About Unilever : Every Day, Around the World, People Reach for Unilever Products. Our Brands Are Trusted Everywhere And, By Listening to The People Who Buy Them, We've Grown into One of The World's Most Successful Consumer Goods Companies.
In Fact, 150 Million Times A Day, Someone Somewhere Chooses a Unilever Product. Look in Your Fridge, Or on The Bathroom Shelf, And You’re Bound to See One of Our Well-Known Brands.
We Create, Market and Distribute the Products That People Choose to Feed Their Families and Keep Themselves and Their Homes Clean and Fresh.
We treat the business as our own : As intrapreneurs, we introduce Unilever’s brands into white space geographies like Korea, Pacific Islands, Mongolia, and spearhead launches of iconic household brands like Dove, Lifebuoy, Sunlight, Fair & Lovely, TRESemme into big markets like U.
S, China, Western Europe and SEAA. As Unilever’s growth engine, we establish global white space businesses in key channels such as Health & Beauty, Discounters, E-Commerce and alternate channels such as travel retail, marketing to institutional partners like the United Nations, and seeding Unilever brands to overseas diaspora who crave for a taste of their familiar home brands.
Singapore is our global hub leading strategy, marketing thinking, seeding plans, and alignment with the global categories and supply chain.
Game changing business : SPEED is the mantra for our resounding success. To serve the underserved, we embrace a founder’s mentality, explore unchartered territories, redesign end-to-end business models to establish successful businesses.
We make a difference by working fast and smart, nurturing our tribe, winning together and living by five tenets : We will be the fastest route-to-market globally.
We go where no (man, woman or distributor) has ever explored. Impossible is an opinion, not a fact. Speed is our currency.
When brands are built right, they can last a lifetime. About Business Development in Unilever : We build market positions in white spaces by identify new opportunities, developing, defining, negotiating and nurturing strong business relationships.
We own the business’ P&L end-to-end, partner with customers, distributors and internal cross-functional teams to manage and grow existing businesses, to deliver growth through flawless execution of projects.
The role is important because : You’ll be responsible for identifying potential whitespace opportunities, collaborating with distributors to execute market entry and launching products in Southern Africa & Future Markets.
You’ll be responsible for brand building activities in Southern Africa & Future Markets and the end-to-end P&L of various seeding initiatives in UI.
Key Responsibilities : Prospecting Leading, mapping and developing business and seeding opportunities in West Africa, East Africa & Maghreb (managed through UI France) through data and insight activation from idea to launch Screening and recommending potential businesses through market analysis, deal requirements, potential and financial analysis Conducting end-to-end market opportunity assessment with customers Customer Selection and Appointment Conducting comprehensive research and checks to identify suitable business distributors Establishing and Executing Business Plans Developing and managing business plans internally and externally, to craft end-to-end launch plans to drive route-to-market for new product development (NPD) Establishing networks for new product launches with supply chain team and alignment with Category team on launches Tracking and Monitoring Performance Tracking and managing of key business metrics and KPIs across marketing and trade activities Conducting reviews on broad spectrum of topics Stakeholder Management Leading and aligning cross functional teams to effectively manage projects Collaborating with local OpCo for synergies You will work closely with : UI Business Development, Finance, Marketing, and Supply Chain teams External distributors You will manage / Travel : Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, Ethiopia, Morocco, Algeria, Paris Key Traits : Be a strategic, highly adaptable and entrepreneurial person Embrace a high growth mindset, with strong love for consumers, shoppers and customers Have strong financial acumen and analytical skills Have strong communication, negotiation and influencing skills with senior stakeholders Have experience working and leading in cross-functional teams Key Experience : Minimum 12-15 years’ experience in Customer Development in FMCG industry preferably in key account management and / or marketing Experience in international trade and capability building Experience in Key Account Management and CCD Operations Experience working in cross-functional teams within a matrix environment both F2F and virtually A bachelor’s degree in any discipline Fluent in English.
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