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Logistics Executive

Chennai, Tamil Nadu
Posted: 12 February, 2019

Job Descriptoin

Job Title:

Logistics Executive


Supply Chain Department

Profession (Marketing, Finance, etc.):

Supply Chain

Work Level:


Location (City, Country):


Main Job Purpose:
(A concise statement setting out the main purpose and objectives of the job.)

The incumbent is responsible for Supply Planning for the short to medium term to optimise customer service at minimal cost and facilitate SC delivery of innovation. S/he interfaces between the innovation centre, the sourcing units (both in house factories, third parties and other externally sourced products) to ensure that there are no interruptions in supply and that the highest level of Customer Service is achieved; as well as ensure that all innovations are delivered on time. The SP Manager also replenishes FG and RM/PM to the set inventory target.

Key Accountabilities:
(Please describe the responsibilities and end results that would be expected.)

· Manage the supply planning process; focusing on short term supply planning and inventory management of finished goods.

· Generate Short/Medium term master production scheduling and material requirement planning

· Work closely with the third party planning team (local and imported packs) to ensure delivery of customer service, stock and cost requirements

· Work closely with the Warehouse & Distribution Manager to ensure delivery of customer service, stock and cost requirements.

· Work closely with distribution to understand outbound network constraints and liaise with the appropriate planning teams (site and third party) to overcome short/medium term constraints

· Identify potential bottlenecks on finished goods production, including with key suppliers, and propose ways to resolve them at optimal cost

· Work closely with demand planning manager to drive complexity reduction in terms of SKUs

· Deliver the business supply planning process, particularly the annual supply planning process, to ensure a robust supply plan is issued to the manufacturing sourcing units, third party and sourcing teams for volume and cost planning purposes.

· Manage the stock holding policy in order to meet customer service level targets.

· Manages material inventories and material call offs of RM/PM with suppliers within set inventory targets.

· Determines inbound logistics requirements

· Responsible for primary and secondary DRP and execute primary DRP from SU to primary DC’s

· Support project teams and ensure appropriate early management rigour in delivering innovation through the wider supply chain. This includes early management of write offs for Finished Goods, raw and packaging materials as a result of new innovation or re-launches (bleed -in/discontinuation).

· Run up/ run down of all materials in times of innovations/promotions to ensure limited business waste and on time availability of new materials

· Maintain Master Data integrity in the system

Professional Skills:
(The minimum requirement from the job skills profile should be described, including degrees/qualifications preferred.)


· University Degree / Engineering Degree. Supply chain (APICS etc) qualification advantage

· Experience in FMCG Supply Chain (Planning, Customer Service, Logistics)

· Experience on SAP ERP, APO

· Cross functional business process knowledge

· People Management


· Master of Business Administration.

· Unilever Business Knowledge

· Special studies in Supply Chain related subjects.

Experience Required:
(Please detail essential and desirable experience, including no. of years.)


· 3-5 Years in Supply Chain operations

· Customer Service, Planning experience


· FMCG experience

(Please list any internal and external contacts arising from the job.)


· Logistics, Demand planning functions

· Supply chain functions at other Unilever sites

· CD / BB / CM Teams

· Finance Team

· Regional teams (Category SC and SM)


· Product suppliers

Reporting Channel:
(Please show where the job lies within the department, including superior(s) & subordinate(s).)

Reports to Logistics Manager.

Unilever - 13 days ago

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