Unilever Nigeria Plc Recruitment for Logistics Excellence Lead 2024

Unilever Nigeria Plc – Welcome to Unilever, a global multinational and fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) company with products sold in over 190 countries and more than 2 billion consumers across the world who use our amazing products everyday!

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Logistics Excellence Lead

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Location: Lagos
Employment Type: Full-time

Job Summary

  • Unilever is the place where you can bring your purpose to life with the work that you do – creating a better business and a better world.
  • The Logistics Excellence lead is responsible for deploying Logistics excellence program in West Africa.
  • If you are into deploying best practices and continuous improvement in the Logistics space,  then this role is just for you!

Key Responsibilities

  • Standardized Deep Dive and Benchmarking of Logistics Operation (DCs and Transport)
  • Leads the evaluation of new best practices (Infrastructure, Processes and Operations  and the implementation of approved best practices in line with WCL
  • Drive operational excellence in warehousing operations exploiting and optimizing Unilever’s use of warehouse design and operation to improve customer service, cost and carbon ( DC Operational Excellence and New DC Development )
  • Reviews KPI performance of the MCO comparing with  the peers in the same archetype
  • Drives the MCO CAPEX Programme ensuring forecasting is accurate and projects delivered OTIF
  • Establishes and maintains the MCO 3-year Logistics Master Plan
  • Reduce Warehouse and Transport related CCFOT losses thru defining & implementing Warehouse transition management processes and implementing best-in-class warehouse management processes & tools Capability development (Training, Coaching with standard License to Operate
  • Drive Sustainability  through identifying and implementing projects within area of control
  • Drive CO2 reduction initiative in Warehouse & Transportation activities & reduce CO2 footprint by 60% by 2030
  • Lead community of practice for improvement processes and tools
  • Partner with Procurement in Supplier performance management
  • Partner with CSE on Go to Market strategy for distribution
  • Drives the Savings program for the MCO  and ensures savings targets are met
  • Drives MCO Logistics Transformation and CI project
  • Drive and maintain the MCO  Cost to Serve Model

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Qualifications and Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in any relevant discipline.
  • Proven leadership experience of running MCO  programs in Logistics
  • Minimum of 3 years of Logistics Operations experience
  • Strong interpersonal skills: can coach, motivate, and convince stakeholders from different levels and markets by using the right structure, style and level of detail
  • Understanding of performance drivers and how to unlock these
  • Has commercial acumen
  • Experience in Distribution planning, Regional 3PL management, WMS implementation, Warehouse transition would be an advantage.


  • You are energized by delivering fantastic results. You are an example to others – both your results and your resilience. You are constantly on the lookout for better ways to do things, engaging and collaborating with others along the way.
  • As an individual you are the one responsible for your own wellbeing and delivering high standards of work. You must also focus on the Consumer and what they need.
  • You are humble and have your head up, looking around to interpret evidence and data smartly, spot issues and opportunities to make things better.

Critical SOL (Standards of Leadership) Behaviors:

  • Passion For High Performance: Takes personal responsibility and accountability for execution and results. Has an owner’s mindset, using data and insight to make decisions.
  • Personal Mastery: Sets high standards for themselves. Actively builds own wellbeing and resilience.
  • Consumer Love: Whatever their role, always looks for better ways to serve consumers. Invests time inside and outside to understand the needs of consumers.
  • Purpose & Service: Has humility, understanding that leadership is service to others, inside and outside Unilever.
  • AGILITY: Explores the world around them, continually learning and developing their skills.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

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