Sourcing Assistant Manager
Unilever Industries Private Limited (UIPL)
Bangalore Centre
2d ago


Job Position : Sourcing Assistant Manager

Job Location : Bangalore

Business Context and Main Purpose of the Job

Mission - To provide excellent services globally which enable Unilever to win in the market by

putting the business’ goals at the heart of what we do

leveraging cost-effective, best practice, global solutions across Unilever to meet users’ needs

making continuous improvement in both cost and service an integral part of our way of working

building a professional services organisation that enables our people to give their best

developing win-win relationships with selected providers to meet our current and future requirements

The key benefits from UniOps are expected to be :

Lower cost of delivery through standardisation, simplification, process harmonisation & scale leverage.

Better user experience by delivery of integrated service bundles to end-user.

Continuous improvement through end-to-end process ownership.

This role will be accountable for sourcing operations for MBS and for driving procurement operations transformation in the areas of catalogue, preferred supplier utilization, data analytics and reporting.

The role will have global touch points with Market Procurement, Global Procurement and Process Excellence & Controls team.

Main Accountabilities

Undertake transformation initiatives in the areas of sourcing

Relationship management with key customers in the Procurement organization

Be the point of escalation for all internal stakeholders for the services that are being managed

Liaise with internal IT, Procurement, Transformation organizations to ensure that the third -party service provider is updated about the organizational changes, align with leadership objectives periodically

Drive change management within key stakeholder groups using the service

Drive and deliver continuous improvement projects to reduce operations costs

Key Interfaces

Procurement teams Global & Market

Operational Excellence & Controls team (OEC)

Third party service providers (3PSPs)

P2P Service Delivery Managers

Finance controllers in Markets

Landscape Information Technology (IT) teams

Critical success Factors for the Job

Key Skills

Analytical skills : Root cause analysis leading to a clear and actionable corrective action.

Leadership and stakeholder influencing skills :

Define action plans and lead cross-functional teams, to deliver agendas.

Ability to influence senior stake holders and cross functional teams.

Ability to work in a dynamic organization and manage / balance multiple priorities and diverse projects concurrently

Process understanding : Knowledge of 7 step sourcing process, user journey, buyer journey, catalogue, Preferred suppliers, data analytics, reporting.

Presentation skills : Proficiency in Power point presentation and other MS Suite applications

Ability to work under pressure and at times, in ambiguous situations

Experience and awareness of working in a global role, demonstrate awareness and empathy to our many cultures and social needs

Relevant Experience :

Masters’ degree : MBA or similar qualification

Minimum of 3-5 years’ managerial in finance / procurement / supply chain.

Procurement experience will be an added advantage.

Leadership Behaviors

Should "meet expectations" on the Standards of Leadership behaviors relevant to the WL of this job.

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