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part of the most successful purpose-led business in the world. Have the opportunity to see the true impact that you're having in the work you do - every small thing counts.Main Job Purpose:ABOUT PROCUREMENTPart of the Supply Chain family, Procurement is responsible for over 30B Euro of material and services spend globally with more than 60,000 suppliers, over half of them in MBS. Getting the right services and materials, sustainably sourced and ensuring responsible procurement is critical to ensuring our brands with purpose grow. Our teams work closely with the business to understand stakeholders needs, bring innovation to meet changing consumer, employees and customer's needs, and drive financial value for Unilever through competitive buying. We're at the forefront of digital procurement, bringing new tools and analytics to drive data-based decisions.Our strategy is 'Procurement with Purpose' and focuses on buying responsibly, buying better, and growing together with partners around the world. Our ambition is based on three key drivers: being Purpose-Led, Value-Driven, and Future-Fit.ABOUTMBSMBS, Unilever's Marketing and Business Services Procurement team, is responsible for Unilever's sourcing and supplier strategy and execution for all third party spend across Marketing, Business Services, and IT, supporting the business requirements of Brands, Divisions, Markets, and functions to drive 4G growth through strategic supplier management, cost and value management, sustainability, and innovation, aligned with Unilever's Compass. The team manages an annual spend of 9B Euro with a supplier base of about 40,000. Within MBS, the POSM Assistant Sourcing Manager is responsible for the POSM portfolio E2E for all Markets as per scope in NAMET&RUB.The Assistant Manager will work together with our Customer Development/CMI/ZBB/Finance functions to increase effectiveness of our POSM procurement by streamlining accountabilities, building capabilities, digital path, leveraging knowledge, relationships, and business strategies across markets.He/she needs to focus on increase efficiency E2E of our POSM procurement by driving scale where it makes sense, decreasing fragmentation, prioritizing higher impact areas, leveraging technology, sustainability, data, and drive performance to unlock 4G growth for Unilever in this area.The role will foster and build a culture of collaboration and agility to enable an efficient project roll-out. It will ensure close alignment in strategy with CD, CMI, Marketing and Finance functions, MBS leaders and Market Procurement teams, Portfolio Strategy Lead by defining and utilizing a robust support network for the whole team and providing clarity on the ways of working, roles and responsibilities.Key Accountabilities: Understand the business needs related to POSM portfolio translate the business requirements regarding the Markets in scope by working very closely with the Strategic Sourcing Manager and Portfolio Strategy Lead.Connect strategy & execution of Global POSM portfolio into the Market goals and priorities, aligned with Unilever Compass, Procurement with Purpose and OneMBS strategies and principlesWork together with Local Stakeholder sand functions (Customer Development, Finance, F4G CMI) execute the sourcing strategies, operating models, and supplier relationships that help drive 4G growth in accordance with our plans, including a focus on Responsible Sourcing strategies.Deliver against financial targets and other KPIs (including value delivery) as per business plan objectives, accountable for delivery of results from all markets, PMUs, Divisions and functionsImplement Unilever Partner with Purpose strategy, balancing the portfolio of global and local suppliersLiaise with internal stakeholders, to support business, market, MBS and Procurement priorities and enable rapid alignment and deploymentLead rigorous execution of the priorities and transformation initiatives across the Markets E2E, look for development opportunities. Synergies between global design and local execution, consolidation, and transformational commercials.Ensure Portfolio fundamentals (i.e., data consistency, data insights, recurring stakeholder communications, contracts, quality processes etc.) are all put in place for Markets in scopeFuture proof the portfolio for the Markets by driving digital approaches, while building technology enablers to help manage selected portfolio and scope, via an impactful sustainability agenda.Support internal performance management and reporting including creation and stewardship of relevant key performance indicatorsKey Competencies & Skills:Qualification/experience2-5 years of procurement or shopper marketing experience.Experience in managing complex portfolio/category, at global or multi-regional level is desiredGood at negotiation and contractingUnderstanding of supply market, value-chain, and FMCG knowledge. Knowledge of POSM portfolio and supply markets a strong plus.Experience in strategic supplier relationship managementExperience on large-scale project managementis plus.General Skills & CompetenciesComfortable working in conditions of ambiguityDelivers change whilst managing the interface between 'day to day' and improvement projects.Passion for continuous improvementStrong verbal and written communication skills, including creation and delivery of effective presentationsHigh financial and business acumenGood at project and time managementStakeholder management and people skillsPassion and practical creativityTravel:International travelmight be required. Not projected to require more than 20% on average (may vary based on location)Contacts:Internal:Procurement:MBS LTSourcing teamsSupplier Operations in UniOpsProcurement Strategy and InsightsProcurement Partnership and Purpose teamBusiness partners:Customer DevelopmentCMIMarketingPMUsFinanceLegalExternal:External PartnersSuppliersReporting Channel:Reporting into Strategic Sourcing Manager, POSM, NAMETRUBAFRICA Unilever is an organisation committed to equity, inclusion and diversity to drive our business results and create a better future, every day, for our diverse employees, global consumers, partners, and communities. We believe a diverse workforce allows us to match our growth ambitions and drive inclusion across the business. At Unilever we are interested in every individual bringing their 'Whole Self' to work and this includes you! 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