Associate Capacity Planning Manager - PCL

Associate Capacity Planning Manager - PCL

Englewood Cliffs, NJ

Background & Purpose of the Job

The Associate Capacity Planning Manager for Personal Care Liquids will execute the UASCC network strategy for the Personal Care Liquids (PCL) Network as well as function as the Capacity Manager. This includes the Hair (Wash and Care), Personal Wash Liquids, and Lotion volume for North America. The position objective is to act as the owner of the PCL network and assist the Supply Planners as they manage the conversion of the demand planning signal into the production plan. The position must act as an unbiased manager of capacity across the three categories of PCL, always taking into account the best usage of the network in order to return the most value to the business and shareholders. Cost optimization and network capacity management (short and long term) are key ongoing priorities. The key metrics are (1) Customer Service Performance (2) Inventory levels (3) Utilization of factory capacity and (4) Gross Margin.

Who You Are & What You'll Do

The overall scope of this role will include:

  • Overall tactical direction for the supply planning of the PCL Network
  • Recommendations for Strategic Network design to UASCC
  • Interface with plants and Go to Market (GtM) teams including material planners, plant scheduler, demand planners, assistant marketing managers, Customer Brand Operating Managers (ISV), quality managers, and the Master Data team.
  • Lead various initiatives that will demonstrate leadership, experience, and capability in role.
  • Key in cost control through run strategy loading decisions, project coordination, and inventory planning.

You're a born leader: You demonstrate a proactive style and positive take-charge. You show strong desire for assuming increased responsibility, growth, and visibility. You have an innate ability to influence and lead others.
You're a strategy guru: You can develop and action complex solutions that will fit a multitude of internal customers

You love to win, and have fun doing it: Understanding that everyone wins when you succeed, you are energized by the challenge of the role

You're a changemaker: You champion new ways of working and new solutions to ensure they are widely adopted throughout the network

What You'll Need To Succeed

Basic requirements:
  • At least 3 years of relevant experience
  • A 4-year Undergraduate Degree
  • Some understanding of Operational Process Planning
  • A well-developed problem-solving toolkit - Strong analytical capacity applied to challenges, relationship breakdowns and prioritization of competing project needs
  • APICS Certification would be a strong asset, however it is not required

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.

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