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SC Operations Leader




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Context / General purpose of the function

The department of Supply Chain Operations Leaders is part of the Supply Chain of the Marketing and Sales organization for Unilever Benelux. The main tasks of the department are taking stock management decisions, obsoletes management, promo & event follow-up, service communication and being the first point of contact within the Marketing and Sales organization for the Unilever factory network.

We are looking for an enthusiastic Supply Chain Operations Leader.


The linking pin between supply (SU’s) and demand (Customers) for managing the operations from a demand and supply (planning) perspective:

The first point of contact for the business regarding stock allocation decisions and project execution

The first point of contact for factories regarding service and obsoletes risks/issues

Monitor demand variations with regard to baseline, promotions and repack

Mitigate demand variations on the short term that lead to stock availability issues by following established allocation rules and communicate to both CD and SU stakeholders

Business partnering:
Work on building a good relationship with factory planners

Work on building a good relationship with stakeholders in the Customer Service, Customer Development and Logistic departments

Obsoletes Management:
Keep stocks clean from non-sale able units (returns, quality issues, residuals, obsoletes).

Drive the residual and obsolete process within the MCO

Relaunch Management:
Facilitate phasing in and out of introductions, switches or delisting with the supply network, Customer Development and Customer Service Departments

Follow up on introductions, switches and delisting (relaunch management on short term) with focus on service and costs (obsoletes and residuals)

Continuous improvement:
Supply related (improve by discussing with sourcing unit or virtual factory)

Demand related (improve by discussing with Mid Term Planner)

Root cause analyses on service losses and obsoletes

Required Compentencies

Internal and External Customer Orientation

Bias for Action

Influencing other


Self-awareness and Integrity

Time and Priority Management

Job Requirements

Bachelor degree in Economics (Supply Chain)

Affinity with FMCG-market

Organizational awareness (Sales, Marketing, Finance, Customer Service) and understanding of Supply Chain processes

Excellent communication skills – (equal to) native Dutch, French & English

Knowledge of ERP systems, like SAP/ APO and promo planning systems is an advantage

Good knowledge of Microsoft Office

How to apply?

To apply, you must do so online through Unilever Jobs. You can find the link to this site through the Services Belgium portal, on the Jobs & Careers page. Your application will be reviewed against our requirements and we will be in touch shortly to provide you with an update on the status of your application. You can also check your status in Unilever Jobs.

By applying for this vacancy, you are confirming that you have made your Line Manager aware of your application and that you are at a point in your career with Unilever where it is appropriate for you to be applying for other positions.

Should you require additional information, please contact Rosalie De Nijs on