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BCS-Assistant Procurement Operations Manager

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Transportation, logistics, driving
  • Manager (team leader)
  • Full Time
  • Permanent

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Job Summary

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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!

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 are committed to supporting the business’ growth ambition, whilst continuing to follow Unilever’s responsible sourcing policies, including working towards the goal of sourcing 100 per cent sustainable palm oil by 2019.


  1. Support  procurement E2E Operations Manager in developing and implementing cluster strategy.   
  2. Act as first point of contact in Africa for issues/questions relating to procurement of raw and pack materials and business services.   
  3. Handle diverse customer, supplier or operational issues when they arise.   
  4. Support the management and maintenance of supplier relationships in Africa Cluster.   
  5. Support security of key materials through the development of contingency plans and alternative materials and suppliers.  
  6. Ensure timely inputs to global/regional project development and OTIF execution of global/regional projects in Africa.  
  7. Prepare information and analysis of the portfolio, including price benchmarking and total cost analysis, to enable proper budgeting, cash forecasting and forecast variance analysis as needed.  
  8. Support delivery of cost savings and innovation agenda in the Africa Cluster.   
  9. Support the financial analysis of the portfolio, including price benchmarking and total cost analysis.

General Information

Salary rangeNot specified
Additional informationNot specified
Contract type: Permanent
Job type: Full Time
Location: Nairobi
Area of work: Transportation, logistics, driving
Seniority: Manager (team leader)

Job Requirements

Required education: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience: 3 years
Required skills: Financial analytics and forecasting; Project management; Cost tracking, analysis; Customer relations; Supply and demand planning; Procurement; Supplier evaluation and management
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)