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Unilever Operations Leader Asia - The Vegetarian Butcher in Bangkok, Thailand

Meat to please you! At the Vegetarian Butcher we’re looking for new ‘meat on the block’ to join us in the biggest food revolution of all times.

On October 4th (world animal day) 2010 Jaap Korteweg, 9th generation farmer and meat lover, founded The Vegetarian Butcher. Together with a devoted team of chefs and scientists he created innovative and sustainable meat successors directly from beans and legumes. Great tasting meat products, perfect imeatations in flavor, texture and juiciness, but without the use of the animal. We sacrifice nothing! This was the start of our mission: to become the biggest butcher in the world.

At our core we are the purpose-driven rebels who want to be the first and the best on the plant-based meat-market. We try to make our mission a reality through Craftmanship, Human(e) Connections, Entrepreneurship, Rebelliousness, Humour, Passion, Optimism, Sustainability and Pioneering.

When Unilever acquired the company at the end of 2018, they joined in on this mission and committed to accelerate the biggest food revolution of all time. Since then the company is scaling-up fast. In this journey we are travelling (and expanding) at the speed of light and therefore we are looking for an operations Leader who has the passion to change the world!

THE MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES OF YOUR ‘CHOP’ TO BE DONE:

  • Project manage the roll-out of partnerships towards perfect delivery & successful launches

  • Be the Supply Chain and Operations representative to receive the implementation and approval requirements of QSR (Quick Service Restaurants) partners

  • Drive costing setup - collect and align inputs for Project P&L

  • Initiate, develop & manage (international) QSR relationships for APAC region

  • Lead GLOCAL connection to assure on time, in full launches per market

  • Coordinate E2E deal-making process managing key project stakeholders to assure a smart and resilient SC (internal & external)

  • Deliver presentations, pitch decks for key customer interactions

  • Troubleshooting when issues occur

  • Manage customer operations assuring reliable supply at all times

KEY REQUIREMENTS FOR THIS 'CHOP':

  • Proven experience in delivering innovation and/or portfolio renovation projects E2E inhouse and with external partners

  • Financials Acumen incl network design and costing setup

  • Experience with different business models

  • Proven experience in delivering business needs through others

  • Minimum relevant professional experience in customer management of 3 years is required

  • Commercial mindset and are strong in customer management

  • Project management skills in a high pace environment

  • Good negotiator: able to influence, also in informal decision structures

  • You have an entrepreneurial “can do” mindset to deliver high growth in a fast-paced environment

  • You’re not afraid to be hands-on in difficult tasks

  • You can keep focus, are able to make choices whilst keeping your stakeholders informed

WHAT ARE WE LOOKING FOR IN ALL BUTCHERS:

  • In essence: you are humble yet rebellious, entrepreneurial, energetic and fun!

  • Pro-active mindset

  • Teamwork, easily connecting with others and effective cross-functional collaborator

  • Analytical, critical & structured thinker

  • Good communication skills (written & verbal) and being fluent in English

  • Ability to work in a multi-functional, multi-cultural environment

  • You embrace change, are curious, learn rapidly and easily adapt your ways of working.

  • Good stamina, stress-management and self-care discipline; you love a challenge and enjoy riding this dynamic roller-coaster we call The Vegetarian Butcher

  • You understand and live our mission fully; when you’re on the job, you are a Vegetarian Butcher!

    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 bring ing 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.

Job Category: Operations

Job Type: FS Project Manager - Operations

Industry: UnileverExperiencedProfessionals

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