Unilever Nigeria Plc Jobs Vacancies [2 new]

Latest Unilever Plc Recruitment  October, 2021 for:

  • Logistics Excellence Lead – West Africa
  • Assistant Brand Manager (ABM) Nigeria, Ekaterra Tea Business

We are Unilever, an ambitious organisation and home to over 400 purposeful and global brands.We feel good about the work we do. Whether it’s the way we run our business, make our products or use our brands, we always think about how even the smallest things can make a positive difference to the world. We care – it’s what we’re known for. And it’s why we’re a great place to build a career with purpose. Unilever, a global multinational and fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) company with products sold in over 190 countries and more than 2 billion consumers across the world who use our amazing products every day!

Unilever Nigeria Jobs


Job Title: Logistics Excellence Lead – West Africa

Job ID: R-24137
Location: Lagos, Lagos
Category: Supply Chain
Reports to: Logistics Excellence Manager, Africa

Main Job Purpose

  • Support and Implement Logistics Excellence strategy to Improve MCO Logistics performance and programmes
  • Support Global Logistics programme with MCO implementation
  • Support & enable roll-out of Global Logistics best practice in MCO
  • Achievement of KPI’s relating to: Savings, Cost, Efficiency and Sustainability across Region
  • Drive consistency and continuous improvement review with World Class Logistics deployment and operational opportunity identification.

Key Accountabilities

  • Lead Logistics Excellence strategy in MCO
  • Lead and coordinate Global Benchmarking strategy in MCO
  • Best practice identification and roll out with operational teams in line with World Class Logistics Agenda
  • Be key market contact for Logistics excellence agenda for MCO with the understanding market nuances and opportunities
  • Support Market Assessment teams and peer reviewer in MCO
  • Support and drive governance of CAPEX and Logistics Masterplan initiatives
  • Review KPI performance against global benchmarks for idea generation
  • Drive Logistics Transformation in MCO with assistance of MCO leads
  • Drive and Support sustainability agenda in line with Global Logistics
  • Drive Network Design and RTM Optimisation
  • Drive and support identification of Logistics waste and reduction strategy with MCO partners
  • Drive and Support cluster strategic projects
  • Support development and implementation of New Business Models.

Requirements
Professional Skills:

  • Degree or Diploma in Supply Chain, Logistics, Engineering or Commerce.

Experience Required: ESSENTIAL

  • Minimum of 3 years experience Logistics / Supply Chain Experience
  • Applicable MCO relevant Logistics Experience Contacts:
    • Regional SCVPs
    • Regional & MCO SC Directors
    • Logistics/Customer Service Managers across Region
    • Global Logistics counterparts Reporting Channel.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

Job Title: Assistant Brand Manager (ABM) Nigeria, Ekaterra Tea Business | Uniliver

Job ID: R-24267
Location: Lagos, Lagos
Category: Marketing

About Ekaterra

  • 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 and renamed it to ekaterra to facilitate its separation to a standalone entity. eka stands for unity and one purpose while terra stands for earth and nature. As ekaterra we are united in one purpose: growing a world of wellbeing through the regenerative power of plants.
  • Unilever is reviewing several options for separation, including a demerger, an initial public offering, a disposal or through partnership models. Unilever will retain the tea businesses in India, Nepal and Indonesia, and the partnership interests in the ready-to-drink Tea joint ventures.
  • Present in more than 100 countries, ekaterra generated revenues of €2 billion in 2019. With 13 production factories in 4 continents and tea growing estates in 3 countries, ekaterra is a profitable and growing business offering a world of wellbeing with the regenerative power of plants to hundreds of millions of consumers. As a standalone entity, ekaterra is even better positioned to lead the industry with dedicated focus driving greater growth and value.
  • Combining the strength and scale of its global iconic brands with speed and agility, ekaterra is brewing a ‘corporate start-up’ mindset that’s opening up new opportunities to flourish every day – both for its business and its people.
  • At ekaterra, we work alongside people who put consumer love at the heart of every decision. Diverse minds who celebrate new ideas, share our values and the commitment we have for the wellbeing of all. In return, we create an environment that gives our people space and freedom, where they can grow as leaders. A connected community where ideas can thrive. Where you explore new challenges. Learning all you need to master your field, and even more about yourself.
  • Be part of this amazing blend. Join our collective and help us grow a better world of wellbeing and a better you.

