Unilever South Africa Recruitment 2021/2022 And How To Apply

Unilever South Africa Pty. Ltd. provides personal care, and foods products. The Company offers soups, sauces, bouillons, noodles, meals, ice creams, tea-based drinks, soy-based fruit drinks, margarines, oral care, soaps, washing, deodorants, and skin care products.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Strategic Sourcing Manager Marketing – Promo Services – Africa and NAMET RUB

Job Type: Full Time

Qualification: Bachelors

Experience: 10 Years

Location: KwaZulu-Natal

City: Durban

Job Field: Administration / Secretarial, Procurement / Store-keeping / Supply Chain

About Procurement

Part of the Supply Chain family, Procurement is responsible for over 30B Euro of material and services spend globally with more than 60,000 suppliers, over half of them in MBS. Getting the right services and materials, sustainably sourced and ensuring responsible procurement is critical to ensuring our brands with purpose grow.

Our teams work closely with the business to understand stakeholders needs, bring innovation to meet changing consumer, employees and customer’s needs, and drive financial value for Unilever through competitive buying. We’re at the forefront of digital procurement, bringing new tools and analytics to drive data-based decisions.

Our strategy is ‘Procurement with Purpose’ and focuses on buying responsibly, buying better, and growing together with partners around the world. Our ambition is based on three key drivers: being Purpose-Led, Value-Driven, and Future-Fit.

About MBS

MBS, Unilever’s Marketing and Business Services Procurement team, is responsible for Unilever’s sourcing and supplier strategy and execution for all third party spend across Marketing, Business Services, and IT, supporting the business requirements of Brands, Divisions, Markets, and functions to drive 4G growth through strategic supplier management, cost and value management, sustainability, and innovation, aligned with Unilever’s Compass.

The team manages an annual spend of ~9B Euro with a supplier base of about 40,000. Within MBS, the Strategic Sourcing Manager, Promo Services Europe, is responsible for the Promo Services (Shopper marketing, Events &Activations, Field Force, Sampling & other instore services) portfolio.

The Strategic Sourcing Manager, Promo Services will work together with Brand, CD, CMI and other functions to increase effectiveness of the portfolio by streamlining accountabilities, building capabilities, digital path, and leveraging knowledge, relationships, and business strategies across markets.

The Strategic Sourcing Manager needs to focus on increase efficiency by driving scale where it makes sense, decreasing fragmentation, prioritizing higher impact areas, leveraging technology, sustainability, and data, to unlock 4G growth for Unilever in this area.

The lead needs to explore business requirements to set up the right operating frameworks. Create seamless, catalogue buying experience for the Stakeholders where it’s relevant.

The role will foster and build a culture of collaboration and agility to enable an efficient project roll-out. It will ensure close alignment in strategy with Brand, CD, CMI, Finance functions, and MBS directors, Market Procurement Directors by defining and utilizing a robust support network for the whole team and providing clarity on the ways of works and roles and responsibilities

Key Accountabilities:

  • Understand the business needs related to the portfolio, and bring deep expertise and insights across the value chain and supply base to translate the business requirements into effective future-fit procurement strategies.
  • Connect strategy & execution aligned to Unilever Compass, Global CD and market goals and priorities, aligned with Procurement with Purpose and One MBS strategies
  • Together with Brand, Finance, CD & CMI functions deliver transformational sourcing strategies, execution models, and supplier relationships that help drive 4G growth in accordance with our plans, including a focus on Responsible Sourcing strategies.
  • Deliver against financial targets and other KPIs (including value delivery) as per business plan objectives, accountable for delivery of results from all markets, PMUs, Divisions and functions globally
  • Implement Unilever Partner with Purpose strategy, balancing a portfolio of global and local suppliers
  • Liaise with internal and external stakeholders, to support business, market, MBS and Procurement priorities and enable rapid alignment and deployment.
  • Lead rigorous execution of the priorities and transformation initiatives across the portfolio, create development opportunities.
  • Ensure Portfolio fundamentals (i.e.data consistency, data insights, recurring stakeholder communications, contracts, etc.) are all put in place.
  • Future proof the portfolio by driving digital approaches, while building technology enablers to help manage selected portfolio and scope, while driving impactful sustainability agenda.
  • Support internal performance management and reporting including creation and stewardship of relevant key performance indicators

