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Factory Logistics Team Leader

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Supply Chain
Independence, MO
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Background & Purpose of the Job

Responsible for end-to-end factory logistics operations at the Independence, Missouri manufacturing site. Managing up to 50+ employees across 24/7 shifts. In addition, accountable to deliver logistics safety, quality, cost savings, business waste reduction, customer service, continuous improvement projects and sustainability improvements at the Independence, MO site.

Who You Are & What You’ll Do

  • Execution of standardized logistics systems, processes, KPI’s, and ways of working
  • Manage site distribution budget and labor pool.
  • Drive sustainability initiatives through factory warehouse improvements, transportation efficiencies, and external collaboration activities
  • Implement process improvement through operational scorecards within our inbound, internal logistics, inventory, palletizing, and outbound operations.
  • Customer service improvement through warehouse and transportation loss reduction using CI tools and methodology.
  • Execute the product group and site level factory logistics strategy.
  • Support internal and external operational benchmarking activities.
  • Drive efficiencies within our palletizing operation
  • Manage warehouse inventory conducting counts, and operational improvements to deliver >98% inventory accuracy within raw, semi-finished, and finished goods.
  • Work cohesively with upper management and cross functional departments to deliver results and collaborative improvements.

What You’ll Need To Succeed

  • Bachelor’s Degree with at least 4 years of experience leading hourly team members in a Logistics, Manufacturing, Transportation, or Warehousing environment. Experience managing across multiple shifts and salary team members in a union environment is a plus.
  • You love developing a team and a winning culture and maintain a positive attitude in the face of rapidly changing circumstances and adversity. Experience leading teams in a union environment
  • Strong understanding of inventory control, warehousing and transportation operations, manufacturing operations, product deployment, and order to cash processes.
  • Extremely proficient in Excel along with strong communication, supervisory and interpersonal skills.
  • SAP experience in a factory environment is highly 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

Pay: The pay range for this position is $83,200 to $124,700. Unilever takes into consideration a wide range of factors that are utilized in making compensation decisions including, but not limited to, skill sets, 
experience and training, licensure and certifications, qualifications and education, and other business and organizational needs.
Bonus: This position is bonus eligible.
Long-Term Incentive (LTI): This position is LTI eligible.
Benefits: Unilever employees are eligible to participate in our benefits plan. Should the employee choose to participate, they can choose from a range of benefits to include, but is not limited to, health insurance (including prescription drug, dental, and vision coverage), retirement savings benefits, life insurance and disability benefits, parental leave, sick leave, paid vacation and holidays, as well as access to numerous voluntary benefits. Any coverages for health insurance and retirement benefits will be in accordance with the terms and conditions of the applicable plans and associated governing plan documents.


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. 

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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