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Global Assistant Strategy & Insights Manager, Procurement

Hindustan Unilever


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Assistant Strategy & Insights Manager, Global Procurement

Work level : 1D

Schedule : Full time

Location : India

Function : Procurement, Supply Chain

Travel : Yes, 5%


Part of the Supply Chain's family, Procurement is responsible for over 30B of material and services spend globally with more than 70,000 suppliers. Getting the right materials, sustainably sourced and ensuring responsible procurement is critical to ensuring our brands with purpose grow. Our teams work closely with the business to understand brand needs, bring supplier innovation to meet changing consumer needs and drive financial value for Unilever through competitive buying. We are at the forefront of digital procurement, bringing new tools and analytics to drive data-based decisions.

With over 1400 employees globally, we support a network of thousands of suppliers, more than 1.5 million smallholder farmers who in turn support communities of over 7 million people. Our strategy is Procurement with Purpose and focuses on buying responsibly, buying better and growing together with partners around the world and we have an ambition that is based on three key drivers: Being Purpose-Led, Value-Driven and Future-Fit.

Schaffhausen and Singapore are the two key Procurement's global hubs which lead strategy and are home to the global portfolio teams such as Packaging, Chemicals, Naturals, MBS, and Sustainable Sourcing.


The Procurement Strategy & Insights Team serves as the nerve centre of the Unilever global procurement organization, which enables the procurement organization to design and deliver step-change across the procurement value chain, operating process, and business model. This team is responsible for:

  • Sensing and incubating innovative ideas, new business models & transformation programs for value creation as UPLT partners
  • Enabling transformation programs, facilitating upskilling of employees, and developing strategy with respective portfolio VPs and PCLF members
  • Identifying and scaling up best practices across the global procurement organization


Reporting to the Data Strategy & Digital Lead / Senior Manager, the purpose of this role is:

  • Utilizing data to drive future-fit procurement strategy and to create value in competitive buying, portfolio strategy development, resilience & partnership.
  • Enable data and insights-driven business decisions.
  • Project Management for the Digital program, closely work with both internal and external to make sure the OTIF deliverable.
  • Build strategic partnership with other data and digital team across Unilever Organization (e.g. D&A, IT, R&D, Finance)
  • Develop and maintain relationships with external agencies for partnerships in market intelligence and competitive buying.
  • Improve the user experience and culture, organized the training and digital upskilling sessions across procurement to improvement the overall adoption.


The Assistant Strategy & Insights Manager will interface with the following stakeholders:

  • Head of Global Procurement Strategy & Insights and team
  • Head of Procurement for Business Group / Portfolio / Supplier Operations and team
  • IT Team
  • Data & Analytics Team
  • R&D Team
  • Procurement Finance Team
  • Potential vendors and S&I running partners (consultant)


Co-own Data Strategy

  • Identify, transform, and connect all procurement relevant data
  • Ensure consistent and trusted data across Procurement Organization
  • Democratize data for self-service analytics and insights generation
  • Support Sourcing Team on Business Intelligence and Advance Analytics for value creation

Strategic Business Partnering

  • Work closely with business and/or procurement stakeholders to understand their goals and determine how data can be used to achieve those goals
  • Lead the Insights creation from available data and drive digitalization, based on a good understanding of the data architecture and guiding the mining process, for portfolio strategy development and decision making
  • Lead Future-fit Digital Product development for Global Procurement. Overall project management for digital initiatives / solutions in collaboration with other Strategy & Insights team members


  • Strategic, Systemic Thinking & Entrepreneurial
  • Strong Talent catalyst to bring the best out of people
  • Outstanding problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Consumer Love, High Growth & Innovation mindset
  • Strong Communication & Influencing skills
  • High Initiative, Quick Learner and Self-Starter


  • B.S. or M.S. in a relevant technical field
  • 3-5 years related experience in a procurement role either in Unilever / FMCG industry or in a large complex organisation with strong portfolio and market expertise
  • Business and commercial acumen
  • Strong analytical skills, able to make sense of large amounts of data and market intelligence
  • Familiarity with basic relational databases, SQL, and data lake ecosystem
  • Experience with analysis tools like R, Python is a plus
  • Expert knowledge with data visualization software like Microsoft Power BI is a plus
  • Ability and drive to work independently and across virtual teams
  • Experience of working in cross-functional teams within a matrix environment - both F2F and virtually
  • Strong critical thinking, analytical and story-telling skills to respond to multiple market/portfolio specific characteristics and influence change remotely
  • Ability to communicate complex quantitative analysis in a clear, precise, and actionable manner
  • Ability to influence senior stakeholders and peers effectively


Hindustan Unilever Limited (HUL) is a consumer goods company headquartered in Mumbai, India. It is a subsidiary of Unilever, a British company. Its products include foods, beverages, cleaning agents, personal care products, water purifiers and other fast-moving consumer goods.
HUL was established in 1931 as Hindustan Vanaspati Manufacturing Co. and following a merger of constituent groups in 1956, it was renamed Hindustan Lever Limited. The company was renamed in June 2007 as Hindustan Unilever Limited


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