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Associate Strategic Planning Manager, Beauty & Wellbeing and Personal Care



Full Time

On Site


Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, United States

Background & Purpose of the Job

This role supports North America SupplyChain in Beauty & Wellbeing and Personal Care, located in Englewood Cliffs, one of our factories, with potential for remote. It reports to the Strategic Planning Manager Beauty & Wellbeing / Personal Care. 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.

The Associate Manager-Strategic Planning will lead portfolio and project management, ideation, and project execution of various project types across Supply Chain. 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 long term 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 role will not only simulate and optimize current network but continually look for step change opportunities within the end to end supply chain.

This person willclosely interact with Brand, Supply/Demand Planning, Factories, Finance, Procurement and R&D to deliver the category business targets. They will also lead the charge on supply chain savings initiatives with the senior stakeholders in category leadership forums and across the supply chain.

Who You Are & What You’ll Do:

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

  • You’re a dot connector: You can see the impact of 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. 

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

Key Responsibilities

  • Brainstorm, develop, and lead project ideas, including business case analysis, defining capex, and cost savings for project execution.

  • Monitor the progress on the achievement of the category KPIs in Gross Margin, service, working capital, supply chain material costs, etc.

  • Perform capacity modeling for supply chain network (supply, materials, etc.) using optimization and analytical techniques

  • Support complexity reduction in product portfolio and overall network

  • Drive portions of the 5S agenda by leading all product logic projects: project delivery, coordination of ideation sessions, and strong stakeholder management.

  • Includes reporting out at category leadership forums to senior stakeholders and leading cross-functional brainstorming sessions with the category teams locally and globally.

What You’ll Need to Succeed


  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field with strong analytical skills

  • 3 or more years combined experience in any of the following areas: Supply Chain planning, Manufacturing, Logistics, Engineering, R&D and/or Operations Research

  • Clear demonstration of leadership, team commitment and influencing others without authority

  • Cross functional business process, commercial, and financial acumen

  • Strong Excel and data analytics capabilities

  • Communication abilities to all levels of the organization


  • Project or innovation management and MS Project

  • Strong presentation and public speaking capabilities

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Pay: The pay range for this position is $83,200 to $124,700. 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.


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