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Supply Planning Assistant Manager

Job ID:
Supply Chain
Seoul, KR
Date posted:

Main Job Purpose

Responsible for leading the overall supply planning function for Singapore based business verticals in Unilever International. Key job scope includes:

  • Operational Supply Planning
  • Capacity Interlocking to support business growth (both medium term and long term)
  • Sourcing Network Optimization
  • Inventory Planning
  • Performance Management

Key Accountability

Operational Supply Planning:

  • Periodically liaise with sourcing units to review supply plans against confirmed customer orders.
  • Consolidate supply plans from all sourcing units and share with customer service team.
  • Identify short-term capacity issues and highlight the same to the business. Prepare contingency plans by offering products from alternate Sus.
  • Loss Tree Analysis for all the non-supplied orders (e.g. forecast led loss, capacity led loss, material issues, etc.).
  • KPI Review with the sourcing units at the end of each planning cycle (Service level, Supply plan compliance, Loss reasons, etc.)
  • Feed supply plans and potential capacity issues to the demand planner to help in identifying the risks to the financial forecast as part of the S&OP cycle.
  • Monitor and lead the offshore supply planning operations.

Capacity Interlocking to support business growth

  • Interlock 0-24 months capacity (medium term) with the sourcing units and cluster product group supply chain basis forecast received from the S&OP cycle.
  • Interlock 2-5 yrs capacity (long term) with the Global Supply Chain team.
  • Identify UI driven CapEx requirements basis discussions with Global Supply Chain team and feedback the same to UI business and finance team for appropriate evaluation and underwriting.

Sourcing Network Optimization

  • Sign off the UI sourcing strategy with the global supply chain team.
  • Work with UI finance and Global Supply Chain teams to identify opportunities for sourcing network optimization basis predefined selection criteria (service, cost, etc)
  • Drive supply chain cost reduction through sourcing network optimization.

Inventory Planning

  • Define the planning strategies at a ‘Customer–Sourcing Unit–SKU’ combination basis forecast and service criteria (Make to Forecast vs. Make to Order).
  • Define stock holding principles for the Make to Forecast SKUs clearly categorizing the stock holding into relevant buckets (safety stock, cycle stock, buffer, etc.)
  • Define stock replenishment guidelines and ordering frequency based on different planning cycles for each sourcing unit.
  • Monitor DOH (Days On Hand) against target and identify improvement opportunities.
  • SLOB management: Highlight slow moving and non-moving stocks to the business to take appropriate actions for disposal.

Performance Management:

  • Define and measure performance metrics for measuring effectiveness of the supply planning function.
  • Service Level by SU
  • Supply Plan Compliance
  • Supply Loss Tree
  • % of Capacity Interlocked vs. Forecast
  • DOH (Days on Hand)
  • Slow Moving Non Moving as % of total Stocks
  • FG write off
  • Supply Chain Cost improvement through Sourcing Network Optimization

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