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Product Innovation and Project Manager

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North Rocks, New South Wales
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A job at Unilever is a career made by you, with development opportunities, benefits and a working culture that embraces diversity. We have a proud heritage in Australia since 1919 and a thriving, sustainable business today, so there's never been a better time to join us.

We are currently seeking a Product Innovation & Project Manager to join our dynamic team based in North Rocks. As the Product Innovation & Project Manager, you will be responsible in ensuring the smooth rollout of key initiatives for the nominated categories in ANZ. This predominantly covers New Product Development (NPD) projects in line with Marketing 12 quarter Plan, and also includes other cross-functional projects as required, potentially in the areas of Value Improvement Projects (VIP), sourcing changes or other areas. Not only you will have the opportunity to work with the biggest portfolio in a global Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) company, but you will also showcase your Project Management experience and gain further essential knowledge and skills.

Role Summary:

Ensure delivery of all allocated projects (NPD, Promotional, VIP & other cross functional initiatives)

  • Develop & manage project networks, drive risk assessment & mitigation/contingency plans and Issue management.

Effectively manage Project Teams through

  • Managing fortnightly local Taskforce (cross functional team) meetings ensuring decisions & actions communicated.

  • Holding team members accountable for timely task completion.

  • Leading, or involvement in, Category or Sourcing Unit meetings as necessary.

Champion the Innovation Process Management (IPM) for the allocated categories

  • Ensure Regional and Local gatekeeping approvals are obtained at appropriate times.

  • Provide orientation and training in Innoflex system as required including communications of new developments as they arise.

  • Ensure adherence to IPM requirements for purposes of Regional & Global reporting.

Ensure Learning’s are captured & communicated through

  • Project management evaluation

  • Cross communication with other category Marketing Operations Managers (MOMs)

You will bring

  • Relevant years’ experience in Marketing, Trade Category, Supply Chain, Finance or R&D with high cross functional exposure in FMCG environment.

  • Cross category experience in allocated category

  • Proven team leadership & cross-functional stakeholder communication skills.

What awaits you at Unilever

The core of Unilever’s culture is captured as Human, Purposeful, Accountable. You will be joining a dynamic, flexible, and inspiring work environment that truly cares about your wellbeing, values what you do and celebrates your success.

This is your opportunity to be part of a purpose-led business and a global community where you can progress your career both locally and internationally.

This is a great opportunity to work within an iconic and global organisation. We have gained our reputation as one of the world's most admired employers by providing an environment where individuals can achieve their goals, both professionally and personally.

Make no mistake we expect a lot from our people as they do of us. So, if you can rise to the challenge, don't waste any time - apply now!

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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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