Strategy Manager (Oral Care Category)

Recruiter
Manpower
Location
London (Greater)
Posted
13 Apr 2018
Closes
20 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join a world leading global organisation. Our client, Unilever, is currently seeking a Strategy Manager (Oral Care Category) based in Blackfriars, London. This is a full-time, temporary role for a period of 6 months (with potential to extend), Monday to Friday, 36.25 hours per week (standard hours), to start ASAP. The role is paying up to £41,400 per annum, pro rata, depending on experience.

Key Responsibilities:

The Category Strategy Manager will be working in the Oral Care category strategy team, assisting the senior category strategy manager in a key project for the category.

Main Responsibilities:

* Category Strategy | Leading specific Category Strategy projects. Preparing analysis & presentation for the Category (country docking, category Tribe, EVP meeting, etc.)
* Portfolio Transformation | Supporting Senior Category Manager in developing the oral care portfolio with winning flavours
* Working with cross-functional project team | Working with the project cross-functions (R&D flavour, procurement, finance, flavour houses, consultant)
* Working with brand teams| Liaising and working closely with brand project teams.
* Senior leadership | Updating project at the steercom, GCLT (Global Category Leadership Team) and other forums

Skills / Experience / Qualifications:

Interface: R&D Formulation, Procurement Supply Chain, Brand teams, Flavour houses, Finance, GCLT

We are looking for a candidate that is highly motivated, curious and action-oriented.

* Ideally 3-5 years’ experience in marketing (preferably global role), specifically in innovation development (mix and formulation development)
* Bias for action: ability to multi-task and absorb a heavy workload in a fast-paced/high-change environment
* Strong project management & cross-functional team management skills
* Analytical and Strategic Thinking: able to provide clarity and consolidated view to a complex project with numerous brand projects and sub-activities, highlighting the key messages and milestones to ensure the project stay’s on track.

Ability to translating the project into Financial, and savings roadmap / financial impact at overall category level working with both procurement and finance teams

* Global mind-set & Self-disciplined: autonomous, flexible and ability to work alone with remote project team, while at the same time, able to connect and drive global brand project teams
* Accountability & Responsibility
* Eye for details, organised, rigorous
* Proficiency in understanding and working with formulation R&D, procurement Supply Chain, P&L Finance
* Positive mind-set, good with relationship management, strategic influencing, able to get things out of people not directly reporting to him/her

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