Unilever Unilever Future Leaders Programme - Supply Chain – Netherlands in Rotterdam, Netherlands

Unilever Future Leaders Programme - Supply Chain – Netherlands


Unilever Future Leaders Programme - Supply Chain – Netherlands

Unilever is one of the largest global fast moving consumer goods companies and manufactures some of the world’s best-known and loved brands, such as Dove, Lipton, Knorr, and Hellmann’s. Getting a delicious ice cream like Magnum into the hands of a customer in the right condition at the right time and price takes serious business expertise. Supply Chain Management is responsible for the whole process, from sourcing the raw materials to producing it, and to delivering a good quality product onto the supermarket shelf.

In their annual ranking of 2016 Supply Chain Top 25, Gartner Inc announced Unilever to have the best Supply Chain of the world: http://www.supplychain247.com/article/gartner_announces_its_rankings_of_the_2016_supply_chain_top_25 What will I be doing?

You could be finding a new way to get 12,000 litres of ice cream across the desert without it melting; could be the project leader of transforming the way the world’s largest spreads factory operates; or designing a more efficient distribution network to enable us to store and deliver our products sustainably to our customers. There’s always a new challenge to take on. The limitless opportunities at Unilever ask for your innovative entrepreneurship.

When you work at Unilever your will have the opportunity to make a big impact every day on a local level, across Europe and the globe.

What do we look for?

Whichever area you work in – Planning, Customer Service, Manufacturing, Logistics or Procurement– you’ll need to be ambitious, an excellent analytical thinker with a drive for getting things done and a real talent for delivering through others. While we are open to applications from all disciplines, typically (but not exclusively) a background in Engineering, Supply Chain, Logistics, Operations Management, Science, Maths, Finance or Business can be an advantage.

What will the programme involve?

The programme is designed to grow you into a manager in 3 years (if your performance is up to standard), through hands-on learning alongside world-class experts. You’ll develop your individual leadership skills by working on live projects and roles which offer you all the experience needed to become ready for your first management role. Over three years you’ll cover at least three or four placements to gain experience in several key areas, for example:

  • The first two months you’ll join our Field Sales team, to learn our core business.

  • Your first rotation will be for 10 months and take place in the MCO Benelux (local organisation), one of our Sourcing Units (Oss; Unox factory, Rotterdam; Margarine factory or Hellendoorn; Ben & Jerry factory) or Procurement.

  • In the next 12 months, you will move for 6 months to one of our HUB’s (Weena Rotterdam or Katowice Poland) and for 6 months into an interface role, in which you’ll learn more about our quality, R&D, Sustainability or global Supply Chain.

  • The last 12 month rotation will again take place in the MCO (local organisation), one of our Sourcing Units (Oss; Unox factory, Rotterdam; Margarine factory or Hellendoorn; Ben & Jerry factory) or Procurement.

Your rotations could be based at different business units across Europe and you will need to be flexible about where you are based during your time on the scheme.

Support and empowerment: We'll support you every step of the way to senior management but much of your progress will be up to you. You'll need to be focused and ambitious to get where you want, finding opportunities and taking responsibility for your own development. You will be linked to a mentor, who is a senior SC leader, who can support and advice you.

Professional training: In the first and second year, you’ll be having three weeks of some of the best Supply Chain training around through the Unilever Supply Chain Foundation. After the first year, a wide range of internal and external training programmes are available to develop both your skills and competencies as you progress your career.

We have an established tradition of developing our own purpose driven leaders and encourage innovative thinking. Future focused feedback and challenging goals drives innovation and ambition within a performance culture and an inclusive and informal environment. We will push you to achieve your potential and make a big business impact where you learn from the best. Firsthand experience – it’s the fastest way to learn.

Unilever is an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity at our company. Our approach to diversity and inclusion encompasses many aspects including developing an inclusive culture, promoting gender balance, respecting the contribution of all employees regardless of gender, age, race, disability or sexual orientation.

To apply or to find out hints and tips on our UFLP recruitment process visit: https://www.unilever.nl/careers/studenten/uflp/supply-chain/ For the Unilever Future Leaders Program for Supply Chain at least an intermediate level of speaking and understanding the Dutch language is required.

Please note that we only consider your application when you applied in our system and that we work first come, first serve. So complete the first rounds as soon as possible.

If you have any questions about your application or if you require special arrangements/reasonable adjustments to be made in order to complete any part of the application process, please contact the Graduate Recruitment Team via es.hrservicesnl@unileverhrservices.com or 0800 020 1072.

Please note: sometimes, correspondence may end up in your spam folder. Therefore, it is important to regularly check your spam folder during the entire recruitment process.

In the application form there is a possibility to upload your CV. This will only be used for filling your personal details, and is not part of the selection process.

Job: Supply Chain

Primary Location: Netherlands-Netherlands (Province level)-Rotterdam

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day Job

Travel: No

Unposting Date: Oct-31-2017, 4:59:00 PM

Req ID: 17000ED9