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Innovation Manager (CE) - Elida Beauty

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Rueil-Malmaison, Île-de-France Region
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Innovation Manager, Central Europe – Elida Beauty

Work Location - Paris, France

Job Type - Full Time

Who we are … we are Elida Beauty

Elida Beauty is a very exciting new beauty and personal care business within Unilever.  We re-found iconic brands by remixing them for today’s generation, making them even bigger beauty hits than they were first time around. Our remixes democratize beauty, because we want everyone on the ‘beauty dance floor’ with our top-quality products at a great value.

Driven by our colleague’s creativity, agility and close connection with consumers, customers, and suppliers we are able to unleash the true potential of our loved brands with a fresh start.  We ‘Re-Found’ them using a start-up mentality that always ‘finds a way’.  Our ‘no silos’, one team approach drives both personal and business growth so that together we deliver outcomes that are music to the ears of consumers, customers, colleagues and the planet alike.

Who You Are & What You’ll Do:

  • You have a“start-up"innovation approach and mindsetthat help deliversfaster and more relevant innovation to market.

  • You understand what drives our consumers to purchase,and create plans based on thoseinsights

  • You’re not afraid to challenge the status quo andwant to work out what will work best for ourcustomers

  • Champion competitive and entrepreneurial behaviour and mindset throughout the business and translate it into targeted innovation activities to grow Elida Beauty's market share

  • For the brands/ projects you lead, develop share winning category strategy by tapping into category understanding, beauty & personal care trends across different segments and deep understanding of consumer changing habits.

  • Take ownership, lead and project manage innovation/renovation/Net Revenue Realisation projects to bring products to market OTIF. This will need excellent project management skills and working closely with cross functionalteams

  • Implement18-24 monthportfolio roadmap including product and format innovation and channel specificportfolio

  • To be a true leader for the business, using competitive analysis, consumer insight and research to ensure BPC is winning against the competition and delivering on its full year growthtargets

  • Business partner with brand and category teams to develop innovation needed to grow their brands and win against competition.


  • The ability to work confidently with multiple cross functional teams across geographies, with strong communication, presentation and stakeholders influencing abilities.

  • A successful candidate must have strong project management skills, high numeracy and data analysis for insight development. Strong project management skill is key for this specific role

  • They will have a passion for brands, and champion the consumer, shopper and customer in everything they do. A sense of curiosity is key in understanding the people we serve at a deeper level

  • A successful candidate will be able to demonstrate their deep sense of creativity and logic, ambition, organisational and analytical skills, a head for figures and great instincts, along with a desire to get stuck in and actually make things happen through their can do attitude.

  • Resilience, team orientation, ability to navigate through ambiguous and complex situations and taking initiatives are key

  • Being ambitious to learn as well as a real proactivity in their own development - learning as much as they can about Marketing as a function as well as bringing new start up ways of thinking and behaving

  • In addition, the right candidate will be highly motivated and capable of leaning in to support the team on wider portfolio tasks.

  • Presentation

  • Financial acumen for creating business cases and reviewing performance vs. business case targets.

Join us…

To ensure that your personal creativity helps to unlock our potential, we will upskill and reskill you. We will develop leading-edge digital marketing skills and best-in-class teamworking capabilities.

Most importantly, we will give you the autonomy to use them like a ‘founder’. We will help you to think like a CEO so that we all focus on delivering our Purpose and so you drive growth as you develop. Imagine how good we will feel when we see that our creativity reignites growth in the business because consumers embrace our new ideas.

Better for our consumers, better for the world and better for each of us

The way we manufacture, package and distribute our products will be better for everyone and for the planet. We will bring a new meaning to diversity and inclusion by providing access to beauty products that suit every kind of skin and hair.

Excited about the Role?

Please apply online. Your application will be reviewed against our requirements and we will be in touch to provide you with an update on the status of your application.

Unilever is an organisation committed to equity, inclusion and diversity to drive our business results and create a better future, every day, for our diverse employees, global consumers, partners, and communities. We believe a diverse workforce allows us to match our growth ambitions and drive inclusion across the business. At Unilever we are interested in every individual bringing their ‘Whole Self’ to work and this includes you! Thus if you require any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of your application so that we can support you through your recruitment journey.

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