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IT Procurement Assistant Manager

Unilever

Unilever

IT, Operations
Kingston, ON, Canada
Posted on Monday, September 25, 2023

Job Title: IT Procurement Assistant Manager

Location: UK Kingston


RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Leading regional and global strategic sourcing activities within the area of spend responsibility, including the definition of the internal customer, needs, insight of supply markets, developing sourcing strategies, activation of supplier selection and negotiation, facilitating supplier implementation and ongoing strategic supplier relationship management.

  • IT relationship between Indirects Procurement and assigned UL internal stakeholder community.

  • The candidate is the IT procurement expert for specified clusters within the IT spend responsibility (Software, Hardware, IT services and Telecoms). The candidate will identify opportunities and ensure service delivery to Unilever business and UL business stakeholders in conformance to IT Indirects Procurement processes and contracted commitments.

  • Coordination of Regional sourcing projects with the global, regional IT Procurement teams – ensuring a seamless service to the stakeholders

  • Develop and align own work plan, objectives, priorities, and processes within the context of the overall IT supply management and stakeholder community priorities and strategies.

  • Lead global and regional strategic sourcing activities to professionalize the sourcing of materials/clusters of external spend within IT spend responsibility.

  • Develop appropriate sourcing strategies for the cluster spends within the area of responsibility.

  • Execute the sourcing strategy, including tendering, analysis, selection of and negotiation with suppliers, crafting and placing legal agreements/contracts and confidentiality agreements, and ensuring that all are conducted according to Unilever's code of business ethics and corporate social responsibility requirements.

ALL ABOUT YOU

  • Relevant general business experience,

  • IT Procurement knowledge in Software, Hardware, IT services and telecoms.

  • Excellent English knowledge (any other EMEA regional languages – nice to have)

  • Negotiation skills

  • Relationship management

  • University degree or equivalent Procurement education (IT procurement diplomas and additional certifications).

NOTES

About Unilever

Unilever is one of the world’s leading suppliers of Food, Home and Personal Care products with sales in over 190 countries and reaching 2 billion consumers a day. Unilever has more than 400 brands found in homes around the world, including Dove, Tresemme, Lynx, Lifebuoy, Shea Moisture, Persil, Domestos, Ben & Jerry’s, Magnum, Marmite, The Vegetarian Butcher, Graze and Pot Noodle.

Faced with the challenge of climate change and the need for human development, we want to move towards a world where everyone can live well and within the natural limits of the planet. That’s why our purpose is ‘to make sustainable living commonplace’

What We Offer

Not only do we offer a competitive salary and pension scheme, we also offer an annual bonus, subsidised gym membership, a discounted staff shop and shares. You’ll have the opportunity to work directly with our renowned and exciting brands in a flexible and hybrid working environment.

Whilst the role is advertised on a full-time basis, we would be happy to discuss possible flexible working options and what this may look like for you. We are a key advocate of wellbeing and offer a variety of support for our people including hubs, programmes and development opportunities. We strive to achieve a family-friendly and inclusive workplace and to, above all, create possibilities for all.

Diversity at Unilever is about inclusion, embracing differences, creating possibilities, and growing together for better business performance. We want to push boundaries, and have the flexibility needed to keep adapting in an ever-changing, more dynamic world. This means giving full and fair consideration to all applicants, regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnership, and pregnancy and maternity.

As part of your hiring journey, we are happy to support requests for reasonable adjustments, to improve your recruitment experience.

To find out more, including more information about our Employee Resource Groups, please click here.

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