Procurement Manager

Unilever Iran Tehran

Posted 2 months ago

Job Description

  • Develop and implement procurement strategies for related business groups (BGs).
  • Deliver cost savings and cash objectives for assigned portfolios.
  • Responsible for purchasing all Raw and Packaging Materials (RMPM) for all brands in all categories in Iran.
  • Cooperate with global procurement to support accurate price forecasting, assess market conditions and trends, and enable reliable budgeting and price forecasting.
  • Support the sourcing of local materials and ensure OTIF of locally sourced items.
  • Responsible for SM/SC integration and MCO support/First point of contact for the local business team.
  • Deploy material strategy into the local business.
  • Coordinate between different SM teams within the region and all Unilever BGs.
  • Monitor local market trends, competitors’ positions and behaviors, and legal and logistic issues to have proactive decision-making ability and pass them to the Iran Leadership Team.
  • Develop and implement supplier value creation with CSMs and MSMs.
  • Create/collect data and prepare reports to fulfill SM requirements.
  • Keep social responsibility high on the agenda and work closely with BGs and suppliers to drive key initiatives such as sustainability and RPP (Responsible Partnership Program).
  • Manage and track the new supplier approval process and direct the team accordingly.
  • Resolve material sourcing issues and supplier-related problems
  • Carry out vendor rating system.
  • Establish savings and buying performance agenda to remain competitive in the market.
  • Prepare updates and presentations for the leadership team and present them on relevant platforms.


  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field of study (Engineering fields are a plus).
  • At least 8 years of RPM procurement experience is required, with at least 5 years of previous managerial experience (a plus).
  • Strong command of English, both written and spoken, with the ability to convey complex data to various audiences.
  • Excellent negotiation and relationship management skills.
  • Action-oriented and proactive approach.
  • Demonstrated team leadership skills and local networks.
  • Strong strategic influencing skills.
  • Willing to travel within Iran.

Employment Type

  • Full Time



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