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Job Title

Sourcing Unit Director


Supply Chain

Work Level




Main Job Purpose

The Factory Director is responsible for operating a factory (or factories) as per agreed standards. S/he leads manufacturing activities in the factory to achieve desired service levels on time. The Factory Director delivers site targets following the supply chain and category strategies including targets on service, costs, productivity, quality, innovation and OSHE.

Key Accountabilities

  • Deploy and Deliver to annual plan and financial results including targets on service, costs, productivity, quality, innovation and OSHE
  • Recommend long term site strategic plans to the Regional Category and Supply Chain teams
  • Lead site to develop and implement continuous improvement plans to deliver site targets –
  • manufacturing performance management
  • Manage and deliver the site’s financial results: annual budgets, Sourcing Unit Result, conversion costs and create programmes to deliver financial results
  • Engage and facilitate the implementation of innovations on site, for products, ways of working, service models and supply chain models
  • Propose, agree with Category Technology and implement the necessary capital investments to meet the planned production requirements, safety, environmental and cost targets
  • Pursue a site long term plan, including restructuring, re-engineering and retrofitting as agreed by VP SC Category; prioritize and plan resources development and deployment
  • Ensure that the technical standards of all manufacturing and non-manufacturing fixed assets are
  • maintained.
  • Enable the factory operation to achieve high level of Customer Service at optimal cost
  • Support TPM activities and teams by leading the TPM Steering Committee
  • Co-ordinate and direct the factory and co-packer operations to achieve the agreed production plans at the specified product quality with optimum labour, energy and materials utilization.
  • Ensure Working Capital management systems are effectively used, and deliver inventory targets set with
  • Regional Category Planning Directors and Regional Supply Management Directors.
  • Co-ordinate and direct the quality management in line with QA system and ISO 9000 procedures.
  • Lead HR policy deployment and implementation on sites, including management of employee relations.
  • Ensure effective local stakeholder management and community issues aligned with Unilever policies
  • Guard and ensure the application of all Unilever Policies and governance requirements.
  • Lead on initiatives and projects aiming for sites integration and collaborative work along the extended supply chain
  • Lead Supply Planning
  • Be the statutory head of factory where there is a legal separation

Experience Required

  • 10+ Years experience in Supply Chain (Make/Technology, SHE, Quality are must, additionally Plan, R&D an advantage)
  • Relevant degree, business/ technical qualification
  • Strong leadership experience
  • FMCG experience



  • All SC Departments in Unilever
  • CD / BB Team/Finance Department
  • Regional Teams (R&D/Category SC/SM)
  • HR / Legal/ Corporate Affairs
  • Unilever factories and MSO’s


  • Material Suppliers
  • Engineering, Utility and Equipment Suppliers, Contractors
  • 3PL Suppliers, Co-Packers
  • Trade Unions
  • Local Authorities

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.

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