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Procurement Assistant – Contract management Direct & Indirect Materials (6 months Interim Contract)

Procurement Assistant – Contract management Direct & Indirect Materials (6 months Interim Contract)

Location: Atasehir/ Istanbul

Reports to (role): Procurement Lead


Want to make an impact where it matters?

At Upfield our purpose is clear: we make people healthier and happier with nutritious and delicious, natural, plant-based products that are good for you, our planet; and with packaging that’s free from plastic.

We are the largest plant-based company in the world, and we believe in doing what’s right for our people, our customers and the planet.

We’ve got iconic brands like Rama, Country Crock, Blue Band and Flora that people all over the world know and love. We’ve been a trusted category leader since 1871 and yet we feel like we’re only just getting started.

Performance, Passion and Care define who we are as a company, how we work every day, and the responsibility we feel toward our Associates, our consumers, our business partners and our world.

We have big ambitions to grow this business and we want to attract the right people – those that love what they do, thrive on responsibility and are looking for limitless career defining opportunities.

You’ll have to enjoy working in a fast-paced environment and it will take hard work and determination; we will give you the ownership you need to make an impact. 

You’ll have to deliver on the commitments you make. And we’ll give you the freedom and flexibility to do your job and build your own career. 

If you want to make an impact where it matters apply now!

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Your Role

This temporary resource will be the key point of contact for Project Gold in the Procurement Workstream with a key focus on all concerning Direct & Indirect Materials related to Upfield Rest of the World

The candidate will be driving activities of Project Gold for the above-mentioned region, namely:

  • Contracts Management: placing contract in the system and gathering alignment with stakeholders (planning, procurement, R&D, quality, Legal)
  • Engagement with key stakeholders to update status of contract closure
  • Designing “to be” processes: contract life cycle management
  • Interface with IT on Procurement systems
  • Interface with COE on business-COE interfaces
  • Prepare TSA (Transition Service Agreement) schedules
  • Reporting (excel and power point)
  1. Contracts Management
  • Provide insights on supplier base of Direct & Indirect Materials
  • Gathering contracts for separation and renewal (Direct & Indirect Materials)
  • Lead contracts separation for region for all Direct & Indirect Materials
  • Identify and flag any risks of smooth contracts separation to core project team

       2. Designing the “to-be” processes

  • Maintain a working knowledge of the processes currently in place in order to support scenario planning for the region
  • Align with the core project team and engage in discussions on how the generic to-be processes will be structured
  • Define Standard Operation Procedures and ways of working for to-be process design for NA keeping in mind interdependencies with other workstreams
  • Give visibility of any complexities that would require some tailoring of generic processes to be specific to region

       3. Interface with IT on Procurement systems

  • Work closely with the core project team and the IT workstream on Procurement systems
  • Own the communication line with the IT workstream for regular feedback to core project team
  • Give visibility of any complexities that would require some tailoring of IT systems specific to region
  • Identify and flag any risks to smooth transitioning and separation of IT systems to new buyer

4. Interface with Centre of Excellence

  • Work closely with the COE (Centre of Excellence) teams on business COE interfaces and processes
  • Assist with the integration of existing services in the to-be organization in line with discussions for the region
  • Identify and flag risks and give inputs to mitigation plans

       5. Prepare TSA Schedules

  • Define TSA and contract negotiations schedules for region
  • Define and align with core project team on scope, cost, timings and SLAs (Service Level Agreement) of Procurement TSAs for the region

        6. Reporting

  • Prepare progress reports for the procurement separation workstream lead
  • Give weekly feedback to core project team on all activities in terms of progress and challenges
  • Gather Data and present it to internal and external stakeholders

What You’ll Need to Succeed

  • Procurement and functional business process knowledge
  • Some Project Management skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong Bias for Action
  • Excellent rigor and order
  • Strong Accountability & Responsibility
  • Well developed, mature emotional intelligence
  • Strong growth mindset
  • Proficiency in Excel and Power Point
  • SAP S4H experience preferable but not mandatory