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Associate Manager, Strategic Planning - Ice Cream

This is a temporary full-time project-based role with an anticipated completion time frame of 18 months with the likelihood of being extended depending on business needs. The selected individual may be eligible to apply to available internal opportunities within Unilever following completion of the project, although no continued employment is guaranteed.

This role supports the North America Supply Chain Ice Cream business, located in Englewood Cliffs. The NA Ice Cream Category is $3 Billion in annual sales and growing! This person is an important player for the category since they will develop the long-term Supply Chain strategies to create value for the category within the existing and future portfolio, then lead execution on those sourcing changes.

This role will lead project management, ideation, and project execution of various project types across this supply chain project. They will also support developing sound business cases to support category growth, savings delivery and service improvement following the USLP principles and ensuring the optimal E2E network design. In addition, they will perform rough cut capacity planning, evaluate network constraints, identify improvement opportunities, review capex and technology needs, lead savings identification and implementation, complexity reduction initiatives, and strategic project scoping and execution—all towards driving Gross Margin and profit improvement.

This person will closely interact with Brand, Supply/Demand Planning, Factories, Finance, Procurement and R&D to deliver the project targets. They will also lead benchmark study for IC end of end supply chain network.

Who You Are & What You’ll Do

+ You’re a storyteller: You can clearly explain to, present to, and strategically influence key stakeholders for new supply chain designs.

+ You’re a strategy guru: You not only understand what the sourcing network needs to be today, but more importantly what needs to be done tomorrow. You can balance multiple tradeoffs and priorities within projects to arrive at the best solution.

+ You’re a dot connector: You can see the impact of project and process choices on down-stream and up-stream activities in the end-to-end supply chain.

+ You love to win and have fun doing it: We make big choices on investments and capital that have impact for years down the road. You must be bold in the recommendations, always working with a win-win mind-set in the face of setbacks.

+ You’re a changemaker : Some of the things that work today, will not work in the future. You are often the first tackle change and will need to bring others along the journey .

Behaviors You’ll Need to Succeed

+ Challenger: You are passionate about uncovering opportunities to grow, and organizing workstreams to deliver

+ Collaborator: You believe in the prioritization of the collective agenda over the individual one and are build deep relationships across teams


+ Bachelor’s Degree in a related field

+ Project management experience

+ 5 or more years combined experience in any of the following areas: Supply Chain planning, Manufacturing, Logistics, Engineering


+ Innovation management and/or Project Management Professional (PMP) license

+ MS Project basic knowledge

+ Cross functional business process, commercial, and financial acumen

+ Strong Excel and data analytics capabilities

What We Can Offer You

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Pay: The pay range for this position is $84,400 - $126,600. Unilever takes into consideration a wide range of factors that are utilized in making compensation decisions including, but not limited to, skill sets, experience and training, licensure and certifications, qualifications and education, and other business and organizational needs.

Bonus: This position is bonus eligible.

Long-Term Incentive (LTI): This position is LTI eligible.

Benefits: Unilever employees are eligible to participate in our benefits plan. Should the employee choose to participate, they can choose from a range of benefits to include, but is not limited to, health insurance (including prescription drug, dental, and vision coverage), retirement savings benefits, life insurance and disability benefits, parental leave, sick leave, paid vacation and holidays, as well as access to numerous voluntary benefits. Any coverages for health insurance and retirement benefits will be in accordance with the terms and conditions of the applicable plans and associated governing plan documents.


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. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

Employment is subject to verification of pre-screening tests, which may include drug screening, background check, credit check and DMV check.

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Job Category: Supply Chain

Job Category: Supply Chain

Job Category: Chaîne d'approvisionnement

Job Type: Supply Planning Specialist

Industry: Unilever_Experienced_Professionals

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