Freelance CM Operations Manager
Responsible for Scounting, recruiting and performance managing Collaborative manufacturers(CMs) in Ice Cream Europe. Responsible for delivery on time in full of regular products and develop a source for supply of Innovations of the future. To work closely with CM procurement and CM planning teams of Ice Cream Europe to deliver the QPRs for the year.
WHAT WILL YOUR MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES BE?
Leads the formation of stable, agile SC network with best in class service and contingency back ups in place
Responsible for working with R&D and finding a sourcing site of Innovations in product formats not produced in Unilever’s own network
Responsible for developing and maintaining excellent working relationship with the CMs
Responsible for connecting with the Business Group CM team to understand the CM strategy and take to move the Strategy into Action.
Responsible for performance delivery of the CM in service, cost and Quality and take proactive corrective/preventive actions in CMs as needed
Responsible for finding Savings in the CM network and delivering the annual savings target.
Develops the CM performance dashboards to spot opportunities and highlight management attention
SKILLS YOU SHOULD HAVE
Operational understanding of Manufacturing, the UL way preferably in a F&R category.
Strong Financial acumen, Make vs Buy analysis, Capex justification, COGS, ROIC etc calculations
Analytical skills to get bring out the underlying issues using nos and sharp insight.
Excellent leadership and people skills to build relationships and influence stakeholders at all levels
Ability to initiate a solution and see it through to fruition
EXPERIENCE YOU SHOULD HAVE
At least 5-7 yrs Experience in one or more areas like MAKE/CM Procurement/Manex.
Undergraduate degree in Engg, Technical, Science discipline.
Experience in working in a mutli cultural Global/Cluster team.