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UFLP Experienced Professionals - Business Development

Job ID: R-16057 Category: Customer Development Location: Singapore Date posted: 06/06/2021
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Our Future Leaders Programme will ignite the leader in you. This unique programme is designed to develop Unilever’s Future Leaders (UFL) by providing challenging and purposeful opportunities that accelerate their readiness to take on business leadership roles.

UFLP Experienced Professionals – Business Development

Building Next-Generation Founders with a Global Career

We are looking to nurture the next generation of leaders for Unilever International (UI), our White Space Arm that establishes global business in key channels. You’ll get the opportunity to accelerate your career to the leadership team at UI headquarters here in Singapore, leading strategy and marketing thinking to spearhead brand launches to niche markets.

The two-year programme will include global rotations across multiple functions, with the opportunity of offboarding to one of the seven key UI hubs overseas upon graduation.

Global Career with Unilever International

Unilever International is Unilever’s White Space Arm. As the ninth global cluster, we work across the world to fill white spaces for Unilever.

We treat the business as our own. As intrapreneurs, we introduce Unilever’s brands into white space geographies like Korea, Pacific Islands and Mongolia, and spearhead launches of iconic household brands like Dove, Lifebuoy, Sunlight, Fair & Lovely and TRESemmé into big markets like the U.S., China and Western Europe.

As Unilever’s growth engine, we establish global white space businesses in key channels, such as Health & Beauty, Discounters, E-Commerce and alternate channels like travel retail. We also market to institutional partners like the United Nations, and we’re seeding Unilever brands to overseas diaspora who crave for a taste of their familiar home brands.

We’re in a game changing business and speed is the mantra for our resounding success. To serve the underserved, we embrace a founder’s mentality, explore unchartered territories, and redesign end-to-end business models to establish successful businesses. We make a difference by working fast and smart, nurturing our tribe and winning together.

Singapore is our hub, leading strategy marketing thinking, seeding plans, and alignment with the global categories and supply chain. Our other hubs are in North America, LATAM, Europe (UK and France), NAMETRUB (Dubai), South Asia and North Asia. Joining us will mean that you are passionate to have a global career by your own design.

About Business Development in UI

We build market positions and global channels & categories in white spaces by identifying new opportunities, developing, defining, negotiating and nurturing strong business relationships. You will own the business’ P&L end-to-end, partner with customers, distributors and internal cross-functional teams to manage and grow existing businesses, to deliver growth through flawless execution of projects.

What will this mean for our YOU?

Accelerated Career Growth

Prefer to lead and take charge of your career path? Fast track and become the next generation of leaders to fuel the next multi billion euro business for Unilever

Global Exposure

Keen to experience what it’s like to work abroad? The programme will include global rotations with the opportunity of a full-time role in one of the seven key hubs based overseas upon graduation – Singapore, USA, UK, France, UAE, India and Korea.

Be Your Own Boss

Tired of red tape? Tired of seeing your project ideas getting thrown out? Leverage the entrepreneurial spirit of Unilever International to bring out, implement and execute the best ideas you have.

Purpose-Led Career

Ever wondered what it feels like to witness a Mongolian kid tasting Walls ice cream for the first time or mobilize hand sanitizers and masks during COVID-19? Get the opportunity to serve the underserved and make an impactful difference in the lives of millions through Unilever.

Here’s how it works:

Robust 18 - 24-months development programme

1 Supply Chain or Finance rotation build business acumen

1 international assignment – if travelling is permitted

Customer Development & Marketing rotations curated towards your business area & experience

Networking opportunities & mentorship opportunities with senior leaders

Quarterly performance review with Leadership Team to ensure high performance & delivery

Potential landing into senior management role* upon successful programme completion

*Roles upon completion of the programme could be based outside of Singapore  

Checklist for a successful application

I have 2 to 5 years of formal working experience​

I want a global career

I am ready to be fully mobile as a talent, and willing to move and work in any of UI's key hubs

I am able to be based in Singapore for the next 2 years​

I want to have a strong autonomy of choosing my own career path​

I have fluency in my native language and English language, both written and spoken

I have a proven ability to function in high pace, ever changing environment  

*Roles upon completion of the programme could be based outside of Singapore  

Application process

  • Submit online application
  • Gamified Assessment
  • Digital Interview
  • Discovery Centre (August)
  • Panel interview with Leadership team (End-August)

Kindly note that duplicate applications to the same role may impact the review process and your eligibility.

*Candidates may be considered for other opportunities with Unilever. Therefore, kindly include your latest resume in your application and your earliest availability.

Unilever is an organisation committed to diversity and inclusion 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 and the talent they can bring. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment.

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