Unilever Assistant Category Strategy Manager in London, United Kingdom

Assistant Category Strategy Manager


Main Job Purpose

We are looking for a new Global Category Strategy Assistant Manager to be part of the Oral Care team.

Oral Care is one of the most profitable and fastest growing categories in Unilever with great opportunities for growth and big ambitions. Oral Care category is also well-positioned to offer talented people not only more exposure and responsibility at an earlier stage in their career but an opportunity to shape and influence how the business develops in the next few years.

Unilever Oral Care category has been a leader in innovation with the launch of Zendium, a toothpaste that uses your mouth’s natural defences and Regenerate the world’s first toothpaste that regenerates your enamel. Regenerate was also a first venture into the fast growing world of prestige personal care for Unilever.

Job Summary

What would you do if suddenly your business in India dropped in value or competition started spending aggressively in your biggest market? What is your long term growth plan for the category? How do we get bottom of the pyramid consumers to start using toothpaste?

These are some of the questions you will be asked daily and will need to work across the different functions and countries to deliver. Using large amounts of data from multiple sources and countries, you will need to align and support key stakeholders to deliver these strategies. The category team sits across all the Oral Care brands in the Unilever portfolio so you will get to interact with all parts of the category.

We are currently looking for a highly motivated and energised person to join our team as an Assistant Category Strategy Manager.

Category Strategy Support:

  • Conduct analysis as needed to support the category strategy and associated presentations and information updates to senior stakeholders across the business

  • Support the Global Category Strategy Manager with key market analysis to assess local market implementation of category strategy and identify areas of opportunity.

  • Compile presentations and analyse & collate data to support the information flow to senior stakeholders across the business.

  • IPM lead for the category. Working closely with global project leaders to ensure the Oral Care innovation process runs smoothly.

  • Support the senior strategy manager on one of the largest cross category projects.

  • Support the senior strategy manager on delivering insights and the latest strategy for the biggest markets in South East Asia

Key Requirements

  • Excellent Attention to detail

  • Good level of excel skills and capability to manage large amounts of data

  • Previous exposure to marketing or consumer facing role

  • A passion for business.

  • Analytical skills & ability to create insights from data

  • Stakeholder management

  • Project management

  • Creative thinking

  • Accountability

  • Team player


Unilever is a global Fast-Moving Consumer Goods company in the UK and Ireland. We are already on target to achieve our huge ambition to double the size of our business globally whilst reducing our environmental impact. We are growing our business and also doing what is right for our consumers, community and environment. We are developing brands for people’s lives today and for the changing environment tomorrow - making sustainable living commonplace.

Working at Unilever means that you get to take part in this exciting journey and work with amazing people who are really passionate about our large portfolio of famous brands. We want to improve billions of lives and you too can join us in making a sustainable difference.


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For further information about this position please call: 0800 0284390. Please do not contact this number if you are an agency/third party. This number is strictly for candidates only.

Job: Marketing

Primary Location: United Kingdom-United Kingdom (County level)-London-100VE

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day Job

Unposting Date: Aug-19-2017

Req ID: 17000AKE