Offers “Unilever”

Expires soon Unilever

Category Innovation Planning Supervisor/品类创新计划主管

  • Shanghai, CHINA

Job description

Main Job Purpose:  

(A concise statement setting out the main purpose and objectives of the job.)  

The Category Planner job focuses on B&W Innovation planning/E2E supplier Chain process and projects management. And will represent the Supply Chain as the innovation process leader in China B&W Business. It plans the critical interface among the relevant project teams, like R&D, MKT, etc groups to ensure that the conceptual development are taken into account the strategic goals of both the Business Teams and the Supply chain.  This position will also interface across the various Brand Business teams achieve the overall Company Strategic Goals and streamline the Supply Chain. Additionally, it plans the execution of the production, as well provides input for annual estimate financial plan volumes and updates for the internal operating plans, long term sourcing strategy, Gross Margin improvement, ect. 


Key Accountabilities:  

(Please describe the responsibilities and end results that would be expected.)  

Position Responsibilities –  

Understands the interests of the entire supply chain in the early and developmental stages of the innovation process.   

Works with the Supply Chain team, as well as the Business teams to develop a feasible launch plan for all new innovation, re-stages, line extension, formulation changes, new packaging, etc…  

To manage supply chain cost, gross margin improvement, business waste control as well. 

Communicates and maintains physical product information.  

Works with supply chain process owners to develop current and future supply chain capabilities. 

Long term sourcing unit study and optimization. 

Act as the lead supply chain innovation planner in for the working team  


Professional Skills:  

(The minimum requirement from the JSP should be described, incl degrees/qualifications preferred.)  


1). Education Undergraduate degree in Logistics, Operations, Planning, Engineering or related fields. 

2). Experience 3+ years of relevant experience   

Skills Specific: A working knowledge of the Operation Planning processes, Project Management, and the Logistics Management.  

Competencies & Abilities 

Project Management: Essential skill requirement 

Data analysis: Power BI, etc. 

Communications: This position requires excellent communication skills 

Basic finance sense and numerous sense 

Planning experience 

SAP operation 

Problem Solving: Essential skill requirement 

Real Accountability: Essential skill requirement 

Team Commitment: Essential skill requirement  


Experience Required:   

(Please detail essential and desirable experience, including no. of years.)  

Presentation of data to management is required for business planning, priority an innovation planning background, or as a backup Demand planning background should be also considered. 

Having the skills across numerous categories on planning processes while maintaining control over their own brands. This is a position, with numerous critical interfaces requiring experience, good judgment, and an ability to work with people, a basic understanding of several business processes and leadership skills.  This position also requires the planning and execution of the day to day requirements of specific projects from a tactical point of view. In-depth understanding of, or experience with the piloting and launch phases of the Innovation side of the business is necessary. 


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