Background & Purpose of the Job
Unilever is in the midst of a project designed to reset the North American supply chain to be future fit. The new network is intended to support >4% annual growth through 2024 by optimizing the manufacturing and distribution networks, be agile and responsive, reduce cost to serve and planet positive. Each Business Unit will have dedicated work streams to support this Business Group transformation. The Project Coordinator for Logistics will be responsible to oversee the design, manufacture, operational set up and startup of a new Distribution Center within the North America Business Group.
Who You Are & What You’ll Do:
Project Coordinator responsibilities:
- Leadership of the cross functional team for a DC startup, responsible for the overall project management and team coordination.
- Responsible for the monitoring of project schedules.
- Responsible for the coordination of communication with main stakeholders for that specific distribution center’s project
- Responsible for supplying precise and timely reports on projects evolution and metrics.
- Responsible to work with the Global Logistics organization and outside consultants to achieve new Best in Class Global Logistics standards
- Responsible for change management and system updates
- Responsible for the identification, development, monitoring and application of project management methodologies, best practices and standards.
- Delivery of the overall project targets with on time in full start up.
- Responsible for overall quality and predictability of the project/ program.
- Responsible for documentation management.
- Identify and propose opportunities for Responsiveness
- Work with Warehouse and Transportation teams to ensure systems are setup properly, a flawless startup
- Responsible for the creation of all operational procedures and training of the new team.
- Close follow up of licenses
- Work with tax team on incentives
- Lead lessons learning at the end of the projects and share globally
You’re a born leader: You provide strategic, technical, and process leadership for the execution of the business unit’s work streams through the facilitation and coordination of cross functional teams, bring best in class design, out of the box thinking, agile technology and cost-effective solutions, collaborating locally and globally to achieve these objectives. You have strong passion for thought leadership, bias for action and people development to drive technical and team’s performance. You strategically influence peers and stakeholders to drive the business agenda through technical and business solutions.
You’re a dot connector: You are the bridge between Supply Chain and other internal and external partners, working with Engineering, Manufacturing, Innovation Quality, Supply Chain Planning, Logistics, Transportation, Warehousing, Procurement, contractors, consultants and other functions, representing technical excellence and understanding of the category technology. You perform successfully in a multi-functional/ discipline high performance team environment.
You’re a change maker: You flawlessly execute the project management leading all aspects of the working program working with R&D, Brand, IT and SC in an integrated, high performance work team, bringing an outside-in and out of the box thinking beyond conventional distribution and network technology to build an end to end optimized supply chain network that is state-of-the-art, agile, cost competitive, highly productive, planet positive and highly digitized.
You’re a culture and change champion: You provide and stimulate creative solutions and facilitate rapid transfer of best practices, technology and innovative ideas across sites and you drive technology development and capital efficiency embracing outside-in mentality and willingness to experiment and collaborate. You help unlock value and execution with the team by leveraging resources through the network.
You love to win, and have fun doing it: You are recognized by the Supply Chain community as the thought leader in Logistics. You have strong leadership and organizational skills that enable you to build strong teams and deliver outstanding results through high performing teams. You have the ability to balance a variety of priorities while maintaining healthy relationships across the project team, key stakeholders and customers.
What You’ll Need To Succeed
University degree in technical discipline or general sciences a plus
At least 3-5+ years’ experience in Supply Chain management required (Finance, Planning, Engineering, or Logistics a plus)
At least 3 years of Logistics experience
Ideally have 1-3 years’ experience managing major projects
Experience in SAP, Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Projects etc.
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