Innovation Planner – Skin, HBL & Future Segments
Unilever
Philippines
30d ago

JOB SUMMARY

  • Ensure monthly FG supply plan in line with the agreed demand plan & month end FG stocks.
  • Ensure S&DR process is in place, and key member of Supply & Demand Reconciliation Meeting.
  • Review daily the performance of the current month and providing feedback to the leadership.
  • Prioritize issues & opportunities in case of risk in current month together with leadership team.
  • Ensure that SC constraints are integrated into the current month’s operational forecast.
  • Review, challenge and comply with approved finish good stocks targets (month end stock targets, safety stock targets, and stock cover targets) for the Hair care category and holding responsibility from them in terms of volume and value.
  • Inform the Category Planning Manager, as well as other stakeholders of critical SKUs, forecast changes and actual sales tracking, and stocks with high weeks cover, and recommend actions to be taken to address the issues.
  • Recommend slow-moving and obsolete stocks to Customer Channel Development for banding and promotions.
  • Ensure the accuracy of the replenishment process and distributor stock management.
  • Ensure the system is in place and facilitate CD team following the replenishment system rules.
  • Full time member of S&D Reconciliation Meeting within S&OP
  • Full time member of IPM & Network teams
  • Develop a supply chain system wherein resources (both in-house and extended chain) are tapped to perform activities where they can add the greatest value through effective delegation / function
  • Ensure compliance with the approved optimum stock level at the distributors to ensure high service level for customers and for secondary sales.
  • Analyze trends, identify weakness, areas of improvement, and benchmarks of satisfaction and recommend appropriate actions.
  • Identify and assess the impact of changing customer requirements.
  • Drive integrated activities with the broader supply chain and customer teams, as well as through collaboration, both internally and externally, to ensure customer service requirements are understood and met.
  • Support the following key corporate initiatives- Working Capital (Stock) reduction, and Strategy In-to Action (SIA).
  • Plan adjustments in both short term and long term plan based on surges (increase and decrease) in demand, unexpected shortage in material supply, etc.
  • This is done in consideration of company’s stock level target and material availability.

  • Coordinate with regional counterparts and sourcing unit on imported FGs to ensure on-time development and delivery of quality FGs.
  • Manage Hair care innovation projects logistical requirements based on the Unilever Innovation Process Management adhering to the Gate rules and requirements together with the Project Team.
  • Develop and implement guidelines on security of confidential documents and information such as product formulations, material specifications, marketing plans, forecasts, production capacities, plant expansion and others.
  • Ensure security and confidentiality of innovation projects as logistical requirements are progressed with the suppliers.
  • Inform task force on how to reduce supply chain network lead time to meet target launch date without sacrificing quality / safety.
  • Advise concerned departments of product supply chain implications of product launches / line or variant extensions.
  • Ensure on-time in full launch requirements on all innovations, activations and promotions
  • Coordinate with Product Group on a monthly basis to discuss Innovation Update and Demand and Supply Reconciliation.
  • Lead in conducting Early Management and Risk Assessment prior to Pre-production Meeting for Innovations / Activations on time to ensure alignment throughout the entire chain.
  • Provide possible ways / opportunities to reduce write off costs post innovations to Marketing and Development.
  • KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • University degree, preferably Engineering Graduate, Supply chain (APICS etc) qualification advantage
  • 4-7 years experience in FMCG Supply Chain (Planning, Customer Service, Logistics)
  • Experience on SAP ERP, APO
  • Commercial acumen
  • Cross functional business process knowledge
  • People management
  • Customer Service, Planning experience
  • Exposure to Order to Cash, Requisition to payment cycle
  • Budgeting & Planning skills
  • Good general management skills and business acumen.
  • Willing to be assigned in BGC
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