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Assistant Procurement Manager, Flavour Enhancers



Procurement of flavour enhancers like yeast extracts and hydrolysed vegetable proteins (HVP) for Unilever"s global requirement & supporting European market procurement team for discussions with supplier on service and quality. Responsible for the delivery of cost and cash targets, supplier relationships and strategy implementation while ensuring process simplification and 100% compliance to Unilever policies.

Extra info

Vacaturenummer: 1900006V

De functie / The role


Material Strategy: Develop sourcing strategy for Yeast Extract (€50Mn) and HVP (€20Mn) for Unilever"s global businesses
Cost and Cash: Deliver in year / next year Cost Savings, Cost Avoidance and strategic Cash/Working Capital initiatives
Capacity & Capability: Regularly review supplier capacities and capabilities; develop new, long term sustainable sources of supply
Business Partnering: Support the business with accurate price forecasting; manage local supply chain issues (e.g. crisis management); assess supplier, supply risk and build contingency plans
Supplier relationship: Develop good relationship with suppliers through a regular interaction framework
Operational Excellence: 100% adherence to compliance requirements; OTIF contract implementation
Strategic projects: Develop and lead the execution of strategic projects for the portfolio


Buying: tender preparation, managing process and final contract bookings with suppliers as per agreed strategies and business guidance
Supplier and Supply Market Analysis: assess, identify and select appropriate supplier base; provides input on supplier risk, capability and quality; investigate all new material and supply developments and make recommendations
Market Analysis and Price Benchmarking: supports market price analysis; conducts price benchmarking and implements tactical buying strategies; understand and interpret cost breakdowns of suppliers and the E2E supply chain to deliver value
Cost and Cash: Lead implementation of cost savings programs like ASA and AMA and cash generation ideas through project management approach; analysis and reporting of targets; updating projects into ISIS
Simplification: Lead contract management compliance; ensure material specification sign-off with suppliers; Streamline forecasting process; clean and update spend information
Compliance: ensure that all business partners are completely SQA and RSP compliant and are registered in the USQS before any commercial transaction is initiated
Price forecasting: initiate and conduct accurate price forecasting for this portfolio
Operations: responsible for day-to-day operational management of portfolio for Europe cluster; first point of contact for the market procurement team for discussions/negotiations with suppliers
Partner to Win: identify, develop and manage strategic business relationships to enable implementation of the Unilever growth strategy, revenue achievement and new product development initiatives
Support: Assist procurement manager in all aspects of her/ his role:
Support implement of global procurement strategy for flavour enhancers
Support procurement director in championing initiatives for overall C&I portfolio
Administration & reporting


Procurement Insights and Analysis: Understand category and functional strategies and procurement requirements; Industry, economic, competition and supplier insights
Procurement Strategy Formulation: Developing material and 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 through Procurement: Materials and/or services Supply Chain analysis and risk assessment; Evidence-based measurement for sustainability.

Het profiel / Your profile


University degree
At least 5 years experience in Procurement or Supply Management
Experience on large-scale change management projects
Genuinely committed to Unilever"s sustainably lead business model and the D&I framework, connected with Unilever and the business agenda


Experience of local environment and some exposure to food ingredients market
Preferred fluent in Dutch and English language

Reactie / Reaction

To apply, you must do so online. Please do not forget to upload your CV and a motivation letter. Your application will be reviewed against our requirements and we will be in touch shortly after the closing date to provide you with an update on the status of your application.

Unilever embraces Diversity and encourages also men and candidates with a bi-cultural background to apply.

Looking forward to meeting you!

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Geplaatst op FMF: 29 januari 2019

Branche: Food
Functie: Produktie/Engineering/Facility, Planning & Logistiek
Opleidingsniveau: WO/academisch / MSc
Werkervaring: 5-10 jaar, > 10 jaar