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1 - 2 Years
MU SC Lead Europe
Market Unit Supply ChainLeadEurope- Tea Company
Job Type: Full time.
Travelrequired20%30%.Nowis limited due to COVID-19 restrictions
About the Tea Business
Unilever is proud of its Tea business, the biggest in the world, with world class purpose driven brands such as Lipton, PG tips and Pukka.
Recently, Unilever decided to separate the Tea business to ensure it can best achieve its potential. Unilever is currently reviewing several options for separation, including a demerger, an initial public offering, a disposal or through partnership models. The process is expected to conclude by the end of 2021. The Tea businesses in India and Indonesia, and the partnership interests in the ready-to-drink Tea joint ventures will be retained.
The balance of the Tea brands and geographies and all Tea estates, with generated revenues of €2 billion in 2019, is growing and profitable with proven potential both pre- and post-COVID-19. As a standalone entity, the Tea company remains number one in the world and is even better positioned to lead the industry and take full advantage of the opportunities in the category, with more focus and entrepreneurship driving greater growth and value.
The current vision for the Tea company is to champion a tastier, healthier, more sustainable world of plant-based drinking. Purposeful thinking will be the core anchor of the business, its brands as well as its culture, and enables simple and agile decision making, supports an entrepreneurial mindset and is driven by passion for our consumers.
As we move through this journey towards separation, we are seeking employees with a passion for exciting entrepreneurial experiences, who want to pursue unique career opportunities and have a desire to be an integral part in building the bright future of this plant-based company.
The MU SC Lead role holds the overall responsibility for SC performance for the MU, business partnering the MU GM. This includes managing both country SC teams and manufacturing/logistics teams within the MU to support the growth ambition. The SC Lead role for the Europe will manage go-to-market team that comprises of demand planning, customer service (TSA in first 18 months) and logistics as well as the Trafford Park, Katowice, Gostomel and St. Petersburg factories.
Develop and agree a strategy for the supply chain, managing the trade-off between Customer Service, Obsoletes and Working Capital within the best-balanced triangle. incorporating the requirements of key stakeholders, the Business Team, and take responsibility for implementing it.
Ensure a safety culture for all supply chain people
Drive the right level of product quality to win in the marketplace
Ensure that the Factory supplies its customers reliably and flexibly to support the Supply Chain Mission of "Our Products Always Available".
Prepare and agree operational budgets for the Factory and ensure delivery against the agreed budgets, covering all areas of spend on the site (People cost, energy, Maintenance, Materials usage etc).
Work to find ways of reducing Raw Materials waste and organise the manufacturing teams optimally.
Prepare and agree annual and longer-term capital budgets and take responsibility for implementation of approved projects for the factory.
Ensure processes in place for development of all employees and develop organisation and ways of working to support strategy implementation.
Work with Management team to develop a style that enrolls all on Factory in the achievement of site objectives.
Be the key point of contact for resolving all business issues with supply chain inputs/impacts
Key interfaces and relevant stakeholders for this role:
Responsible for 4 factory and multiple country SC
Engagement with MU-level strategy and performance management forums
Reports to chief supply chain officer
Expected FTEs within organisation ~840
Master’s degree in engineering, supply chain management or business administration
At least 10 years prior experience in a similar role in a supply chain or manufacturing environment.
FMCG background a MUST
A proven track record in leadership
Project management skills
Business Strategy formulation and Change management skills
Fluent in English
Strong project management skills
Strong financial and business acumen
Understanding of Business Cases
building and managing Teams, ideally cross-country & virtual Teams
Management style that encompasses setting tough goals and involving all at the supply chain in finding solutions to achieve them and is appropriate to a small and agile business.
Ability to quickly move between large scale strategic decision making and deploying tactical resources to solve short-term supply chain challenges
Highly adaptable and entrepreneurial
A passionate Networker
Driven by Innovation and strong change affinity
Embrace a high growth mindset with strong love for consumers, shoppers, and customers
Have strong communication, negotiation and influencing skills with diverse, multi-functional stakeholders
End to end management, ability to understand the big picture but also comfortable with details and managing the operations
Independent, self-starter, ability to discover opportunities and grow the business
Excited about the Role?
Please apply online and submit your CV & Cover letter. Your application will be reviewed against our requirements and we will be in touch to provide you with an update on the status of your application.