Unilever Careers Johannesburg – Assistant 3P Capabilities Manager

Website Unilever

Job Description:

The Assistant 3rd Party Capabilities Manager, as a member of the SC 3PM team for Africa, is responsible for combining supply chain, technology, manufacturing, and product knowledge with financial acumen to develop a 3rd Party manufacturing strategy for Africa. The strategy developed will move Africa beyond using 3PM’s for tactical purposes, and leveraging 3PM’s to create competitive advantage.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Development of the cross-category 3rd Party Manufacturing strategy:
    • Interface with key PG/CCBT/MCO stakeholders in defining business needs / strategy
    • The strategy will proactively identify opportunities to improve gross margin, identify capacity required to achieve service levels goals, and unlock innovation capability and speed through buy/deploy models
    • Business partner functional stakeholders (CD, PG, R&D, etc) for cross category needs as related to 3PM sourcing activity.
    • Support PG teams to conduct Portfolio Segmentation Analysis in order to identify opportunities to drive Overall improved Business Value.
    • Partner Product Groups & R&D teams in order to identify Next Generation Capability Road Map.
    • Partner with Product Group & Import teams to identify & evaluate Localisation Opportunities
    • Develop Advanced 3rd Party Manufacturing playbooks and Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s) to be rolled out to 3rd Party
    • Operational teams via training platforms. Ensure these playbooks and SOP’s are maintained with changing environments and cascaded accordingly.
    • Single point of contact for Africa as expert for 3PM business. Define and develop the end-to-end processes and Governance framework for 3rd Party Manufacturing. Custodian to ensure governance is followed through with regular audits and checks.
    • Develop and Maintain a 3rd Party Manufacturing Landscape Mapping to support resilience, agility and reactive/responsive requirement.
    • Lead license to sell governance and sign off for outsourcing projects where we are selling our assets to 3PM. Project lead key strategic projects across Africa.
    • Develop and manage digital platforms for reporting, supplier base and product catalogues
    • 3rd Party External benchmarking and specialist skills deployment in Africa
    • Africa 3rd Party Manufacturing P&L development to track financial progress and identify hotspots requiring action from 3rd Party operational teams, Product Groups and/or CCBT’s.
    • Develop & Drive Africa 3rd Party Manufacturing savings program. Ensure the saving programs are landed in each cluster and rigor in development and execution of such.
    • Land TRIO team / Flash concept across Africa

Job Requirements:

  • Excellent understanding of an integrated supply chain network.
  • Excellent understanding of financial drivers, including make or buy analysis and decision making
  • Strong Customer Service orientation
  • Strong interpersonal skills and team commitment
  • Excellent team-working and networking skills
  • Excellent communication skills across all levels of the organisation
  • Ability to work well with a team of diverse staff
  • Ability to work with peers and demonstrate lateral influence
  • Excellent team building skills
  • Excellent understanding of technical areas
  • Good at managing customer expectations
  • Managing and delivering service through strategic partners
  • Good knowledge of Unilever’s business and processes
  • 3+years experience in SC, Technology, Engineering, R&D processing or Manufacturing role
  • Wider Unilever functional experience with at least 2 roles in a wider function (eg.Source, Make, Plan, Deliver or Finance)
  • Proven experience in technology evaluation and delivering to business needs
  • Experience in Excel
  • In depth understanding of SAP and cost centre links
  • In-depth commercial knowledge
  • Good project management skills
  • Previous experience is SC studies and\ or business modelling.
  • A relevant degree in commerce, engineering or supply chain field.
  • A Financial Degree (CIMA) will be an advantage
  • Experience in FMCG supply chain
  • Demonstrated commercial acumen
  • Cross functional business process knowledge
  • More than 3+years experience in SC, Technology, Engineering, R&D processing or Manufacturing role
  • Experience as a business analyst or business consulting advantage
  • Demonstrated track record of working on complex problem solving, tight deadlines with quick turnaround times.

Job Details:

Company: Unilever

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Johannesburg

Application Deadline: N/A


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