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Grocery NOW Aggregators Assistant

Posted: 19 Feb 2021 Closes: 19 Apr 2021
Leatherhead, United Kingdom Competitive
Permanent & Full-time URUVGLOBAL3087

Job Title: Grocery NOW Aggregators Assistant

Location: Leatherhead

About Unilever

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” 

Customer Development (Sales) makes sure that shoppers can find our brands, wherever and whenever they want them. We are responsible for building and growing relationships with our customers, predicting tomorrow's shopping trends and identifying exciting new ways to make Unilever products stand out in a crowded market. ​ CD is where it all happens; whether it’s working with Supply Chain to get stock on shelf at the right size, price and for the right shopper occasions, or with Marketing to drive new campaigns forward and selling to our retailers. ​ 


We care about our world, and our Customer Development team are a crucial part of decoupling our sustainable growth from our environmental impact. Working with our customers, they are the brand discriminators, predicting and guiding tomorrow’s shopping trends, as well as pioneering the role of business as a force of good in the world. We love what we do, and we focus on four pillars: Own it, Be different, Do what you say and ultimately love your customer. ​ 

The role is based in our UK & Ireland Head Office in Leatherhead. Located in the Surrey countryside, our office is home to a restaurant, a deli bar, a gym, a hair salon and a free Ben & Jerry’s bar to indulge in a tasty treat. You could be enjoying your lunch on our beautiful terrace in the summer, getting your hair trimmed, or letting off some steam in a personal training session! You can also find a subsidised shop offering a selection of our Unilever products.

Job Purpose

At UNILEVER NOW we started as a scale-up within Unilever over 3 years ago, focused on instant delivery of Ice cream and beyond. We work with restaurants and aggregator platforms like Just Eat, Food Chains like Domino’s and Pizza Hut, and we have launched our own virtual stores through players like Uber Eats and Deliveroo. The latest rapidly growing channel of Unilever Now is Grocery Now, as convenience and grocery stores are starting to sell more products on Uber Eats and Deliveroo. As well as players like Getir  entering the UK market.

We are looking for entrepreneurs with a lean and pragmatic mindset, that can carve out the future of digital commerce and home delivery by unlocking the power of data. This particular job is the right fit for someone who wants to be a pioneer in setting up the ‘newly formed’ grocery NOW channel for ice cream and other categories by analyzing data, building the strategy from scratch with our convenience and grocery teams and customers and developing solutions with brands to reach more people every day.

We Deliver NOW to lift the boundaries of time & location so every consumer can enjoy their ‘impulse’ needs.

By pioneering new-business models & challenging every status-quo.

And we are;

Bunch of crazy, fearless, bold, entrepreneurial people who embrace disruption to lead the NOW movement in Unilever.

The role that is vacant is “Grocery Now Platform Lead- UNILEVER NOW UK”.

We are surfing on the digital wave that is going through the retail landscape. And you are the connector between partners, markets & brands to set-up the right mix, offers, and comms in grocery NOW channels to have more baskets with our ice cream brands!

You are placed as part of the UNILEVER NOW team to drive the Grocery Now Strategy. Whilst you’ll set-up the strategical roadmap; you’ll also work closely with other sales teams & partners to make the day count!


Live and Breathe the grocery NOW strategy with partners & sales teams

  • Share the vision of grocery NOW with all sales teams and create your WOW to make it happen in 2021!
  • Identify the consumer occasions and land the portfolio and content for those occasions in full year calendar.
  • Leverage learning across sales channels to act with speed.

Define the investment strategy for grocery NOW with key partners (i.e Deliveroo, Ubereats and new pure play players like Getir)

  • Define the investment & ad strategy together with partners to boost conversion with speed.

All About You

a. Mindset: You are passionate about how data should be interpreted for business growth! You are a disrupter that is a bit rebellious that helps you to be creative at times when things seem impossible. You think consumer first & you’re collaborative to show our partners how data brings meaning & business growth across both sides. Last but not least; you have a strong drive; you’ll not be tired to rally the people to drive ‘Grocery Now’ movement. You obviously love speed, action, analysis and continuous optimization.

b. Capability: You have a background in ecommerce, account management and/ or category management. You’ll need to show how you can drive grocery Now with a holistic approach to address our penetration and distribution targets. You are a super connector so that; you will use your data knowledge, innovative thinking, analytical rigour, and collaborative approach to develop the right data streams and draw meaning to them. You are always on the look to understand consumers in this space and ready to optimize our stores with the right insights.

  • Before any experience you need to have the drive; drive to challenge the status quo and make things happen from scratch.
  • Account management/ eCommerce / category management/ Digital project management experience
  • Experience in managing cross functional teams, and strong influencing and people management skills. Ability to take the teams along and getting the job done leveraging cross-functional expertise.

*Grocery Now comes to life in 2 major models: 1- delivery apps having their own warehouses (pureplay model like Getir in Turkey, gopuff in US,  2- Convenience or supermarkets become available on delivery apps with their online assortment (i.e Co-op in Deliveroo etc).

What We Offer

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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