Assistant Brand Manager

Recruiter
Unilever
Location
City of London, London
Salary
Up to £36500 per annum
Posted
15 Jul 2019
Closes
02 Aug 2019
Ref
BP/5457/ABM
Contact
Manpower UK
Job Type
Temporary
Hours
Full-time

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join a world leading global organisation, a leading global FMCG company with brands such as Dove, Knorr, Persil & Magnum as an Assistant Brand Manager based at their prestigious facility in Blackfriars, London. This is a full-time temporary role for a period of 6 months, working a 36.25-hour week. The role may require some international travel. This role is paying up to £36500 per annum, pro rata, depending on experience.

Background:

This individual will be reporting to the Global Brand Manager for the Fabric Sensations category, to work on an important and premium platform targeting high LSM sensorial-seeking consumers.

Key Accountabilities:

  • New product innovation/restagers management - will independently lead the launch of a product from start to end.
  • Idea generation/concept writing, pack design, product design and communications development such as Digital, TVC, Packs Shopper, Sampling, PR.
  • Project management - building & leading project networks and defining key milestones, following up with team members to ensure project is launched on time in full.
  • Analyse available information by target market, define gaps and new information sources needed to develop the plans (market sizes, price, pack sizes, etc.)
  • Develop an in-depth understanding of local markets, consumers and shoppers - the business environment in which the brands compete including category segments, channels and target audience.
  • Help the creation and implementation of market research briefs/product briefs to prepare and validate the brand launch.
  • Monitor and review effectiveness of project implementation and brand performance, to propose corrective actions.
  • Lead and influence cross-functional teams including Finance, CMI, CTI, R&D, Supply Chain to ensure successful project implementation.

Key Skills Required:

  • University Degree with at least 3 years marketing experience (brand management preferred).
  • A passion for brand development, digital, activation and Unilever.
  • Experience with innovation and/or restager projects.
  • Positive, assertive yet empathetic leadership, with exceptional 'soft skills'.
  • Enable delivery through high degrees of collaboration and partnership, especially among different countries, agencies and multifunctional teams.
  • Experience working in Asian or European markets would be beneficial (particularly the Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand and/or UK&I, Germany, France, the Netherlands).
  • Must be adaptive, show extremely high commitment to work with many and different project and be a fast learner to deliver results quickly.
  • Ability to work in a highly competitive and high-pressured environment.
  • Homecare product background would be an advantage but is not essential.