Senior Manager of Global Road Transportation

Senior Manager of Global Road Transportation

  • Operations
  • Consumer
  • Rotterdam
  • Vanaf 6 jaar werkervaring
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  • Master’s degree, preferably in Supply Chain, Logistics, or Business
  • 6+ years of experience within logistics of which 3+ managing a large and complex network (transportation and Consumer Packaged Goods preferred)
  • Experience in managing a large carrier base
  • Experience in applying continuous improvement techniques
  • Experience in designing and implementing digital supply chain tools (Transport Management Systems, Routing Tools, Track&Trace, etc.)
  • Strong stakeholder management skills

* Research shows that while male candidates feel confident enough to apply when they meet about 60% of the requirements, female candidates only apply when they tick every box. So if this role has your name on it, but you’re not sure about the criteria, we still want to hear from you.

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As one of the world’s largest FMCG businesses, Unilever serves two billion consumers daily in more than 190 countries. The Senior Manager of Global Road Transportation is an expert on road transportation and will create policies and standards for Unilever’s global operations. This is an excellent opportunity for a transportation professional to work with people and logistics operations worldwide.

About Unilever

Unilever is one of the world’s largest Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) businesses with products in Personal Care, Homecare, Refreshment and Foods categories. They offer around 400 brands, from international ones like Lipton, Knorr, Dove, Axe, Hellmann’s and Omo, to local, innovative brands like Ben & Jerry’s, Calvé, The Dollar Shave Club and Dermalogica.

Shoppers buy their products in more than 190 countries, and a Unilever product is found in seven of ten households worldwide. Since 2015, revenue has been consistently over USD fifty billion. The company also serves two billion consumers a day, and has 161,000 employees.

As an organization, Unilever prides itself on its peoples’ personal experience. They offer flexible cross-disciplinary career opportunities and a wide range of specialized training and wellbeing resources. And thanks to its inclusivity policies, such as interchangeable public holidays and six weeks’ paid paternity leave, employees can develop and enjoy long-term careers within the organization.

Unilever is organized into five commercial units with independent P&Ls. In addition to these units, sales and operational planning, customer service, and logistics are centrally organized. Logistics is divided into regions, as is the central logistics team, and they all report to the Head of Customer Operations.

Vacancy: Senior Manager of Global Road Transportation

The Senior Manager of Global Road Transportation will have significant related expertise and join Unilever’s global logistics team. The role will create policies and digitalization-focused standards for Unilever operations, based on their global transportation strategy. Their goals will be to improve operational performance in terms of cost, service, and carbon emissions, which ensures a future-fit transportation organization for today and in the mid- to long-term.

For this role, it’s vital to have a strong analytical aptitude and ability to identify opportunities and solutions for regional and local logistics operations. A deep understanding of transportation management systems, routing solutions, and simulation tools is also required. This role covers inbound movement for raw materials and packaging, the factory to warehouse, and the warehouse to customer.

In addition, the Senior Manager of Global Road Transportation will collaborate closely with stakeholders worldwide to create a 3D understanding of regional road transportation challenges and support local teams. That’s why excellent communications and networking skills are highly relevant. Their interactions can range from Customer Operations Leadership Team members in Europe to blue collar transport employees in Japan.

After their first year, the Senior Manager of Global Road Transportation will know all international stakeholders and operations, have completed smaller projects, and be ready to take on larger transformational projects. They will become an expert Unilever counterpart who knows what is going on and can brainstorm with local logistics teams from Brazil to Indonesia.

The role is exciting because you are exposed to many people, places, and cultures, and learn to understand the transportation roles in these specific markets. Also, this role will interact with people and worldwide operations, for an exciting career launch with Unilever!”

The Senior Manager of Global Road Transportation role is ideal for a transportation professional who’s eager to take on an international challenges and work with people and logistics operations worldwide. And given their high exposure within the organization, this opportunity offers attractive career growth opportunities.

This role will be part of the Global Logistics team based in Rotterdam, while day-to-day peers can also be project-based and sourced from worldwide Unilever organizations. Given the international projects and stakeholders, this role involves 20-30% travel.



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