Management & Business Others Supply Chain and Procurement
1 - 2 Years
Operations and Transformation Lead- Tea Company
Operations and Transformation Lead- Tea Business
Work Location:Netherlands, Rotterdam
Job Type: Full time.
Travelrequired 20%-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 Operations and Transformation Lead is responsible for both coordination of global SC activities (Ocean Freight, Demand Planning Center of Excellence, Safety and Quality Control standard setting) and definition and implementation of global supply chain strategy with central teams for Strategies and Engineering. The Operations and Transformation Lead will business partner the CSCO in development and implementation of the overall supply chain strategy
Create technology platform roadmaps in support of global business priorities and define roles of factories (local for local vs. export hubs, focus formats etc)
Develop the safety guidelines and programs to be deployed across all regions including factories
Define the quality control program to be implemented across factories
Conduct periodic network studies to identify opportunities to improve controlled cost structure, make v. buy decisions across 3PM landscape, capacity management plans across all factories and any other programs required to optimize overall supply chain design
Implement global technology/engineering projects with support of factory engineering teams
Coordinate and optimize ocean freight shipments between management units
Provide analytical insights and statistical models for demand forecasting to support performance management and growth ambitions of country teams
Key interfaces and relevant stakeholders for this role:
Engagement with MU-level strategy and performance management forums
Reports to chief supply chain officer
Expected FTEs within organisation ~50
At least 10 years prior experience in a similar role in a supply chain or manufacturing environment.
FMCG background a MUST; engineering and/or consulting & business review experience a benefit
A proven track record in leadership
Project management and implementation 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.