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Demand Planning Analyst - ekaterra, Project Blossom

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Supply Chain
Englewood Cliffs, NJ
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This is a temporary contract position.

Background & Purpose of the Job

This position is responsible for supporting the planning processes of a ~$500MM beverage portfolio including Lipton, TAZO, Pukka, Red Rose, PG Tips, and other brands within Ekaterra. This individual will influence and coordinate growth delivery in the America’s market for the tea business. He/she is responsible for leading the discussions and gathering proper inputs of key business activities over next 12-18 months and supports cross functional alignment towards both tactical and strategic business objectives. This individual also supports key roles within the supply chain to ensure operational effectiveness and efficiencies.  

What You will Do

  • Collaborative "bottom-up" planning with Customer Development, Brand, and Customer Supply Chain building to a rolling 18-month plan to meet and deliver our growth targets.

  • Assist key planning activities and govern weekly and monthly processes, interacting with key business units (Brand Building, Customer Development, Sales, Customer Service, Operations) to ensure key activities are aligned and delivered.

  • Manage and maintain master data elements for our portfolio to ensure system capabilities, visibility, and accuracy for cross functional processes.

  • Delivery of agreed service levels across our wide customer base.

  • Provide long-term inputs and insight to support our strategic team on manufacturing capabilities for the years ahead.

  • Support and lead continuous business reviews on overall supply chain health. Bringing together cross functional teams to support waste and complexity reduction in the current landscape as well as supporting new item launches to ensure flawless delivery to our consumers.

  • Support digitization for planning tools such as RPAs and ML. Improve productivity through automation, eliminate redundant tasks that can be applied across multiple categories.

  • Support development of Ekaterra processes and technologies that are fit for purpose in the digital agenda.

What You’ll Need to Succeed

  • Bachelor’s Degree with focus in an analytical discipline (eg. Logistics, applied sciences, computer science, math, statistics, economics, operations, engineering, etc.); advanced degree a plus

  • A minimum of 1-3 years’ experience in operational planning, ideally demand / supply planning or customer service roles

  • Knowledge of planning systems, (SAP APO) and O2C (SAP ECC) and Kinaxis Rapid Response are a plus

  • Ability to analyze complex data sets, create strategic recommendations

  • Advanced Excel experience required

  • APICS involvement/certification a plus

  • Ability to effectively communicate complex concepts in straight-forward ways to multiple levels of the organization

  • Strong interpersonal skills


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

Employment is subject to verification of pre-screening tests, which may include drug screening, background check, credit check and DMV check.

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