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Procurement Lead || Unilever

  • Harare


Job ID: R-55384
Category: Supply Chain
Location: Harare

Responsible for managing and leading procurement initiatives in delivering key targets related to Cost and Cash, Quality and Service, Innovation and Sustainable Living.

Developing and executing supplier strategy for portfolio
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 occasionally lead supplier negotiations
Track global feedstock and forex movements and translate into price forecasts required regularly by business

Provide market intelligence to business leaders to assist in strategic decision making
Support innovation by identifying capable suppliers to deliver required specifications of materials
Connect with RD business partners to understand future supplier technology and capability roadmap that supports value delivery and USLP. Assist in delivering roadmap
Allocate new materials to suppliers to deliver best cost/service/quality in line with supply strategy
Lead on-boarding of new suppliers by driving full quality and responsible sourcing compliance
Ensure 100% contractual compliance through signing of Unilever Purchasing Agreements and Commercial Term Contracts as well as Special Term Contracts
Agree quarterly and annual material prices with suppliers. Implement into new CTC. Submit prices to proc ops colleagues for contract upload
Regularly connect with procurement operations and category colleagues to understand GM, service, quality, capacity, WC hot spots. Engage suppliers and adapt strategy to drive improvement in hot-spot areas

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

At 3-5 years’ experience in Procurement or Supply Management
Relevant Degree
Systems SAP, can train, relationship building, related experience
Experience on large-scale change management projects
Experience in relevant portfolio

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