Background & Purpose of the Job
The B&J’s SC Technical Lead role works within a Multi Country Organization (MCO – a geographic grouping of UL operating companies) reporting to the Head of SC for Ben & Jerry’s. SC Technical Lead is the global supply chain facing role of the Ben & Jerry’s organization. The role is focused on identifying product logic and supply chain opportunities for the global SC B&J’s organization. This role is an important player for the category since they will develop the Supply Chain long term strategies to create value for the category within the existing and future portfolio. The SC Technical Quality lead will support developing sound business cases to support category growth, 5S savings delivery and service improvement following the USLP principles and ensuring the optimal E2E network design. In addition, they
will also evaluate network constraints, identify improvement opportunities, review capex and technology needs, lead 5S savings identification and implementation, complexity reduction initiatives, and strategic project scoping and execution—all towards driving Gross
Margin and PBO improvement. This role will not only simulate and optimize current network but continually look for step change opportunities within SC E2E network. This person will work as part of the B&J’s global SC network and will closely interact with Brand, Supply/Demand Planning, Factories, Finance, Procurement and R&D to deliver the category business targets.
Who You Are & What You’ll Do
- Continually analyze the E2E category network and propose and execute step change and continuous improvement projects
- Develop business case analysis with Finance defining capex and cost savings for project
- Develop long term E2E network analysis and use optimization and simulation techniques to improve network performance.
- Support complexity reduction in product portfolio and overall network
- Support 5S project delivery
- Monitor the progress on achievement of the category KPIs in Gross Margin, service, and working capital
You’re a born leader: It is about being strong in the face of adversity. It is leading by example and driving for the best choices in a complex world. It is working as a partner and being flexible when appropriate. Being a leader isn’t always about winning but finding the best solution that aligns with our three part mission.
You’re a dot connector: Sometimes we are more like investigators. You can see the impact of process choices on down-stream and up-stream activities in the end-to-end supply chain. You must work with a complex extended business to unearth opportunities to drive the business forward.
You’re a changemaker: Some of the things that work today, will not work in the future. You are often the first to recognize the strategy of the future and will need to bring others along. Change: We all must embrace it and learn to work with it to be successful.
You’re a culture & change champion: This is the truest and most important change-maker goal for this role… figuring out how to affect cultural change for the best outcome and to embed the agile mindset of embracing change. We will share our values, passions and pursuits with many internal and external business partners. Be the change you want to see in Supply Chain, in Ben & Jerry’s, in Unilever and beyond.
You love to win and have fun doing it: We make big choices on investments and capital that have impact for years down the road. You have to be bold in the recommendations with a we will win mind-set.
What You’ll Need To Succeed
- University degree in technical discipline or general sciences a plus
- At least 1-3 years’ experience in Supply Chain management required (Finance, Planning, Engineering, or Logistics a plus)
- Experience in world class manufacturing, corrective action/preventative action, root-cause analysis
- Experience in SAP, Merlin and other systems and programs essential for creation of business cases and network analysis such as Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Word, etc.
Over the past year, we have dedicated ourselves in new ways to understanding and developing strategies for the deep work necessary to uproot the systemic racism underpinning our racial inequity. Ben & Jerry’s is committed to becoming a truly antiracist company by eliminating racial disparities within the company and to disproportionately create Black wealth through our business relationships.
We are actively working to achieve equity in our workforce, franchise network and supplier base through a wide range of ongoing and evolving strategies that eliminate barriers, increase access to opportunity, and make real changes in our business practices and culture. This work will be supported by goals and internal metrics to maintain and report on our progress.
We have chosen to center on racial equity out of an understanding that the culture of white supremacy must be dismantled to achieve equity for all marginalized people. We have focused our strategies on outcomes for Black people because slavery and its legacy remain such a defining element of American life. We believe this targeted work will help us achieve our broader commitment to universal social equity.
The initial phase of this work focuses on our home market of the U.S., where the majority of our employees and business is located. As we learn and build our capacity for this work, we will expand it to our global markets where systemic racism in other forms, with roots in colonialism, persists