Unilever BCS - NAMETRUB and Africa Procurement E2E Operations Manager in Istanbul, Turkey

BCS - NAMETRUB and Africa Procurement E2E Operations Manager


About us!

We are on a mission to help people eat healthy and to reduce carbon footprint through the power of plants! If you would like to join us, read on!

Do you know your Kale from your Quinoa or the difference between a Flexitarian to a Regenerative Grazer? If yes, we are looking for top talent that are passionate foodies that also believe in the power of the plants for an exciting new movement within the Food Industry.

On Friday 15th December, it was announced that Unilever was to sell the Spreads business to KKR and the transfer of ownership is expected to take place in July 2018. KKR is committed to supporting the business’ growth ambition, whilst continuing to follow Unilever’s responsible sourcing policies, including working towards the goal of sourcing 100% sustainable palm oil by 2019.

Role Overview:

We are looking for a NAMETRUB and Africa Procurement Operations Manager to be located in Turkey who will support BCS strategy and deliver on Supply Chain and NAMETRUB and Africa Clusters targets by aligning Procurement resources, leveraging the supplier network for materials and services within the geographical area and by connecting with other functions (Marketing, R&D and Supply Chain)

Key Responsibility Areas:

  • Integrate global / regional sourcing strategies with business and category demands, ensuring timely inputs to global/regional project development and OTIF execution of global/regional projects in the cluster

  • Identify and build partnerships with key suppliers on an operational level. Supplier Relationship Management focused on service, quality, cost and delivery for raw, pack materials and services

  • Act as a key procurement contact in NAMETRUB and Africa Clusters, working alongside Marketing, R&D and SC teams to integrate sourcing strategy and identify the needs within the cluster and translate them into projects with selected suppliers (incl. innovation projects)

  • Development of contingency plans and alternatives to ensure supply security

  • Execute the rationalization strategy for suppliers, materials, and services to meet BCS’s business requirements

  • Drive the implementation of performance metrics, tools and processes to monitor overall performance of the supply network and optimise procurement activities

  • Communication of price trend for materials and services to the local Finance team as an input to the business plan

  • Initiate ideation workshops (internal and with suppliers) to support identification and implementation of savings

  • Drive sustainable sourcing strategies, roadmaps and reporting / verification of materials

  • Represent BCS at industry events and key sustainability platforms, roundtables and external interviews and communication

Skills and Experience Required:

  • Bachelor's Degree

  • Proven and relevant track record in Materials and Indirects Procurement for at least 5-6 years within a multinational environment

  • Experience on large-scale change management projects and in international assignments is a plus

  • Exemplify a high degree of personal integrity and interpersonal, negotiation, influencing and stakeholder management skills.

  • Proficient in both verbal and written communication

  • Fluency in English both written and verbal

  • Enjoy working in a virtual and multicultural working environment

Your Personal Power!

At BCS we want you to bring your ideas, your motivation and desire to succeed! This part of the role is up to you to complete.


We are a highly entrepreneurial fast-paced team running a multi-billion Euro business across 60 countries with the mind-set of a start-up! We are agile, creative, fast-to-market and obsessed with customers and consumers.

If you are an entrepreneur at heart and have a passion for winning, a strong understanding of the CPG business, ad would like to join us, apply and speak to one of our Talent Matchmakers!

Job: Supply Chain

Primary Location: Turkey-Istanbul-Istanbul-Umraniye

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day Job

Unposting Date: May-16-2018

Req ID: 180004ZT