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  • Posted: Mar 15, 2022
    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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    Logistics Unit Manager

    MAIN JOB PURPOSE: Manage the warehouse, inventory control, material handling, customer service, transportation and planning workers. Manage employee recruitment, training, coaching and development. Also manage performance and evaluate performance reviews.


    • Strategically plan and manage logistics, warehouse, transportation and customer services
    • Direct, optimize and coordinate full order cycle
    • Liaise and negotiate with suppliers and manufacturers
    • Keep track of quality, quantity, stock levels, delivery times, transport costs and efficiency
    • Arrange warehouse, catalog goods, plan routes and process shipments
    • Resolve any arising problems or complaints
    • Supervise, coach and train warehouse workforce
    • Meet cost, productivity, accuracy and timeliness targets
    • Maintain metrics and analyze data to assess performance and implement improvements
    • Inventory Control: Monthly Stock count (Pack, material and raw materials) and daily cycle counts
    • People management
    • Pallets Management & Budget control (Invoicing)
    • WCM Logistics
    • Bulk Management: Internal, External and Super group
    • FG Transfer and Sign off
    • Savings projects (Contribution to factory target) and Waste Management
    • SAP, Ariba, MS Office
    • Administrative duties


    • Ensure that Indirect costs are kept within budget, (R 85 million per annum) with 15% reduction (R12 Million/year)
    • Manage outbound logistics of the site – DHL (+55 Heads)
    • Improve material flow. Packaging, Raws and FG (R200 million). Days on Hand less than 48 days
    • Improve Business Processes to attain world class status
    • Improve SAP Utilization in the plant, implement world class practices
    • Reduction of MUC and MUV Variances
    • Implement WMS to accurately manage inventory on pallet level
    • Ensure that all transporters & contractors have signed off SLAs
    • Chair and support the cost governance process and meetings
    • Support Khanyisa and Lords view on cost saving initiatives
    • Lead the Customer Service & logistics Pillar to attain World Class Manufacturing standards
    • Support waste reduction initiatives in plant
    • Ensure that OTIF, DR and OR levels are managed at 97% levels at BBDC
    • Reduce the waiting and loading time of trucks (Turn Around Time <1hrs)
    • Ensure that stock recordings on daily production are done timeously
    • Ensure that all planned production is according SO&P projection to achieve the budgeted recoveries
    • Compile and report on monthly stock ageing reports
    • Design, Implement and Manage Mass Balance Report to affect a loss deployment process
    • Ensure that all Process Orders (Works Orders) are analysed weekly against the BOMs
    • Reduce 3P costs by >2.5 % YOY
    • Reduce Pallet Costs by > 2.5% YOY
    • Assist in the formulation and proposal of CAPEXs
    • Manage inventory at Zamani chemicals
    • Resolve issues raised on DCIW so that supplier payments are done on time


    • Grade 12/ Matric
    • Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce, Logistics / Warehouse /Operations Management
    • 3 – 5 years’ working experience in Production, Logistics, Warehouse, FMCG/ Manufacturing
    • Liaise and negotiate with suppliers/ third parties, contractors and manufacturers
    • Understand raw materials, processing, making and packaging
    • Working knowledge and experience in production, supply chain, and planning
    • Have excellent supervisory, coordination, organization, planning
    • People management skills – leading and coordinating a team
    • Manage multiple stakeholders and numerous improvement projects 
    • Subject matter expert, provide guidance and support and hold others accountable
    • SAP, Outlook, Excel, Word, working knowledge

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    Production Engineer


    The Production Engineer role is critical to the development of our factories to World Class, which means zero defects, zero waste and zero losses. She/he will apply extensively the full range of Focused and Quality Improvement methods and tools to counter losses identified in the areas of Production, Safety, Quality, Cost Deployment, Customer Service and Logistics. The Cost Deployment pillar will be populated with data built up through application of the Managing Manufacturing Performance.


    • Manufacturing and Packaging technology. Rely on basic but consistent understanding of the manufacturing technologies of the Category to drive relevant process improvements
    • Consumer and Customer Focus. Building world class factories will eliminate losses and ensure that we do not pass on the cost of inefficiencies to our customers and consumers
    • Bias for Action. By providing consistent and near real time information, decisions can be taken quickly which leverage our resources
    • Accountability and Responsibility. Taking responsibility for building your team’s performance and sharing your best interventions to help support other lines’ in their improvements
    • Growth Mindset. By building world class factories we will become more competitive in the market place and set the standards to which others aspire
    • WCM: Apply the full set of WCM methods and tools to identify root causes, define countermeasures and validate their effectiveness; mastery of AM, PM, Q and FI tools and processes and establish standards to support line operators sustain new basic conditions
    • Process and Organizational Design, leverage technical knowledge and a systems approach to ensure factory lines and processes are optimally resourced (e.g. manpower ratios are efficient and sustainable)
    • Analytical capability: Collect and analyze complex data to penetrate problems’ phenomena and understand root causes
    • Eliminate Waste and Loss according to the WCM prioritization process using AM, PM, FI and QC pillar tools and methodologies
    • Create Technical Standards to ensure process stability, train line crews on technical standards and restoration of basic conditions (Stability sustainability)


    • Post Graduate in Mechanical/ Chemical/ Industrial Engineering
    • 3 years Packaging and Plastic technology Production Engineer with solid WCM or Lean Manufacturing experience within FMCG/ Motor/ Manufacturing industries
    • Proficient Optimisation/ SOP’s and WCM/ Lean Manufacturing experience essential
    • Must have High Speed Packaging experience
    • Must demonstrate a strong technical knowledge across all the site’s processes and lines
    • Must possess strong engineering leadership credentials with a proven ability to eliminate loss and waste on significant projects
    • Must demonstrate a flair for improvement engineering and coaching
    • Project Management experience, understanding of Quality Management systems, GMP and Change management process
    • Statistics and process control tools experience
    • Visualize clearly what the ideal production system, clearly understand operating principles and establish correct operating standards

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    HR Intern

    The Unilever Employee Experience Internship Programme is now open for applications and we are looking for the next potential young talent to join our Employee Experience department covering off experience in a robust internship program developing you in outstanding employee operations and other business services including HR Operations, Data Management, Payroll, Facilities Management, Time and Attendance. After 2 years, you will not only have theoretical knowledge but fantastic on the job experience to support your future career.

