Assistant Procurement Manager – Indirect at Unilever Nigeria Plc

Unilever is a global multinational and fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) company with products sold in over 190 countries and more than 2 billion consumers across the world who use our amazing products everyday!Unilever Nigeria Plc is a major player in the Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) segment of the Nigerian economy. Some of the company’s world class standard brands are Close Up toothpaste, Lipton Yellow Label Tea, Blue Band Spread, Knorr and Royco Cubes, Omo and Sunlight laundry powder, Lux and Lifebuoy soaps. Our business is founded on a sense of purpose, and our unique heritage still shapes the way we do business. Job Title: Assistant Procurement Manager- IndirectDepartment: ProcurementProfession (Marketing, Finance, etc.): Supply ChainWork Level:      WL1Location (City, Country): Nigeria-Lagos State-Lagos-Oregun - Head OfficeMain Job Purpose:Responsible for tactical sourcing of Indirect Procurement goods and services in Country cluster Nigeria for portfolio Business ServicesKey Accountabilities: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 first point of contact for the business for issues/questions relating to Indirects Procurement goods or services in assigned portfolio, Ariba Buyer and the service from IP 3rd party service provider (IBM) for Sourcing Unit/business unitWork 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 suppliersWork within defined Procurement procedures (Ways of Working) and adhere to the Code of Business Principles at all timesWork in an effective, cohesive team environment (Ability to understand all areas of Indirects Procurement)Supplier Relationship ManagementFlexibility to travel.  Average travel anticipated 2-4 days per monthResponsibilities:Procurement StrategiesDevelop, implement and drive procurement strategies for tactical sourcing in the clusterSupport the procurement organization to meet goals and objectives in support to the overall Unilever strategyEngage 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 portfolioSupport Procurement Managers and Cluster lead by providing timely and accurately assistance on relevant topics and initiatives as required ProjectsSupport Tactical and Strategic sourcing projects as requiredCo-ordinate procurement projects him/herself as needed Vendor managementIdentification and initial assessments of suppliers for assigned portfolio and site clustersPrepare 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 engagementEnsure the satisfaction of Unilever's internal customers with the Indirects Procurement goods or services provided by the suppliers within the portfolioMeasure compliancy by business users to Procurement policies and contracts and take corrective actions as appropriatePortfolio ManagementManage individual Ariba Buyer Purchase Requests from the business including escalation from IBM, expedition of emergency orders, facilitation of Goods Receipt processesSource and negotiate for assigned spend and site clusters goods or services above €7.5k, where no contract exists and that are 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/ADBRProactively identify and deliver Savings and/or Cash (via payment term extension) and Ariba operations in line with set targetsIdentify 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).  Contacts:Internal:Procurement- Cluster lead for country cluster- Tactical sourcing team for country cluster- Indirects Procurement Managers / teams (Strategic Sourcing)- Procurement ServicesSupply Chain:- Sourcing Units- Manufacturing- Engineering- UEnSBusiness:- Marketing (Brand /Category Teams)- Customer Development- Finance- Enterprise Support- Legal  External:SuppliersIP 3rd party service provider (IBM)Reporting Channel:Procurement Manager / Cluster lead

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