Background & Purpose of the Job
The Logistics Planning Team is responsible for managing all key functions involved in the deployment planning process. The team focuses on process excellence and deploying best practice for deployment of finished goods from Unilever factories, Distribution Centers, and 3rd Party Manufacturers. Specialists on the team work within a cross-functional environment, gaining a true end-to-end view of the entire Supply Chain from Planning to Manufacturingto Logistics to Procurement. The Specialist drives execution of the distribution strategy to deliver against growth plans of the company and divisions, works with categories and internal departments to align on cost savings targets, improvement opportunities, action plans, resolution of deployment exceptions and tracking metrics that drive effective business results and collaborates with analytics and business services teams to support decisions on distribution strategies.
Who You Are & What You’ll Do
As aLogisticsSpecialist, you will be responsible forexecution of the distribution requirements plan by creating Stock Transfer Orders to move inventory internal to the Unilever network. You willneed strong attention to detail to prioritizethe highest need items in the network to support expected customer service levels. You will work cross functionally withthe SupplyPlanning team to review the distribution plan, the Transportation and Warehousing teams to ensure adequate capacityto deploy and receive stock, and the Manufacturing team to balance availability with accuracy of thefinished goods. You willbe held to Key Performance Indicators of On Timedeployment, Truckload Utilization, Accuracy of Stock Transfers,anddeliveringcost savings. You will leadcross-functionalgroupsthat incorporate capacity planning, scheduling, inventory, andmaster data accuracy. You will analyze data, drive to root cause for deviations, and implement continuous improvement activitiesthat drive business improvements and remove non-value-added activities. Strategic thinking will be vital to providing exceptional service to the category, while achieving cost savings targets. Finally, you will need to balance the operational tradeoffs between internal business constraints and external customer requirements.
You’re a born leader:Youcan get the best out of any team,even though they don’t report to you. You are not afraid to have tough conversations where necessary but also celebrate and encourage the development ofyour colleagues and business partners.
You’re a dot connector:Youcan find the pattern and process in even the most complex of situations. You can turn it into a clear, consistent process map and communicate it toallyour stakeholders across the landscape.
You love towin, andhave fun doing it:Youbring a level of creativity and perseverance to the table that people want to emulate. You keep a sense of humor and a level head in all situations and always find a way to make it work.
You’re a changemaker:Youembrace change and always push the envelope using better processes and technology to pave the way. You influence others toadoptand adapt while giving them space to make it work for them.
What You’ll NeedToSucceed
A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited universityinrequired for consideration, preferably in Logistics, Supply Chain, Operations, or Business Management. It isrequiredthat you have at least 2 years of experience in Logistics or Planning in aConsumer PackagedGoods environment, preferably in multiple functions. You will need to be a results-oriented, innovative thinker with a focus on continuous improvement. Strong analytical aptitude with a validated ability to analyze/interpret data. Excellent oral and written communication skills are necessary to effectively interact with all levels of management. You will need the ability to work in a fast-paced business environment, demonstrating flexibility and adaptability by managing numerous priorities concurrently; organizational and time-management abilities are a must. Finally, you will need advanced technical skills with Microsoft Excel,PowerPoint,Outlook, Teams,andPowerBi. SAP APO and ECC experience arepreferred; Kinaxis Rapid Response is preferred. Experience working with enterprise level logistics systems, such as a Transportation Management System, Yard Management Systems, or Warehouse Management System is required. Oracle TMS, JDA WMS, and PINC YMS experience are preferred.
What We Can Offer You
Culture for Growth|Top Notch Employee Health & Well Being Benefits|Every Voice Matters|Global Reach|Life at Unilever|Careers with Purpose|World Class Career Development Programs|Check Out Our Space|Focus On Sustainability
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, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, genetic information, or other applicable legally protected characteristics by federal, state, or local law. For more information, please seeEqual Employment Opportunity Posters
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