Wednesday, 13 February 2019

Procurement Manager Jobs at Unilever

Position: Procurement Manager

Location: Mufindi, Tanzania

Job Main Purpose

Procurement Manager is responsible for professional sourcing of products/services meeting the specified needs of the Business at most competitive commercial terms and supports Unilever Sustainable Living Plan in the procurement of materials and services.

Job Summary

  • Procurement of the materials/services Portfolios: Decides what to buy, where to buy, how to buy, when to buy
  • Develop and implement strategies for the procurement of the respective portfolios.
  • Follow market conditions, prepare price trends and formulate future markets trends for the business.
  • Support the business with accurate price forecasting. Prepares information on purchase prices and conditions to enable proper budgeting and cash forecasting.
  • Identify metrics, tools and process to optimize sourcing, supplier activities and efficiencies.
  • Work closely with the Procurement operations teams to support the launch of innovations and new product development
  • Work closely with categories and suppliers to drive key initiatives such as Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability
  • Initiate and drive complexity reduction projects (e.g. harmonisation of specifications and suppliers)
  • Delivery of the VIP programmes for the specific materials.
  • Deliver the Operation Cash Flow and Working Capital plans for the specific materials/services and suppliers.
  • Manage supply chain issues (e.g. crisis management).
  • Measure and manage overall performance of suppliers.

Key Requirements

  • Degree in Supply Chain Management, Procurement, Business or any other related subject
  • Over 5 years’ experience in Procurement or Supply Management
  • Willing to be based in Mufindi
  • Experience on large-scale change management projects
  • Experience in international assignments is a plus
  • Experience in Supply Chain operations
  • Proven track record of analytical thinking


Tanzania, United Republic of-Iringa-Mufindi-Mufindi – Plantations