Cluster Technology Industrial Performance Manager

Company Name:
Ben and Jerry's
Title: Cluster Technology Industrial Performance Manager
Location: New Jersey-Englewood Cliffs-Englewood Cliffs -700 Sylvan
Unilever is one of the world's leading suppliers of Food, Home and Personal Care products with sales in over 190 countries. Our products are present in 7 out of 10 homes globally and are used by over 2 billion people on a daily basis. In the United States the portfolio includes brand icons such as: Axe, Ben & Jerry's, Bertolli, Breyers, Caress, Clear Scalp & Hair Therapy, Consort For Men, Country Crock, Degree, Dove personal care products, Good Humor, Hellmann's, I Can't Believe It's Not Butter!, Just for Me!, Klondike, Knorr, Lever 2000, Lipton, Magnum, Motions, Nexxus, Noxzema, Pond's, Popsicle, Promise, Q-tips, Rag , Simple, Slim-Fast, Soft & Beautiful, St. Ives, Suave, tcb, TIGI, TRESemm , Vaseline, and Wish-Bone. All of the preceding brand names are trademarks or registered trademarks of the Unilever Group of Companies.
Our ambition is to double the size of our business, whilst reducing our overall environmental footprint (including sourcing, consumer use and disposal) and increasing our positive social impact. We are committed to helping more than a billion people take action to improve their health and well-being, sourcing all our agricultural raw materials sustainably by 2020, and decoupling our growth from our environmental impact. Supporting our three big goals are more than 50 time-based targets. See more on the Unilever Sustainable Living Plan /.
Unilever employs more than 10,000 people in the United States - generating over $9 billion in sales in 2012. For more information,
Title: Cluster Technology Industrial Performance Manager
Location: United States (Mid-West) close to a Hub Airport - This
requires 60% - 100% travel.
Position Summary:
Compass has set us a huge challenge of double the size of the business, whilst reducing our environmental footprint and enhancing our positive social impact. In driving sustainable profitable growth Supply Chain is playing a fundamental role by reducing environmental footprint and generating savings that can be invested into 'white space' opportunities and support behind Unilever brands.
While a significant progress has been made, the financial-operational link is not transparent because there is no consistent application of rules and there are no integrated performance management tools. To remain successful Unilever cannot continue to operate without the insight provided by linking operations and finance more effectively. To become the best manufacturing in the industry in cost and capital efficiency a different mind ware is required: a mind-set where transparent, current and easily available global performance picture helps to focus on where to improve faster to deliver challenging targets. Building new Industrial Performance capability in Unilever will turbo-charge manufacturing financial outcome and will create a real and sustainable competitive advantage for the future.
The Industrial Performance function will embed the discipline of cost control and cost estimation and will own Manufacturing Standards in IT systems. It will link management theory, business planning and profitability analysis by developing project management skills and value engineering knowledge.
Position Responsibilities:
Rapidly gain in-depth understanding of the overall factory operations, factory structure and teams responsibilities.
Drive and support the ERP usage by ensuring Industrial Performance guidelines are in place and adequate Master Data management
Support different areas to create manufacturing standards across Unilever factories
Support the IBM team to prepare competencies for Get the basics right and driving the same
Assess factories against Core Business Model and also against additional SAP functionality to obtain set of gaps
Assess the gaps, prioritize them and prepare action plan to mitigate the gaps using training etc
Implement the plan on agreed time lines in pilot factories and roll up the same to all Unilever factories
Create KPIs, hire super users to sustain process of SAP excellence
Create an organization structure to manage SAP excellence from Cluster hub
Work as center of the cluster to follow up on their progress towards SAP excellence
Business partner finance on aligning process of costing and transfer price
Design documents, training materials to make the process scalable
Build change management model to ease the process of implementation and to sustain the process in all the Unilever factories
Think on design of new tools. Coordinate the implementation of Industrial Performance Tools in the Factory related to manufacturing standards anddevelop new capabilitiesin the Factory about Industrial Performance content.
Support Factory Leadership team to manage Factory Performance by designing & implementing manufacturing standards related to the 4M's (Men, Machine, Material and Method).
Support the WCM by establishing priorities and valuing improvement opportunities. Apply problem solving techniques to close the gaps.
At least 4-6 years of experience in the Industry
4 year Bachelors Degree required
Previous operational / support experience
Business partnering experience
Experience in project management
Finance cost accounting experience
Unilever offers a competitive compensation package which includes: Medical & Dental Plans, Life Insurance, including eligible spouses, domestic partners & children; Health Care Flexible Spending, Dependent Care, Retirement & Savings Plans, Tuition Reimbursement, Paid Vacation and Holidays.
Unilever is an equal opportunity employer. It prohibits discrimination based on age, color, disability, marital or parental status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status or any other legally protected status in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.
Employment is subject to verification of pre-employment drug-screening results and background investigation.

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