POD, West Africa at Unilever

Main Job Purpose

The role is responsible for aligning procurement resources and leveraging the supplier network within the geographical area to deliver on supply chain and Multi Country/Cluster Organization MCO targets.

Main Accountabilities

    • Procurement contact and business partner to a specific set of countries / MCO’s.
    • Supplier Relationship Management focused on service, quality, logistics and delivery for materials
    • Responsible for the integration of supplier’s capabilities, logistics, and service requirements of Unilever manufacturing sites.
    • Execution of Innovation Projects and Management of Promotions.
    • Translation of price trends into local conditions (tariffs, taxes, logistics, etc).
    • Communication of price trend in its totality to the local Finance team as an input to the business plan
    • Development of contingency plans and alternatives to ensure supply security for the MCO
    • Drive and support the implementation of VIP savings and creditor terms for the specific set of countries/MCO’s
    • Drive R&P opportunities in alignment with the supply chain and MCO business strategy
    • Efficient, timely and transparent communication to internal customers.

Key Responsibilities

      • Manage the MCO supply network
      • Execute global/regional programs in the MCO
      • Align procurement programs to deliver on MCO requirements
      • Manage local procurement resources

Required Job Experience

      • 10 years experience in purchasing or related function
      • Procurement and Supply Chain experience
      • Leadership experience and ability to lead teams

Closing Date : Feb-18-2014

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