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Strategic Planning Manager – HomecareJob TypeFull TimeQualificationMatric , National CertificateExperienceLocationGautengCityJohannesburgJob FieldProcurement / Store-keeping / Supply Chain
Lead complex Innovation programme for 70/20 Innovations in cluster to drive top line growth and support 10s innovation programme in respective MCOs
Identify and drive improvement opportunities via cost-technology-product-material benefits (through innovation/sourcing/savings projects) and support Symphony savings
Lead key strategic regional SC End to End projects.
Dynamically manage the Utopia process for sourcing changes
Enable information management and cost-opportunity decision making for E2E SC analysis
Support Network Optimisation Specialist Engineer to land site manufacturing strategies for improvement
Enable resilience & harmonised networks of supply, partnering with Network Optimisation Specialist Engineer
Enable new SC capabilities
Support the Bottom-Line Delivery planner in driving Gross Margin improvement program through benchmarking and savings programmes
Enable tight dynamic capital deployment and Utopia thresholds
Enable regional SC studies and partner with S&OP to unlock top line growth under 4G
Identify and execute souring network changes bringing about financial benefit to categories and MCOs in respective markets
Unlock and support the divisional growth agenda by having responsive & optimal supply networks that actively and dynamically support innovation and COTC
Partner Brand to unlock top line growth through flawless execution of innovation and savings withing small Cs
Support the cost savings/ 5S agenda to deliver 4-7% of TO savings p.a.
Build skills in Africa immediate and extended teams on financial decision-making
Build RVS to optimal body
Deep understanding of Africa cross border sourcing and trade-agreement opportunities
Enable accurate information gathering, analysis and present to support decision-making
The role requires strong interpersonal and influencing skills with 3-4 direct reports. However, will perform a ‘project lead function’ leading multi-disciplinary teams.
Regional and global teams
Critical success Factors for the Job:
Excellent understanding of an integrated supply chain network.
Excellent understanding of financial drivers
Strong Customer Service orientation
Strong interpersonal skills and team commitment
Excellent team-working and networking skills
Excellent communication skills across all levels of the organisation
Ability to work well with a team of diverse staff
Ability to work with peers and demonstrate lateral influence
Excellent team building skills
Excellent understanding of technical areas
Good at managing customer expectations
Managing and delivering service through strategic partners
Good knowledge of Unilever’s business and processes
Wider Unilever functional experience with at least 2 roles in a wider function (eg. Source, Make, Plan, Deliver or Finance)
Proven experience in technology evaluation and delivering to business needs
Experience in Excel or C++ tools modelling scenario’s
In depth understanding of SAP and cost centre links
In-depth commercial knowledge
Good project management skills
Previous experience is SC studies and\ or business modelling.
A relevant BSC degree in science/engineering or supply chain field., or relevant degree in commerce
A Financial Degree (CIMA) will be an advantage
Experience in FMCG supply chain
Demonstrated commercial acumen
Cross functional business process knowledge
More than 3 years’ experience in SC or finance at management level
Experience as a business analyst or business consulting advantage
Exemplary performance demonstrated for managing high performing teams
Demonstrated track record of working on complex problem solving, tight deadlines with quick turnaround times.
As per job requirements and can be deployed in Africa cluster and global for short stay periods.
Global Category Supply Chain teams
Cluster Category Leadership teams – CCLT
Country Business Teams – CCBT
SC Finance partners
MCO SC Leads
Unilever is an organisation committed to equity, inclusion and diversity 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. At Unilever we are interested in every individual bringing their ‘Whole Self’ to work and this includes you! Thus if you require any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of your application so that we can support you through your recruitment journey.
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