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Procurement Officer – Business Services

Posted: 11 Mar 2021 Closes: 11 May 2021
Port Sunlight, United Kingdom Competitive
Permanent & Full-time URUVGLOBAL3418

Procurement Manager - Marketing and Business Services

Location: UK (Portsunlight, Kingston, Leatherhead)

Additional Location : NetherlandsL (Rotterdam)

Job Purpose:

Business services HR categories to be defined (ie. Learning, Payroll..)


Position Objectives:

  • Under direction & supported by Portfolio Procurement Manager:

  • Be accountable for the development and implementation of Global Sourcing and Supplier strategies for the assigned Procurement Portfolio / Sub-Portfolio

  • To manage the assigned Portfolio in terms of Sourcing, Contracting, Stakeholder and Partner

  • Management activities on a day-to-day basis

  • To execute innovative strategic sourcing processes and focus on delivering best value to the Unilever business.

  • To build and maintain strong working relationships with stakeholders and user communities across Unilever business.

  • To establish, build and maintain successful relationships with key suppliers.

  • To take ownership on and lead projects to deliver the One MBS agenda a part of the portfolio across the key areas of Partnership with Purpose (PWP), RSP, Sustainability, CLM, Savings, Cash, People well-being, etc

Business Relationship management

  • Establish successful Ways of Working (WoW) between stakeholders and Procurement

  • Develop and execute ongoing communications with the stakeholders for the selected sourcing strategies and progress within area of spend responsibility

  • Manage the relationship with key supplier partner as part of the portfolio in the context of the Unilever Partner with Purpose (PWP) programme.

All About You



  • Strong analytical and numeracy skills Proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint Good interpersonal skills and a track record of stakeholder management.

  • Ability to communicate effectively in English language.

  • Attention to detail and ability to assimilate, appraise and extract information quickly when faced with increasing data inputs

  • Thorough and astute preparation and approach for external negotiations


  • Batchelors Degree or equivalent qualification

  • Studying towards or achieved any relevant procurement certification Skills/Competencies

Under direction & supported by Portfolio Procurement Manager:

  • Ability to analyse sourcing data and conceptualise sourcing strategies to identify / propose sourcing opportunities while setting Portfolio strategy or developing negotiation strategies

  • Influencing skills to promote ideas and concepts back to stakeholders and budget holders in a Business Partner capacity

  • Problem solving skills to analyse information to evaluate internal demand and external supplier information and extract critical cost opportunities

  • Financial understanding of the supplier cost models and lifetime cost of acquisition

  • Negotiation abilities to develop win win situations with key suppliers

  • A Partner with Purpose (PWP) ambassador Innovative thinking to measure and promote supplier performance Curiosity to use, or suggest adaptions to, new technology to provide cost reducing or value creating support

  • Ability to take ownership and drive Portfolio strategies · Skilled at challenging business stakeholders and driving change

Experience Required:


  • Experienced in a procurement role ideally in a large complex organisation

  • Experienced in setting up and managing supplier contracts

  • A proven commercial operator and negotiator


  • Experience in Indirect / Service procurement areas

  • Skilled in delivering to challenging value delivery targets

  • 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

Diversity at Unilever is about inclusion, embracing differences, creating possibilities, and growing together for better business performance. We embrace diversity in our workforce. This means giving full and fair consideration to all applicants and continuing development of all employees regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnership, and pregnancy and maternity


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