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Marketing Procurement Senior Category Manager
Main Job Purpose
Execute marketing procurement sourcing strategies in support of the Divisions and Brand Teams.
Part 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 customers 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.
MBS, 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.
The Strategic Sourcing Manager- Agencies will work together with our Brand teams and Divisions to increase effectiveness of our marketing procurement by developing and executing global sourcing strategies in market, in partnership with marketing business stakeholders and procurement portfolio strategy leads.
They will increase efficiency of our marketing procurement by driving scale where it makes sense, decreasing fragmentation, prioritizing higher impact areas, leveraging technology and data, ensuring adherence to the sourcing strategy through best in class processes and technology, while driving performance that unlocks 4G growth for Unilever.
The role will deliver top and bottom line results and increasing levels of executional efficiency, rigor, and business impact through implementation of marketing souring strategies and strong business partnership with key senior stakeholders.