Unilever Associate Planning Manager for Imports and Exports - Ice Cream in South Burlington, Vermont

Associate Planning Manager for Imports and Exports - Ice Cream

Background and Purpose of the Job

As theNA Associate Planning Manager for Imports and Exports - Ice Cream,you will be responsible for the execution of all ice cream imports into North America and exports to Unilever locations all over the world, balancing supply and demand by Country. Your objective is to manage the conversion of the demand planning signal into the demand planning books & work with the respective planners to ensure the production plan meets the forecast. You will need to do this all while balancing inventory levels,capacity, and customer service across all the items. You will be responsible for creating and maintaining Intercompany Service Level Agreements and you will support innovation planning with all import and export requirements. Your key tasks are supply planning, demand forecasting, order execution, and maintaining proper communication channels for North America and the importing countries. This includes collaborating with the import/export country supply chain teams,Unilever International and US supply chain.

How will you know the job is well done? Your key metrics include:

·Customer Service Performance

·Inventory levels

·Business Waste

·Minimize Cost

Who You Are and What Will You Do

You’re a born leader:You will be a visible leader in the Planning community. Your actions will have a sizeable impact on the end to end value chain and help fuel growth in themarkets. 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 innovative thinker,coming up with solutions to old and new problems.You’ll use your highly developed influencing skills to inspire and engage the cross-functional team to execute.

You’re a dot connector:With an innate sense of how things interlock, 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. Your drive to see success is fueled by a positive, purpose-driven outlook.

What You’ll Need to Succeed

Bachelor Degree in Engineering, Supply Chain, Business Administration or related fields

At least 3 years of Supply Chain related planning experience using planning software.

Proficiency using Excel, Access, PowerPoint and MS Project

Worked in SAP-APO & ECC and APICS

Have strong communication skills with an ability to deliver complex information to a variety of audiences with impact.

Manage multiple projects and work through ambiguity.

Job: Supply Chain

Primary Location: United States-Vermont-South Burlington-South Burlington -30 Community

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day Job

Unposting Date: Oct-04-2018

Req ID: 18000CJK