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Logistics Planning Analyst

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Logistics Planning Analyst

Background & Purpose of the Job

The Logistics Planning Team is responsible for developing analytics, forecasting tools, and validating business cases to manage the flow of finished goods through the Unilever North America distribution network.  Covering all Divisions between Foods, Refreshments, Home and Personal Care, the team serves as the central coordination point for the intake of the signal from the Sales & Operational Planning process and translating the volumes into expected capacity needs for Transportation and Warehouse operational teams.  Activities include coordinating network footprint changes focusing on logistics cost and protecting customer KPI’s, projecting out network capacity constraints, developing analytical tools for to predict the profiles for acquired brands, identifying cost savings opportunities with the Planning teams for efficient deployment methods, and completing cost estimates for innovations. 

Who You Are & What You’ll Do

As a Logistics Analyst, you will be responsible for supporting a full Division and/or distribution network.  You will serve as a link between Supply Planning and Logistics, translating the constrained output from the Sales & Operations Planning process into expected volumes in transportation lanes and warehouse pallet and location capacity and case/layer/pallet.  You will be held to the delivery of cost savings, accuracy of immediate (1-30 days), short (1-3 months), and medium (3-12 months) term forecasting, and project work.  You will also be a link to the Logistics Development team for Warehouse, Transportation, and Network Design emerging projects, that will require validation of forecasted volumes, rate assumptions, and footprinted flows in order to assume accurate savings numbers. You will analyze data, drive to root cause for deviations, and implement continuous improvement activities that drive business improvements.

What You’ll Need To Succeed

A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university in required for consideration, preferably in Logistics, Supply Chain, Operations, or Business Management.  It is required that you have at least 2 years of experience in Logistics or Planning in a Consumer-Packaged Goods environment, preferably in multiple functions.  You will need to be a results-oriented, innovative thinker with a focus on continuous improvement.  Strong analytical aptitude with a validated ability to analyze/interpret data.  Excellent oral and written communication skills are necessary to effectively interact with all levels of management.  You will need the ability to work in a fast-paced business environment, demonstrating flexibility and adaptability by managing numerous priorities concurrently; organizational and time-management abilities are a must.  Finally, you will need advanced technical skills with Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Teams, and PowerBi.  SAP APO and ECC experience are preferred; Kinaxis Rapid Response is preferred.  Experience working with enterprise level logistics systems, such as a Transportation Management System, Yard Management Systems, or Warehouse Management System is required.  Oracle TMS, JDA WMS, and PINC YMS experience are preferred.

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