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Production & Raw Material Planner - LJA Factory (Future Vacancy)

Unilever

Dubai, UAE

Ref: MP598-498

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

Company Profile:

At Unilever you are more than your job title, you are part of the world's most successful, purpose-led business. Work with brands that are well-loved around the world, that improve the lives of our consumers and the communities around us.

We produce world-leading brands including Lipton, Knorr, Dove, Axe, Hellmann's and Omo, alongside trusted local names and innovative-forward thinking brands like Ben & Jerry's, The Dollar Shave Club and Surf.

Be part of the most successful purpose-led business in the world. Have the opportunity to see the true impact that you're having in the work you do - every small thing counts.

At Unilever you are more than your job title, you are part of the world's most successful, purpose-led business. Work with brands that are well-loved around the world, that improve the lives of our consumers and the communities around us.

We produce world-leading brands including Lipton, Knorr, Dove, Axe, Hellmann's and Omo, alongside trusted local names and innovative-forward thinking brands like Ben & Jerry's, The Dollar Shave Club and Surf.

Be part of the most successful purpose-led business in the world. Have the opportunity to see the true impact that you're having in the work you do - every small thing counts.

Main Job Purpose:

- Manage daily, monthly, annual and 5-years production plan of the SU based on updated Shipment Plan & forecast
- Manage MRP Cycle for RMs of LJA, including Raw Tea blends and Flavor
- Drive Key Planning KPIs under Service, Cash & Cost, SC Transformation headlines; in line with 5 Fundamental Pillars of Growth
- Work as part of LJA SU Team, working in synergy and collaboration across SU sub-functions.
- Drive day-to-day operations for dynamic RM network of LJA.
- Manage Plan360, ensuring it is always updated, dynamic and continuously improving.

Key Roles & Responsibilities:

Production Planning

- Manage daily, monthly, annual and 5-years production plan of the SU based on updated forecast.
- Prepare monthly plan schedule of the factory, inline with line capacities, DBNR and changeover guidelines
- Level & Update production plan periodically, as per requirement.
- Participate in Weekly Plan Availability Meetings with SMS team to project updated Shipment Plans to factory productions.
- Ensure BOMs health, working shoulder-to-shoulder with R&D, Quality and Production Teams.
- Manage Weekly Planning Meetings, with extended representation from each factory-related function to make sure that everyone is inline with Demand & Supply view as well as factory schedule.
- Drive DBNR & OR% agenda to achieve continuous improvement - both of which is already top class for LJA.
- Manage FG inventory of LJA and ensure that shipments are on track as per requested plan.

RM Planning

- Provide material forecast and orders to suppliers as per always updated forecast/schedule in the factory
- Hands on management of RM required, considering LJA strategy to forecast properly & only calloff solid requirements as per daily plan.
- Target 100% DR & always improved CCFOT% with minimum losses in RM planning.
- Manage LJA Tea and Flavor Stocks - which is biggest & most sensitive single item in inventory base.
- Control Business Waste with correct rundown/runup strategy & shelf life constraints.
- Track Supplier Reliability with OTIF% scores, take improvement actions where necessary.
- Participate in cMRP Agenda for Gulf, to optimize materials planning with minimum Non-value adding activities.

Excellence Agenda

- Improve and rollout LJA Plan360
- Always up to date IPM both for FG & RM
- Work on optimization and increase of consignment model in RM, to reduce stock base and improve supplier reliability.
- Proactive participation in DSR Cycle improvement projects
- Lead the Planning digitalization agenda of Arabia, knowing the expectations for the most flexible and reliable SU.
- Challenge demand inputs to ensure OTIF delivery of forecasts, to be able to utilize full flexibility to service.
- Support Plant Manager with the plan, risks, demand insights and full volume strategy
- Work closely with Factory Logistics, Quality, Technical, Safety, ManEx teams.
- Lead the contact of SU to business, through shoulder-to-shoulder work with SMS Team
- Provide correct updates and supply status to RM Procurement Teams and work daily with them for smooth supply.
- Support Finance team with correct volume mix & figures to financial FC.
- Proactively manage R&D relations, to ensure always physical vs. pre-defined consumptions of BOM are up to date.

WCM

- Core member of Customer Service and Logistics Pillar with all steps.
- Make continuous improvement part of the daily work life, even if not for an Audit to improve factory working.

Requirements

Key Competencies & Skills:

- 1-3 Years experience in any function in Supply Chain or Procurement
- Bachelors in Engineering, Supply chain, or Business Administration
- Excellent communication skills
- Experience on ERP (S&D, MM, MPS, APO modules)
- Advance Excel is must
- SAP experience is preferred
- FMCG background is preferred
- Factory Experience is a plus
- CPIM/ CSCP
- Knowledge on Power BI and RPA's will be great advantage
- Passion for Growth & High Performance
- Inner Purpose for Leading Edge in all the areas of operations.
- Hands on & accessible at all the times, knowing that factory is 24hours living organism
- Team Member & Leader
- Flexible & proactive in new initiations

About the Company

Unilever is one of the leading FMCG company with 400 brands spanning 14 categories of home, personal care and foods products, no other company touches so many people's lives in so many different ways.

Our brand portfolio has made us leaders in every field in which we work. It ranges from much-loved world favourites including Lipton, Knorr, Dove and Omo, to trusted local brands such as Blue Band and Suave.

From comforting soups to warm a winter's day, to sensuous soaps that make you feel fabulous, our products help people get more out of life.

We're constantly enhancing our brands to deliver more intense, rewarding product experiences. We invest €1 billion every year in cutting edge research and development, and have five laboratories around the world that explore new thinking and techniques to help develop our products.

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