Job type: Full-time but open toward flexible Solutions
Local conditions apply
About the Tea Business
Unilever is proud of its Tea business, the biggest in the world, with world class purpose driven brands such as Lipton, PG tips and Pukka. Recently, Unilever decided to separate the Tea business to ensure it can best achieve its potential. Unilever is currently reviewing several options for separation, including a demerger, an initial public offering, a disposal or through partnership models. The Tea businesses in India and Indonesia, and the partnership interests in the ready-to-drink Tea joint ventures will be retained.
The balance of the Tea brands and geographies and all Tea estates, with generated revenues of €2 billion in 2019, is growing and profitable with proven potential both pre- and post-COVID-19. As a standalone entity, the Tea company remains number one in the world and is even better positioned to lead the industry and take full advantage of the opportunities in the category, with more focus and entrepreneurship driving greater growth and value.
The current vision for the Tea company is to champion a tastier, healthier, more sustainable world of plant-based drinking. Purposeful thinking will be the core anchor of the business, its brands as well as its culture, and enables simple and agile decision making, supports an entrepreneurial mindset and is driven by passion for our consumers.
As we move through this journey towards separation, we are seeking employees with a passion for exciting entrepreneurial experiences, who want to pursue unique career opportunities and have a desire to be an integral part in building the bright future of this plant-based company.
As Internal & Sustainability Engagement Communications manager your role is a split responsibility;
to develop and execute proactive engagement & communications plans in support of growing the desired culture of the new Tea Division.
to shape Communication Strategy and to drive engagement within future ecosystem (partners, media and other) in order to position TeaCo as industry leader in Sustainability.
You will be reporting to the Chief Communications Officer (CCO) with a dotted line reporting to the Chief R&D and Sustainability Officer; this dual reflection allows you to make use of opportunities on both sides of your scope, growing the category and living the brand’s values.
You will be closely collaborating with our strategic partners with whom we closely collaborate to improve and grow the wellbeing of people & planet. Initiatives will be supported by you with proactive communications to amplify news and manage issues. For this you will be closely collaborating with your colleagues in the team, e.g. External Affairs and Media relations.
You develop all required materials for both internal & external engagement as required and prepare leaders and other spokespeople while making use of the channels and platforms available or created by you and the global communications team.
Your Key Tasks:
You will be responsible for developing and implementing the internal engagement and communications strategy to help embed Tea’s culture and values.
You will be responsible for maintaining relations with our strategic partners supporting us in our sustainability efforts, and developing and implementing related communications plans & planning, and mitigate issues.
You work closely together with your direct colleagues to help drive integrated communications bringing the Tea Division’s brand PR, sustainability communications and seasonal campaigns to life.
You will closely collaborate with the Plant Power Academy to leverage their knowledge and tea mastery in relation to sustainably and purposeful doing business.
Responsible for organization of internal events and communications supporting the organization’s objectives.
Position senior leaders with key media and external stakeholders and brief them for media interaction.
Key Interfaces and relevant stakeholders for this role:
Reporting line to the Chief Communications Officer and a dotted reporting line to the Chief R&D and Sustainability Officer
Interacting with Senior Executives
Strategic partners (e.g. Martin Bauer Group) and industry institutions (e.g. ETP)
Tea Community with central role of our Estates and Tea Producers linked through our Supply Chain.
Member of the global (corporate) communications team, interacting closely with your colleagues on External Affairs, Global PR, Corporate and Consumer Brands, Digital & Social)
A minimum of 5-10 years of rounded communications experience, with a focus on internal communications.
Bringing along knowledge and experience in field of NGO or sustainability communications.
Track record of managing issues.
Effective juggling of multiple deliverables simultaneously
Experience of working at a senior Communications level in an international, global complex organization.
Good understanding of working in a multicultural environment and the ability to demonstrate a dedication to the promotion of fairness and equality.
Interests and values supporting purposeful strategy of TeaCo.
Fluent in English.
Team player. Keeps a balance between personal accountability and delivery through teamwork.
Proactive ‘can do’ attitude with flexibility in handling ad hoc requests with short deadlines.
Proven networking abilities, and experienced at managing a wide range of stakeholders.
Confidence, drive and initiative.
Excellent bias for action, shows accountability and responsibility and has a ‘can do’ attitude.
Highly organized and able to handle multiple tasks at once, as well as flexibility to adapt to changing priorities.
Excited about the Role?
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.