Experience Required:

Qualification/Experience

  • Relevant Degree essential
  • 10+ years of procurement experience, including proven and deep experience in Promo Sevices, including Shopper Marketing, Field force and events and activations portfolios or other relevant marketing procurement portfolio’s
  • Strategic sourcing, portfolio strategy expertise, with experience in managing complex portfolio/category, at global or multi-regional level
  • Expert in negotiation and contracting
  • Understanding of supply market, value chain, and FMCG knowledge. Knowledge of relevant portfolios and supply markets a strong plus.
  • Experience in strategic supplier relationship management
  • Experience on project management
  • Demonstrated and proven leadership capabilities
  • Experience in shaping and leading transformational business process reengineering, with experience driving Change Management initiatives.
  • Knowledge of and passion for sustainability, including social sustainability.

General Skills & Competencies

  • Ability to work under pressure and in a complex global environment balancing a broad spectrum of stakeholder requirements
  • Comfortable working in conditions of ambiguity and leading through change
  • Able to create and drive adoption and execution of a shared vision and strategy for change.
  • Ability to interact with senior stakeholders cross effectively and efficiently functionally to understand their needs and deliver effective balanced solutions
  • Delivers change whilst managing the interface between “day to day” and improvement projects.
  • Passion for continuous improvement
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, including creation and delivery of effective presentations
  • High financial and business acumen
  • Strong in selling ideas and concepts
  • Inspiring, motivational, and accountable people leader, able to lead remote and cross-cultural teams and connect people and ideas
  • Strong in project and time management for complex projects
  • Stakeholder management and people skills
  • Passion and practical creativity
  • Tenacious and resilient in the pursuit of challenging goals.

Travel:

International travel might be required. Not projected to require more than 20% on average (may vary based on location)

Contacts:

Internal:

Procurement:

  • MBS VP and MBS LT
  • Sourcing teams
  • Supplier Operations in UniOps
  • Procurement Strategy and Insights
  • Procurement Partnership and Purpose team

Business Partners:

  • Customer Development
  • CMI
  • Brand
  • Divisions
  • Finance
  • Legal

External:

  • External Partners
  • Suppliers
  • Advisors and benchmarking organizations

Unilever is an organisation committed to equity, inclusion and diversity to drive our business results and create a better future, every day, for our diverse employees, global consumers, partners, and communities. We believe a diverse workforce allows us to match our growth ambitions and drive inclusion across the business.

At Unilever we are interested in every individual bringing their ‘Whole Self’ to work and this includes you! Thus if you require any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of your application so that we can support you through your recruitment journey.

How To Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:

Click Here To Apply

Job Title: Logistics Excellence Lead- SnA

Job Type: Full Time

Qualification: Bachelors

Experience: 3 Years

Location: Not Specified

City: Durban

Job Field: Logistics, Procurement / Store-keeping / Supply Chain

Main Job Purpose:

  • Support and Implement Logistics Excellence strategy to Improve MCO Logistics performance and programmes
  • Support Global Logistics programme with MCO implementation
  • Support & enable roll-out of Global Logistics best practice in MCO
  • Achievement of KPI’s relating to: Savings, Cost, Efficiency and Sustainability across Region
  • Drive consistency and continuous improvement review with World Class Logistics deployment and operational opportunity identification.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Lead Logistics Excellence strategy in MCO
  • Lead and coordinate Global Benchmarking strategy in MCO
  • Best practice identification and roll out with operational teams in line with World Class Logistics Agenda
  • Be key market contact for Logistics excellence agenda for MCO with the understanding market nuances and opportunities
  • Support Market Assessment teams and peer reviewer in MCO
  • Support and drive governance of CAPEX and Logistics Masterplan initiatives
  • Review KPI performance against global benchmarks for idea generation
  • Drive Logistics Transformation in MCO with assistance of MCO leads
  • Drive and Support sustainability agenda in line with Global Logistics
  • Drive Network Design and RTM Optimisation
  • Drive and support identification of Logistics waste and reduction strategy with MCO partners
  • Drive and Support cluster strategic projects
  • Support development and implementation of New Business Models

