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  • Posted: Aug 11, 2021
    Deadline: Not specified
  • On any given day, two billion people use Unilever products to look good, feel good and get more out of life. With more than 400 brands focused on health and wellbeing, no company touches so many people’s lives in so many different ways. Our portfolio ranges from nutritionally balanced foods to indulgent ice creams, affordable soaps, luxurious shampoos...
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    Digital Communications Specialist


    Our Purpose

    “To create a movement for sustainable growth as a trusted business”

    Successful businesses of the future will look very different. They will take a stand, and act, on the big social and environmental issues facing the world. They will do better for our planet, not just less harm. They will share the wealth that they create, more equally and more fairly.

    To realise our purpose of making sustainable living commonplace, we need to be more than just a sustainable business, we need to be truly fit for the future – fully digitised, faster and more flexible, anticipating the many significant changes which are shaping our industry.

    This is how we will build a purpose-led and future-fit business. This is how we will make sustainable living commonplace.


    The Digital communication Specialist will report to Southern Africa Corporate Affairs Director, the candidate must be skilled across the communications field. The position requires a self-starter keen to innovate, comfortable interfacing with company leadership and capable of managing and prioritizing time effectively. Highly motivated, enthusiastic with a “can do” mindset and willingness to take the initiative.

    The Digital communications specialist will;

    • Innovate and drive digital channel strategies internally and externally, including UTV, LinkedIn, IG, Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube.

    • Maintain and manage the Africa & South Africa internal and external corporate websites

    • Take day-to-day responsibility for the building and development of UL Corporate digital platforms for the Campaign on specific communications projects.

    • Establish and maintain systems to report and evaluate the Campaign’s digital platforms and campaigns.

    • Build employee engagement and advocacy for Unilever Southern Africa as a purpose-led, future-fit business.

    • Devise and commission analytical reports about digital activities that can be used to inform our development of digital platforms.

    • Track the impact of Unilever  digital presence.

    • Keep up to date with current digital trends and developments and ensure we remain timely and current in our use of digital media.

    • Outstanding interpersonal skills with ability to develop strong relationships with colleagues and external partners.

    • Ability to write a script and manage/ give direction to produce campain videos

    • Interest in our brands, business and driving sustainability across both is a prerequisite.


    • Communications Degree or equivalent qualification

    • Over 5 years experience in a internal and external communications field,  as the job does requires a  Confident communications professional able to develop clear messages for different audiences and content formats, including on sensitive topics .

    • A team player who is highly adaptive, works well under pressure , and has a sense of humour

    • Excellent collaborator. Ability to work effectively and harmoniously with colleagues to successfully execute communications projects in support of Unilever Southern Africa  ; demonstrated ability to collaborate with  internal teams, contractors, and consultants

    • Proven writing and editing skills , including various writing style for social media and other communications platforms

    • A sophisticated understanding of digital user behaviour and ability to apply these insights to develop more user-friendly experiences; Ability to identify and implement process improvements

    • Learning Agility – the right attitude can be taught / upskilled

    • Growth mindset – examples from what was done in previous Unilever roles

    • Ability to work under pressure

    • Positive attitude and strong work ethic

    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.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Unilever on to apply

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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