As a Procurement Wood-based Manager, you will be responsible for overseeing and managing the procurement processes related to wood-based materials, ensuring a reliable and efficient supply chain for the organization. You will play a crucial role in sourcing, negotiating, and managing the procurement of wood products to meet the company's production and operational needs. This role requires a deep understanding of the wood industry, supply chain management, and sustainable sourcing practices.
What you can expect from the role?
Identify, evaluate, and onboard reliable suppliers of wood-based materials.
Establish and maintain strong relationships with suppliers, negotiating favorable terms and conditions for procurement contracts.
Monitor supplier performance, quality, and delivery timelines to ensure consistency and reliability.
Sourcing and Procurement:
Develop and implement procurement strategies to ensure a consistent supply of high-quality wood-based materials.
Analyze market trends, pricing, and availability to make informed sourcing decisions.
Source wood products through sustainable and ethical practices, considering environmental and social factors.
Optimize procurement processes to achieve cost savings while maintaining product quality and reliability.
Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including finance and production, to align procurement strategies with overall business objectives.
Monitor and manage inventory levels of wood-based materials to prevent shortages or excess inventory.
Implement inventory control measures to reduce carrying costs and minimize waste.
Identify potential risks in the wood-based supply chain, such as supply disruptions, quality issues, or regulatory changes.
Develop contingency plans and strategies to mitigate risks and ensure business continuity.
Sustainability and Compliance:
Stay updated on environmental regulations, sustainable sourcing practices, and industry standards related to wood-based materials.
Work towards sourcing wood products from certified and responsibly managed forests.
Data Analysis and Reporting:
Collect and analyze procurement data to identify trends, opportunities for improvement, and areas of concern.
Generate regular reports for management, highlighting key performance metrics and procurement insights.
Does this sound like you?
Bachelor's degree in Supply Chain Management, Business Administration, or related field (Master's degree preferred).
minimum 7 years proven experience in procurement and supply chain management, preferably in the wood or forestry industry.
Strong negotiation, communication, and interpersonal skills.
Knowledge of sustainable sourcing practices and environment
al regulations related to wood-based materials.
Analytical mindset with the ability to interpret data and make data-driven decisions.
Proficiency in using procurement software and tools.
Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
Ability to lead and collaborate with cross-functional teams.
Problem-solving skills to address procurement challenges effectively.
Understanding of financial principles related to procurement and cost management.
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. You will work on brands that are loved and improve the lives of our consumers and the communities around us. You will lead innovations, big and small, that will make our business win and grow. You will learn from brilliant business leaders and colleagues who provide mentorship and inspiration so that you can become a better you.
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