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Collaborative Manufacturing Associate Operations Manager

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Supply Chain
Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Date posted:

Background & Purpose of the Job

The 3PM (Third Party Manufacturing) team is a new team that will work closely with all the Foods 3PM’s, Procurement, Quality and Planning with the ambition of driving high level performance from our partners. This includes improving schedule attainment, improving reliability, understanding attainment losses, and developing improvement plans to narrow these gaps

3PM’s are also crucial in plugging holes with increased demand, or Unilever factory supply issues. Developing a robust strategy and process to utilize 3PM’s to augment production in these cases will be a priority for the team. Also required to make a call on volume for network capacity. Understanding the 3PM’s technology and capabilities is critical in developing a category robust strategy.

Who You Are & What You’ll Do

  • Develop a thorough understanding of the Foods 3PM network, including technology, capacity, run rates, quality performance, and attainment history

  • Understand and improve the ways of working between Planning, Procurement and the 3PM’s

  • Establish weekly reporting, loss identification and weekly meetings with 3PM’s

  • Working with the 3PM Manager, build relationships with 3PM’s leaders and teams, holding them accountable on execution

  • Monitor quality performance, working with our quality colleagues

  • Perform site visits to 3PM’s focused on quality, performance and identifying risks

  • Develop strategies to maximize weekly Foods attainment, and position the 3PM’s as a back-up manufacturer when needed

What You’ll Need To Succeed

  • Bachelor’s degree – preferably in a supply chain or engineering field

  • A minimum of 5 years experience in an Operations-based environment

  • Demand Planning, Supply Planning, Customer Service or Sales Planning or other appropriate functional business experience in planning, finance or supply chain with a proven track record of strategic analysis, lateral thinking, business process improvement and virtual team leadership

  • Fluency in English (written and spoken).

  • Preferably skilled with SAP

  • Strong Excel skills

What We Can Offer You

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For office-based, Research & Development, and remote positions, proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required to be eligible for employment. Religious and/or medical accommodations will be considered on a case-by-case basis.


Unilever is an organization committed to diversity and inclusion to drive our business results and create a better future every day for our diverse employees, global consumers, partners, and communities. We believe a diverse workforce allows us to match our growth ambitions and drive inclusion across the business. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.  For more information, please seeEqual Employment Opportunity Posters

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