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Supply Planner - Elida Beauty

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Supply Chain
London, England
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Supply Planner – Elida Beauty

Work Location – UK/France

WL: 1C

Who we are … we are Elida Beauty

Elida Beauty is a very exciting new beauty and personal care business within Unilever.  We re-found iconic brands by remixing them for today’s generation, making them even bigger beauty hits than they were first time around. Our remixes democratize beauty, because we want everyone on the ‘beauty dance floor’ with our top-quality products at a great value.

Driven by our colleague’s creativity, agility and close connection with consumers, customers, and suppliers we are able to unleash the true potential of our loved brands with a fresh start.  We ‘Re-Found’ them using a start-up mentality that always ‘finds a way’.  Our ‘no silos’, one team approach drives both personal and business growth so that together we deliver outcomes that are music to the ears of consumers, customers, colleagues and the planet alike.

Your Role & Key Responsibilities

Project Dragonfly looks at creating value for UL by carving out a perimeter of currently unfocused brands in NA and EU with a view to create growth

We are looking for an experienced supply planner who has a very strong growth mindset and a can-do culture of doing what it takes to win. We’re looking for someone who thrives in balancing brand, consumer, customers, with the ambition to deliver a substantial step up in profitable growth of the current perimeter.

As the Supply Planner, you will play a crucial role in the DSR process for all FG products in the UK and ANZ market, ensuring that you are supporting the commercial strategy and vision through the delivery right capacity allocation and stock levels in the global supply network.

There will be plenty of opportunities to work on new initiatives/experiments across supply chain as well as business functions as Elida evolves into bigger company

Your Key Responsibilities

Strategy & Execution

  • E2E execution of Supply Planning Team Strategy

  • Defines and develops constrained Finished Goods (FG) Forecast into the business plans

  • Transforms the constrained FG forecast into a supply / requirement plan

  • Leads Demand Supply Reconciliation (DSR), sourcing and capacity planning for FGs to ensure the right stock and capacity are available to support the business plan

  • Focus on long term capacity planning and create visibility on risks & opportunities

Ensures operational excellence and solution management for any supply risk & issues.

  • Exceed customer expectations by ensuring FG availability delivered through on time / in full order fulfilment

Reporting and Continuous Improvement

  • Owns and monitors Capacity, Stocks, Waste reporting and continuous improvement of Service Levels, Stocks, Waste.

  • Works closely with Planning Control Tower teams for planning activities/projects

Partnership & Collaboration

  • Collaborate with demand planning, customer development (CD) and marketing to incorporate key marketing and trade initiatives into the supply forecast

  • Works closely with 3rd party manufacturing (3PM) procurement to ensure proper levels of inventory to achieve the plan while ensuring inventory targets are still being met

  • Inputs into the sourcing projects based on the existing supply network

  • Coordinate Repack / Co-pack activities with key co-pack / repack suppliers

Process & Technology Management

  • Support process hygiene and lead technology transformation where relevant  

  • Creates new analytics tools and automation 

  • Owns all relevant master data requirements relating to supply planning.

Talent catalyst:

  • Responsible for growing and nurturing talent including succession planning ensuring organisation is fit to win short and long term

  • Key representative of Elida Beauty Limited within organisation as well as externally across various key stakeholders and organizational bodies.


  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university, preferably in business, finance or supply chain management.

  • Previous experience in Supply Planning

  • Demonstrated analytical and conceptual problem-solving ability; excellent oral and written communication skills, including presentation skills

  • Ability to multi-task, meet tight deadlines and work under pressure with autonomy

  • The ability to effectively lead and engage cross-functional global teams and a willingness to take responsibility and accountability

  • Demonstrated self-starter with the ability to deliver results in a lean, agile organization  and able to adapt to changing priorities

  • Advanced Excel Skills

  • Experience with SQL and/or PowerBI / Demantra are a plus

Join us…

To ensure that your personal creativity helps to unlock our potential, we will upskill and reskill you. We will develop leading-edge digital marketing skills and best-in-class teamworking capabilities.

Most importantly, we will give you the autonomy to use them like a ‘founder’. We will help you to think like a CEO so that we all focus on delivering our Purpose and so you drive growth as you develop. Imagine how good we will feel when we see that our creativity reignites growth in the business because consumers embrace our new ideas.

Better for our consumers, better for the world and better for each of us

The way we manufacture, package and distribute our products will be better for everyone and for the planet. We will bring a new meaning to diversity and inclusion by providing access to beauty products that suit every kind of skin and hair.

Excited about the Role?

Please apply online. 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.

By applying for this vacancy, you are confirming that you have made your Line Manager aware of your application and you are eligible to apply for new internal opportunities.

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