Unilever Associate Demand Planning Manager, Deo in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey

Associate Demand Planning Manager, Deo (Personal Care)

Englewood Cliffs, NJ

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Background & Purpose of the Job

This position is key to achieving Deodorant’s Category KPI’s - customer service, working capital, business waste and overall cost - while supporting category growth. The Associate Manager will act as the business partner in processes that are executed in close cooperation with Marketing, Sales, Finance and Category Management.

The Associate Demand Planning Manager will be responsible for the 12-month rolling volume forecast. Focuses on collaborative "bottom-up" planning with Customer Development, Brand, and Customer Supply Chain. The objective is to continuously improve forecast accuracy to deliver high customer service levels and simultaneously support the reduction of finished goods inventory. The role entails acting as a team leader of the cross functional team members that participate in the S&OP meetings. The Associate Manager will lead monthly S&OP meetings for the Deo category, act as a team leader for the cross functional S&OP team and provide analytics that enable efficient business management and cash delivery for Unilever. In addition, the Associate Manager will drive the implementation of new S&OP tools/processes in partnership with Demand Planning Excellence.

Who You Are & What You’ll Do

You’re a born leader:You will be a visible leader in the Deos Planning community. Your actions will have a sizeable impact on the end to end value chain. You will influence your colleagues and utilize world-class systems and tools to drive step-changes in supply planning performance.You will be a visible leader in the Deos Planning community. Your actions will have a sizeable impact on the end to end value chain. You will influence your colleagues and utilize world-class systems and tools to drive step-changes in supply planning performance.

You’re a strategy guru:You will always be on your toes thinking of a Plan B & be ready to execute when needed. You will be an out of the box thinker coming up with solutions to new problems whilst using your strategic influencing skills to convince the cross functional team to execute.You will always be on your toes thinking of a Plan B & be ready to execute when needed. You will be an out of the box thinker coming up with solutions to new problems whilst using your strategic influencing skills to convince the cross functional team to execute.

You’re a dot connector:You will be able to bridge the needs of different functions and expertly translate the requirements to keep the value chain in sync.You will be able to bridge the needs of different functions and expertly translate the requirements to keep the value chain in sync.

You love to win, and have fun doing it:You play a critical and extremely tangible role in delivering results. You will help with growing our leadership in the Deo categoryYou play a critical and extremely tangible role in delivering results. You will help with growing our leadership in the Deo category

What You’ll Need To Succeed

Bachelor Degree in in Engineering, Logistics, Operations Planning, Supply Chain or related fields with at least 3-5 years of relevant experience, OR about 10 years of relevant work experience in Planning.

Deep interest in and desire to grow your career in Planning.

Operational Process Planning, and experience with SAP APO & ECC a plus. APICS a plus.

Position requires good communication skills and team commitment

Intermediate proficiency in Excel, PowerPoint and Microsoft project

Good quantification and analytical skills in a dynamic environment requiring the ability to be flexible and work in “gray” areas.

What We Can Offer You

Culture for Growth|Top Notch Employee Health & Well Being Benefits|Every Voice Matters|Global Reach|Life at Unilever|Careers with Purpose|World Class Career Development Programs|Check Out Our Space|Focus On Sustainability

Unilever is an organization committed to diversity and inclusion 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.

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Job: Supply Chain

Primary Location: United States-New Jersey-Englewood Cliffs-Englewood Cliffs -700 Sylvan

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day Job

Unposting Date: Jul-28-2018

Req ID: 18000A08