The qualities we look for in you

  • ekaterra is made up of a special blend of individuals which make our teams exciting and diverse.
  • To be part of our blend we are looking for individuals who think Green and are environmentally conscious, who understand the power of simplicity and who are accountable for their actions.
  • We want those who infuse mastery and passion in everything they do to create great products and unforgettable experiences for our consumers.

What’s in it for you?

  • We believe that growth is for everyone, we believe in growing leaders and making space to grow an owner’s mentality and like nature we adapt, we change and we grow.
  • We believe in connections over hierarchies and (work)levels. We have a ‘corporate start-up’ approach; we act with speed and agility and we have the strength and scale of a large corporation. We are building a better world of wellbeing and a better you.

Your Role

  • Turning data into insights and actions
  • Leading Projects & Activity Requests
  • Crafting strong, purposeful Brands
  • Landing integrated brand plans in-year
  • Developing multi-year Integrated Brand Plans, aligned to the category strategy and growth priorities.
  • Effectively managing the Brand’s budget, to achieve zero BMI forecast bias, on a monthly basis.

Your Key Tasks
Project Leadership:

  • Lead certain Activity Requests / Projects (tbc by Marketing Manager) e.g. variant extensions, new pack size introductions
  • Leading with a LEAN mindset, utilising MVP approaches to NPD
  • Leading Project Team meetings with relevant teams within the project team
  • Developing inspiring, relevant communication and integrated brand plans.

Data Reporting and Data into Action:

  • Weekly DataOrbis (or equivalent) reporting monthly share deep dives & commentary, and action plans
  • Core of The Core tracking
  • Sales & Operations Planning preparation: using available data to make recommendations at a SKU level feeding into BUILD, LOCK meetings.

In-Market Activation:

  • Develop shopper facing activities with Shopper marketing team
  • Develop and lead consumer-facing activations.

Budget Management:

  • Monthly budget phasing, tracking and management
  • Integrated Brand Planning
  • Manage and Lead the Full IBP process for Brand including but not limited to:
  • Issue and opportunity analysis for brand’s IBP process
  • Crafting the J2BD and sizing the opportunities
  • Developing and leading brand lead digital activities aligned to the category and divisional digital & data strategy
  • Supporting the Brand Manager in driving Tea based digital activities
  • Full ownership of the Brand (s) P&L in-year and rolling 24 month FC, including pricing decisions
  • Leadership of brand-wise NRM & 5S activities to achieve the brand and category growth and profitability agenda
  • Leadership of the Brand-wise Purpose agenda, including defining, validating and executing Brand SAY and Brand DO plans
  • Reconciling and managing media budgeting and planning to achieve media objectives, support the brand and category media strategy.

Stakeholder Management and Key Interfaces:

  • Customer Development, Shopper Marketing, Supply Chain, Consumer Market Insights, Research & Development, Digital teams, PDC, and Factory Team
  • Finance Business Partners & Global and Local teams where relevant

Requirements / Skills and Experience
Minimum Qualification:

  • Relevant Degree or equivalent.

Experience Needed:

  • Minimum of 2  years of Marketing  work experience
  • Strong numerical bias
  • Demonstrable P&L understanding
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite including (but not limited to) Excel, Word, PowerPoint, OneDrive, Power BI, Teams.

Who we are looking for:

  • Strong levels of growth mindset – a winning, competitive mindset
  • Bias for actions and drive – willingness to get things done
  • Entrepreneurial Mindset
  • Consumer and customer focus – curiosity, ability to uncover relevant insights and translate these into actionable plans
  • Rigour and order – ability to identify important issues and works through complex problems in an accurate and in-depth.
  • Data-driven
  • Passion for all things digital
  • Continuously curious
  • Inspires the energy to win and grow.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

Job Title: Brand Manager, Close Up | Unilever Nigeria Plc | Ref No: R-19546 | Job Location: Lagos, Nigeria

Main Job Purpose
Overview:

  • To play key supporting role in the development and implementation of the integrated brand marketing plan and to achieve the business goals for CloseUp.
  • The job requires managing CloseUp to deliver market development campaign and innovations across Nigeria.

