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Unilever Procurement Manager in Toronto, Ontario

Background & Purpose of the Job

Are you a Procurement Manager with demonstrated experience handling million dollar spends? Do you love working with Global teams and sharing/adapting best practices? Is networking your strong suit? We are looking for you!

At Unilever, we act fast to anticipate consumer needs, fast to translate ideas into new products, and fast to make, distribute and market them. We build products that people enjoy, trust and use in their daily lives. Which is why, as part of Unilever, you could make an impact on a global and local scale.

A job at Unilever is a career made by you, with development opportunities, benefits and a working culture that supports diversity. You can craft your own career path as you work with the brands and people that drive our sustainable business growth.

In 2017, our total turnover reached € 53.7 Billion while North America (USA & Canada), as one of the biggest developed market represented 17.5% making us one of the largest Media buyers. North America Marketing and Business Services Procurement organization together handles over € 1 Billion spend including various of Marketing Bought In Services such as Agency, Ad Production and Market Research, various Marketing & Sales Promotions such as POSM, Premium, Field-force, Consumer Promotions and Shopper Marketing, various Business Services such as Employee Benefits, Facilities, Travel & Expenses, Contractors & Consultants Outsourced Services and last but not least company-wide IT services.

As a Procurement Market Manager, you will be an individual contributor based in Canada HQ while getting tremendous supports from our North America Hub team. With the level of engagements getting deeper, the team has the scope to expand to one or more employees, meaning you could manage a direct report.

Who You Are & What You’ll Do

  • You’re a born leader: Appreciative of the value and impact of outstanding execution – an eagle eye for detail. Acts as an entrepreneur, treats business as his/her own, sets trends and is willing to lead, follow or get out of the way. Has ability to handle ambiguity and to adapt leadership style to achieve high-performing motivated teams.

  • You’re a strategy guru: Excellent in idea generation, ideas that are forward thinking and that contribute to building sustained, competitive advantage.

  • You’re a dot connector: Have a deep understanding of the Market Research, IT/digital and organizational awareness, ability to see opportunities via aligning multiple groups to deliver higher levels of value for Unilever.

  • You’re a story teller: Strong at selling ideas to his/her business partners, internally and externally, translating those into effective proposals conveying our values and communicating it accordingly.

  • You’re an early adopter: Open-minded and have passion to learn and embrace new ideas.

  • Your areas of exploration include but are not limited to growing operational excellence to streamline MBS processes via early adoption of digital tools in market, incubator for new business model which could possibly roll out to North America and other markets. You are also expected to build strong connections with market and global portfolio teams on strategy alignment and timely best-practice sharing.

What You’ll Need To Succeed

  • At least a Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field of study

  • At least 5 years of relevant experience

  • A tenacious dedication to solving challenges in ambiguity

  • A strong command of the English language – both written and verbal– with the ability to convey often complex data to a variety of audiences

  • People management skills with emphasis on listening

  • Demonstrated Partner Management abilities

  • Thinker, challenger; somebody who would not accept status quo

  • Willing to travel to US Procurement Hub minimum once a quarter


Unilever Canada is an organization committed to diversity and inclusion 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. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national or ethnic origin, marital status, family status, disability, genetic characteristics, and a conviction for which a pardon has been granted.

If you are an individual with a disability in need of assistance at any time during our recruitment process, please contact us at 1-855-239-5459 or NAAccommodations@unilever.com at mailto:NAAccommodations@unliever.com < mailto:NAAccommodations@unilever.com at mailto:NAAccommodations@unliever.com > . Please note: These lines are reserved for individuals with disabilities in need of assistance and are not a means of inquiry about positions or application statuses.

Unilever Canada est une organisation engagé à la diversité et à l'inclusion pour stimuler nos résultats d'affaires et créer un meilleur avenir chaque jour pour nos employés, les consommateurs globaux, les partenaires et les communautés. Nous croyons qu'un effectif diversifiée nous permet de faire correspondre nos ambitions de croissance et de stimuler l'inclusion dans l'entreprise. Tous les candidats qualifiés recevront la considération pour un emploi sans égard à la race, la couleur, la religion, le sexe, l'orientation sexuelle, l'identité ou l'expression de genre, l'âge, l'origine nationale ou ethnique, l'état matrimonial, la situation familiale, l'invalidité, les caractéristiques génétique, et une condamnation pour laquelle un pardon a été accordée.

Si vous êtes une personne handicapée qui a besoin d'aide à tout moment au cours de notre processus de recrutement, veuillez communiquer avec nous au 1-855-239-5459 ou NAAccommodations@unilever.com at mailto:NAAccommodations@unliever.com < mailto:NAAccommodations@unilever.com at mailto:NAAccommodations@unliever.com >. Veuillez noter: ces lignes sont réservées aux personnes handicapées ayant besoin d'aide et ne sont pas un moyen d'enquêter sur les postes.

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