Unilever Category Operations Assistant Manager Personal Care in Shelton, Connecticut

Category Operations Assistant Manager Personal Care

Background & Purpose of the Job

There has never been a more exciting time to be working in Procurement when you consider the sheer scale of what we are seeking to do ingrowing the business whilst decoupling our environmental footprint from our growth and increasing positive social impact.Personal Care is 40% of Unilever’s turnover and 33% of overall spend. We seek to deliver significant value generation in enabling innovation led growth and margin delivery.

We cultivate and embrace diversity. You will be encouraged to achieve extraordinary results and have a stimulating work experience in a high-performance based culture.

We are looking for an individual who enjoys working in a fast-paced, change management & team oriented environments, likes to be challenged and values the opportunity to make a difference.

Responsible for business partnering with the Category to enable Innovation and grow Margin.

  • Define Procurement project deliverables and align supplier strategy to Innovation ambition

  • Secure new material sourcing and resilience plans

  • Identify partnerships, build supplier capability, and ensure compliance

  • Drive value improvement activities in Personal Care

  • Support USLP agenda

Who You Are & What You’ll Do

  • You’re a born leader: You are the conduit to bring Suppliers and Categories together. You will translate the needs of the business into actionable requirements to Suppliers. You can see potential road blocks and have bias for action to resolve any issues. You will hold people accountable as well as yourself to deliver project targets.

  • You’re a dot connector: You can connect the business strategy to the Procurement strategy. You can see the overall picture and bring in the right players to enable Innovation.

  • You love to win, and have fun doing it: There is great satisfaction in seeing one of your projects come to life in the market. You are obsessed in bringing into to market on time to win in the marketplace.

  • You’re a story teller: Every person has a story to tell. You are the ultimate story teller by using strategic influencing and excellent communication skills to enable action in your stakeholders around the globe. Your priorities may not be theirs – but it is through the power of your story that you can influence them to deliver a mutual benefit.

  • You’re a teacher: You will execute and collaborate through teams. You will guide the team through Procurement requirements and show them the benefit of the partnerships available. You will help guide decisions to ensure maximum gross margin delivery.

  • You’re a culture & change champion: You will work with stakeholders across the globe to harmonize processes. You will drive alignment on key strategies and work streams to ensure successful margin accretive delivery in Cost Savings and Innovation led growth programs.

What You’ll Need To Succeed

  • A minimum of a Bachelor Degree

  • 4 years professional work experience in Procurement, Supply Chain, R&D, or familiarity of consumer goods industry

  • Strong communication and influencing skills

  • Strong analytical skills

  • Project Management experience

What We Can Offer You

Culture for Growth | Top Notch Employee Health & Well Being Benefits | Every Voice Matters | Global Reach | Life at Unilever | Careers with Purpose | World Class Career Development Programs | Check Out Our Space | Focus On Sustainability

Unilever is an organization committed to diversity and inclusion 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.

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Job: Supply Chain

Primary Location: United States-Connecticut-Shelton-Trumbull - 3 Corporate Drive

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day Job

Unposting Date: Aug-20-2017

Req ID: 170009PZ