Associate Strategy Manager

Job Description

As an Associate Strategy Manager, you will be responsible for leading, building and leveraging

relationships with our largest Grocery Customer, Kroger. You will be responsible for managing customer

focused initiatives from identification to implementation and will have plenty of opportunity to present

out your results both internally and externally. Additionally, you will be involved in category forecast

planning and transition to machine learning based planning. The ideal candidate is curious, a natural dot

connector and constantly looking for opportunities to unlock revenue generation, cost savings, and

efficiencies. The Associate Strategy Manager is a customer facing role that will be partnering with internal customer development, various functions within supply chain and external customer collaboration engagements.

Role Responsibilities

• Category forecast planning

• Bravely challenge the status quo of the business, gain customer intimacy, and positively work

with stakeholders to implement change.

• Forge positive relationships with Sales and Supply Chain Planning. Create a reputation for

excellence, customer obsession and purposeful passion.

• Lead continuous improvement projects and strategic collaborative customer initiative across the

integrated supply chains to improve Unilever performance as measured by the customer, drive

revenue generation, forecast improvement and cost savings.

• Lean into digital and use report and role automation techniques to unlock human potential and

drive improved execution for Unilever.

• Coach, mentor and develop the talent within our team.

Apply for this job if...

- You're a strategy guru: You can conduct thorough analysis of a customers' supply chain

and/or initiatives using process mapping and other techniques. After completing analysis, you

should be able to strategize and recommend actions required to implement improvements

internally and externally.

- You're a dot connector: You can see the "big picture" in analyzing and/or solving complex

and sometimes focused issues so that modifications could allow Unilever to leverage

initiatives with other customers.

- You're a changemaker: You have mastered working with white space and can identify new

techniques and data to gain new customer or channel insights. Overcoming the reluctance of

the customer in sharing pertinent data for improvements

- You're a paradox navigator: Evaluating trade-off between time, cost and service to satisfy

both Unilever and its customers. You should be an expert of your Customer and navigate

continual change via customer initiatives that could counterbalance Unilever SC directives.

Requirements

• Bachelor's Degree Required

• 5+ years of supply chain experience: operations, S&OP, modelling, planning, replenishment, etc.

• Excel skills a must, and Experience with Alteryx, Power BI, Tableau, SAS or any other ETL/data

visualization process is a plus

• Strong leadership skills, communication, and collaboration abilities

• Comfortable with finding insights from data and making them meaningful to all levels of

employees

• Able to influence and lead a project effectively

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