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(Junior) Brand Manager Benelux & Italy
(Junior) Brand Manager Benelux – Unilever International
Location: Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Local terms and contract apply
Unilever is one of the world`s largest Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) businesses, with interest across Personal Care, Homecare, Refreshment and Foods product categories. We make products that people love – and that make a difference. Nutritious foods. Household care essentials. Indulgent ice creams. Refreshing teas. Luxurious shampoos. Affordable, disease-combating soaps... and many more. In fact, we make around 400 much-loved brands including global brands such as Knorr & Dove, but also local brand such as Calvé (the Netherlands) and Suave (the Americas). Shoppers buy them in more than 190 countries. That means you’ll find at least one of our products in seven out of ten households on the planet. And we want every one of those products to make a positive impact on the lives of the people who buy them.
We want our business to flourish, and we know that our success depends on others flourishing around us. That's why our purpose is to make sustainable living commonplace, and why sustainable, long-term growth is at the heart of our business model.
Europe is identified as one of the largest iTO driver for Unilever International globally. The Marketing Manager position will play a very critical role in Europe team. We are looking for a future thinking experienced marketer, who has a passion for market development and driving success by redefining ways of working. We’re looking for someone who thrives in balancing brand, consumer, market and channels —and who is an expert at turning strategy into reality. This role is charged with identifying and exploiting new growth opportunities — based on consumer needs, behaviours and beauty trends. This role must drive cross functional collaboration in order to push concepts from ideation to reality in the the market.
This role is an exciting opportunity for someone who is naturally curious and seeks out opportunities for big thinking, disrupting the status-quo and tackling the ever-changing landscape that consumer package goods operate in.
You are naturally tapped into the latest and greatest trends, products, brands & habits in the beauty and personal care world
You have strong commercial acumen and is comfortable working with customer teams to deliver against retailers’ strategies
You are a self-starter who takes the initiative to explore, make things happen and achieve results fast
You pride yourself in both your creativity and your analytics
You are hungry to understand all the nuances of new categories and emerging channels
You have fun collaborating with & leading your cross-functional team & working together to deliver flawlessly
You are energised by partnering with the e-commerce and media teams to make things happen in new and creative digital ways
You have a true passion for consumers, what resonates with them, what language can excite them, and what they are driven by and need
You have a natural ability to prioritise in a fast-paced, demanding business environment
You understand the importance of building strong relationships with your key stakeholders, whether internal or external
WHAT WILL YOUR MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES BE?
As Brand Manager Benelux & Italy you will be responsible for driving the brands by pioneering new ways of marketing and engaging consumers through superior advertising, using data-driven marketing and excellent consumer insight to be locally relevant, culturally resonant and faster than competition.
Define and own brand strategy for key cells, ensuring relevance to consumers’ needs, as well as the business and local market context.
Brand Marketing Planning - Brand Positioning & Brand Strategic Plan with 12Qtr horizon, Communication Strategy & Brand Communication Idea & Asset Development
Innovation Funnel & Project Leadership of projects with responsibility for full 6Ps and cross-functional team
Annual Brand Planning from Concept to Deployment and 12 Month Activity Planning
Responsible for business forecast and delivery
Be a thought leader in digital marketing
SKILLS & EXPERIENCE YOU SHOULD HAVE
We are seeking an energetic and passionate individual with local market knowledge alongside proven leadership abilities for creating great brand experiences
A self-starter, with a strong bias for action, unafraid to get “your hands dirty”.
A holistic marketing skill set, with as much passion for strategy & creative development as execution and financials with a focus on growth mindset & bias for action.
A strong commercial business mind-set – ability to deliver on a P&L and make long term strategic decisions
A strong team leader/influencer - Building strong relationships within the global and local marketing teams & across functions as well as with Customer Development
Candidates should also exhibit excellent interpersonal skills, strong creativity with proven track record of turning insights into action.
Strong entrepreneurial skills and project management experience. The individual is expected to exercise judgment in coordinating and implementing various projects to completion under tight deadlines and to be able to lead a portfolio of projects.
Marketing experience with a deep passion for building brands, preferably in F&R and/or Beauty & Personal care
Consumer & market understanding
Commercial acumen to work on P&L
A desire to build an innate understanding of the digital landscape and how brands can create Thumb Stopping content
Project management experience across multiple projects
Ability to hold self and others to account
WHAT DO WE OFFER?
Unilever is the place where you can be yourself and bring your purpose to life with the work that you do – creating a better business and a better world. We offer an exciting & dynamic work environment where you can make things happen. Furthermore, we offer some great reward and benefits!
Attractive total remuneration package; excellent company pension, bonus, share scheme
Flexible cross-disciplinary career opportunities and a wealth of training opportunities & wellbeing resources whenever and wherever
Plenty of company-paid holidays to further ensure your work-life balance is maintained
We encourage an inclusive culture, which comes to life with interchangeable public holidays, paid paternity leave of 6 weeks and our transgender policy
At the moment, we work from home. We will ensure you are well equipped for this. Once back to work, you can enjoy our tasty canteen with food prepped with own products
Informal culture and being the first one trying our new products
EXCITED ABOUT THE ROLE:
Join Unilever and our team! 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.We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided a reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform crucial job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request reasonable adjustments.