Professional Skills:

  • Degree or Diploma in Supply Chain, Logistics, Engineering or Commerce

Experience Required:

ESSENTIAL

  • Minimum 3 years’ experience Logistics / Supply Chain Experience
  • Applicable MCO relevant Logistics Experience

Contacts:

  • Regional SCVPs
  • Regional & MCO SC Directors
  • Logistics/Customer Service Managers across Region
  • Global Logistics counterparts

Reporting Channel:

Reports to:  Logistics Excellence Manager, Africa

Unilever is an organisation committed to equity, inclusion and diversity to drive our business results and create a better future, every day, for our diverse employees, global consumers, partners, and communities. We believe a diverse workforce allows us to match our growth ambitions and drive inclusion across the business.

At Unilever we are interested in every individual bringing their ‘Whole Self’ to work and this includes you! Thus if you require any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of your application so that we can support you through your recruitment journey.

How To Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:

Click Here To Apply

Job Title: SHE Coordinator

Job Type: Full Time

Qualification: Bachelors

Location: KwaZulu-Natal

City: Durban

Job Field: Engineering / Technical

Main Job Purpose:

Co-ordinates the overall implementation and maintenance of the SHE management system and promotes continuous improvement practices which reduce the business SHE risk.

Job Summary

  • Drives and facilitate the implementation of the SHE systems in line with system standards (ISO/FWS); Corporate standards and guidelines; Legislative requirements and Business process requirements.
  • Introduces, sells and champions SHE best practices, and customises to suit business needs.
  • Co-ordinates , monitors and audits all SHE activities related to the business and ensures all business SHE activities meet Unilever and legislative requirements. Identify opportunities for continuous improvement.
  • Is custodian of the business SHE system, and as such is responsible for ensuring: The system is maintained and Adequate data and document management practices are adhered to.
  • Is responsible for all business SHE information collation and reporting, in line with business and corporate requirements, Business and Contractor statistics, Annual, quarterly and monthly tracking of KPI’s.
  • Monitoring SHE objectives and targets as the business SHE expert, provides specialist support to the relevant business teams.
  • Drives, assists with and collates general SHE risk assessments;
  • Delivers SHE training programs, and liaises on annual and day to day issues with regulatory authorities, independent SHE auditing bodies and the Unilever SHE team.
  • Maintain best practice and knowledge base through networks within the wider SHE community internal and external.
  • Co-ordinate SHE related contractors e.g. Fire Equipment.
  • Formulates and prepares legal appointments in terms of regulatory and system requirements.

Unilever is an organisation committed to equity, inclusion and diversity to drive our business results and create a better future, every day, for our diverse employees, global consumers, partners, and communities. We believe a diverse workforce allows us to match our growth ambitions and drive inclusion across the business.

At Unilever we are interested in every individual bringing their ‘Whole Self’ to work and this includes you! Thus if you require any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of your application so that we can support you through your recruitment journey.

How To Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:

Click Here To Apply

Job Title: SUIT Lead

Job Type: Full Time

Qualification: Bachelors

Experience: 2 – 3 Years

Location: KwaZulu-Natal

City: Durban

Job Field: Engineering / Technical

Main Purpose

The SUIT Engineer supports the SUIT Manager as a point contact for raw and packaging material, product, process, process controls and equipment implementations and modifications. Including new asset landing below Euro 1m and large Kaizen’s managing and deploying projects of E1m and below, including support of Feasibility Trials and Capability Trials.

