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Supply Planning Transformation Analyst - ekaterra, Project Blossom

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

Background and Purpose of the Job

The Supply Planning Analyst role will be responsible for the execution of tea blend and finished good production planning within the new ~$400MM tea business. Unilever’s tea business has recently been separated into its own business: Ekaterra. Ekaterra supply planning team is looking for someone who is enthusiastic and innovative in their approach to supply chains during this transformative time for our business.

What Will You Do

The individual responsibilities will split time between two activities: supply planning and transformation project work. Supply planning will be about ½ your time. The other ½ will be driving transformation projects regarding sourcing location transitions and developing improvements to our operations.

As a supply planning team member you will contribute to delivering on the following key metrics:

(1) Customer Service Performance

(2) Inventory level optimization

(3) Optimization and analysis of factory capacity

(4) Gross Margin improvement

(5) Business waste reduction

Duties & Responsibilities including but not limited to:

  • Driving planning process improvement projects

  • Operational support for large strategic supply chain transformation

  • Working with experts to guide them in building tools to automate operational tasks

  • Using your data skills to build new data reporting for our new organization. Create tracking mechanisms for performance & communicate the KPIs, where relevant, to manage cross functional stakeholders & improvement initiatives.

  • Partner with supply units to determine the best run strategy for the factories and proactively manage the capacity planning to meet demand with the right inventory and timing.

  • Root cause & create action plans for the customer service losses. Effectively communicate & align expectations on the future facing risks to service with Demand Planning, Customer Service & leadership teams

  • Proactively manage & align cross functional actions to minimize waste

  • Partner with cross functional teams to ensure interrupted material supply for factories & provide insights based on demand changes.

What You’ll Need to Succeed

  • Bachelor Degree. Engineering, Logistics, Operations Planning, Supply Chain or other analytical fields preferred.

  • Supply chain related experience – preferably in supply planning

  • A highly developed set of skills in quantification and analysis

  • Strong knowledge of Excel

  • Experience with process automation is a plus

  • Experience in SAP and Rapid Response a plus

  • Familiarity with development of Excel Macros, PowerBI & Tablaeu or other analytical & data visualization tools is a plus

  • 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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