Assistant Procurement Manager – BWPC at Unilever Nigeria Plc

Unilever Nigeria Plc – Welcome to Unilever, a global multinational and fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) company with products sold in over 190 countries and more than 2 billion consumers across the world who use our amazing products everyday!

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Assistant Procurement Manager – BWPC

Job Requisition ID: R-83800
Location: Lagos
Job Type: Full Time

Job Purpose

  • Unilever is the place where you can bring your purpose to life with the work that you do – creating a better business and a better world.
  • If you are passionate about Professional and competitive sourcing of Raw and Packaging materials meeting the specified needs and working to support business needs,. then this role is just for you!

What Will Your Main Responsibilities Be

  • To develop, implement and drive Unilever procurement strategies for the Category.
  • To assess, identify and select the appropriate supplier base that would meet the needs of the business.
  • To ensure the satisfaction of Unilever’s internal customers with the services provided by the procurement organization
  • To lead the rationalization of suppliers, materials and services that meet Unilever’s business requirements.
  • To support the collaboration with senior functional leaders to establish both short and long-term business objectives.
  • To lead cross-functional initiatives and represent Unilever’s interests in the management of external strategic relationships.
  • To directly lead or co-ordinate large procurement projects as needed.
  • To deliver cost savings based on sourcing strategies and compliance management.
  • To continuously improve ways of working and optimize procurement activities.
  • To handle complex and diverse customer, supplier or operational issues within generally defined practices and policies in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions.
  • In the context of Partner to Win, to identify, develop and manage strategic business relationships to enable implementation of the Unilever growth strategy, revenue achievement and new product development initiatives.
  • Ability to multitask and take up other responsibilities as assigned.
  • Passion for people: talent mastery, which includes spotting, fostering, encouraging, and retaining talent is non-negotiable.

What You Need To Succeed
Experiences & Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in numerate courses.
  • Strong Excel and PowerPoint Skills
  • Knowledge of industry best practices, regulatory requirements, and emerging trends in supply chain management.
  • Minimum of 2years Procurement Experience is a plus
  • Experiencing working with SAP is desirable
  • Storytelling, data visualising and presentation skills

Key Interfaces:

  • Regional Procurement Director and Manager
  • Finance Business Partners
  • Planning and Warehouse Managers
  • Factory Managers


  • Business Acumen: Ability to analyze data, use cost models, forecasting, and supplier performance metrics, to make informed decisions and optimize procurement processes.
  • Supply Chain Management, inventory management and material requirements planning: Understanding of supply chain principles and practices, including inventory management, procurement strategies, and logistics coordination.
  • Detail oriented: Thoroughness and accuracy in Supplier management.
  • Passion for high performance: Capacity to identify and address challenges in material availability, to ensure uninterrupted operations.
  • Self-Mastery: Strong verbal and written communication skills to collaborate with cross-functional teams, develop proactive engagement with suppliers, and provide clear instructions and updates regarding material requirements. Ability to prioritize effectively, meet deadlines, and adapt to changing priorities in a fast-paced manufacturing environment.


  • You are energized by delivering fantastic results. You are an example to others – both your results and your resilience. You are constantly on the lookout for better ways to do things, engaging and collaborating with others along the way.
  • As an individual you are the one responsible for your own wellbeing and delivering high standards of work. You must also focus on the Consumer and what they need. You are humble and have your head up, looking around to interpret evidence and data smartly, spot issues and opportunities to make things better.

Critical SOL (Standards of Leadership) Behaviors:

  • Passion For High Performance: Takes personal responsibility and accountability for execution and results. Has an owner’s mindset, using data and insight to make decisions.
  • Personal Mastery: Sets high standards for themselves. Actively builds own wellbeing and resilience.
  • Purpose & Service: Has humility, understanding that leadership is service to others, inside and outside Unilever.
  • Agility: Explores the world around them, continually learning and developing their skills. Comfortable working in conditions of ambiguity and learning through change.
  • Consumer Love: Whatever their role, always looks for better ways to serve consumers. Invests time inside and outside to understand the needs of consumers.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

Closing date: Not specified

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