As one of the world's largest consumer goods companies, we couldn't survive without supply chain management. From finding the raw materials to delivering our end product, you'll find Supply Chain people in nearly all our regions.
In supply management, you’ll optimise the cost and quality of what we buy and how we buy it. Intelligent sourcing of raw materials, packaging, and non-production items can reduce costs and make our business more effective.
You’ll be responsible for liaising with our suppliers and finding new ways to work with them, through e-business, for example. You’ll develop a thorough understanding of global supply markets and play a lead role in the innovation of new technologies.
Our manufacturing record is one of the most envied in the world, with many of our factories considered the best in their country. Your role, and our challenge, is to continue to deliver the efficiency for which we are renowned, whilst helping our factories adapt to the changing needs of customers and consumers.
You could be a manager, responsible for teams running production lines and for their quality, output and costs. In engineering, you could be designing and building high-speed production lines. As well as your outstanding organisational and technical skills, you’ll need to promote the highest standards in health and safety, and be committed to our policy of caring for the environment.
Every day, Unilever uses thousands of materials to create hundreds of products. In logistics, you’ll be tasked with the planning that gets them all together in the right place – to deliver at the right time. Logistics takes a wider look at the supply chain process. You’ll use the most advanced technology to ensure that our factories run smoothly, and that our customers get the outstanding service they expect. You’ll be central to the process of bringing new products to market, liaising with teams in buying, manufacturing, development, and marketing / customer management. Involvement in distribution also has a major impact on delivering sales and promotions activities. As relationships with retailers and customers change, you’ll find that logistics is one of the most challenging and exciting roles we offer.
For supply chain you need:
- For Logistics or Supply Management: a degree in science, economics, logistics or engineering.
- For Manufacturing: a degree in science or engineering.
- A high level of numeracy, strong organisational skills and a focus on results.
- A hands-on approach, good people management skills and the ability to use complex IT systems.
- The ability to be entrepreneurial when it comes to innovation and cost saving opportunities. The flexibility to work with varied business cultures and create strong links with them.