Unilever Nigeria Plc Current Job Opportunity

Unilever Nigeria Plc – Welcome to 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 everyday!

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Marketing Manager, Deos

Job Requisition ID: R-76110
Location: Lagos
Employment Type: Full time

Job Scope and Responsibilities

  • Leads development of consumer-relevant mixes for Rexona in African markets, with key focus on Nigeria, Ghana & Kenya
  • Leads Brand Innovation/Renovation Projects, working closely with the cross-functional team to deliver on time to the markets we serve.
  • Leads the development of locally relevant Communication Campaigns (including TV, Digital Content, Key Visuals) for Africa, plus adaptation of Global communication assets when required.
  • Localizes Global Rexona toolkit (s) to drive behavior change and develop the Deo’s market
  • Leads Category Thought Leadership and partners with CD to craft Customer Selling Stories
  • Help upskill Local Deo’s Marketing teams through regular engagement & sharing best practice.
  • Pioneer the “Others Say” Influencer ecosystem together with Media Team West Africa
  • Partners with Unilever International to deliver One Rexona brand face and coherent execution at all touch points
  • Works closely with Rexona Global Brand Director/Managers to deliver mixes & communication.
  • Drives for alignment & implementation of the Deo Category Strategy and Deo’s Innovation Plan across all African markets.
  • Well connected to local consumers & local market dynamics, proactively scanning the external environment to look for future growth opportunities.
  • Drives in-market executional excellence with local teams, including pricing & portfolio strategy
  • Works with R&D and Supply Chain to deliver Cost Savings agenda.

The Opportunity

  • Accelerate Deo’s Growth in Rest of Africa, through the Rexona Market Development (Project Dora), helping to build capability in the markets in their deployment thereof.
  • Identify future growth opportunities & develop future mixes into new benefit spaces for 2024 & beyond.

Requirements & Experience Required

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent with 7 – 10 years’ experience in FMCG Marketing, and at least 3 years’ leading Innovation development / crafting innovation mixes
  • Experience leading Communication (TV) development.
  • Proven track record in leading innovation projects & teams
  • Experience and ability to work with virtual teams and partner multiple stakeholders (across WLs)
  • Experience in West Africa with proven track record on insights to execution
  • Experience working in a Global organization will be an advantage.
  • Personal Care experience will be an advantage.

Key Skills and competencies needed for the Role:

  • High passion for building brands and consumer experiences.
  • Demonstrates consumer-centricity and business understanding.
  • Growth mindset, financial acumen, business tracking & analysis, and suggested actions.
  • Core aspects underpinning all skills: Creativity, Empathy, Obsession with brands & consumers, Sense of Aesthetics, Analytical Thinking & Rigour.
  • Strong creative judgement with real attention to detail.
  • Innovation development – crafting brand mixes
  • Excellent Project Management skills. Experience in leading cross-functional team to deliver projects.
  • Strong ability to build relationships & influence others, including ability to influence at a senior level.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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