This role is responsible for managing individual projects across technologies and innovation and coordination of process development and technical project leads. The role is accountable for the coordination of new innovations, product transfers, roll-outs, recipe changes, line extensions, process control and VIP related activities within an agreed time frame.

Responsible for identification and delivery of 5S projects.

Main Accountabilities

1. Change Management

  • MOC process management.
  • Leading projects and coordinating project teams in execution of EEM and EPM.
  • Communication with Marketing, CD, R&D and SC stakeholders in ensuring that the sourcing unit is aligned to project timelines and requirements for implementation OTIF.

2. CAPEX Controls

  • Ensuring budgeting and cost spend is in line with the CAPEX allocation for the project.
  • Spend management is according to agreed project delivery.

3. Innovation Projects

  • Drive Innovation Excellence / OTIF by supporting EPM (which includes QA, product safety, and planning and data co-ordination) and supporting EEM/DFM.
  • Input for Business case and Innovation plans to PG team for input to contract and market ready documents.
  • Ensure effective link with R&D, PG, Planning, Cluster Engineering design/deploy and factories for innovation, Capacity and VIP delivery.
  • In case of projects below Euro 1m, supporting the innovation process from Contract gate to Commissioning in the cluster.

4. Other Projects

  • Input to technical risk assessments to avoid quality issues.
  • Supports EPM.
  • Ensure technology harmonization, simplification and flexible manufacturing in cooperation with Cluster Engineering team.
  • Commissioning (Post Dry Testing) Troubleshooter with respect to product, process, process controls and packaging performance.
  • Ensure the highest standards and processes are implemented to comply with Unilever and local safety and quality standard
  • Large Kaizen projects (small Kaizen done by site Asset Care Team)
  • Replacing of assets due to age, not linked to innovation or capacity, done by Asset Care Team

Critical success Factors for the Job

Key Skills

Relevant Experience

  • Chemical Engineering Degree qualification
  • Engineering Design Process Management (Working Knowledge)
  • Project Management (MS Projects)
  • Operations Safety (Fully Operational)
  • Maintenance Principles and Best practice (Working Knowledge)
  • WCM EEM (Working Knowledge)
  • Contract Management & Conflict Resolution (Working knowledge)
  • Budget Management (Working Knowledge)

Essential

  • 2/3 years experience of Project Engineering in FMCG / related Industry or gained in an engineering consultancy environment
  • First line management / Supervision experience
  • Project Management exposure

Desired

  • First-hand experience / track record of supporting / exposure to major capital projects within Unilever or similar FMCG environment

Key Environment

Internal:

  • SU Director, SU Leadership team, R&D Managers, Marketing Managers & CD Managers
  • Cluster Engineering Manager, Engineering Design and Deploy Managers
  • Project Engineers
  • Project Delivery teams

External:

  • Engineering Contractors, Consultants and Subject Matter Experts
  • Local regulatory / planning officials

Unilever is an organisation committed to equity, inclusion and diversity to drive our business results and create a better future, every day, for our diverse employees, global consumers, partners, and communities. We believe a diverse workforce allows us to match our growth ambitions and drive inclusion across the business.

At Unilever we are interested in every individual bringing their ‘Whole Self’ to work and this includes you! Thus if you require any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of your application so that we can support you through your recruitment journey.

How To Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:

Click Here To Apply

Job Title: Unit Manager

Job Type: Full Time

Qualification: Bachelors, National Certificate

Location: Gauteng

City: Durban

Job Field: Engineering / Technical, Procurement / Store-keeping / Supply Chain

Main Job Purpose:

To ensure the production and packaging of company products, according to the production plan and within company’s quality and safety standards.

