Global Assistant Brand Manager- SURF Brand

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Location
London, City of London
Salary
benefits
Posted
20 Sep 2016
Closes
04 Oct 2016
Ref
UR0055
Contact
Manpower UK
Job Type
Temporary
Hours
Full-time
An excellent opportunity has arisen to join a world leading global organisation, our client Unilever are currently recruiting for an experienced Global Assistant Brand Manager for the Surf brand. The role will be based at Unilever's Global HQ in Blackfriars, London. This is a full time, temporary role to start September/October 2016 and will run for 9-12 months. The salary for this position is paying between £30,400 to £38,000 depending on experience.

The Role
We are looking for a senior ABM that is familiar with running complex global projects with multiple stakeholders. The ideal candidate should have past experience in digital and strong interest to expand expertise in this area, a passion for growing brands & developing winning communication and feel comfortable working with multiple agencies across various markets.
The role consists for its major part in leading the digital workstream, from strategy to implementation across multiple markets as well as support a Brand Manager in the day to day management of innovation and communication projects.

Experience in Sustainability and USLP initiatives will also be valuable, though not a pre-requisite for the role.

The job holder will have ample autonomy in driving clearly defined initiatives deploying and strengthening his / her leadership skills, frequent exposure to global, country, and functional stakeholders and the opportunity of building the brand equity.

The global team is based in London, it is a dynamic, result-oriented and engaging team of talented individuals operating in a rigorous environment that offers a great opportunity to develop as a marketing talent.

The Brand
Surf is the second biggest Laundry brand, and has been extremely successful in the last few years, extending its footprint to more than 47 countries across the globe, and growing in all the regions.

Surf is also pioneering the Digital agenda in laundry, with a variety of successful initiatives that bring delight in the everyday (gaming, music etc.). This is an area of increasing focus for the brand.

Surf's opportunity in the area of Sustainable Living is significant. We are pioneering ground-breaking initiatives in the category with the ambition to reduce the burden of laundry for women around the world. Our launch campaign next year will bring together our existing and upcoming initiatives under a strong brand message and will mark the first significant step in a journey that will seek to put an ambitious purpose at the heart of everything we do.

Key Responsibilities
*Lead the development of the Surf digital platform: from strategy to implementation, including coordination of various agencies, management of key stakeholders and close working relationship with internal teams & regions to ensure flawless, on-time delivery.
*Support the day to day management of innovation projects and communication campaigns to ensure smooth and OTIF completion - including keeping track of project timings, financials, coordination of cross-functional teams etc.
*Brand Strategy support: help organise brand events and stewardship events and help keep brand assets relevant and up to date (i.e. asset bank, brand book, BSP etc.)
*Work closely with the advertising and design agencies.

Skills \ Experience required
*We are looking for a candidate that easily thinks outside the box, full of energy and creativity, who is not afraid of using intuition to take decision, to pioneer ideas and take risks.
*Relevant marketing experience
*Communication and digital development
*Project management: highly organised, leadership of multi-functional teams
*The candidate should be passionate about developing brands in all its forms, from strategy, innovation, communication to excellent implementation.
*As digital will be a key focus of the role, we're looking for someone with a real passion for digital and most importantly someone who is curious and willing to learn
*The spirit of the Surf team is 'hope not fear', we are looking for an individual with entrepreneurial spirit, the courage to pioneer new initiatives and the passion to make an impact in the marketplace.
*High ability to manage effectively situations with change, complexity and ambiguity
*Strong influencing skills with high ability to inspire and motivate others across geographies and cultures.

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