Unilever Assistant Procurement Manager Markets - Chemicals, North America in Shelton, Connecticut

Assistant Procurement Manager Markets - Chemicals, North America

Shelton, CT

Background & Purpose of the Job:

As Unilever Procurement adapts to the ever-dynamic business environment, we will need to be agile in order to continue our track record of delivery in contributing to the top and bottom line. Inevitably, given the consistent and high-quality delivery provided over the past few years, you will be asked to continue this rate of performance, and indeed, go over and above this standard to ensure the value provided is further enhanced across the scope of our remit.

As well as ensuring that we are best in class in delivering the basics, we also must look to the future and continuously evolve to meet the needs of our changing environment - reinventing ourselves for sustained competitive advantage. And of course, we are only half of the picture. Our suppliers are at the heart of everything we do. We need to work more closely than ever with suppliers to co-create sustainable practices and bigger and better innovations. This places great demands on the skills and expertise of all of us as Procurement professionals.

Who You Are & What You’ll Do:

In this crucial role, you will support the development and implementation of global and regional material supply strategies for the North American Chemicals portfolio, specifically on flavor enhancers, functional ingredients, starches & emulsifiers, specialty, oleo and petro chemicals. The major objectives will be to deliver Cost and Cash, Sustainable Sourcing, Internal and External Stakeholder engagement, harmonization and simplification targets, implement resilience plans, ideate and track savings programs for chemicals, and ensure supplier service and quality delivery.

  • You’re a born leader: You are a professional who understands that influence is everything. You are highly skilled at selling ideas to your business partners , both internally and externally. Considering the business your own, you have an entrepreneurial leadership spirit.

  • You’re a strategy guru: You come up with big and impactful ideas that turn into actionable solutions. You stay ahead of the curve by bringing disruptive techniques into reality and keeping sustainability directly in your sights.

  • You’re a dot connector: You are equally as skilled in the details and execution as you are in the ideation. You translate ideas into a workable plan and communicate it effectively to all audiences.

  • You love to win, and have fun doing it: As a “Partner to Win” Ambassador, you love the opportunity to advance our business. You are able to demonstrate the impact of the Procurement partnerships and enjoy the opportunity to celebrate the successes.

What You’ll Need To Succeed:

Here are the minimum requirements for consideration:

  • At least 5 years of professional experience – including at least 3 years of relevant experience in the technical product development arena with an emphasis on chemical sources.

  • A true strength in utilizing Excel as an advanced business tool – advanced user level

  • A solid background and understanding of our chemical components – bench level knowledge or related scientific understanding of chemicals

Candidates with a working knowledge of SAP are desired, but any enterprise level ERP is fine. Additionally, PLM familiarity is also desired.


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. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. For more information, please see Equal Employment Opportunity Posters

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