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Global Logistics Strategy and COE for Nutrition



Rotterdam, Netherlands
Posted on Saturday, November 11, 2023

NOTE: Deadline for applying is 23.59 the day before the Job Posting End Date.


Location: Weena, Rotterdam – the Netherlands


Local conditions apply

For the recruitment of this position, we would like to emphasize that local conditions apply to the position and for this vacancy in principle we will first consider candidates based in the Netherlands. If you are based outside of the Netherlands and you are interested to apply, please feel free to do so but we can only take your application on if a decision is made to also recruit outside of the Netherlands.


With 3.4 billion people in over 190 countries using our products every day, Unilever is a business that makes a real impact on the world. Work on brands that are loved and improve the lives of our consumers and the communities around us. We are driven by our purpose: to make sustainable living commonplace, and it is our belief that doing business the right way drives superior performance. At the heart of what we do is our people – we believe that when our people work with purpose, we will create a better business and a better world.

At Unilever, your career will be a unique journey, grounded in our inclusive, collaborative, and flexible working environment. We don’t believe in the ‘one size fits all’ approach and instead we will equip you with the tools you need to shape your own future.

We want our business to flourish, and we know that our success depends on others flourishing around us. That's why our purpose is to make sustainable living commonplace, and why sustainable, long-term growth is at the heart of our business model.


The incumbent will be working on E2E Global logistics function to work on GL- Strategy that encompasses operational excellence, warehousing excellence, network and Digital solution to integrate Power of one strategy for Global function, He/she will also be responsible for harmonization/standardization of global logistics capability and processes and work closely with Global Logistics Leadership Team (GLLT) to drive ley strategic thrust for the business.

This incumbent will also work with Nutrition Business Group (BG) to ensure key priorities are agreed-to and landed to generate value from Logistics as a function. In this role the person will be responsible to understand BGs specific requirements for Global Logistics and how to deploy our capabilities there by creating a shared workplan. The role holder is also responsible for performance oversight and insights generations for Nutrition BG and GL-Strategy.

The primary focus of this role is to partner with the Nutrition Business Group, and ensure:

1. Connect

• Build and establish a relationship with the Nutrition teams, as to translate needs and requirements into Logistics-specific actions or capabilities.

• Ensure timely, action-oriented monthly connects are in place to bring the desired transparency of Logistics insights to Nutrition BG

2. Land priority projects

• Establish core priority projects with Nutrition.

• A core focus is to optimize our cost base through landing travel right, direct dispatch and design to distribute programs from nutrition sites and respective markets bring distribution cost efficiencies for the BGs.

• Therefor the role has :

i. Engagement of and facilitation of the connect between the necessary stakeholders on all levels (local, regional and global), as well as across functions to ensure timely roll out and expansion of agreed programs.

ii. Active management of the roll out plan at a site level.

iii. Tracking of global benefits returned through agreed nutrition BG specific logistics programs.

3. Contracting

a. Set and agree on our 3-year strategy with Nutrition, whilst ensuring this is fully translated into our Global Logistics masterplan (power of One).


  • Actively work with GLLT, Finance partner, procurement, BG and D&A to work on Global logistics strategy for GL Function under customer operations.

  • Partner with Nutrition to ensure Logistics involvement, transparency, and visibility into key focus meetings and / or discussions.

  • Identify key Nutrition pain points to be addressed and translate the requirements into a Global Logistics-specific masterplan.

  • Develop a Global Direct Dispatch, Travel right and design to distribute roll out program and lead the implementation of this program for Nutrition Logistics


  • Stakeholder relationship management

  • Demonstrated ability of leading change management in matrix organizations

  • Must be a strategic thinker with confidence and speed in execution

  • Must have the ability to interact at various levels of the company (managing up and down)

  • A strong and dedicated understanding towards the nutrition BG needs

  • A strong bias for action

  • Must be able to flex leadership styles based on the situational need to maximize output

  • Experience in managing multi-national teams is an advantage


  • University level degree in Business, Supply Chain or Engineering is required.

  • 5yrs+ experience managing large global programs.

  • 7 to 8 years of good understanding of key logistics programs/Planning /strategy programs in the Region /Markets.


Unilever is the place where you can be yourself and bring your purpose to life with the work that you do – creating a better business and a better world. We offer an exciting & dynamic work environment where you can make things happen. Furthermore, we offer some great reward and benefits!

  • Attractive total remuneration package; excellent company pension, bonus, share scheme.

  • Flexible cross-disciplinary career opportunities and a wealth of training opportunities & wellbeing resources whenever and wherever.

  • Plenty of company-paid holidays to further ensure your work-life balance is maintained.

  • We encourage an inclusive culture, which comes to life with interchangeable public holidays, paid paternity leave of 6 weeks and our transgender policy.

  • Under the Hybrid Working principles, you will be expected to spend a minimum of 40% in the office or at customers, suppliers or partners to connect and collaborate. For the time you work from home, we will ensure you are well equipped. When you are at the office , you can enjoy our tasty canteen with prepped food and own products.

  • Informal culture and being the first one trying our new products.

  • My Fitness Plan (reduction on your Fitness Subscription).

  • Home work allowance

  • Company laptop and mobile phone

  • Green Mobility Policy.


Join Unilever and our team! To apply, you must do so online. Please do not forget to upload your CV and a motivation letter. Your application will be reviewed against our requirements and we will be in touch shortly after the closing date to provide you with an update on the status of your application.

Looking forward to meeting you!

Please note this is a Direct Search led by Unilever. Applications from agencies will not be accepted, nor will fees be paid for unsolicited CVs.

Equal Opportunity Employer: Unilever is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, disability, age, parenthood, pregnancy or any other basis protected by applicable law, and will not be discriminated against.

By highlighting the gender diversity at the workplace, Unilever encourages women equally men to apply. If you look for a job after a long career break or after any type of leave, do not hesitate to apply.


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