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  • Job Type
    Full-time Position
  • Background
    Finance and Economics
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    Marketing and PR
  • Languages
  • Experience Required
    3 - 5 Years
  • Degree Required
    • Province
      Postcode 3013 in Rotterdam
    • Date Posted
      November 18,2020
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    CMI Global Foods & Refreshment Manager

    Global Foods & Refreshment CMI Manager

    ROTTERDAM – Weena

    Local conditions apply


    Travel <10 %


    Unilever is one of the world’s leading suppliers of Food, Home Care, Personal Care and Refreshment products with sales in over 190 countries and reaching 2 billion consumers a day. It has 161,000 employees. Over half (58%) of the company’s footprint is in developing and emerging markets. Unilever has more than 400 brands found in homes around the world, including Persil, Knorr, Dove, Domestos, Hellmann's, Lipton, Wall’s, PG Tips, Ben & Jerry's, Marmite, Magnum, Lynx and Axe.


    Unilever Consumer & Markets Insight (CMI) mission is to provide inspiration and provocation to drive transformational business growth. This means delivering insights, ideas and impact– and in a world that is changing at an accelerating pace of change. In this role you will contribute to the CMI mission by being the lead CMI business partner to the Foods & Refreshment business.


    Business partner marketing and channel teams to drive portfolio of brand(s) growth agenda– responsible for identification & translation of consumer & customer needs, insights & behaviours into powerful growth action in brand strategy, performance, innovation, communication & activation initiatives.

    • Actively steer brand performance for growth – infuse this into overall actions on mental & physical availability, core renovation & innovation, design, communication & activation
    • Lead Content Creation- Qualitative and Quantitative, TVC and Digital Content and including last mile content (In store or E comm Content).
    • Unlock new growth opportunities for F&F brands e.g tapping into new segments, needs, locations, tribes and latest trends to reach more users more often in a more relevant way
    • Deliver through people, leverage your ability to create partnerships and collaborate with a wide spectrum of functions including marketing, R&D teams, brand agencies, research agencies, customer development
    • Be independent and deliver fact based, objective views of the business. You will provide inspirational and credible recommendations to marketing business partners.
    • Operate in a professional manner, applying CMI tools and techniques with rigor and discipline.
    • Use your innate ability and passion to understand and empathise with consumers and customers to deliver valuable insights to the business.


    This is a highly diverse and evolving role that requires a strong balance of hard and soft/ leadership skills.

    • You’re a born leader: You will need to lead from the front at times and from behind at others, galvanising people around impact you want create. You will always bring the consumer to the forefront for your team & leverage this understanding to strategically influence your key business partners
    • You’re a dot connector: You will be pulling together insights and foresights from multiple sources to paint a picture of business opportunity for your teams
    • You are passionate about the digital evolution of consumer engagement, embracing this fast paced and changing world with a spirit of experimentation and constant learning, becoming an expert to the team on content & media deployment
    • You love to win, and have fun doing it: You are passionate about winning in the marketplace and your understanding of the consumer and market will identify opportunities for growth for the business
    • You are constantly curious: Naturally inspired by what makes people tick & how the power the latest culture, celebrity & fashion trends & the role of brands in tapping into these to stay culturally relevant
    • You’re a culture & change champion: You will be empowered to harness the power of the full global & local CMI structure & global & local marketing structure. You will build your networks internally as well as with agency partners and embrace new ways of organizational working to deliver the best that CMI has to offer


    • Min. 5-7 years of working experience in relevant functions
    • Passion for brand purpose: Experience with and/ or passion for purposeful brands and driving/ translating purpose in a way that is meaningful and motivating for the consumer
    • Pioneer – in how to grow brands using different & innovative approaches
    • Leading edge on Communication/ Content: Depth and breadth of experience across all brand communications channels – TV, Social, PR, Influencer, Digital. This role requires high level of knowledge of Digital Marketing Campaigns. Ability to help the team uncover powerful emotional consumer & cultural insights, and translate these into successful communication
    • Influencing: High levels of leadership in influencing senior stakeholders, brand teams, peers
    • Drive & resilience: Strong drive to generate new initiatives and see them through to action – land new pioneering CMI and marketing initiatives into the business
    • Interdependence: Develop high impact actions in collaboration/ partnership within CMI & marketing, and external partners
    • Digital tools: An experience with digital analytical tools (e.g. Google Analytics, Adobe Analytics, FB Audience Insights, Google Trends, Search)
    • You have people leadership experience – direct and indirect reporting/ line manager


    To apply, you must do so online. Please do not forget to upload your CV and a motivation letter. Your application will be reviewed against our requirements and we will be in touch shortly after the closing date to provide you with an update on the status of your application.

    Looking forward to meeting you!

    Please note this is a Direct Search led by Unilever. Applications from agencies will not be accepted, nor will fees be paid for unsolicited CVs.


    Equal Opportunity Employer: Unilever is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, or any other basis protected by applicable law, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

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