A group of 23 procurement managers from Unilever, one of the world’s leading suppliers of Food, Home and Personal Care products, will travel to SBE in Maastricht next week to master the art of ‘Leading Next Generation Procurement’. This is the result of a programme co-created between Unilever Procurement and Maastricht University, Singapore Management University and Babson College.
Paul Green, Strategic Programme director Unilever Procurement commented: “For Unilever Procurement, this initiative is a significant intervention to ensure that we can continuously evolve to meet the needs of our changing environment – reinventing ourselves for sustained competitive advantage as Unilever looks to double the size of its business whilst halving its environmental footprint and improving its positive social impact.”
SBE Programme director professor Frank Rozemeijer said: “Together with Unilever representatives: Strategic Program director Procurement Paul Green, HR director Procurement Placid Jover and programme manager Anders Lindhoff as well as SBE professors Marielle Heijltjes and Paul Iske and executive education director Maurice Olivers, we have designed a programme whereby the participants explore the future of procurement, going beyond perceived constraints to co-create new business cases for Unilever’s next generation procurement. This is achieved through a challenging learning format where we combine online meetings with face-2-face sessions in Maastricht, Singapore and Boston. ”
Unilever is one of the world’s leading suppliers of Food, Home and Personal Care products with sales in over 190 countries. Unilever products are present in 7 out of 10 homes globally and are used by over 2 billion people on a daily basis. The company works with 173,000 employees around the world and generated annual sales of over €50 billion in 2012. Over half of the company’s footprint is in the faster growing developing and emerging markets (55% in 2012). Working to create a better future every day, Unilever helps people feel good, look good and get more out of life. Its portfolio includes some of the world’s best known brands such as Knorr, Persil / Omo, Dove, Sunsilk, Hellmann’s, Lipton, Rexona / Sure, Wall’s, Lux, Rama, Ponds and Axe, 14 of which now generate a turnover of €1 billion or more.
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