Unilever Logistics Supervisor in Independence, Missouri

Unilever’s Knorr Savory Seasonings and Lipton Tea plant is seeking a Logistics Supervisor who will support the Logistics Department at our Independence MO location in the following manner:

Responsible for tactical factory logistics operations, including outbound shipment schedule adherence, inbound off loading and put away, and line replenishment

Accountable to deliver daily schedule adherence, logistics cost savings, customer service, and inventory accuracy at the site

Implement process improvement through operational scorecards and WCM methods

Execute the product group and site level factory logistics strategy

Support internal and external operational benchmarking activities

Who You Are & What You’ll Do

Lead site distribution operational processes

Drive logistics cost reduction through optimization of inbound/primary transportation, and factory warehouse operations.

Execution of standardized logistics EWM / SAP systems, processes, and KPI’s

Customer service improvement through warehouse and transportation loss reduction using WCM tools and methodology

Carbon reduction through factory warehouse improvements, transportation efficiencies, and external collaboration activities

Execute product group and site logistics strategy

Manage site distribution labor pool including daily crew coverage. Labor pool spreading over (4) Shifts consisting of 6 Warehouse Leaders and 48 Warehouse Associates

Palletizer Operations

You’re a born leader: Direct leadership of 54 warehouse associates. Support and interact with a large community of internal and external partners and stakeholders.

You’re a strategy guru: Ability to strategized and flex at a moment’s notice due to changes in Production schedule, labor issues & space constraints.

You’re a dot connector: Ensuring that Outbound Orders (STO’s) are paired with what Production is producing as well as ensuring equipment is available for shipments.

You’re a coach and mentor: Becoming an expert in all areas of the department, using learnings to coach and mentor direct reports into becoming self-sufficient / autonomous.

What You’ll Need to Succeed

Bachelor’s Degree Preferred

2 years’ work experience with competencies in Warehouse Management Systems, Yard Management Systems, Business Operations

Functional Skills:

Inventory Management, Customer Service, Logistics and/or Supply Chain Planning knowledge

Operational Knowledge of Warehouse and Transportation Processes

Optimizing Supply Chain Integrated Performance

Professional & Technical Skills:

Strong Analytical & Systems Skills

Strong Leadership and Influencing Skills

Understanding of Continuous Improvement Process

Optimization of Supply Chain and Logistics KPI’s

Knowledge & Information Management

Alliance & Relationship Management

Other Skills:

Fluent in English

Experience to work with warehouse and transportation suppliers

Ability to understand and influence stakeholders & decision makers

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-Missouri-Independence-Independence -13000 E. 35th

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day Job

Unposting Date: Aug-08-2018

Req ID: 180008EY