Job Summary:

Production Management

  • Agrees and implements production plan with production manager. Support, guide and direct within the production plan. (e.g. if a production line breaks down, prioritise production requirements and re-allocates labour accordingly).
  • Analyses shift results and implements any necessary changes to increase productivity
  • Ensures that quality standards are implemented and adhered to and diagnoses plant problems (fault finding) and liaises with Engineering Foreman for plant repairs and interprets fault finding to optimise production. Ensure that shift repairs and maintenance is carried out by the Team Leaders and operators to reduce the impact of downtime
  • Conducts shift handover meetings and daily production meetings with the different production disciplines to analyse previous shift results and implements any necessary changes to meet demand
  • Responsible for ensuring sufficient staff manning and adequate raw materials availability
  • Identifies root causes and costs of waste, contamination and inefficiencies and takes appropriate action to reduce these amounts. Monitor and reduce wastes such as product, packaging, steam, air, water and electricity
  • Monitors and ensures adherence to Company standards and SOP’s. Ensures that Plant is maintained in a high level of engineering, housekeeping and Safety standards
  • Implements total productive maintenance to improve PQCDSMI (Production, Quality, Cost, Delivery, Safety, Morale, and Innovation) in order to deliver against set Factory targets
  • Implement recommendations from SHE, Quality or engineering. Ensures responsible management of SHE, Quality and Engineering using the SHE, Quality and Engineering Teams as Subject Matter Experts.

Operational Systems

  • Ensure that all employees adhere to the operational systems standards (SAP, PAMCO, DFOS, TMIS, PMIS, FINPRO, ABC quality, ESS, time keeping etc) and manages the business processes defined within these operational systems
  • Identifies reasons for staff non-conformance (e.g. training required, managing poor performance, refusal to obey lawful instruction, absenteeism) and takes appropriate action
  • Monitors processes and changes and ensures that corrective action has been taken in the event of a non-conformance
  • Coordinates the implementation of TPM (Total Productive Maintenance) and world class principles in the factory.

Safety

  • As a section 16.2 appointee is required to ensure that the OHS act and company SHE regulations and standards are implemented and adhered to within the sphere of his/her responsibilities
  • Takes corrective action in the case of non-compliance as per the Section 16.2 requirements
  • Prepares for quarterly and annual Audits
  • Ensures adequate level compliance with the said policies, procedures and standards to meet all certification requirements at any given time
  • Ensures Business and Factory strategy for Safety is executed at a tactical level.

Cost Management

  • Drives a cost-conscious and zero waste culture
  • Monitors and ensures MUC losses and conversion cost losses are eliminated against budgets
  • Ensures budget constraints are complied with and variances are actioned
  • Identifies sources of waste and takes action to minimise waste
  • Monitors Rand per Ton costs and shares info with teams
  • Monitor and Control sundry costs such as PPE, telephone, tearoom etc
  • Manages and accounts for inventory control for area of responsibility

People Development

  • Identify training gaps for subordinates based on losses/ business need and execute plan together with HR/Training to close them
  • Develop Personal Development Plans for subordinates and monitor progress

Industrial Relations

  • Initiates disciplinary action/enquiries and recommends dismissals
  • Resolve conflicts within immediate team and facilitates conflict resolution within subordinate teams
  • Builds and maintains levels of trust with the Union Leadership and Shop Floor to facilitate win/win situations
  • Eliminates industrial action

Training and Development

  • Performance management and Human Resources coordination
  • Projects Management and re-engineering project management. Manage ad hoc projects related to continuous improvements as detailed in PDP targets

KEY REQUIREMENTS:

  • Completed Degree/ BTech or National Diploma in Mechanical/ Electrical/ Chemical/ Industrial Engineering preferred
  • Strong leadership and management experience of large teams who work shifts
  • Sound strategic and operational Production management experience
  • Budget and cost reduction experience
  • Compilation of training manuals, coordinate and facilitate training
  • Strong Industrial Relations experience through to CCMA. This must be within a unionized environment
  • Support, guide and drive OHS and SHE regulations and standards and ensure compliance
  • Manage multiple stakeholders and numerous re-engineering projects
  • Knowledge and understanding of the following will be an advantage:
  • WCM (World Class Manufacturing)
  • High precision packaging robots
  • Expert project management experience

Unilever is an organisation committed to equity, inclusion and diversity to drive our business results and create a better future, every day, for our diverse employees, global consumers, partners, and communities. We believe a diverse workforce allows us to match our growth ambitions and drive inclusion across the business.

