Unilever Nigeria Plc recruitment for a Category Manager

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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: Category Manager, Oral

Ref No: R-10949
Location: Lagos, Nigeria

Background & Purpose of the Job

  • Manage and grow the Oral care category through category-driven activation, renovation of current core portfolio and brilliant implementation of New Products Distribution (NPD) platforms.
  • Achieve category share and profitable Net Proceeds of Sales (NPS)/profit growth targets through translation of category & marketing plans into market-implementation and customer plans (with potential for tailor-made activities).
  • Champion the consumer needs and category passion within the overall business.
  • Champion competitive behaviour and mindset throughout the business and translate it into targeted marketing activities to grow category share.
  • Deliver market- and customer-knowledge driven input into innovation platform projects and brand planning to ensure requirements of brands will be met in the future.
  • Lead market implementation of those platforms and develop world-class activation mix.

Who You Are & What You’ll Do

  • ​ Development of a share-growth-oriented marketing & category plan that seizes opportunities in product renovation, pricing strategy, competitor activities, customer/channel (e.g. convenience format, discounter) specific needs etc.
  • Represent product (insights), category strategy and product quality requirements on the cross-functional discounter team
  • Proactively feed market, category and customer requirements into platform innovation projects.
  • Champion optimal launch of innovation platform.
  • Work with communication team to ensure single message is created in line with the category building communication plan, consistent with category needs.
  • Monitor and review effectiveness of innovation and renovation programme to inform future plans.
  • Ensure continued focus on and support of innovation platforms once launched
  • Develop & lead implementation of activation platforms and ideas based on the category vision plan working with communication teams and agencies for Public Relations (PR) and Below The Line (BTL) for the category.
  • Translate marketing & category plan into a business framework and optimise commercial opportunities (identify threats). Feed into monthly, quarterly and annual planning processes.
  • Develop and implement 12-18 month portfolio roadmap including product range & quality, brand build, value delivery for consumers, pricing & affordability, range extension.
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What You’ll Need To Succeed

  • Minimum of three (3) to five (3) years relevant experience as a category manager in a Fast-Moving-Consumer Goods (FMCG) environment and/or marketing exposure is essential.
  • Business strategy and formulation
  • Business Planning and implementation
  • Project Management
  • Change Management
  • Commercial Acumen
  • Business Management and Category development experience will be an added advantage.
  • Category Management
  • Information Management
  • Marketing

Typical Interaction (Key working relationship)
External:

  • Brand Activation
  • Pack Design
  • Marketing Research Agencies
  • Public Relation Consultancy as required

Internal:

  • Category Leads
  • CD Director
  • CCBTs
  • Supply Chain
  • MIS Manager
  • R & D
  • Regulatory Affairs
  • Finance
  • Quality
  • Brand Managers and Assistants
  • Key Account Managers
  • Channel & Category Development Managers
  • CCM & CMI

 

 

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Important Notes

  • The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work to be performed by people assigned to this job.
    They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.
    All personnel may be required to perform other responsibilities in addition to those specified from time to time, as needed
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    • We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity inclusion. We do not discriminate on grounds of colour, race, nationality, religion, age, ethnic origin, disability, gender, marital status, or sexual orientation in our employment practices
    • Our people are all equally gifted in unique ways: we come from diverse traditions, personal experiences and points of view. And we want to include yours, Are you ready to inspire us with your ideas?
    • We encourage all applicants to apply and does not practice any discrimination in any recruitment process.
    • Applications submitted after the deadline will not be considered.
    • Due to the urgency of the position, we have the right to recruit a candidate who matches the required profile before the above deadline
    • Only qualified candidates will be invited for interview
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