategic Sourcing team) to understand if a sourcing strategy and strategic contracts are in place for the portfolio.
  • Implementation of Tactical and Strategic sourcing agreements at assigned site cluster level within the portfolio
  • Support Procurement Managers and Cluster lead by providing timely and accurately assistance on relevant topics and initiatives as required

Projects:

  • Support Tactical and Strategic sourcing projects as required
  • Co-ordinate procurement projects him/herself as needed

Vendor management:

  • Identification and initial assessments of suppliers for assigned portfolio and site clusters
  • Prepare and manage supplier selection process for assigned spend and site clusters using available tools  (BW) when applicable and standardised templates (RFI’s, RFQ’s)
  • Work with the Legal Counsel and/or Patents to finalise commercial agreements using Unilever contractual operating framework of UPAs or MSAs. Manage and maintain contracts for the assigned spend and site clusters.
  • Maintain frequent contact with suppliers, to review/resolve day-to-day issues and to develop current insights into suppliers’ business conditions.
  • Build and maintain mutually beneficial relationships with suppliers.
  • Develop supplier service Levels, track and analyse supplier performance data, proposing priorities for performance improvement and follow up monitoring actions.
  • Address / escalate supplier non-performance as appropriate.

Business engagement:

  • Ensure the satisfaction of Unilever's internal customers with the Indirects Procurement goods or services provided by the suppliers within the portfolio
  • Measure compliancy by business users to Procurement policies and contracts and take corrective actions as appropriate

Portfolio Management:

  • Manage individual Ariba Buyer Purchase Requests from the business including escalation from IBM, an expedition of emergency orders, facilitation of Goods Receipt processes
  • Source and negotiate for assigned spend and site clusters goods or services above €7.5k, where no contract exists and that is not strategically sourced.
  • Identify opportunities to standardise purchasing requirements, and enable this in the form of a catalogue that can be loaded into Ariba Buyer

Savings/ADBR:

  • Proactively identify and deliver Savings and/or Cash (via payment term extension) and Ariba operations in line with set targets
  • Identify and propose cost reduction/continuous performance improvement (supplier) opportunities.
  • Identify, implement and record Value Improvement Programs (VIP) and/ or Action Driven Buying Results (ADBR) in Savings Tool (ISIS).

Requirements

Essential:

  • 3-5 years on indirect procurement in FMCG
  • Internal

Procurement:

  • Cluster lead for country cluster
  • Tactical sourcing team for country cluster
  • Indirect Procurement Managers/teams (Strategic Sourcing)
  • Procurement Services

Supply Chain:

  • Sourcing Units
  • Manufacturing
  • Engineering
  • UEnS

Business:

  • Marketing (Brand /Category Teams)
  • Customer Development
  • Finance
  • Enterprise Support
  • Legal
  • External
  • Suppliers
  • IP 3rd party service provider (IBM)

Reporting Channel:

  • Procurement Manager / Cluster lead

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Summary

Company

Unilever Nigeria Plc,

Job Level

Manager (Staff Supervisor/Head of Department)

Location

Lagos

Specialization

Supply Chain / Procurement

Job Type

Full-Time

Minimum Qualification

Degree

Preferred Years of Experience

3 - 5 years

Application Deadline

1 week from now