22 Jan 2016

Unilever Job Vacancy : Supply Planner

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Main Purpose

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Responsible for short to medium planning of supply to optimize customer service at minimal cost and facilitate SC delivery of innovation.

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To ensure there is no interruption in supply and that the highest level of customer service is achieved.

Main Accountabilities

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Manage the supply planning process focusing on the short term planning and inventory management of finished goods.

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Deliver the business supply planning process to ensure a robust supply plan is issued to the production units.

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Work closely with MSO planning team to ensure that the demand numbers are reasonable and achievable.

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Generate short/medium term production/supply plan.

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Identify and mitigate short/medium term issues that can affect customer service level.

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Work closely with warehouse and distribution managers to ensure delivery of customer service,

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Identify potential bottlenecks on finished goods production and propose ways to resolve them at optimal cost.

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Update supply plan to meet demand forecast.

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Work closely with the MSO team to drive complexity reduction in terms of SKUs.

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Manage the stock holding policy in order to meet CCFOT target and stock days on hand target.

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Support project teams and ensure appropriate early management rigour in delivering innovation through the wider supply chain.

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Update the Capacity Planning Tool and advice investment in machines where required.

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Align export requirement with local production plan.

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Anticipating and addressing short/medium term SC risks.

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Capturing and communicating business information and knowledge.

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Engage regional category teams to get required updates (e.g. RCDSR deck, CPT, etc)

Critical success Factors for the Job

Key Skills

Relevant Experience

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B Sc Sciences (Economics, Engineering)

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Supply Chain qualification (APICS, CIPS, CILT)

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Cross functional business process knowledge.

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High analytical skills

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Advance excel skills

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People management

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Knowledge and information management

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Should have good interpersonal and communication skills

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Influencing skills in order to influence category teams

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Planning and organizing skills.

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Project management

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Organizational awareness- they should know their counterparts in various teams

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Managing alliances and relationships.

Key Environment

INTERNAL

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Category & Brand Building Managers

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Supply Management Managers

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Factory Managers & Production Managers

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Customer Development Operations Manager

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Customer Marketing Managers

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Distribution Managers

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Warehouse Managers

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Customer Service Managers

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R&D Managers & Brand Development Managers

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Finance Business Partners

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Demand Planning Manager

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Planning & Inbound Logistics Manager

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Regional & Category Planners

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Human Resources Business Partners

EXTERNAL

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Service Providers

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Co-Manufacturers



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