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Algeria Oral Material Planner

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Supply Chain
Oran, Oran Province
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Job Scope:

The primary purpose of this position is to manage the sourcing of raw and packaging materials to support the growth agenda of our business by reviewing material availability for production of finished goods at our Unilever Manufacturing sites. The material planner will own expediting and de-expediting of raw and packaging materials to support the plant production schedule, and customer service while optimizing inventory levels; this will require working with procurement and suppliers to improve vendor reliability and responsiveness as well as ensuring factory alignment. The planner must be able to make decisions that will balance service with cost to ensure that diverse business objectives are met. This position engages with cross-functional stakeholders to achieve results.

This position acts as a focal point in managing the MRP process, key step within the E2E Supply Chain Planning pillar. In this role you will be part of a team that has got a winning spirit and a passion for delivering results. The key metrics of this role are 1) Customer Service (Losses driven by material gaps/delays) 2) Waste reduction 3) Materials inventory management.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Evaluate material requirements based on system generated MRP and requisition materials accordingly. Expedite and de-expedite raw and package materials to support and maintain a flexible production schedule while communicating with Business Units and supporting delivery of high customer satisfaction.
  • Responsible for implementing and adhering the inventory strategy required to support business needs defined by CMRP.
  • E2E production planning
  • Monitor raw and package inventory to achieve continuous improvement in inventory optimization and minimize waste for obsoletes and run outs
  • Own, monitor, update, and manage master data to allow systems to optimize plans
  • Manage invoicing exceptions
  • Supporting innovation launches and material set ups to deliver flawless launches
  • Interface with Production Managers, Mix Room Supervisors, Procurement, Warehouse, Transportation, Suppliers, Quality, R&D, Supply planners and other Material Planners in other Sites to ensure reliable production schedule.
  • Be a “change leader”, implement standard best practices and adopt new tools.
  • Apply World Class Manufacturing principals to identify major loss areas and facilitate process improvement.

Key Competencies & Skills:

1. Technical Competence

• SAP (Planning, Production, and Warehouse transactions)

• Strong knowledge of ERP/MRP

• Superior proficiency in Microsoft Office (Excel, )

  • Power BI

2. Planning

• Utilization of the available resource tools (SAP and internal departmental tools) in formulating executable production plans.

• Coordinate with other departments in achieving inventory and production plans.

• Plan flexibility to adapt to the necessary changes in executing the business plan.

• Strong planning, scheduling and negotiating skills.

3. Internal Communication

• Clear and effective oral and written communication with internal and external team members on the executable production plans.

• Foster cooperation and consensus among team members.

• Effective “Face to Face” communication

4. Self-Direction/Managing Yourself

• Assesses own strengths and weaknesses to build ones' “skill set suitcase”.

• Seeks feedback from others

• Works persistently towards a goal

• Manages own time efficiently

• Demonstrates self confidence

Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

  • Stok Exit Value
  • NTPO
  • NTPR
  • Stock management
  • OS&R
  • BW reduction
  • DBNR

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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