Supply Operations Manager

Background & Purpose of the Job

This position is accountable for developing one agreed upon, reconciled, and optimized constrained supply & demand plan. The role is accountable for creating the supply plan to include CMs and internal factories and collaborate with the MRP. They and their team will facilitate discussions as part of the DSR category and subcategory routines that challenge, agree, and firmly establish reconciled (and optimized) supply & demand, gaps, risks & opportunities, decisions, escalations (by exception) incl. recommended decisions, actions, and implications. Through the DSR routines, this role will be accountable for the decision making regarding the balancing of Demand and Supply, resolve problems and differences so where possible a single set of recommendations can be made, identify areas where no agreement can be reached (which should be escalated in the next level of S&OP), determine how the situation will be presented, and define scenarios showing alternative actions to solve a given problem. This position will develop different planning scenarios using digital tools to optimize the plan and make final recommendations for supply.

Manage supply and demand constraints with information from the business, supply chain and CD across several horizons with a varying style of focus:

  • Historical ensure learnings are identified and if predictions were correct

  • 13 week rolling Reviewing if plans are developing as expected and if any adjustments need to be made

  • 4 months to year end: Reviewing if year-end targets are being met, identifying root causes for gaps and potential mitigation

  • Eight quarter rolling: Identifying if plans are reaching ambitions and if plans are on track. Assess any risks to the plan and potential mitigation scenarios.

This role is accountable to manage a team of planners responsible for a technology.

Who You Are & What Youll Do

  • Youre a born leader: Ability to listen to stakeholders including customers and keep an open mind in developing new ways to service stakeholders.

  • Youre a decision maker: Analyze multiple scenarios to close the gaps and be able to make a decision on the best outlook based on potential actions.

  • Youre a dot connector: You can link our supply chain with our customers supply chain and ensure that service is optimized based on the best inventory holding strategies

  • Youre digital & data translator: You understand how to use data and tools to quickly connect dots and develop insights and action.

  • You love to win, and have fun doing it: Responsibility for generating and improving optimized supply plans

What Youll Do

  • Develop the Factory & CM supply plan based on the demand requirements and any constraints, prioritizing the plan aligned with the Demand Planning organization

  • Run short term capacity analysis as well as RCCP to determine and mitigate issues with engineering, factories, and the Business Facing organization

  • Review and analyze the following inputs for DSR:

  • Agreed and documented supply capabilities, capacities, flexibility, assumptions & KPIs (incl. financial impact understanding) across Source, Make and Deliver

  • Country Volume demand, incl. Dependent Demand

  • Consolidated Key MSO Assumptions, Ranges (where applicable), Actions, Decision, and relevant demand KPIs

  • Reconciled (and optimized) supply & demand capacity utilization overview (RCCP view)

  • Rough cut capacity plan and short-term capacity plans

  • Projected Logistics capacity utilization

  • Inventory / Stock Reports: General Trend and Projected Stock on Hand (Volume, Value and Days Cover), Stock Loss Tree

  • Category Financial Results and targets

  • Innovations & NPD Matrix

  • Documented outputs from previous cycle

  • Ensure the following outputs are delivered through collaboration, scenario planning and discussion with the business:

  • One agreed, updated, reconciled, optimized and constrained supply & demand plan

  • Balanced Supply & Demand Capacity Overview

  • Existing Gaps, Issues, Risks & Opportunities

  • Constrained Volume Forecast

  • Tracking of all relevant meetings, including decisions, escalations (by exception) incl. recommended decisions, actions, and implications.

  • Provide a 13-week rolling production and transportation forecast along with the longer-term monthly forecast for the year and the quarterly forecasts for 2 years

  • Stock projections based on constraints

Key Performance Indicators

  • OTIF core portfolio

  • OTIF innovation

  • AGS score

  • Dispatch rates


  • Capacity Utilization

  • CM and Internal Factory OR

What Youll Need To Succeed

  • Bachelors degree in Operations / Supply Chain or equivalent experience

  • MBA degree preferred or equivalent experience

  • 4+ years of relevant experience in Supply Chain, Planning (with a large focus in Supply Planning) and Manufacturing

  • Empowerment, Experimentation and Collaboration a must

  • Strong relationship management and team leadership both internally and externally

  • Holding people accountable, developing self and others, breakthrough thinking, optimizing Supply Chain integrated performance, strategic vision and influencing

What We Can Offer You

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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. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. For more information, please see Equal Employment Opportunity Posters

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Job Category: Supply Chain

Job Type: MCO Supply Planning Mgr

Industry: UnileverExperiencedProfessionals

Salary Range
$100,000.00 - $127,000.00
per Year
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Englewood Cliffs, NJ, 07632, US