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The Factory Manager is responsible for operating a factory (or factories) as per agreed standards. S/he leads manufacturing activities in the factory to achieve desired service levels on time. The Factory Manager delivers site targets following the supply chain and category strategies including targets on service, costs, productivity, quality, innovation and OSHE.
Deploy and deliver to annual plan and financial results including targets on service, costs, productivity, quality, innovation and OSHE
Recommend long term site strategic plans to the Regional Category and Supply Chain teams
Lead site to develop and implement continuous improvement plans to deliver site targets – manufacturing performance management
Manage and deliver the site’s financial results: annual budgets, Sourcing Unit Result, conversion costs and create programmes to deliver financial results
Engage and facilitate the implementation of innovations on site, for products, ways of working, service models and supply chain models
Propose, agree with Category Technology and implement the necessary capital investments to meet the planned production requirements, safety, environmental and cost targets
Pursue a site long term plan, including restructuring, re-engineering and retrofitting as agreed by VP SC Category; prioritize and plan resources development and deployment
Ensure that the technical standards of all manufacturing and non-manufacturing fixed assets are maintained. Enable the factory operation to achieve high level of Customer Service at optimal cost
Support TPM activities and teams by leading the TPM Steering Committee
Co-ordinate and direct the factory and co-packer operations to achieve the agreed production plans at the specified product quality with optimum labour, energy and materials utilization.
Ensure Working Capital management systems are effectively used, and deliver inventory targets set with Regional Category Planning Directors and Regional Supply Management Directors.
Co-ordinate and direct the quality management in line with QA system and ISO 9000 procedures.
Lead HR policy deployment and implementation on sites, including management of employee relations.
Ensure effective local stakeholder management and community issues aligned with Unilever policies
Guard and ensure the application of all Unilever Policies and governance requirements.
Lead on initiatives and projects aiming for sites integration and collaborative work along the extended supply chain
Lead Supply Planning
Be the statutory head of factory where there is a legal separation
8- 10 Years experience in Supply Chain (Make/Technology, SHE, Quality are must, additionally Plan, R&D an advantage)
As per job/site requirements
All SC Departments in Unilever
CD / BB Team/Finance Department
Regional Teams (R&D/Category SC/SM)
HR / Legal/ Corporate Affairs
Unilever factories and MSO’s
Engineering, Utility and Equipment Suppliers, Contractors
3PL Suppliers, Co-Packers
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