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Associate Procurement Manager - Category (Multiple Openings) (R-30526)





Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, United States

This role is representative of multiple current and future openings in the Category Procurement team based in Englewood Cliffs, NJ. If your candidacy is progressed, it will be placed under consideration for like-roles.

As an Associate Procurement Manager in our Category team, you are responsible for driving supplier operational results (service, quality & inventory), innovation readiness and cost savings initiatives. This role directs the tactical and operational elements of Unilever’s supply security, including coordination of associated raw and packaging materials within assigned Business Team. This individual will fully understand the supplier relationship structure, including established linkages between Procurement Operations and internal/external customers. You will provide voice and proposed action plans on all potential risks to supply continuity. This role is responsible for modeling capacity, transition management, and managing inventories, with an emphasis on managing working capital and waste reduction across assigned business team and help manage plans to meet inventory targets in supply chain. The role will also be responsible for managing the key interfaces related to project execution for all category innovations & renovations including R&D, Engineering, Planning, Brand Development, Finance, Procurement, Global Category Procurement and the external supply base.

You’re a leader: Lead work on day-to-day material flow to satisfy agreed upon customer expectations regarding on-time and in full orders. Manage material crisis and works with Procurement Team to coordinate resolution and communications with the broader business

You’re a change maker: Listen to your stakeholders needs and provide workable solutions in line with corporate objectives. Drive improvements in service and quality processes with both the supplier and plants.

You’re a culture & change champion: Assist with the collaborative relationship with the suppliers and Procurement Operation Analyst(s) regarding customer contacts, performance metrics, service metrics and objectives, corrective action and problem. Drive improvements in service and quality processes with both the supplier and plants

You love to win, and have fun doing it: You will drive improvements in service and quality process with both the suppliers and 3PM. You will also assist with cost savings 5S opportunities focus on 3PM.

What You’ll Need To Succeed

  • Bachelor Degree required, preferably in Supply Chain/ Logistics, Business or Engineering

  • 4+ years of relevant procurement experience and/or experience in general Supply Chain areas including Operations, Manufacturing, Supply Management, Planning etc

  • Strategic sourcing and business partnering experience a plus

  • Ability to balance conflicting priorities to ensure projects are delivered within agreed timelines

  • An ability to communicate complex information to a variety of audiences and levels

  • Experience with Ariba, SAP or PLM preferred

  • Clear competence in analytical functions, highly skilled in Excel

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