Unilever Future Leaders Program – Supply Chain (Belgium)
Our Future Leaders Programme will ignite the leader in you. This unique programme is designed to develop Unilever’s Future Leaders (UFL) by providing challenging and purposeful opportunities that accelerate their readiness to take on business leadership roles.
By joining Unilever, you will have the opportunity to work across fantastic categories and on some of the world’s most loved brands such as Dove, Knorr, Lipton and Ben & Jerry’s.Getting a delicious ice cream like Magnum into the hands of a consumerin 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.
What will you be doing?
You could be finding a new way to get 12,000litersof ice cream acrossthe desert without it melting,be responsible for setting up the supply chain network for a productinnovation,ordesigning a more efficient distribution network to enable us to store and deliver our productsmoresustainably to our customers. When you work at Unilever you will have the opportunity to make a big impact every day on a local, regional, and globallevel.There’s always a new challenge to take on. The limitless opportunities at Unilever ask for your innovative entrepreneurship.
What do we look for?
Whichever area you work in – Planning, Customer Service, Manufacturing, Logistics, Innovationor 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) atechnical education orbackground inEngineering, Supply Chain, Logistics, Operations Management, ScienceorMathscanbe an advantage.
What will theprograminvolve?
Theprogramis designed toaccelerateyou into a manager in 3 years’ time(if your performance is up toour highstandards).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’llcover at least three or fourrotationsto gain experience in several key areas.
In the end, we sell our products to consumers every day. That is why every UFLP will start their career joining our Field Force team for two months, to learn all about our consumers and customers. Both in retail (Supermarkets) as in Food Solutions (Chefs in Restaurants) and in Out of Home (all other outlets like gas stations &themeparks). It’s a great opportunity to really get to know the other “Future Leaders”.
Following your stint in the Field Force team, you will coverrotations in several parts of our SC organization to build a broad understanding and experience as a SC professional.
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, find opportunities and take responsibility for your own development. You will be linked to a mentor, who is a senior SC leader, who can support and advise you.
During the three years of yourprogramyou will be learning and developing in the rotations you will be doing, having real responsibility and impact. This development is supported with a learning roadmap full of internal and external training focused on developing your individual leadership skills.
We have a proven 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.
Why should you apply?
Exciting brands:160 million times a day, someone somewhere chooses a Unilever product. That means you'll be working with a strong portfolio of brands which will give you a chance to make a genuine impact on people's lives.
A real job from day one:Real roles with real responsibilities that provide you with fantastic insight on the organizationand require you to continuously test and develop your skills.
Local & international: Reaching more than 190 countries, Unilever is a successful and respected business. We focus on the needs of local consumers by harnessing global expertise and teamwork. For you, that means exceptional exposure and experience.
See the big picture: You'll quickly begin to see how the functions operate closely together. To help you better understand that interaction, you'll often work as part of cross-functional teams.
Great development opportunities: We'll support you every step of the way, with hands on experience which includes functionalandcross functional rotations. You’ll also have access to World class learningprogram.
Application Process :
Online Application > > Profile Assessment > > Digital Interview > > Discovery Center Day > > Job Offer.
In the final stage of the application process, our Discovery Day, you will be working on individual and group cases in Supply Chain. During this day you will meet senior leaders from the business. By applying, you confirm that you will be able to physically be in Brussels on the day of the Discovery Centre (29thof November 2021).
Pleasenote we only consider applications from EU based residents due to VISA restrictions.Toenter the UFLP you will needto have a valid working permitforBelgium.
Additionally, note you will only be able to apply for a UFLP position once every 12 months.
In order to be eligible to apply for the UFLP inBelgium, you must have attained a minimum of aMaster’sdegreeon the date you will start your UFLP at Unilever (starting date to be 1stofSeptember2022).
For Supply Chain, fluency in English is required.Additional French and/or Dutch is a strong asset.
Please note that your application will only be considered once you have completed all the digital steps within the recruitment process. It might happen that we need to close the recruitment sooner than the expected date (due to large amounts of applicants) and we work on a basis of first come, first served. So please complete your application as soon as possible!
Pleasenote: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 detailsand is not part of the selection process.
Unilever is an organisation committed to diversity and inclusion 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 and the talent they can bring. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment.