Strategy Manager (Oral Care Category)

London (Greater)
13 Apr 2018
20 Apr 2018
Contract Type
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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