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Position: Assistant Procurement Manager
Job Time: Full-Time
Job Type: Permanent
Place of Work: Addis Ababa, Ababa Abeba - Ethiopia
Posted date: 5 months ago
Deadline: Submition date is over


With 3.4 billion people in over 190 countries using our products every day, Unilever is a business that makes a real impact on the world. Work on brands that are loved and improve the lives of our consumers and the communities around us. We are driven by our purpose: to make sustainable living commonplace, and it is our belief that doing business the right way drives superior performance. At the heart of what we do is our people – we believe that when our people work with purpose, we will create a better business and a better world.

At Unilever, your career will be a unique journey, grounded in our inclusive, collaborative, and flexible working environment. We don’t believe in the ‘one size fits all’ approach and instead, we will equip you with the tools you need to shape your own future.


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 making change and transforming the manufacturing capability footprint, then this role is just for you!


  • Executive Procurement sourcing strategy: Decides what to buy, where to buy, how to buy, when to buy and Source all Raw and packaging materials required for the business
  • following the Unilever established Supplier qualification requirements, adhering to the systems & process.
  • Ensuring materials availability per the service level
  • Critical for Day-to-day operations risk management i.e. Early identification of issues within the supply chain and supporting its resolution; with alternative sourcing solutions, dispute mediation.
  • Interacting with all relevant stakeholders to get the required support & approvals in sourcing materials.
  • follow market conditions, prepare price trends, and formulate future markets trends for the business.
  • Support the business with accurate price forecasting. Prepares information on cost inflation, prices, and conditions to enable proper financial / cost forecasting.
  • Ensure 100% contract compliance.
  • Supplier collaboration and innovation
  • Support category in development of innovation projects
  • Negotiate the best deal for pricing and supply contracts.
  • Maintain and update a list of suppliers and their qualifications, delivery times, and potential future development
  • Support in Resilience and supplier development for key materials


Experiences & Qualifications

  • A Minimum BA Degree in Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Purchasing and Supply Chain Management, Transport Management, Business Management, Accounting, or any other related field of study
  • Minimum of five (5) years relevant experience out of which one (2) years as Procurement Officer/Procurement/Category Specialist or equivalent capacity preferably in FMCG industry.


  • Innovation & Creativity
  • Negotiation Skills & Tenders
  • Implementation
  • MS Office tools, SAP
  • Execution and attention to detail.
  • Strategic
  • Highly analytical and effective in communication
  • Leadership skills


  • 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 well-being 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, and 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 well-being and resilience.

PURPOSE & SERVICE: Has humility, and understanding that leadership is service to others, inside and outside Unilever.

AGILITY: Explores the world around them, continually learning and developing their skills.

Unilever embraces diversity and encourages applicants from all walks of life! This means giving full and fair consideration to all applicants and continuing development of all employees regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnership, and pregnancy and maternity.


  • Office-based role

Unilever is an organization committed to equity, inclusion and diversity 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. At Unilever we are interested in every individual bringing their ‘Whole Self’ to work and this includes you! Thus if you require any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of your application so that we can support you through your recruitment journey.