Unilever Factory Logistics Team Leader in Suffolk, Virginia

Factory Logistics Team Leader

Suffolk, VA

Background & Purpose of the Job

Our Suffolk, VA manufacturing site is our primary resource for Lipton tea products. This role acts as the key lead for end-to-end factory logistics operations for the site with both inbound and outbound focus. You will lead a team of 14 or more employees across three shifts operating 24/5. You’ll have high visibility and measurable impact on the site, making for a great leadership opportunity.

Our Factory Logistics Team Leader is accountable to deliver logistics safety, quality, cost savings, business waste reduction, customer service, continuous improvement projects and sustainability improvements.

Who You Are & What You’ll Do

  • Implement process improvement through operational scorecards
  • Execute the product group and site level factory logistics strategy
  • Support internal and external operational benchmarking activities
  • Execution of standardized logistics systems, processes, KPI’s, and ways of working
  • Customer service improvement through warehouse and transportation loss reduction using CI tools and methodology
  • Drive sustainability initiatives through factory warehouse improvements, transportation efficiencies, and external collaboration activities
  • Manage site factory logistics budget and labor pool
  • Manage relationships and integrated logistics operations between the manufacturing site and 3rd Party Outside Storage, Transportation Carriers, 3rdParty Network Distribution Centers
  • Member of the site leadership team and working cohesively with upper management to deliver results and collaborative improvements

You’re a born leader:Lead site distribution operational processes with a motivational mindset and high sense of urgency

You’re a strategy guru:You see the big picture and translate it into actionable strategies. You know where continuous improvements are needed and create and execute necessary projects through the application of harmonized logistics processes and systems

You’re a dot connector:You break down complexities into understandable pieces and connect all key stakeholders to ensure seamless execution

You’re a changemaker:Cost reduction is a challenge for any leader. You will drive logistics cost reduction through optimization of inbound/primary transportation, and factory warehouse operations. You do this with a change management mindset and create the environment where change is welcomed rather than feared.

What You’ll Need To Succeed

  • Bachelor’s Degree Required. MBA a plus.
  • At least 3 years of work experience with a clear competence in Manufacturing Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  • Strong understanding of inventory control, warehousing and transportation operations, manufacturing operations, product deployment, and order to cash processes

What We Can Offer You

Culture for Growth|Top Notch Employee Health & Well Being Benefits|Every Voice Matters|Global Reach|Life at Unilever|Careers with Purpose|World Class Career Development Programs|Check Out Our Space|Focus On Sustainability

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Job: Supply Chain

Primary Location: United States-Virginia-Suffolk-Suffolk -1046 W. Washington

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day Job

Unposting Date: Apr-01-2018

Req ID: 180002NV