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Unilever International Assistant Business Development Manager - Japan Business Unit

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Customer Development
Hong Kong, Central and Western District;
Singapore, Singapore;
Taipei, Taiwan
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JOB TITLE: Unilever International Assistant Business Development Manager – Japan Business Unit
JOB LOCATION: Hongkong, Taiwan, Korea, Singapore

ABOUT UI: Unilever International is Unilever’s fastest growing and entrepreneurial business, EUR 1.2 billion in turnover. UI’s purpose is to serve the underserved – markets, consumers, channels, brands, working in close partnership with Unilever’s Business Units (BU) and Business Groups (BG). UI is based in Singapore and has a global remit.


The individual will report to the North Asia UI Business Unit Head.


  • You will assist the North Asia BU lead to UI Japan BU across functions, the incumbent will execute end to end management of various business initiatives in country.

  • You will engage and interact with the marketing community across all BG to drive full alignment and engagement and craft UI’s role in the new Unilever BG/BU world.

  • The No.1 Responsibility for Japan Lead is to scale brands in market to become segment and channel leaders globally in key markets through developing RTM evolution for imported product.

  • You’ll drive end-to-end management of seeding initiatives and manage existing business within Japan and coordinate across multi-functional teams to bring projects to life and drive business growth.

  • Works closely with customers to implement the business plan. Works in close collaboration with the Category Team for the category input, and with customer marketing & brand teams for the specific banner/channel plan


  • UI Business Development, Finance, Supply Chain and Marketing teams

  • Global BG BU Marketing community

  • BG BU Marketing community in Unilever Japan

  • Key retailers and distributors


  • Over 5 years’ experience in FMCG industry in building brands globally, driving Customer Operations, Customer Development and Trade Marketing

  • Perfect communication skill in Japanese – both read, write and conversational.

  • Have a deep understanding of Japanese Culture and way of business operations.

  • You are a maverick, you don’t take no for an answer, you pioneer and are consumer obsessed.

  • Strong network with customers and senior stakeholders in the Unilever business

  • Deeply collaborative and work and win with others.

  • Have attention to detail and have a passion for execution.

  • Be a strategic, highly adaptable, and entrepreneurial person.

  • Embrace a high growth mindset, with strong love for consumers, shoppers and customers.

  • Have excellent financial acumen and analytical skills.

  • Have excellent communication, negotiation and influencing skills with senior stakeholders.

  • Have experience working and leading in cross-functional teams.

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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