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Unilever Supply Chain Transformation Lead - Data and Analytics in United Kingdom

Supply Chain Transformation Lead - Data and Analytics

Location: Kingston

ABOUT UNILEVER

Unilever is one of the world’s leading suppliers of Food, Home and Personal Care products with sales in over 190 countries and reaching 2 billion consumers a day. Unilever has more than 400 brands found in homes around the world, including Persil, Dove, Knorr, Domestos, Hellmann’s, Lipton, Wall’s, PG Tips, Ben & Jerry’s, Marmite, Magnum and Lynx. Faced with the challenge of climate change and the need for human development, we want to move towards a world where everyone can live well and within the natural limits of the planet. That’s why our purpose is ‘to make sustainable living commonplace”

The role is based in the centre of Kingston, where you have a wide selection of shops, cafés and restaurants at your fingertips. The office is home to a restaurant, a fruit and ice-cream bar, and a subsidised shop offering a selection of our Unilever products.

Job Purpose

For Unilever to remain competitive in the future, the business needs to continue the path to become data intelligent. The Data & Insights team will persevere to make Unilever Data Intelligent; powering key decisions with data, insights, advanced analytics and AI.

Our ambition is to enable democratization of data, information and insights as ​a completely agile organization ​that builds fantastic careers for our people ​and is accountable for delivering great work ​that maximizes impact and delivers growth.

This Data & Analytics function endeavours to create clear accountability for all aspects of Data Strategy, Data Management, Information Management, Analytics, and Insights. We would be accountable for impact of solutions, maintaining market relevance and minimising unnecessary overlaps in analytics products, ensuring simplicity and that our solutions better meet the needs of our users.

We would partner with the Digital and Data Legal Counsel to ensure that our Data Defence (Privacy, Governance, Quality, etc) is well structured and sufficiently robust to use data and AI correctly throughout the enterprise. We would democratize information across the business, while supporting the culture shift required for data driven decision making. Further, this team would drive capacity unlock from manual and duplicative reporting capabilities, while also refocusing a portion of the unlock on embedding predictive and prescriptive analytics capabilities into our highest potential opportunities.

We have four key operating principles:

  • One team

  • Connected to the business

  • Deploying with pace and discipline

  • Designing for experience

Our vision is to make Unilever data intelligent, partnering with the business to power key decisions with data, advanced analytics and AI to accelerate growth. Our 5 strategies to achieve this are:

  • Accelerate & simplify access to relevant data, information and insights

  • Build in-house, leading-edge data, information, insights & analytics capability

  • Lead the data & insights culture and careers to empower employees across Unilever

  • Rapidly embed analytics products, solutions and services to drive growth

  • Advance Information Automation at Scale

The SC Transformation Manager supports the D&A Supply Chain Director to drive value from Supply Chain analytical products and solutions. The Engagement Manager supports leading the global agenda and data, information and analytics roadmap for Supply Chain also ensuring robust operations and budget management.

Responsibilities

Work closely with SC Director to identify new opportunities with the business for adding value through data and especially Analytics Work with the business to capture high level requirements to inform proposals Support Product Managers in the delivery of products, supporting them in interactions with the business, validation of solutions & launching products Budget management across D&A and iOPS programmes ensuring robust tracking of actuals and necessary cross charges. Facilitate the development of a long term visions and own the roadmap of data and analytics capability build across the SC to support the digitisation agenda

All About You

Essential:

  • Global Project Management, Budgeting and Tracking

  • Supply Chain process knowledge

  • Good understanding of data and KPIs that support Supply Chain

  • Strong Business Partnering capability and experience.

  • Experience of delivering projects and working with multiple business teams and stakeholders

  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to collect, organize, analyze, and disseminate significant amounts of information with attention to detail and accuracy

  • Experience of delivering End to end Data and Analytics global projects

  • Strong enough knowledge of data science to be able to communicate plans, results and performance to stakeholders

  • Ability to lead in a complex ambiguous environment

  • Ability to create a vision of a data and analytics enabled SC and turn that into reality

WHAT WE OFFER

Not only do we offer a competitive salary, but also our pension scheme, an annual bonus, a free gym, a staff shop and shares. You’ll get the opportunity to work directly with our renowned and exciting brands in a flexible and agile environment. We strive to achieve a family-friendly culture and to, above all, create possibilities for all.

Diversity at Unilever is about inclusion, embracing differences, creating possibilities and growing together for better business performance. We embrace diversity in our workforce. This means giving full and fair consideration to all applicants and continuing development of all employees regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnership, and pregnancy and maternity.

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