Unilever Assistant Procurement Manager - Global Flavour & Fragrance in Singapore, Singapore

Assistant Procurement Manager - Global Flavour & Fragrance


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. It has 172,000 employees and generated sales of €48.4 billion in 2014. Over half (57%) of the company’s footprint is in developing and emerging markets. Unilever has more than 400 brands found in homes around the world, including Persil, Dove, Knorr, Domestos, Hellmann’s, Lipton, Wall’s, PG Tips, Ben & Jerry’s, Marmite, Magnum and Lynx.

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  • Decoupling growth from environmental impact.

  • Helping more than a billion people take action to improve their health and well-being.

  • Enhancing the livelihoods of millions of people by 2020.

Unilever was ranked number one in its sector in the 2014 Dow Jones Sustainability Index. In the FTSE4Good Index, it achieved the highest environmental score of 5. It led the list of Global Corporate Sustainability Leaders in the 2014 GlobeScan/SustainAbility annual survey for the fourth year running, and in 2015 was ranked the most sustainable food and beverage company in Oxfam’s Behind the Brands Scorecard.

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JOB TITLE: Assistant Procurement Manager - Global Flavour & Fragrance


RELOCATION TERMS: Local terms only

Summary of the role:

The successful candidate will be supporting the material supply strategies for Asia for the Fragrance portfolio across all categories, with an additional focus on Laundry, HHC and Oral global sourcing strategies from category perspective.

You are expected to be a self-starter, who is enthusiastic and dependable to manage and implement large impact and complex projects across all categories and markets and act as first-point of contact for activities that directly fall under your remit.

Key Accountabilities:

  1. Lead and manage global innovation, value improvement and supply stability projects, specifically focusing on the Laundry, HHC and Oral categories and the Asia region, whilst interacting with multiple functional stakeholders

  2. Developing and implementing material strategies, ensuring global strategies can be translated to specific market requirements

  3. Develop robust relationships with key suppliers in Asia to ensure alignment of all business activities between Unilever and supplier contacts, whilst managing internal stakeholders and associated changes of business priorities

  4. Responsibility for managing all reporting of VIP savings, contract management and CLM, forecasting and pricing data management

  5. Lead a cross-category global work-stream such as quality & service, resilience, specifications or other


  1. Support a complex Fragrances portfolio, across multiple markets and categories. Strategic influencing skills are required.

  2. Balance conflicting priorities, including savings and supply security projects, negotiations, innovation projects, forecasting processes.

  3. A strong analytical ability is required to work with data. Need to be organized and detail-oriented. Clear and accurate in providing information to internal stakeholders and suppliers.

  4. Work with Category and Market Procurement on identifying material requirements for global negotiations, analyze annual portfolio spend data.

  5. Gather Market Intelligence, research and understand supply market dynamics, conduct benchmarking exercises. Support quarterly material price forecasting process.

  6. Negotiate medium size/complex contracts for existing suppliers outside Core 4

Professional Skills

  • Good interpersonal and communication skills required

  • Ability to manage challenging agenda and workload

  • Internal and external stakeholder management and influencing is a key activity

Education & Training:

  • BA/BS University Degree

  • Advanced skills in Excel, PowerPoint. Working knowledge of Interspec, SAP, SRS, BPC, CLM.

Work Experience:

This position requires a minimum of 2 years of experience in any of the following areas: Procurement, Supply Chain, Finance, R&D, Marketing

As part of the application process, you will be asked to complete an online assessment consisting of 2 questions.

This is an important part of our application procedure and will take approximately 2 minutes of your time to complete. When filled out partially or not at all it may adversely affect the progress of your application.

If you encounter any issues, contact Unilever HR Services at 800-448-1479 / 65 6818-5255.


Please apply online by clicking on “Apply Online” below. Your application will be reviewed against our requirements. Should you not meet our immediate requirements, your profile will be registered in our talent pool system and we will match your profile to suitable future vacancies.

You will be able to access your status update through the candidate tracking link.

Thank you for your interest and application.

Job: Supply Chain

Primary Location: Singapore-Singapore (District Level)-Singapore (City Level)-UAPL - Mapletree Biz City

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day Job

Unposting Date: Sep-28-2017

Req ID: 17000DF8