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Shift Manager - Personal Products

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Supply Chain
Horana South, Western Province
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Unilever is currently hiring for a Shift Manager

Function: Supply Chain

Reports to: Manufacturing Manager - Personal Products

Scope: Local Scope

Location: Horana Factory

Terms & Conditions: Full-time


With 3.4 billion people in over 190 countries using our products every day, Unilever is a business that makes a real impact on the world. Work on brands that are loved and improve the lives of our consumers and the communities around us. We are driven by our purpose: to make sustainable living commonplace, and it is our belief that doing business the right way drives superior performance. At the heart of what we do is our people – we believe that when our people work with purpose, we will create a better business and a better world. 

At Unilever, your career will be a unique journey, grounded in our inclusive, collaborative, and flexible working environment. We don’t believe in the ‘one size fits all’ approach and instead we will equip you with the tools you need to shape your own future.


Unilever is the place where you can bring your purpose to life with the work that you do – creating a better business and a better world. You will be responsible to ensure the plant plan compliance (OR) to be achieved with the support of the team while achieving the set KPIs. You will report to the Manufacturing Manager – Personal Products.


  • Ensure company desired levels of safety/quality/hygiene are complied at all the stages of operations & by all the persons in his department at all times.

  • Plan compliance to be achieved on weekly basis.

  • Ensure desired productivity/OEE levels are achieved & improved in regular operations.

  • Ensure availability of manpower for day to day operations in the department.

  • Accounting & minimizing material wastages, by conducting stock counting weekly, monthly, and quarterly with the support of factory finance and 3P auditors.

  • Set goals for safety/quality /productivity/ technical efficiency and energy  and ensure they are achieved on regular basis.

  • Drive initiatives for cost savings implemented on time & in full and responsible for month end saving reporting in SRS system.

  • Ensure the operating/production cost is achieved & maintained at minimum possible level as desired by the company.

  • Participation & implementation in energy conservation/safety initiatives/quality & hygiene initiatives/innovation roll outs/productivity improvement programs & any other initiatives which are to be implemented.

  • Implementation of accounting system for incoming materials & outgoing finished goods.

  • Conducting monthly circle team with workforce members and drive for improvement actions

  • Completion of relevant actions generated in Monthly QRM, CRM in the factory.

  • Drive plant related assigned engineering projects.


Experiences & Qualifications

Candidate should:

  • Be a graduate in Chemical/Mechanical Engineering, possessing comprehensive understanding on manufacturing procedures & practices.

  • Have up to 1-2 years of experience in supply chain background,

  • Having prior experience in FMCG manufacturing will be an added advantage.

  • Be a strong assertive leader with the ability to collaborate with multiple internal & external stakeholders.

  • Possess good analytical thinking & problem-solving skills.


  • Managing Manufacturing Performance

  • Manufacturing Technology

  • Problem Solving

  • Change Management

  • Stakeholder Management

  • Collaboration


  • You are energized by delivering fantastic results. You are an example to others – both your results and your resilience. You are constantly on the lookout for better ways to do things, engaging and collaborating with others along the way.

  • As an individual you are the one responsible for your own wellbeing and delivering high standards of work. You must also focus on the Consumer and what they need. You are humble and have your head up, looking around to interpret evidence and data smartly, spot issues and opportunities to make things better.

  • Critical SOL (Standards of Leadership) Behaviors

    • PASSION FOR HIGH PERFORMANCE: Takes personal responsibility and accountability for execution and results. Has an owner’s mindset, using data and insight to make decisions.

    • PERSONAL MASTERY: Sets high standards for themselves. Actively builds own wellbeing and resilience.

    • CONSUMER LOVE: Whatever their role, always looks for better ways to serve consumers. Invests time inside and outside to understand the needs of consumers.

    • PURPOSE & SERVICE: Has humility, understanding that leadership is service to others, inside and outside Unilever.

    • AGILITY: Explores the world around them, continually learning and developing their skills.

Unilever embraces diversity and encourages applicants from all walks of life! 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. 

Unilever is an organisation committed to equity, inclusion and diversity 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. At Unilever we are interested in every individual bringing their ‘Whole Self’ to work and this includes you! Thus if you require any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of your application so that we can support you through your recruitment journey.

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