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ekaterra – Logistics Supervisor & Supply Planner

Job ID:
R-21620
Category:
Supply Chain
Location:
Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur
Date posted:
09/03/2021

About ekaterra

Unilever is proud of its tea business, the biggest in the world, with world class purpose driven brands such as Lipton, PG tips and Pukka. Recently, Unilever decided to separate the Tea business to ensure it can best achieve its potential and renamed it to ekaterra to facilitate its separation to a standalone entity. eka stands for unity and one purpose while terra stands for earth and nature. As ekaterra we are united in one purpose: growing a world of wellbeing through the regenerative power of plants.

Unilever is reviewing several options for separation, including a demerger, an initial public offering, a disposal or through partnership models. Unilever will retain the tea businesses in India, Nepal and Indonesia, and the partnership interests in the ready-to-drink Tea joint ventures. 

Present in more than 100 countries, ekaterra generated revenues of €2 billion in 2019. With 13 production factories in 4 continents and tea growing estates in 3 countries, ekaterra is a profitable and growing business offering a world of wellbeing with the regenerative power of plants to hundreds of millions of consumers. As a standalone entity, ekaterra is even better positioned to lead the industry with dedicated focus driving greater growth and value.

Combining the strength and scale of its global iconic brands with speed and agility, ekaterra is brewing a ‘corporate start-up’ mindset that’s opening up new opportunities to flourish every day – both for its business and its people.

At ekaterra, we work alongside people who put consumer love at the heart of every decision. Diverse minds who celebrate new ideas, share our values and the commitment we have for the wellbeing of all. In return, we create an environment that gives our people space and freedom, where they can grow as leaders. A connected community where ideas can thrive. Where you explore new challenges. Learning all you need to master your field, and even more about yourself.

Be part of this amazing blend. Join our collective and help us grow a better world of wellbeing and a better you.

The qualities we look for in you:

ekaterra is made up of a special blend of individuals which make our teams exciting and diverse. To be part of our blend we are looking for individuals who think Green and are environmentally conscious, who understand the power of simplicity and who are accountable for their actions. We want those who infuse mastery and passion in everything they do to create great products and unforgettable experiences for our consumers.

What's in it for you?

We believe that growth is for everyone, we believe in growing leaders and making space to grow an owner’s mentality and like nature we adapt, we change and we grow. We believe in connections over hierarchies and (work)levels. We have a 'corporate start-up' approach; we act with speed and agility and we have the strength and scale of a large corporation. We are building a better world of wellbeing and a better you.

Your Key Role:

This role has two main responsibilities:

  • 60% of the role will be responsible for the end to end logistics for Malaysia, Japan and distributor market in Australasia. This includes managing 3rd party logistics providers as well as managing primary transport, secondary transport and warehousing logistics operations across the geography, ensuring service to customers and delivering year on year improvements and cost savings via your team located across several countries. The Logistics supervisor will as well be responsible for the smooth transition from a Unilever Operation (under TSA) into a ekaterra independent operation. This includes the design and planning of future network changes as well as contract/ 3rd PLP changes.

  • 40% of the role will be responsible for ensuring stock availability based on demand plan and ensuring fulfilment of customer service level with reliable supply plan for Distributor markets within SEAA countries (i.e. Australia, New Zealand, Philippines and Vietnam)

Your Key Tasks:

1) Logistics Supervisor

  • Drive logistics operational costs measured as %TO reduction regardless of volume, through efficiency, network optimizations, innovative ways of working across the transport and warehousing space.

  • Drive service to customers (warehousing and secondary transport)

  • Lead smooth transition from a Unilever Operation into a ekaterra independent operation

  • Support for ekaterra SAP go live

2) Supply Planner

  • Distributor Forecast received from Business Development Manager and convert them into supply plan and firm orders to be communicated with Sourcing Units (SU)

  • Declare supply gap to stakeholders and action plans to resolve it

  • Preparation of key reports (RCDSR)

  • Key person in liaising with relevant stakeholders to ensure timely stock availability.

  • Work closely with MDM team ensuring the Master data of assigned portfolio are updated regularly and properly maintained

  • Innovation and transition management

Stakeholder Management and key interfaces:

Internal

  • Report to Market Unit Logistics Lead

  • Local cross-functional Teams – Customer Directors, Planning Director, Distribution Director, other Customer Service Managers, Customer Service Development Manager, Customer Business Managers and Customer Account Managers Global cross-functional Team – Procurement, Supply Chain

External

  • Third-Party Logistics, Third-Party transporter, Third-Party Waste Disposal, Third-Party Party Pallet Provider/Shipping/ Forwarder, the Government, Health Department, Custom, Sub Contractors

Travel:

Up to 50% of the time for traveling. Now limited due to CV19 restrictions.

Skills and Experience:

  • The candidate is expected to have relevant qualifications in Supply Chain, logistics, Engineering, or equivalent industrial experience.

  • Experience in Logistics and Distribution, Supply Planning (retailer or a 3PL environment)nvironment.

  • Experience in Distribution planning, Regional 3PLs management, Transport Management System implementation, Distribution Network design.

Who we are looking for:

  • Functionally strong to manage logistic, distribution and warehouse organization.

  • Defining and developing Customer Service and Logistic Strategy.

  • Customer-Centric and good public relations to building customer relationships.

  • Strong logistic capability and sharpness to identify gaps and cost savings opportunities.

  • Strong Business Mind and analytical thinking.

The Qualities We Look for In You

ekaterra business is made up of a special blend of individuals which makes our teams exciting and diverse. To be part of our ekaterra family we are looking for individuals who think Green and are environmentally conscious, who understand the power of simplicity and who are accountable for their actions. We want those who infuse mastery and passion in everything they do to create great products and unforgettable experiences for our consumers.

What's in It For You?

We believe that growth is for everyone, we believe in growing leaders and making space to grow an owner’s mentality and like nature we adapt, we change, and we grow. We believe in connections over hierarchies and (work)levels. We have a 'corporate start-up' approach; we act with speed and agility and we have the strength and scale of a large corporation. We are building a better world of wellbeing and a better you.

Excited About the Role?

Please apply online by clicking on “Apply” below. Your application will be reviewed against our requirements. Should you not meet our immediate requirements, your profile will be registered in our talent pool system and we will match your profile to suitable future vacancies.

You will be able to access your status update through the candidate tracking link.

Thank you for your interest and application.

Unilever, and ekaterra as its Tea Division, 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. We are interested in every individual bringing their ‘Whole Self’ to work and this includes you! Therefore 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.

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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