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Unilever Assistant Sourcing Manager – Business Services Utilities and Decarbonization Namet in Istanbul, Turkey

Position : Assistant Sourcing Manager – Business Services Utilities andDecarbonization NametFunction : Supply Chain Reports to : Isabelle Barg , Strategic Sourcing Manager Business Services Utilities and Waste Germany, Nordics and Africa

What you can expect from The Role:

  • Accountable for the implementation of the Utilities Procurement strategies and best practices in Namet

  • Support and lead procurement role in the extended Supply Chain decarbonization strategy regarding Portfolios

  • Support and guide procurement organization in Namet Factories to meet their Utilities targets and objectives

  • Pro-actively engage with the utility & Decarb procurement community and peers to understand the strategic plan in their respective PMU and drive best practices

  • Engage with key Utilities and Decarb suppliers and develop deep understanding of their capabilities and solutions.

  • Be aware of Utilities, including New Green energies industry key drivers, new technologies and new sustainable capabilities.

  • Support identifying opportunities across Supply Chain and their connections with Utilities, Decarbonisation, Renewable Sources

  • Take ownership and lead projects across MBS to deliver the One MBS agenda a part of the portfolio across the key areas of Partnership with Purpose (PwP), RSP, Sustainability, CLM, F4G, Cash, People well-being, etc

Business Relationship management

  • Establish successful Ways of Working between stakeholders and Procurement

  • Develop and execute ongoing communications with the stakeholders for the selected sourcing strategies and progress within area of spend responsibility

  • Manage the relationship with key partners as part of the portfolio in the context of the Unilever Partner with Purpose (PwP) programme.

Does this sound like You?

  • Experience in procurement

  • Experience leading the procurement rol leading projects

  • Experience in deacrbonization and renewable technologies is a plus

  • Ability to analyse sourcing data and conceptualise sourcing strategies to identify / propose sourcing opportunities while setting Portfolio strategy or developing negotiation strategies

  • Influencing skills to promote ideas and concepts back to stakeholders and budget holders in a Business Partner capacity

  • Problem solving skills to analyse information to evaluate internal demand and external supplier information and extract critical cost opportunities

  • Financial understanding of the supplier cost models and lifetime cost of acquisition

  • Negotiation abilities to develop win-win situations with key suppliers

  • A Partner with Purpose (PwP) ambassador, Innovative thinking to measure and promote supplier performance Curiosity to use, or suggest adaptions to, new technology to provide cost reducing or value creating support

  • Ability to communicate effectively in English language.


  • 5+ years experience in Procurement

  • Experience in Utilities procurement areas is a plus

  • Experienced in setting up and managing complex supplier contracts

  • Proven commercial operator and excellent negotiator

  • Experienced in stakeholder and supplier management

  • Strong communicator with experience in working successful in virtual team environments

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Job Category: Supply Chain

Job Type: Procurement Specialist

Industry: UnileverExperiencedProfessionals