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Supply Chain Strategies Senior Program Manager

  • Reference: 385374
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Salary: £80,000 to £100,000

  • Location: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Role Purpose

As one of the leading FMCG companies in the world, Unilever has transformed itself in recent years to deliver on its promise of profitable, sustainable growth and establish a world class supply chain organisation. We are currently looking for top talent to reinforce our internal supply chain consulting team.

As a project leader in the global supply chain strategy team, you will be at the heart of the business-transforming decisions at the core of which is the vision to continuously change lives of billions. With a global presence in over 190 countries, Unilever is looking to develop global leaders with the right motivation, skills and mindset to realize its strategic agenda.

Responsibilities

  • Own relationships with senior stakeholders (WL4+) for program development and department delivery.
  • Partner with key business stakeholders on their strategy to design programs through which to deliver projects across product groups and geographies.
  • Generate new ideas for methodologies, frameworks, processes and tools to improve the department’s positive contribution to the company.
  • Oversee projects and ensure they are delivered on-time, within scope and within budget.
  • Support individual and team performance through strong team orientation, coaching and feedback.
  • Examples of existing project programs (non-exhaustive): digitizing supply chain, manufacturing network design, make vs. buy, capital investment evaluations, complexity, cost optimisation, design to value, route-to-market, cost to serve, internal and external benchmarking, competitive intelligence, and E2E value chain analysis.

Experience and Qualifications

  • Minimum 10 years' industry experience, including strategic/business development roles (FMCG preferred) or experience in management consulting roles.
  • Experience in digital strategy and new digital business model development in a leading corporate or management consultancy, or in supply chain and operations is an advantage.
  • Proven work experience as a project manager with a bias for action, leading cross-functional teams in a multicultural environment.
  • Keen to challenge status quo.
  • Very strong data storyboarding and communication skills and proven experience in building effective relationships with senior stakeholders and influencing decision makers.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • A solid understanding of cost accounting, financial accounting and project management.
  • Willingness to travel up to 25%, including long-term stay (up to 3 weeks at a time) across different parts of the world.

What we offer

  • Chance to work with an enthusiastic, creative, multi-cultural team.
  • High visibility and partnership with senior levels of management.
  • Challenging projects that can shape business delivery.