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Procurement Specialist Spices and Vegetables

Vacaturenummer: A2200077
Unilever Nederland B.V. - Rotterdam (Nederland)

For our client, Unilever Nederland B.V., we are looking for a Procurement Specialist Spices and Vegetables.


  • Procurement
  • Supply chain
  • Food ingredients

As Procurement Specialist, you will support the Global Procurement team on vegetables and spices portfolio and support the market teams for discussions with suppliers on service and quality. You are responsible for the delivery of cost and cash targets, supplier relationships and strategy implementation while ensuring process simplification and 100% compliance to Unilever policies.

  • 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 recommendation;
  • 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 SRS. Also be part of teams leading championships related to ASAMA/CLM/Digital;
  • 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;
  • 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;
  • Support: Assist procurement manager in all aspects of her/ his role (i.e. implementation of global procurement strategy for Vegetables & Spices and administration & reporting).

Who we're looking for
The ideal candidate has a relevant Master degree with experience in Procurement or Supply Management. Preferably, you have experience with the local environment and some exposure to the food ingredients market, and experience with large-scale change management projects.
We are looking for someone with the following professional skills:
  • 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.

Company profile
The mission of Unilever is to add vitality to life. They meet everyday needs for nutrition, hygiene, and personal care with brands that help people feel good, look good and get more out of life.
With 400 brands spanning 14 categories of home, personal care and foods products, no other company touches so many people’s lives in so many different ways.
Their brand portfolio has made them leaders in every field in which they work. It ranges from much-loved world favourites including Lipton, Knorr, Dove and Omo, to trusted local brands such as Blue Band and Suave.
They are constantly enhancing their brands to deliver more intense, rewarding product experiences. They invest €1 billion every year in cutting edge research and development, and have five laboratories around the world that explore new thinking and techniques to help develop their products.
Today Unilever employs 223.000 people in 100 countries world-wide, and supports the jobs of many thousands of distributors, contractors and suppliers.

Additional vacancy information
Contract:Temporary contract with CLS Services
Employment terms:Salary: >3500
Days of leave: 38
See here our other employment terms for this vacancy
Project for 6 months, extension possible
Publication date:10-6-2022
Location:View location with Google Maps
Contactperson:Claudia Erwich-Faaij
+31 (0)88 22 77 555

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