Associate Planning Manager - Unilever International

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Associate Planning Manager - Unilever International

Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Full Time
  • Responsibilities

    Background & Purpose of the Job

    Unilever International (UI) is an alternative but complimentary route to market, servicing white space opportunities not exploited by local operating countries. It is a global business unit with 9 hubs (Singapore, US, UK, Korea, India, Dubai, France, the Philippines and Australia) with a diverse range of products, with expertise in utilizing 3rd party distributors and consolidators to reach consumers in over 75 countries.

    The main purpose of this job is to lead the Demand and Supply Planning space for the Americas group. All the business opportunities UI manages are related to imports and exports, so a good understanding of the end to end supply chain is necessary, including working knowledge of global logistics and regulations. Regarding Demand Planning, this role is responsible for the delivery of a continuous improved forecast to the sourcing units, while managing the volatility brought by high and accelerated growth and long lead times. This role will lead the S&OP process for the group, coordinating efforts with Finance, Marketing and Sales across all BPC, Foods and Refreshments categories. The Supply Planning portion of the job is responsible for signalling the production plans to the +30 sourcing sites across the world (UL sites and/or 3PMs), as well as managing the Demand and Supply Reconciliation process with each of the categories and factories UI sources from.

    Who You Are & What You’ll Do

    You’re a born leader: We treat the business as our own. As intrapreneurs, we introduce Unilever’s brands into white space geographies and spearhead launches of iconic household brands like Dove, Vaseline, Lifebuoy, Sunlight, Fair & Lovely, TRESemme into big markets like U.S, China, Western Europe and SEAA.

    You’re a dot connector: As Unilever’s growth engine, we establish global white space businesses in key channels and seeding Unilever brands to overseas diaspora who crave for a taste of their familiar home brands. This role connects functions, people, and factories around the world.

    You’re a changemaker SPEED is the mantra for our resounding success. To serve the underserved, we embrace a founder’s mentality, explore unchartered territories, redesign end-to-end business models to establish successful businesses. As Demand and Supply Planner this role, is a key enabler to deliver excellence in service and responsiveness to the global evolving consumer needs.

    You’re a paradox navigator: We make a difference by working fast and smart, nurturing our tribe, winning together and living by five tenets: We will be the fastest route-to-market globally. We go where no (man, woman, or distributor) has ever explored. Impossible is an opinion, not a fact. Speed is our currency. When brands are built right, they can last a lifetime.

  • Qualifications

    What You’ll Need to Succeed

    • Bachelors Degree required
    • 4+ years of relevant experience in demand and/or supply planning and managing imports/exports logistics operations.
    • Basic appreciation of how manufacturing works, including 3PM management.
    • Understanding of the extended SC technologies (molds, filling lines, packing operations).
    • A strategic, highly adaptable, and entrepreneurial person who embraces a high growth mindset, with strong love for consumers, shoppers, and customers.
    • Good communication, negotiation and influencing skills with stakeholders across all levels.
    • Have experience working and leading in cross-functional and virtual teams.
  • Benefits

    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. 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 PostersEqual Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Persons with DisabilitiesEmployment is subject to verification of pre-screening tests, which may include drug screening, background check, credit check and DMV check.

    If you are an individual with a disability in need of assistance at any time during our recruitment process, please contact us at Please note: This email is reserved for individuals with disabilities in need of assistance and is not a means of inquiry about positions or application statuses.

  • Industry
    Consumer Goods
  • Fun Fact
    Unilever offers seriously cool benefits like flexible working environment, on-site gym and Tigi salon, well-being incentives, and all-you-can-eat ice cream.
  • About Us
    Unilever has a simple but clear purpose – to make sustainable living commonplace. They believe this is the best long-term way for the business to grow. On any given day, two billion people from around the world use Unilever products from iconic brands like Dove, Axe, Ben & Jerry’s, Lipton, Dollar Shave Club, and Knorr to look good, feel good, and get more out of life.