Job Summary

  • Develop the brand marketing plan through an understanding of the drivers of brand growth and brand health.
  • Develop and execute marketing activity in line with brand marketing plans ensuring consistency with ‘brand key’ vision and ‘brand vision’ plan.
  • Analyze brand performance and brand health by constant evaluation of national support activities against measurable objectives.
  • Deliver specific innovations as per the brand strategy to deliver growth in the market share and other performance indicators as outlined by the business/function and Line Manager.
  • Provides input to volume forecasting, financial updates and monitors key indicators and drivers of brand performance (6P’s).  Recommends solutions and implement improvements to meet annual targets.
  • Assist in the development of brand strategies and plans to achieve short and long-term business targets (financial and in-market performance).
  • Assist in the implementation of brand plans within designated timelines and budget restrictions and in the execution of consumer support programs (consumer promotion), market research and design.
  • Participate in the creative development process and execution of the brand activation.
  • Assist in monitoring and analysing competitive and marketplace activity.
  • Managing of all day-to-day activities associated to all marketing efforts, including, project management, creative development, campaign tracking and reporting as necessary.
  • Work closely with cross functional team to land flawlessly all marketing related activities and project  innovations.

Internal Stakeholders the role interfaces with:

  • CCBTs; CCD teams; CD Excellence
  • Category Managers; Consumer & Market Insight Manager
  • Finance BP; Supply Chain; R&D Department; Quality Team
  • Corporate Communications/ Communication Channel (Media) Manager
  • Key Account Managers; Territory Managers

External Stakeholders the role interfaces with:

  • Communication & Public Relations Agency; Marketing Research Agencies; Regulatory body (GSA & FDA); Creative Agencies

Key Requirements

  • Relevant Degree
  • Minimum of two (2) years brand management in a Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) environment or marketing role.
  • Customer marketing experience is an added advantage.
  • Relevant Business management and project management experience.
  • Key Competencies (SOL’s): Purpose & Service; Personal Mastery; Agility; Business Acumen; Talent Catalyst; Consumer Love; Passion for high performance
  • Working knowledge of: Show Empathy & Curiosity; Transform Data into action; Craft and Champion Purposeful Brands; Create Agile Integrated Engagement plans; Executive Flawlessly, Track & Optimize; Project Management; Analyse research data;

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

Material Planner

Main Purpose:

  • Ensure availability of all raw and pack materials
  • Maintain stock levels of ordered materials as per the agreed stock norms
  • Help in achieving the supply chain objectives of reducing working capital and supplying the demand at the lowest cost.

Responsibilities:

Materials Planning

  • Establish material requirements for Production Plans with the use of MRP Planned Orders.
  • Monitor Stock levels and ensure material availability for current production requirements. Establish and maintain appropriate safety stock levels.
  • Highlight material constraints that could impact production plans
  • Communicate with suppliers on material requirement forecasts on an ongoing basis.

Purchasing

  • Raise Purchase orders and call offs to suppliers based on planned requirements.
  • Follow-up on supplier confirmation of Purchase Orders, Form M, LC and shipments.
  • Monitor shipments of all imported materials and take action when necessary to ensure timely arrival of material on site, thereby avoid disruption to production plans.
  • Co-ordinate with Internal Logistics to ensure availability of all imported materials at factory
  • Establish requirements of specified packaging materials both local and imported based medium term requirements.
  • Place purchase orders and issue call offs according to Production Schedules.
  • Liase with Suppliers on rejected materials or short shipped consignments.

Co-ordinate on Sourcing issues

  • Co-ordinate with Planners / Sourcing on new raw and packaging materials.
  • Provide data to establish Supplier Performance rating.

Materials Requirement Planning (MRP)

  • Ensure MRP (planning) and call-off procedures are followed.
  • Update MRP Master Data.
  • Obtain information on MOQ, shipping and clearance lead-times and update planning information in Fourth Shift.

Reports:

Provide necessary information and maintain necessary records to enable proper control of inventory and prices

Reports such as:-

  • Working Capital reports
  • Critical Material Report
  • Purchase Order Report
  • SLOBS List Report

Requirements:

  • University Degree
  • At least 5 Years’ experience of procuring local and imported materials and dealing with overseas suppliers
  • High analytical skills
  • Advance excel skills
  • Use of SAP MRP system
  • Should have good interpersonal skills
  • Planning and organizing skills

Stakeholders:

Internal

  • Supply Management
  • Research and Development
  • Warehousing Teams

External

  • Import Suppliers