At Unilever we are interested in every individual bringing their ‘Whole Self’ to work and this includes you! Thus if you require any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of your application so that we can support you through your recruitment journey.

How To Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:

Click Here To Apply

Job Title: Factory Manager- Ekaterra

Job Type: Full Time

Qualification: National Certificate

Experience: 8 – 10 Years

Location: KwaZulu-Natal

City: Durban

Job Field: Procurement / Store-keeping / Supply Chain

Main Job Purpose:

The Factory Manager is responsible for operating a factory (or factories) as per agreed standards. S/he leads manufacturing activities in the factory to achieve desired service levels on time. The Factory Manager delivers site targets following the supply chain and category strategies including targets on service, costs, productivity, quality, innovation and OSHE.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Deploy and deliver to annual plan and financial results including targets on service, costs, productivity, quality, innovation and OSHE
  • Recommend long term site strategic plans to the Regional Category and Supply Chain teams
  • Lead site to develop and implement continuous improvement plans to deliver site targets – manufacturing performance management
  • Manage and deliver the site’s financial results: annual budgets, Sourcing Unit Result, conversion costs and create programmes to deliver financial results
  • Engage and facilitate the implementation of innovations on site, for products, ways of working, service models and supply chain models
  • Propose, agree with Category Technology and implement the necessary capital investments to meet the planned production requirements, safety, environmental and cost targets
  • Pursue a site long term plan, including restructuring, re-engineering and retrofitting as agreed by VP SC Category; prioritize and plan resources development and deployment
  • Ensure that the technical standards of all manufacturing and non-manufacturing fixed assets are maintained. Enable the factory operation to achieve high level of Customer Service at optimal cost
  • Support TPM activities and teams by leading the TPM Steering Committee
  • Co-ordinate and direct the factory and co-packer operations to achieve the agreed production plans at the specified product quality with optimum labour, energy and materials utilization.
  • Ensure Working Capital management systems are effectively used, and deliver inventory targets set with Regional Category Planning Directors and Regional Supply Management Directors.
  • Co-ordinate and direct the quality management in line with QA system and ISO 9000 procedures.
  • Lead HR policy deployment and implementation on sites, including management of employee relations.
  • Ensure effective local stakeholder management and community issues aligned with Unilever policies
  • Guard and ensure the application of all Unilever Policies and governance requirements.
  • Lead on initiatives and projects aiming for sites integration and collaborative work along the extended supply chain
  • Lead Supply Planning
  • Be the statutory head of factory where there is a legal separation.

Experience Required:

ESSENTIAL

  • 8- 10 Years experience in Supply Chain (Make/Technology, SHE, Quality are must, additionally Plan, R&D an advantage)

PREFERRED

  • FMCG experience

Travel:

  • As per job/site requirements

Contacts:

Internal:

  • All SC Departments in Unilever
  • CD / BB Team/Finance Department
  • Regional Teams (R&D/Category SC/SM)
  • HR / Legal/ Corporate Affairs
  • Unilever factories and MSO’s

External:

  • Material Suppliers
  • Engineering, Utility and Equipment Suppliers, Contractors
  • 3PL Suppliers, Co-Packers
  • Trade Unions
  • Local Authorities

Unilever is an organisation committed to equity, inclusion and diversity to drive our business results and create a better future, every day, for our diverse employees, global consumers, partners, and communities. We believe a diverse workforce allows us to match our growth ambitions and drive inclusion across the business.

At Unilever we are interested in every individual bringing their ‘Whole Self’ to work and this includes you! Thus if you require any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of your application so that we can support you through your recruitment journey.

How To Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:

Click Here To Apply

Application Deadline: Not Specified

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