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Advanced Analytics Lead - Supply Chain

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Data & Analytics
Port Sunlight, England;
Kingston upon Thames, Greater London, England
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Advanced Analytics Lead - Supply Chain

Location: Kingston or Port Sunlight


Unilever is one of the world’s leading suppliers of Food, Home and Personal Care products with sales in over 190 countries and reaching 2 billion consumers a day. Unilever has more than 400 brands found in homes around the world, including Persil, Dove, Knorr, Domestos, Hellmann’s, Lipton, Wall’s, PG Tips, Ben & Jerry’s, Marmite, Magnum and Lynx. Faced with the challenge of climate change and the need for human development, we want to move towards a world where everyone can live well and within the natural limits of the planet. That’s why our purpose is ‘to make sustainable living commonplace”

The role is based in the centre of Kingston, where you have a wide selection of shops, cafés and restaurants at your fingertips. The office is home to a restaurant, a fruit and ice-cream bar, and a subsidised shop offering a selection of our Unilever products.

Job Purpose

For Unilever to remain competitive in the future, the business needs to continue the path to become data intelligent. The Data & Insights team will persevere to make Unilever Data Intelligent - powering key decisions with data, insights, advanced analytics and AI.

Our ambition is to enable democratization of data, information and insights as ​a completely agile organization ​that builds fantastic careers for our people ​and is accountable for delivering great work ​that maximizes impact and delivers growth.

This Data & Analytics function endeavours to create clear accountability for all aspects of Data Strategy, Data Management, Information Management, Analytics, and Insights. We would be accountable for impact of solutions, maintaining market relevance and minimising unnecessary overlaps in analytics products, ensuring simplicity and that our solutions better meet the needs of our users.

We would partner with the Digital and Data Legal Counsel to ensure that our Data Defence (Privacy, Governance, Quality, etc) is well structured and sufficiently robust to use data and AI correctly throughout the enterprise. We would democratize information across the business, while supporting the culture shift required for data driven decision making. Further, this team would drive capacity unlock from manual and duplicative reporting capabilities, while also refocusing a portion of the unlock on embedding predictive and prescriptive analytics capabilities into our highest potential opportunities. 

We have four key operating principles:

  • One team
  • Connected to the business
  • Deploying with pace and discipline
  • Designing for experience

Our vision is to make Unilever data intelligent, partnering with the business to power key decisions with data, advanced analytics and AI to accelerate growth.  

Our 5 strategies to achieve this are:

  • Accelerate & simplify access to relevant data, information and insights Build in-house, leading-edge data, information, insights & analytics capability
  • Lead the data & insightsculture and careers to empower employees across Unilever
  • Rapidly embed analytics products, solutions and services to drive growth
  • Advance Information Automation at Scale

Be the Analytics Partner and translator to the Supply Chain function to define and provide data and analytics at scale to tackle the key SC challenges

The Advanced Analytics Lead plays a key role within the Supply Chain D&A team engaging with the business to understand, define, experiment and scale up advanced analytics solutions. This role acts as a translator between the business, Product Managers, Data Scientists and data SMEs coordinating the development of new use cases and enabling their deployment at scale in partnership with product managers.


Engage with the business to understand Advanced Analytics problems Provide solutions in the form of data science, machine learning, analytcs models Setup up and lead pilots and experiments to prove models. Lead data science with D&A SC team Design and specific solutions for Industrialisation including cost esimates and benefits identification to feed into product business cases. Work in partnership with relevant D&A SC Product Managers to supply strong analytics solutions as required. Drive and Manage the portfolio of SC advanced analytics activities across Supply Chain and iOPS. Work with the business to test solutions & functionality

All About You


  • Strong knowledge of Data Science, Machine Learning and Analytics
  • Strong knowledge of technology platforms to deploy at speed and scale
  • Supply Chain process knowledge
  • Excellent communication and influencing skills to build trust and support with stakeholders
  • Strong Business Partnering capability and experience.
  • Experience of delivering projects and working with multiple business teams and stakeholders
  • Global Project Management, Budgeting and Tracking
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to collect, organize, analyse, and disseminate significant amounts of information with attention to detail and accuracy
  • Experience of delivering End to end Data and Analytics global projects 
  • Ability to lead in a complex ambiguous environment


Not only do we offer a competitive salary, but also our pension scheme, an annual bonus, a free gym, a staff shop and shares. You’ll get the opportunity to work directly with our renowned and exciting brands in a flexible and agile environment. We strive to achieve a family-friendly culture and to, above all, create possibilities for all.

Diversity at Unilever is about inclusion, embracing differences, creating possibilities and growing together for better business performance. We embrace diversity in our workforce. This means giving full and fair consideration to all applicants and continuing development of all employees regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnership, and pregnancy and maternity.

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