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  • Posted: Aug 18, 2021
    Deadline: Not specified
  • On any given day, two billion people use Unilever products to look good, feel good and get more out of life. With more than 400 brands focused on health and wellbeing, no company touches so many people’s lives in so many different ways. Our portfolio ranges from nutritionally balanced foods to indulgent ice creams, affordable soaps, luxurious shampoos...
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    Innovations Planner -Laundry

    Key Responsibilities

    • Represent E2E SC  (excl procurement) in Innovation network management

    • Custodian of SC Innovation KPIs, responsible for SC Key stakeholder alignment ahead of project gates (FCMM, MOC, SRM. RCDSR, CCBT, Board).

    • Lead for capacity & sourcing lock strategy for the innovation

    • Derisk projects for impact in the SC.

    • Drive for Savings incorporation into Innovation project and balance Cost-benefit scenario planning and sign-off (Trade-off: Time, BW, Stock, Service)

    Project Accountability, Ownership and Driving of SC tasks:

    • Understand and lock capacity and sourcing strategy for the Innovation, including 3P

    • Confirm which Savings projects can Land with the innovation and build into Scope and GM improvement from the Start.

    • Secure Innovation capability: Support the Capital Expenditure request process for Innovations with the Cluster Engineering or SUITs and Network Optimisation Analyst..

    • Ensure the Capex requirements have been shared by Cluster Engineering or SUITs for the use in the business case.

    • Innovation Planner & Supply planner to confirm order and production lead times to feed into the service level agreements for sourcing confirmation by SKU.

    • Owns and Updates SC Tasks into the Innovation Project Networks and ensure updates from Supply and Demand Planning, Logistics as well as Factory are factored into the networks until MRG. Also ensure SC tasks are executed on time by driving a high level of accountability.

    • Represents Go to Market, MSO and SU organizations in Innovations network meetings.

    • Lead E2E sign off the on ICSA , and ICQA has been signed off by regional Quality team and SU / 3P.

    • Will ensure quality Innovations by including Technical Risk Assessment for every project. If the TRA recommend a L3 Risk Assessment then drive with SC E2E inputs . Drive regular review of mitigation at alternate PTM’s for New Risks / New impacts to the SC based on project changes.

    • Get sign off from all SC stakeholders on SC risks taken in project network , such as trials being skipped, or ordering materials earlier than golden rules allow. Drive also for overall project risk to be signed off by CCBT. Keep digital records of Risks and Signoff as part of Governance.

    • SC Golden Rules are owned by PG Planner and it’s their responsibility to have it signed off by the local SC MSO ahead of LT Gate meetings.

    • Supply Chain Project owner until MRG. Ensure proper and detailed handover of project happen immediately after Market Ready Gate. Keep digital records on the sharepoint for every handover.

    • Lead for ZERO Business waste (RM/PM or Asset write-offs). Drive a high level of accountability between supply planning, demand planning and CD with having a robust run down plan earlier than Contract Gate. Feed impacts of Stocks and Waste to BC.

    • Project Initiator for the NeCo system for Master Data Creation, drive a clear and locked scope.

    • Liaise with Factory Planner to update on trial requirements in the short to medium term and have those factored into the sourcing calendar.

    • Schedule Material lead times into the network as per the input from the Factory Planner and ensures orders are placed by Factory Planner / Supply Planner on time.

    Key Interfaces:

    • Local and Regional Brand Teams

    • Bottom Line Delivery Planner & NW Optimisation

    • Cat Procurement teams & Cat Finance

    • Local Factory Planners / SUIT’s / Production Managers

    • SU Directors, SC CCBT Lead

    • R&D teams

    • AWE Team

    • Neco/ Masterdata Team

    Key Skills Required

    • Hold Self and others to a high degree of accountability for success.

    • A University Degree, Diploma or Higher Learning Equivalent is recommended.

    • 2 – 3 years’ experience in Factory , Technical or Planning

    • Strong written and verbal communication skills

    • Financial Acumen (Keen Business Case Development)

    • Leadership & Driving for momentum. Freedom to make decisions and drive for next steps.

    • Creativity and Insight & challenge status the quo on landings.

    • Planning skills with a strong attitude to foresight, accuracy, attention to detail and anticipation.

    Only candidates with the legal right to work in SA will be considered

    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.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Unilever on to apply

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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