Job Vacancy Transportation Operations Team Lead Unilever

Job title: Transportation Operations Team Lead

Company: Unilever

Job description: Background & Purpose of the Job

Become a part of a winning distribution operations team named top in the industry consistently since 2012 by Gartner, Inc. This fast paced, constantly evolving role offers you the opportunity to manage key strategic functions involved in the distribution of product to customers for approximately $€9.5B in turnover, annually.

In this role you will be leading a team of 5 Transportation Planners. The team is responsible for the daily execution and strategic initiatives for all non-segmented customer and stock transfer orders. Your responsibility will be guiding the team operationally with issues and escalating / assisting as needed. Strategically you will be leading the team in improved WOW through use of data and collaboration with key business partners. Overall you will be leading the outbound transportation team from an operational perspective. You will be looked to manage all tendering and OTM related issues. On a weekly basis you will be meeting with your team to review losses at the DC level for both Customer and STO’s shipments. You will be looking for ways to make the team more strategic to improve both metrics and streamlining operations. You will be dealing with multiple departments and connecting with high levels of management so strong communication skills are a must.

Who You Are & What You’ll Do

You’re a born leader: You understand the business priorities and leverage your business knowledge to align with customer needs to execute logistics processes with consistency. You will develop, implement, and lead the cross-functional, fully integrated processes that enable successful on-time delivery to our customers and align with our customers to achieve their strategic goals to build for continued growth.

You’re a storyteller: You will interact and build positive relationships with internal departments and external partners. Through leveraging business acumen, system knowledge and analytical strengths, you will lead open and strategic communication with internal and external stakeholders in relation to carrier capacity, seasonal inventory, volume spikes, and opportunities for synergy, strategy development and growth.

You’re a changemaker: You will collaboratively work with internal and external customers (Customer Service, Warehousing, Logistics Procurement, Logistics Operations and Carriers) to measure performance and improve KPIs to achieve business and customer service goals via reviews of on time performance, accessorial reduction, chargeback mitigation and proactive track and trace. Your collaboration and strength of relationships will support you in driving continuous improvement through determining root cause, developing and implementing sustainable solutions for long term success. You will demonstrate strong bias for action and drive accountability to quickly action business continuity plans and/or deviations from best practice and identify and execute efficiency opportunities; either through driving savings or making recommendations for better ways of working.

You’re a paradox navigator: You will identify critical issues and escalate appropriately, assemble opportunities and engage appropriate decision makers. Through leveraging acumen, your facilitation to gain cross functional alignment will drive the business in achieving best practices that can be shared with your peers. You will utilize your highly analytical skills using MS-Excel, SAP and Power BI

What You’ll Need To Succeed

What do the minimum requirements look like?

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or equivalent work experience.
  • Minimum 5 years in Logistics and Supply Chain
  • Previous Management / Leadership experience preferred but not required
  • Experience using advanced Microsoft Excel, Power BI, PowerPoint and comfort using integrated computer systems.

What else is critical to your success? Your attitude. You love to work in an evolving and fast-paced environment and are a master at juggling multiple priorities with pressure to deliver on-time. You’ll have an innate ability to translate numbers into stories and discuss them with a multitude of audiences. But most of all, you want to improve everything you touch, whether it be processes, problem solving or creative ways of being proactive. Strong communication and interpersonal skills required.

What We Can Offer You


For office-based, Research & Development, and remote positions, proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required to be eligible for employment. Religious and/or medical accommodations will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Unilever is an organization committed to diversity and inclusion 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. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. For more information, please see

Employment is subject to verification of pre-screening tests, which may include drug screening, background check, credit check and DMV check.

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Location: Englewood Cliffs, NJ

Job date: Thu, 30 Jun 2022 02:31:53 GMT

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