Cluster Manufacturing Excellence Manager

Unilever Philippines Inc.

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Update day: 20-08-2023

Location: Cavite Calabarzon & Mimaropa

Category: Other


Salary: Negotiate

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Main Job Purpose:

The Manufacturing Excellence Manager contributes in building the cluster ManEx program (such as WCM, sustainability, agility, asset efficiency, digitisation and automation), is responsible for managing and driving the implementation of the agreed ManEx program together with the SUDs and the factory leadership teams in the countries s/he is looking after. S/he is also providing WCM coaching for the plants, coordinating activities, developing the requires WCM skill base to enable factories to eradicate losses, delivering WCM training. S/he has a direct impact on Manufacturing performance KPI’s (AMIS) improvement (e.g. OR, OEE, agility, sustainability, ME Savings). Leading and taking responsibility to deliver cluster level Manex projects, picking up 2-3 WCM pillars and Manex workstreams for which s/he becomes the reference point/ the highest expertise in the cluster. S/he would interact directly with SU Directors and functional experts within the business and external WCM consultancy agencies.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Drive ManEx/WCM programme deployment, including facilitating WCM route map preparation aligned with factory masterplans,
  • Setting up standards, developing and maintaining skill base (capabilities) for pillar leads that required to deliver sufficient progress in WCM program
  • Establish a common methodology for implementing WCM in the factories, providing coaching and supporting training activities
  • Occasionally run improvement projects in factories on that way to pass the knowledge to the factory team
  • Co-ordinate WCM self-assessment and WCM audit preparation
  • Maximize ManEx workstream/ WCM similarities and synergies within and across plants, developing action plans for effective knowledge and best practices transfer (cluster wise and globally)
  • Expand the loss management framework beyond Manufacturing, have KPI´s for interfaces with Manufacturing (OR losses) and support agility improvement program
  • Support the implementation of Sites improvement programs
  • Support WCG and saving tracking activities, understand the cost and waste gaps of the factories and proactively help the factory leadership team to identify actions to close those gaps
  • Support /lead category factory benchmarking
  • Provide relevant ad hoc and regular reporting to global ManEx
  • Support factory transformation agenda towards digitisation
  • Deliver appropriate training
  • Exploit new continuous improvement tools available in the market


  • 8 years experience in general business, supply chain, manufacturing and operations
  • Appropriate functional / technical expertise.
  • Strong Manufacturing / WCM (or equivalent like TPM, Lean Management, etc.) background is required (with strong achievements)
  • Good communication and influential skills

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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Deadline: 04-10-2023

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