Assistant Brand Manager (VO5)

Recruiter
Manpower - North West
Location
Leatherhead
Salary
£30400 - £36878 per annum + bonus & holidays
Posted
07 Feb 2017
Closes
07 Mar 2017
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
An excellent opportunity has arisen to join a world leading global organisation; our client Unilever are currently looking for an Assistant Brand Manager - Hair (VO5) based at Unilever's prestigious facility in Leatherhead. This is a full time temporary role for a period of 12 months starting ASAP, working a 37.5 hour week, paying up to £36,878 per annum, pro rata, depending on experience.

Unilever is the global company behind powerhouse brands such as Flora, Dove, Persil and PG Tips. We have the huge ambition of doubling in size and improving billions of lives through of Sustainable Living Plan. Big ideas like the Flora ProActiv Heart Health campaign are driving our business. To achieve this, we need more outstanding people. With over 35 brands in the UK covering foods, home, personal care and refreshments, the scope of activity and strength of expertise in Marketing is huge. Many of our brands have long-standing social missions. All offer fulfilling opportunities to gain valuable commercial insight and experience - working on great categories, taking on real challenges and making a lasting impact.

ABOUT THE ROLE

Within VO5 Styling, this is an exciting opportunity for anyone wanting to build a career in Personal Care and establish experience working on a brand which has a diverse portfolio and is constantly in touch with their consumers. VO5 is the no.1 Styling brand within the UK Market* and delivers top quality Styling products to men and women in the UK & Irish market.

The focus of this role is to lead execution and in market activation of the marketing activities. This role is perfect for someone who is quick to learn and loves working in a fast-paced, hands-on environment with a multi-functional team. Do you get excited by new consumer insight and new products? Do you always have one eye on the competition? Does it excite you to be working with teams and pioneering new ways of marketing? If so, this could be the role for you!

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

You will be accountable to;
* Manage and grow VO5 Styling through brand-driven activation, renovation of current core portfolio and brilliant implementation of exciting NPD (new product development) platforms
* A solid understanding of the P&L (profit & loss)
* Champion the consumer needs and brand passion within the overall business
* Champion competitive behaviour and mind-set throughout the business and translate it into targeted marketing activities to grow brand share
* Lead market implementation of those platforms and develop world-class activation mix.
* Achieve brand share and profitable NPS (Net Proceeds of Sales)/profit growth targets through translation of brand & marketing plans into market-implementation and customer plans.
* Deliver market and customer knowledge-driven input into innovation platform projects and brand planning to ensure requirements of the developing market will be met in the future

ESSENTIAL EXPERIENCE, SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS
* Classic brand management experience in an FMCG (fast moving consumer goods)environment.
* Qualified to degree level or equivalent
* Project Management across multiple projects
* P&L Ownership and Management
* Holding self and others accountable
* Consumer and market understanding
* Marketing strategy development
* Proactive, being able to deliver in a busy environment
* Digital Marketing experience
* A natural passion for hair and beauty

FURTHER POINTS
* There may be travel once a week to 100VE (Blackfriars) or London Agencies
* There may be some occasions where working from home is appropriate

*Nielsen data volume sold 2016

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