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Unilever

Demand Planner Direct Market, ekaterra

Production

All

Full Time

On Site

No

Santiago, Minnesota, United States

About ekaterra

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.

Key activities:

  • Data analysis of demand patterns, promo profiles and other data sources to inform demand planning strategies and models

  • Lead monthly Demand Review meetings to define the sales forecast at SKU-month level with the inputs from CD and Marketing

  • Run monthly replenishment calculations from sourcing units to ensure stock policy adherence

  • Generate purchase orders to sourcing units, including service POs when required

  • Manage any price or quantity discrepancies in orders to ensure prompt payment to suppliers

  • Create weekly finished goods stock projections, and provide visibility to CD on projected out of stocks and recovery dates

  • Report monthly inventory and working capital projections

  • Update biweekly shelf life risk reports

  • Lead biweekly business waste meetings to follow up on actions to mitigate waste risks

  • Provide monthly business waste provision and forecast to Finance

  • Execute planning tasks related to innovations (e.g., code creation, purchase contract update, etc.)

  • Provide replenishment plan for secondary warehouses to Logistics

  • Manage activation and de-activation of finished goods codes along with the MDM teams

Requirements

  • 1-2 years of relevant experience in Supply Chain, Planning (with a large focus in Demand Planning in FMCG industry)

  • Strong analytical skills

  • Proficiency using Excel, PowerPoint and SAP

Excited about the Role?

Please apply online. Your application will be reviewed against our requirements, and we will be in touch to provide you with an update on the status of your application.

ekaterra is an organization committed to equity, inclusion and diversity to drive our business results and create a better future, every day, for our diverse 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.

Unilever is an organisation committed to equity, inclusion and diversity to drive our business results and create a better future, every day, for our diverse employees, global consumers, partners, and communities. We believe a diverse workforce allows us to match our growth ambitions and drive inclusion across the business. At Unilever we are interested in every individual bringing their ‘Whole Self’ to work and this includes you! Thus 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.