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Global Category Strategy Operations Assistant Manager, Hair Care

Posted: 13 Jan 2021 Closes: 13 Mar 2021
London, United Kingdom Competitive
Permanent & Full-time URUVGLOBAL2924

Global Category Strategy Operations Assistant Manager, Hair Care

Location: 100VE


Unilever is one of the world’s leading suppliers of Food, Home and Personal Care products with sales in over 190 countries and reaching 2 billion consumers a day. Unilever has more than 400 brands found in homes around the world, including Persil, Dove, Knorr, Domestos, Hellmann’s, Lipton, Wall’s, PG Tips, Ben & Jerry’s, Marmite, Magnum and Lynx. Faced with the challenge of climate change and the need for human development, we want to move towards a world where everyone can live well and within the natural limits of the planet. That’s why our purpose is ‘to make sustainable living commonplace”

Our Marketeers create value by building more relevant and meaningful consumer relationships. Our job is to offer the right product to the right person at the right time. Whether you’re bringing a trusted favourite to a new market, or launching something new, you’ll see great products brought to life in the eyes of customers and consumers, creating relationships that can last generations. ​ 

Unilever’s Marketers are impactful Entrepreneurs in sustainable marketing and are increasingly focused on driving performance through brands with purpose; brands which provide a positive change to people and to society. We want to reach more people in more places more often with product truth; enabling and empowering people to achieve great things for themselves, for our business, and for the world. Our brilliantly different brands - brands that have a strong purpose, but where the product itself is also contributing towards a more sustainable planet – such as Knorr, Omo, Dove and Domestos are growing 30% faster than the rest of our portfolio and delivering over half of our growth. 

The role is based in our Global Head Office in Blackfriars. Located in the heart of London, our office is home to a restaurant, a deli bar, a gym and a medical centre. You could be enjoying your lunch on our beautiful rooftop terrace in the summer our letting off some steam in a personal training session! You can also find a subsidised shop offering a selection of our Unilever products.


We’re looking for an Assistant Strategy Manager to join the global Hair team.

Hair is the biggest category in Unilever PC with a portfolio of outstanding brands and a strong track record of delivering share and turnover growth.  As a category, we pride ourselves on pursuing a clear Purpose, Unapologetic Beauty: making beautiful hair a force for good.  Now is an exciting time for Hair as we embark on our new vision to reshape the hair category with thought and value leadership. 

The category’s importance and performance mean it receives high exposure and offers talented people the opportunity to shine while helping to influence how the business develops over the coming years. In this role you will be part of the Hair Global Strategy Team, a small team of five people that is very well connected to all the Hair teams around the world.  The focus of this team is on identifying and driving category growth opportunities and addressing cross-brand challenges. This role is pivotal in the development of the overall Global Hair Strategy and leading ongoing category management.


  • Supporting the Category Strategy Manager and Category Strategy Director in the Hair category annual strategic review process (providing analysis and creating supporting documentation / presentations / pre-reads as required).
  • Lead division innovation performance management & monthly reporting to enable senior decision making to drive actions and improvements.
  • Deliver Strategic Deep Dives on key category trends, key markets & competitor strategies.
  • Manage the monthly & quarterly GCLT logistics and calendar (country visits, T2T, IBP planning, etc.), as well as consolidating feedback after each session to improve the process & content.
  • Support the category team on adhoc admin needs.


  • Organisation: Outstanding organisational skills, including the ability to seamlessly manage multiple overlapping priorities to deliver against demanding timelines, while ensuring high quality outputs.
  • Communication: Strong written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to communicate effectively at all levels of the organisation (including at GCLT & EVP level).
  • Problem Solving: Good analytical skills to deliver analysis on strategic priorities and problem-solving ability
  • Team Player: Effective at working in close team providing support as and when needed, even when outside of job scope. 


Not only do we offer a competitive salary, but also our pension scheme, an annual bonus, a free gym, a staff shop and shares. You’ll get the opportunity to work directly with our renowned and exciting brands in a flexible and agile environment. We strive to achieve a family-friendly culture and to, above all, create possibilities for all.

Diversity at Unilever is about inclusion, embracing differences, creating possibilities and growing together for better business performance. We embrace diversity in our workforce. This means giving full and fair consideration to all applicants and continuing development of all employees regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnership, and pregnancy and maternity.


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