Procurement Manager Capex & MRO

13-15 years
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Job Description


Part of the Supply Chain family, Procurement is responsible for over 30B Euro of material and services spend globally with more than 60,000 suppliers. Getting the right services and 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 stakeholders needs, bring innovation to meet changing consumer, employees, and customer's needs, and drive financial value for Unilever through competitive buying. We're at the forefront of digital procurement, bringing new tools and analytics to drive data-based decisions.

Our strategy is Procurement with Purpose and focuses on buying responsibly, buying better, and growing together with partners around the world. Our ambition is based on three key drivers: being Purpose-Led, Value-Driven, and Future-Fit.

Within Packaging Capex MRO and Utilities, the Procurement Manager - Capex & MRO, SA is responsible for the sourcing strategy development, implementation and procurement of all engineering spends related to construction, maintenance and operations of Unilever plants and green field/ brown field projects in South Asia region incl. India, Srilanka, Bangladesh, Nepal and Pakistan.

This role will increase effectiveness of our Capex & MRO procurement by creating an expertise-driven model, streamlining accountabilities, building capabilities, developing market alternatives, and leveraging knowledge, relationships, and business strategies across markets to bring the best value sourcing solutions for various projects.

The person will increase efficiency of our Capex and MRO procurement by driving scale where it makes sense, lowering fragmentation, leveraging global supply bases, prioritizing higher impact spend areas, leveraging technology and data, and delivering on best practices.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Lead the development and implementation of sourcing strategies relevant for capex projects and its execution for factories across the region and new Greenfield projects.
  • Deep understanding of Sourcing of process equipment, appreciation of engineering designs for large Projects.
  • Lead sourcing for large projects- Deep knowledge and understanding of mechanical, electrical, utilities, structure & civil packages, cost benchmarks, cost drivers, future RM price movements and risk mitigation, leverage local and global supply base to get best value deals for the project.
  • Ability to Independently lead sourcing of large value and complex CAPEX packages including negotiation planning and execution (Civil and Structure works, Pre-engineered building structure, Electrical and Instrumentation, Fire detection and fighting, Insulation and Steam tracing etc., ASRSs, MHEs and recking solutions)
  • Evaluate and facilitate Decision making process- product life cycle costs, spares and consumables cost, services cost (TCO analysis)
  • Detailed analysis and decision for Award of business to suppliers in alignment with Procurement/ Project leadership.
  • Legal agreements drafting with Legal counsel, negotiation with suppliers to finalise the contracts.
  • Support the project team in identifying new capable suppliers, Supplier assessment (commercial, technical) and final supplier selection.
  • Multiple Stake holder management both Internal and external i.e., Project leadership & Teams, legal counsel/ agencies, Finance, Global Procurement and Suppliers
  • Participate and contribute to Governance meetings, weekly & monthly project review meetings (from procurement perspective)
  • RFQ process management- Float RFQs, secure offers, receive TBA/CBA from Project team, collate and prepare a negotiation plan, conduct negotiations to conclude deals (familiarity with e-tenders preferred), award business.
  • MIS reporting: Project procurement plan, Project related KPIs reporting.
  • Compliance to Schedule of Authority applicable for the project, country

Experience Required:


  • Engineering graduate (any discipline) is necessary. (Post-Graduation in Engineering or Management, procurement certifications will be an added advantage)
  • A minimum of 13 years experience in a technical procurement position, including large project sourcing
  • Excellent/proven Negotiation skills for sourcing of high value complex packages
  • Experience in Negotiating and finalizing legal contracts for projects.
  • South Asia markets and Projects related supply base knowledge is a must Global market knowledge will be an added advantage.
  • Fluent in Oral and written English
  • Ability to operate independently.
  • Proactive, Collaborative, positive team player with ability to lead teams.
  • Good knowledge of MS- Word, excel, Power BI and power point.

Key requirements

  • Agile and resilient to work under pressure and in a complex global environment mastering stakeholder engagement.
  • Drive for results - Passionate about and perseverance in the pursuit of challenging stretch goals. Demonstrates energy, drive and enthusiasm when striving to accomplish and improve results.
  • Interpersonal effectiveness - facilitate in building trust and engagement amongst teams and stakeholders.
  • Inspiring, motivational, and accountable people leader, able to manage remote and cross-cultural teams, connect people and ideas understanding cultural differences.
  • Able to create and drive adoption and execution of a shared vision and strategy for change.
  • Ability to interact with senior stakeholders cross functions effectively and efficiently.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, including storytelling, and effective presentations.
  • Drive Change Management initiatives whilst comfortable with ambiguity.
  • High business acumen and personal mastery.
  • Strong in project and time management for complex projects.


15% time for within India/ region travel. 1 to 2 international trips per year.


Internal key contacts and Business partners

  • Procurement team and directors
  • Engineering and Supply Chain teams
  • Business Operations - UniOps
  • Procurement Strategy and Insights
  • Procurement Partners and Purpose team
  • Procurement Finance
  • Legal teams


  • Suppliers and External Partners
  • Engineering Design & Project Management companies
  • Legal advisors

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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