Purpose of the role : The incumbent has overall responsibility for managing Planning & ordering of imported finished goods (FG) products.
In the Planning Manager’s role, the incumbent handles variety of jobs in Supply Chain such as to prepare supply plans based on demand plans, DRP, communicate the same to suppliers and ensure goods are received OTIF.
The role also involves managing promotions and innovations from preparation of supply plans to delivery. The key objective of the job is to ensure availability of products at DC / suppliers in order to achieve high CCFOT at optimum stock holding.
Key responsibilities : Supplier Relationship Management :
To establish and sustain collaborative / productive relationship with Unilever Suppliers
Establish Supplier Service Agreements jointly with Supply Management.
Implement ICCFOT (supplier Rating) process to monitor and improve supplier delivery performance. Order Cycle Management (P2P) :
Responsible for timely & effective management of complete Order to Payment (Procurement to Payment) cycle for finished goods.
Analyse ICCFOT losses, set-up Continuous improvement Program (CIP) action plans and follow-up progress.
Review Critical stocks / OOS at distributors, RDC initiate corrective actions to remedy the situation.
Pro-actively inform Customer Service Team about potential supply interruptions with duration, likely impact on forward supplies.
Manage timely planning & delivery of promotions and innovation (new products) supplies
Monthly review of distributors, RDC stock profiles to identify SLOBs. Planning :
Review forward estimates of requirements prepared by direct reports & forward supply confirmation given by suppliers against the plans submitted.
Review Purchase Order receipts against the plan. Pro-actively follow up on backlogs. Work with suppliers in order to minimize the impact by prioritizing requirements when faced with supply constraints.
Monitoring and controlling full pipeline inventories on a monthly basis Financial Management :
Ensure supplier invoices are verified on-time to effect timely payments to finished goods suppliers and co-packers.
Ensure recovery of amounts is made in case of agreed quality issues from suppliers. General Reporting :
ICCFOT & loss tree analysis (Weekly)
Monthly Purchase & inventory forecasting, weekly tracking
Stock KPIs based on daily RDC stocks Critical, below norm and above norm %
Weekly - Promo shipment report and lost Tree Analysis
Weekly - Innovations shipment report and loss tree analysis
Weekly Supply interruption report
Monthly Supplier claims status Other responsibilities :
Develop a Customer focussed team. Prepare development plans, targets for self, direct reports. Carryout regular performance reviews (2 / year formal), provide feedback.
Maintain highest quality standards, ensure safe working practices and care for environment through total compliance with the guidelines set up in Company Quality, Health & safety, Environment, customer service and consumer service & consumer safety policies of Unilever Arabia.
Profile & Abilities : ESSENTIAL
University degree, Supply chain (APICS etc) qualification advantage
Experience in planning area in FMCG business.
Experience on SAP
People management PREFERRED
Master of Business Administration, Engineer
Unilever Business Knowledge
Special studies in Supply Chain related subjects COMPETANCIES :
Customer Service Orientation
Analysis / Problem Assessment / Problem Solving
Self motivation, taking Initiatives
Individual Leadership / Influence
Considerable experience of acting independently.