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We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Project Manager, Grow Africa
Job Number: 18000C9B Location: Oregun, Lagos
Job Field: Supply Chain
Job Type: Regular
Job Schedule: Full-time
Profession (Marketing, Finance, etc.): Supply Chain
Work Level: WL2C
Main Job Purpose
(A concise statement setting out the main purpose and objectives of the job.)
The Grow Africa team (Procurement, Plantations, Sustainable Sourcing) is responsible for driving the identification and delivery of strategic partnerships, multi-stakeholder approaches and the sourcing of value-added agricultural products to meet our growing raw material requirements at globally competitive costs.
The job holder will be responsible for developing and driving Grow Africa projects in Africa, primarily in Nigeria, Cote D’Ivoire and Ghana in West Africa & Ethiopia, Rwanda and Mozambique in East Africa to create sustainable agriculture supply chains, which deliver against Unilever’s commitments to the G8 under the Grow Africa initiative, and other agriculture supply chains that can be developed to deliver raw materials to the business.
The incumbent will be responsible for liaising with the implementing partners on the ground, the public sector, international funding agencies, and other private organizations in designing and executing the projects.
(Please describe the responsibilities and end results that would be expected.)
Leading projects to fulfil Unilever’s commitments to the G8, Grow Africa and the New Alliance
Identifying opportunities for raw material sourcing from Africa
Working closely with the Procurement and Category teams, to develop strategically, concepts of where Unilever should create supply chains within Africa
Identifying strategic partners and multi-stakeholder approaches to develop appropriate joint ventures
Developing certifiable, traceable and sustainable business models
Leveraging public private partnerships and government incentives
5-10 years procurement / supply chain / finance related experience
Degree required – multi discipline but finance, supply chain and / or agriculture preferred
Previous experience – Supplier Development in Agriculture
Procurement skills including supply market intelligence and analysis, supply strategy development and implementation, managing alliances, relationships and negotiation.
Project management skills, business process experience will be a key advantage
Good Interpersonal skills to manage external & internal stakeholders
Fluency in English is a must. French would be an asset
Financial analysis & project management
Highly skilled at negotiations and political influencing
Must be a diplomatic, self-starter with a strong bias for action and entrepreneurial mindset.
Must be a strong executor
Must be able to work independently and virtually.
Must lead both processes and people across a broad and diverse geographic and business environment.
Must be able to travel frequently around the region and continent
(Please list any internal and external contacts arising from the job.)
External Affairs Director to establish and assist in interaction with government and donor funding organizations
Procurement managers across the organization and specifically in Africa, to source the output from JV’s and/or partners
Procurement Operations to ensure demand is established and verified for the long term as the backbone of the supply chain
SC Capability Teams to help deliver on new vertically integrated factories
Legal & Finance Business Partners
Inter-governmental bodies (WEF, Grow Africa, G8)
Donor funding organizations
Sustainability Certifying bodies
Other 3P private enterprises
Partners in supply chains
Spanning West Africa, but specifically: Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Ghana, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Mozambique
Stakeholders – the Grow Africa program is being directly monitored by the CEO’s office, External Affairs, CSCO and CPO
(Please show where the job lies within the department, including superior(s) & subordinate(s).)
Strtegy Director, Supply Chain Africa (line manager is based in J’burg, SA)
Developing and Executing Supply Chain
Strategies Aligned to Business Goals
Building Internal and External Networks
Adopting a Customer Service Mindset in all our Relationships
Implementing Supply Chain Improvements
Adopting a Health and Safety and Environmental Care Approach
Business Strategy and Formulation
Business Planning and Implementation
Business Process Design and Management
Application and Exploitation of Information Technology