Unilever Innovation and Project Coordinator in Jonesboro, Arkansas

Background & Purpose of the Job

The SC Project Coordinator role supports and coordinates all aspects of the new products(innovations) and re-stages of product implementation to meet specified project timelines. This role reports to the Jonesboro Associate Site Planning Manager.

Who You Are & What You’ll Do

·Supply Chain leader for all innovations, line trials, and POPs for new products, including equipment changes, process improvements, or new production lines. SC leadership includes tracking all projects, timelines, master data set-up, bill of material readiness, and implementation through first production.

·Interface with Innovation Planners/Managers, Plant TIMQ and Engineering Teams to ensure manufacturing feasibility of all new packaging and related revisions at the plant level. Coordinate packaging line trials for packaging materials and work with SC material buyers to ensure material readiness.

·Schedule, conduct, and lead project readiness meetings as needed to determine status of projects, BOM and material readiness, and remaining efforts required. Ensure any organizational, operational or vendor problems are handled that may affect the timing of the projects.

·Project Management including Supply Chain activities and scheduling aspects.

·Review BOM readiness in PLM, make current for plant, enter and maintain master data as it pertains to Supply Chain for planning purposes and MRP activities. Work closely with plant Scheduler, Planners, and MRP buyers. Understand MRP functions and key SAP data fields to drive data integrity.

·Initiate improvements and VIP cost reductions; prepare proposals for review and lead implementation.

·Develop and maintain detailed project trackers for all new product launches, product re-stages, master data, and packaging transitions to support customer service and obsolescence targets.

·Apply continuous improvement methodology and Lead focused improvements in accordance with WCM Methodology to improve innovation process and reduce time to market.

·Act a liaison between all departments to ensure timely completion of specific tasks as they relate to respective projects/goals.

·Work closely with go to market teams, engineering, R&D, operations, Supply Chain team, and suppliers to ensure delivery of new products.

·Participate in Run Strategy, capacity reviews and capability analysis.

·Interact closely with Supply Chain team to drive success.

·Lead waste reduction initiatives around transitioning packs.

·Follow all safety, quality, and GMP policies. Lead safety CARES team as required.

·You’re a born leader:Developing yourself and Others; pursue opportunities to develop or enhance own experience and capabilities, evaluate what went well and what didn’t and learn from these experiences, and support the development of colleagues.

·You love to win, and have fun doing it:ambitious to hit set targets and standards, deliver on commitments made to others, take full responsibility for delivering your contribution to the business.

·You’re a teacher:participate constructively and willingly as a team player, demonstrate commitment to the team in helping it to achieve its goals, share knowledge and expertise.

·You’re a changemaker:align own actions willingly with change initiatives and seek to understand the rationale for the change, accept that change is the only way that Unilever can grow and become more successful, constructively challenge in order to better understand “the why”, respond quickly to a change in priorities, and have the courage to tell it like it is.

What You’ll Need To Succeed

  • Bachelor’s Degree required; Engineering, Supply Chain Management, Business, Operations Planning, or related fields.
  • At least 1 years’ experience in manufacturing, materials or project management, or other supply chain role.
  • Understanding Material Planning principals (MRP, Inventory Models) preferred
  • Working knowledge of Excel, Word, Access, Outlook, and PowerPoint.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills used in preparing presentations and interaction with both internal and external customers.Ability to accurately interpret written and oral instructions and follow systematic instructions.
  • Excellent interpersonal relationship skills.Interact effectively with all levels including other Unilever sites, Supply Chain Planning, manufacturing personnel. Motivate, energize, and foster team activities and relationships.Ability to resolve conflict.
  • Strong analytical skills

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-Arkansas-Jonesboro-Jonesboro - Alberto Culver

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day Job

Unposting Date: Jul-13-2018

Req ID: 1800087H