    Qualification Requirement:

    • Bachelor's Degree in HR
    • Over 65% academic average
    • As an Intern you will be taken through 24 months rotational development programme across our Employee Experience Department.
    • Must have less than 2 years working experience post studies
    • A drive to achieve ambitious performance objectives and quality standards
    • Passionate about the Unilever brand
    • Good with people interaction
    • Great communication skills
    • Goal-driven
    • Digitally Savvy
    • Active learner

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    Unit Manager


    To ensure the production and packaging of company products, according to the production plan and within company’s quality and safety standards.


    • Agrees and implements production plan with production manager. Support, guide and direct within the production plan. (e.g. if a production line breaks down, prioritise production requirements and re-allocates labour accordingly).
    • Analyses shift results and implements any necessary changes to increase production.
    • Ensures that quality standards are implemented and adhered to and diagnoses plant problems (fault finding) and liaises with Engineering Foreman for plant repairs and interprets fault finding to optimise production. Ensure that shift repairs and maintenance is carried out by the Team Leaders and operators to reduce the impact of downtime
    • Conduct daily production meetings with the different production disciplines to analyse previous shift results and implements any necessary changes to meet demand.
    • Responsible for ensuring sufficient staff and adequate raw materials.
    • Identifies causes and costs of waste, contamination and inefficiencies and takes appropriate action to reduce these amounts. Monitor and reduce wastes such as product, raw materials, packaging, steam, air, water and electricity.
    • Application of mass balance for Raw material usage control. Understanding of SAP system to conduct Stock take activities and daily SAP compliance activities.
    • Monitors and ensures adherence to Company standards and SOP’s. Ensures that Plant is maintained in a high level of engineering, cleaning and Safety standard.
    • Implements total productive maintenance to improve PQCDSMI (Production, Quality, Cost, Delivery, Safety, Morale, and Innovation) to deliver against set Factory targets
    • Implement recommendations from SHE, Quality or engineering. Ensures responsible management of SHE, Quality and Engineering using the SHE, Quality and Engineering Teams as Subject Matter Experts.
    • Operational Systems: Ensure that all employees adhere to the operational systems standards (SAP, Time keeper, ABC quality, ESS, Clock cards etc) and manages the business processes defined within these operational systems.
    • Identifies reasons for staff non-conformance (e.g. training required, managing poor performance, refusal to obey lawful instruction, absenteeism) and takes appropriate action.
    • Monitors processes and changes and ensures that corrective action has been taken in the event of a non-conformance
    • Co-ordinates the implementation of WCM (World Class Manufacturing)principles in the factory

    Safety: As a section 16.2 appointee is required to ensure that the OHS act and company SHE regulations and standards are implemented and adhered to within the sphere of his/her responsibilities.

    • Takes corrective action in the case of non-compliance as per the Section 16.2 requirements
    • Prepares for quarterly and annual Audits
    • Ensures adequate level compliance with the said policies, procedures and standards to meet all certification requirements at any given time.
    • Ensures Business and Factory strategy for Safety is executed at a tactical level

    Cost Management: Drives a cost-conscious culture

    • Monitors and ensures MUC losses and conversion cost losses are eliminated against budgets.
    • Ensures budget constraints are complied with and variances are actioned
    • Identifies sources of waste and takes action to minimise waste.
    • Monitors Rand per Ton costs and shares info with teams
    • Monitor and Control sundry costs such as PPE, telephone, tearoom etc.

    People Development: Identify training gaps for subordinates based on losses/ business need and execute plan together with HR/Training to close them

    • Develop Personal Development Plans for subordinates and monitor progress
    • Industrial Relations: Initiates disciplinary action/enquiries and recommends dismissals.
    • Resolve conflicts within immediate team and facilitates conflict resolution within subordinate teams
    • Builds and maintains levels of trust with the Union Leadership and Shop Floor to facilitate win/win situations
    • Eliminates industrial action

    Training and development: Performance management and Human Resources coordination

    • Projects Management and re-engineering project management. Manage ad hoc projects related to continuous improvements as detailed in PDP targets


    • Completed Minimum N.D in Engineering or Supply Chain
    • Must have both Making and Packaging experience
    • Must have optimisation experience
    • Strong leadership and management experience of a large team who work shifts
    • Sound strategic and operational Production management experience
    • Budget and cost reduction experience
    • Expert project management experience
    • Compilation of training manuals, coordinate and facilitate training
    • Strong Industrial Relations experience, this must be in a unionized environment right through to CCMA
    • Support, guide and drive OHS and SHE regulations and standards and ensure compliance
    • Manage multiple stakeholders and numerous re-engineering projects
    • Knowledge and understanding of the following will be an advantage:
    • WCM (World Class Manufacturing)
    • High precision packaging robots

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