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Regional Blossom SC WS Project Manager (TR)

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Supply Chain
Istanbul, Istanbul
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Regional Blossom SC WS Project Manager (TR)

Purpose of role: ekaterra tea business is under separation from Unilever. The person of this role will coordinate and follow up the SC separation activities, TSA (Temporary Service Agreement) exits, cross workstream and/or cross region interdependencies, contributing to build up the new way of working.  

Core tasks

  • Contribute to develop and follow the actions as per transfer plan to ensure smooth and timely move, highlight risks upfront and initiate identification of mitigation action
  • Related to TSA exits
    • Regular meeting with TSA Owners and MU SC Heads to understand statuses of their TSAs and support their related actions
    • Understand interdependent TSAs, support the TSA owner to exit synchronize the exit
    • Understand and track the charges for the TSAs, initiate resolution when incorrect
    • Identify opportunities exit faster
    • Record and regularly report TSA exit statuses on the defined format
    • Participate on TSA exit tracking review calls with the global coordination and lead the meeting from the region side
    • Introduce and regularly update any report required by the central PMO, Global Blossom SC Lead and Regional SC Heads to manage TSAs
    • Ensure that TSE exit plans are ready on time and get approved by both ekaterra and Unilever

  • Related to new WoW- ekaterra establishment
    • Keep contact with the Global SC work stream Lead, participate on global workstream  lead meetings, feedback region status, take care of cascading and following up assigned tasks
    • Follow up the implementation plan for each sub workstream in the region with Business Integrator
    • Coordinate and optimize the cross workstream activities to avoid clashing actions
    • Follow up statues and flag the impact of potential delays on the other workstreams, initiate mitigation actions
    • Follow up resource need for each stage and ensure the most optimal set up
    • Create regular status reports and collect/ record and report any information/data required by the project and/or the regional SC team

Responsibilities and accountabilities:

  • Record, report TSA statues on time in full
  • Call together and lead relevant meetings both to TSA exits and ekaterra establishment
  • TSA charge control together with the regional / global SC finance teams, escalate to regional SC Head as needed
  • Record and report ekaterra establishment related actions, statuses as per required by the global SC Workstream Lead and/ or by the regional SC Head
  • Coordinate X-workstream actions, escalate potential clashes for mitigating actions
  • Organize meetings within and outside the region on arising related topics.

Required skills and experience:

  • Project management skills and experience on transformation projects with multiple stakeholders
  • Working knowledge/ good understanding on SC functions from sourcing via make to deliver
  • Experience on relevant Microsoft Office Apps (except, MSProject, MSTeams, ppt, etc.)

Desirable skills and experience:

  • Experience with managing complex business transformation programmes, especially in global carve-out and Transitional Service Agreement exit scenarios, and working together with different levels of business stakeholders globally
  • International experience e.g. working with diverse markets and cultures and ability to adapt and be culturally aware to achieve results
  • Experience of working in Unilever i.e. familiar with Unilever business scope and existing data models and processes

Personal attributes:

  • Organized, accurate and punctual
  • Decisive and pragmatic to find most suitable solution in limited time and resource available
  • Ability to work with a wide range of stakeholders,
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills,
  • Able to deal with the pressures and uncertainties of a global transformation programme, in the context of business separation and TSA exits

Required languages: English

Location: Office (location by region) Home office (40%:60%, but flexible) 

Reports to: Global Blossom SC Workstream Lead (Head of SC Operations & Transformation) dotted line to Regional SC Head (X Region)

Reports: no direct report

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