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Inventory Specialist - ekaterra, Project Blossom



Full Time

On Site


Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, United States

Who we are…and what we do

With an annual turnover of around €2bn, ekaterra is the world’s largest tea business, with world-class, purpose-driven brands such as Lipton, Pukka, Tazo, T2 and PG Tips. ‘eka’ is a word taken from the Sanskrit language which means unity and one purpose, while ‘terra’ represents the earth and nature. As ekaterra we are truly united in one purpose: growing a world of wellbeing through the regenerative power of plants.

In July 2022, CVC Capital Partners Fund VIII took over the full ownership of the ekaterra business from its previous owner, Unilever. As a standalone entity with a dedicated single-category focus, ekaterra is even better positioned to lead the tea industry, delivering higher growth and value, and a greater impact on the wider world. With 11 production factories in four continents and tea growing estates in three countries, ekaterra is a profitable and growing business whose brands reach hundreds of millions of consumers. It has a presence in over 100 countries.

Under the ownership of CVC, ekaterra has an exciting future ahead with opportunities for increased investments in our iconic brands, our people, and our capabilities. Combining the strength and scale of our brands with a focus on speed and agility, ekaterra is brewing a corporate start-up mindset that’s opening-up new opportunities for its people to flourish every day.

At ekaterra, we put consumer love at the heart of every decision. We celebrate diverse thinkers who take personal ownership to connect ideas and make impactful things happen; people who share our values around humanity and courage and give their commitment to nurturing the wellbeing of all. In return, we offer a working culture that gives our people freedom and flexibility, and where they can grow both personally and professionally to master their field.

Be part of our amazing blend. Come and grow yourself and, in turn, help us to grow a world of wellbeing.

Who You Are & What You’ll Do

As a specialist, you will be responsible for inventory management activities at co-manufacturers and repackers in North America consisting of inventory transactions, adjustments, physical inventories, reporting of production/shipments and monitoring processes in addition to resolving invoices. Will be key to identify factory logistics opportunities to improve inbound/outbound shipping costs and strategies and business waste with clear engagement with 3PM procurement team. In addition to the 3PM logistics activities, this role will partner with the planning team in executing activities in rebalancing the network to optimize service levels to customers and manage the logistics budget. The role will also be responsible for standardizing processes across 3PMs and factories and championing best practices for inventory management.

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 3 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.

ekaterra is an organization committed to equity, inclusion and diversity to drive our business results and create a better future, every day, for our employees, global consumers, partners, and communities. We believe a diverse workforce allows us to match our growth ambitions and drive inclusion across the business. We are interested in every individual bringing their whole self to work and this includes you! Therefore if you require any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of your application so that we can support you through your recruitment journey.

For office-based, Research & Development, and remote positions, proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required to be eligible for employment. Religious and/or medical accommodations will be considered on a case-by-case basis.


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