About the Role:
The Supply Planner role is responsible for devising a production plan and managing the execution of the plan in order to support business needs. A Supply Planner acts as a key connector between Demand Planning and Manufacturing. It is the responsibility of the Planner to understand the business and to build a responsive network that can react to the volatility of the market while managing inventory levels, non-finished good material availability, and waste implications.
As part of the Supply Planning Team, you will need to drive initiatives to meet team goals, ensure the continuous improvement of processes and outcomes, optimize the delivery of service, inventory and production planning and work collaboratively on new product development plans. Frequent and effective interaction with demand planning, factories, suppliers, procurement and logistics teams is essential.
In addition, you will prepare capacity-constrained supply plans using planning tools; organize and coordinate meetings with 3PMs to build a “partner to win” relationship and identify future customer service risks and work with the cross-functional teams to quantify and reduce the impact on customers.
Who You Are & What You’ll Do:
The Supply Planner is expected to be a team player. The Supply Planner will understand big picture ideas and work to incorporate company-wide goals and values into our Supply Chain. The ideal candidate is comfortable balancing a number of responsibilities at once and can pivot between projects with ease. Customer service is the number one priority for your day-to-day operational role, ensuring maximum stock availability for retailers’ orders at the right Distribution Center.
In times when stock supply is constrained, you'll act as a key connector with the Marketing, Trade Marketing, alerting the local internal teams, such as Customer Service, about restricted supply situations and recovery plans. You are responsible for ensuring the SKU level demand signal created is produced and supplied on time in full by the Unilever supply network.
You'll manage your SKU's entire life cycle, setting up new products and managing the exit of SKUs from the Unilever range. You'll be expected to proactively identify and mitigate future risks to the business and drive this change agenda that will help us get ahead of a crisis.
Reporting to: Demand & Supply Planning Manager
Translate customer demand into a supply plan.
Ensure stocks are available as per delivery schedule to fulfil sales requirements.
Monitor production output and ensure to meet Output Reliability targets.
Coordinate with production on the capacity and production on the weekly schedule.
Monitor short and long capacity planning via Capacity Planning Tool and the category business waste number.
Measure and work on improvement of Supply Network Planning in SAP via accuracy of master data.
Coordinate with cross-functional on new product launch/promotion/packaging changes to ensure delivery on time and in full.
Ensure the right quantity is produced for the right plant location in the system.
Measure production plan conformance and ensure production meets the schedule.
Active involvement in relevant Change Request testing and SAP system go-live activities of other Marketing Sales Organizations.
Prepare monthly reporting.
Share insights on driving better, healthier stock levels in the respective categories.
Ensure safety, health and environmental compliance as required by National legislation and Unilever standards.
Internal: Materials Requirements Planning Planners, MSO Supply and Demand planners, Regional Category Planners, Research & Developments, Sourcing Unit Export Planners, Marketing, Trade marketing
External: Production team, Quality Control team, Factory Warehouse team
No travel is required.
What You'll need to succeed:
Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Logistics, Operations Planning, Supply Chain or related fields.
Work experience in production planning and supply planning.
Good quantification and analytical skills in a dynamic environment require the ability to be flexible and work in “gray” areas.
Operational Process Planning and experience with SAP Advanced Planner and Optimizer (APO) and ERP Central Component (ECC) is a plus.
Good Planning and Analytical Skill.
Strong growth mindset and team spirit, proactive approach to issues and opportunities.
How to Apply:
Please apply online and add your updated resume. Your application will be reviewed against our requirements and we will be in touch to provide you with an update on the status of your application if shortlisted.
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