Unilever Job Vacancy Application Details

Unilever Vacancy Application Details.

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Unilever Jobs Vacancy

About the Tea Business

Unilever is proud of its Tea business, the biggest in the world, with world class purpose driven brands such as Lipton, PG tips and Pukka. Recently, Unilever decided to separate the Tea business to ensure it can best achieve its potential. Unilever is currently reviewing several options for separation, including a demerger, an initial public offering, a disposal or through partnership models. The Tea businesses in India and Indonesia, and the partnership interests in the ready-to-drink Tea joint ventures will be retained.

The balance of the Tea brands and geographies and all Tea estates, with generated revenues of €2 billion in 2019, is growing and profitable with proven potential both pre- and post-COVID-19. As a standalone entity, the Tea company remains number one in the world and is even better positioned to lead the industry and take full advantage of the opportunities in the category, with more focus and entrepreneurship driving greater growth and value.

The current vision for the Tea company is to champion a tastier, healthier, more sustainable world of plant-based drinking. Purposeful thinking will be the core anchor of the business, its brands as well as its culture, and enables simple and agile decision making, supports an entrepreneurial mindset and is driven by passion for our consumers.

As we move through this journey towards separation, we are seeking employees with a passion for exciting entrepreneurial experiences, who want to pursue unique career opportunities and have a desire to be an integral part in building the bright future of this plant-based company.

Your Role:

The Logistics Coordinator Africa is responsible for the transport of raw materials and finished goods to & from ports / factories and distribution centres (DC) This includes managing 3rd party logistics providers (3PLP) as well as arranging primary transport operations across the geography, ensuring service to customers by stock availability in the DCs. Furthermore, the incumbent will be charged with evaluating the logistics operations and developing / implementing improvement and efficiency projects

The role will focus on South African operations but will provide coordination and oversite of other Sub-Saharan operations in Nigeria and Ghana

The Logistics Coordinator Africa will as well be responsible for the smooth transition from a Unilever Operation into a TeaCo independent operation and setting up new transport lanes.

Your Key Tasks:

  • Receiving and processing all transport orders coming from customers/ factories
  • Respond to routine customer enquiries concerning service ordered
  • Track the status of orders in the Transport Management System and communicate issues and solutions
  • Monitor performance of 3PLs
  • Maintain communication on a daily basis with customers (DC and factory) and take action responding on their needs
  • Manage exports of finished goods through 3Ps to surrounding Southern African countries.
  • Monitor, identify and implement improvement opportunities on Cost and Service (incl. coordination with procurement)
  • Balance the operational trade-offs between cost, capacity constraints, and service by proposing and implementing creative solutions
  • Support the evaluation and selection of new 3PLs
  • Support the MU logistics lead
  • Implement new transport lanes if required/ Implement new 3PLs if required
  • Monitor the IT systems (OTM) and ensure compliance of all operational procedures
  • Customer Connect meetings
  • Support selection and implementation of a new transport management system
  • Provide reporting on logistics metrics
  • Interface with other sub-Saharan MCO leads to support and report on logistics operations and problem resolution.

Stakeholder Management and key interfaces:

  • Responsible for Logistics between ports/ factories / 3PMs and DCs
  • Engagement with MU-planning to define service requirements
  • Engagement with factories to define service requirements
  • Reports to the MU SC Lead

Key interfaces:

  • MU Logistics lead, Sourcing units, Planning functions, Customer Service teams, Other TeaCo Logistics units outside your geography


  • 3PL suppliers, DCs, product suppliers, freight carriers, third party manufacturers

Skills and Experience


  • Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Logistics or equivalent
  • Minimum 3-year experience in similar positions in Logistics / Planning
  • Fluent in English
  • Proficiency in MS Office applications
  • Transport Management System knowledge


  • SAP knowledge

Who we are looking for:

  • Results-oriented, proactive thinker with a focus on continuous improvement and customer service
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills to effectively interact with external and internal parties and the ability to function effectively as part of a team to gain cooperation of individuals across the organization
  • Ability to work in a challenging business environment, to demonstrate flexibility by managing numerous priorities concurrently and ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines
    Strong attention to detail and analytical skills
  • Independent self-starter, ability to discover opportunities and grow the business

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.

We encourage you to make an application in a timely manner. Whilst we have stated the closing date, we will be starting the recruitment process with immediate effect. Don’t delay, submit your application today.

Unilever is an equal opportunities employer and committed to diversity and inclusivity in the workplace. We are intentional in employing the best talent that reflect the demographics of our country. We therefore invite applications from all candidates representing diversity of age, sex, disability, sexual orientation, race, religion or belief. When appointing potential candidates, the South African Employment Equity and Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment Legislation will be considered.

We are required by law to verify your ability to work lawfully in South Africa. If you are applying as a Foreign National, please note that you may be requested to provide supporting documents supporting this.

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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