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  • Posted: May 12, 2022
    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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    HR Intern

    The Unilever Employee Experience Internship Programme is now open for applications and we are looking for the next potential young talent to join our Employee Experience department covering off experience in a robust internship program developing you in outstanding employee operations and other business services including HR Operations, Data Management, Payroll, Facilities Management, Time and Attendance. After 2 years, you will not only have theoretical knowledge but fantastic on the job experience to support your future career.

    Qualification Requirement:

    • Bachelor's Degree in HR
    • Over 65% academic average

    As an Intern you will be taken through 24 months rotational development programme across our Employee Experience Department.

    • Must have less than 2 years working experience post studies
    • A drive to achieve ambitious performance objectives and quality standards
    • Passionate about the Unilever brand
    • Good with people interaction
    • Great communication skills
    • Goal-driven
    • Digitally Savvy
    • Active learner

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    Senior Brand Manager Knorr Soups & Snacking


    The Senior Brand Manager plays a key role in the development & growth plan for Knorr in South Africa via taking responsibility for mix development and deployment. The Senior Brand Manager is tasked with managing the execution of the Soups, Bouillons and Snacking brand marketing plan, ensuring consistency with brand strategy, brand keys, and brand communication plan as well as improving brand equity, awareness, and penetration of Knorr. They also need to support the Senior Marketing Manager in supporting and developing the team


    • Champion Knorr’s Brand Purpose in both “say” and “do”
    • Lead and contribute to the development of long-term brand strategy and its yearly revisions during the annual planning cycle.
    • Support the achievement of Knorr Soups, Bouillons and Snacking category targets by performing operative and strategic marketing tasks in collaboration with partner departments in order to future proof the portfolio.
    • Understands and uncover root issues and opportunities across the 6P’s
    • Build a deep, holistic consumer understanding of the sub-category which will serve as the cornerstone of both the long-term strategy and the annual plans.
    • Manage the local execution of the brand marketing plan, ensuring consistency with brand strategy, brand keys, and brand communication plan set by Global
    • Craft and coordinate communications and activations in close cooperation with agencies, Shopper Marketing, CCD and Digital.
    • Act according to brand key vision, key visual development based on guidelines, adaptation of international TVCs, media planning and campaign implementation.
    • Build and nurture good, challenging and constructive relationships with cross-functional project teams, CMI, trade marketing and sales.
    • Contribute to the development of financial plans, create BCs together with Finance, and monitor Brand P&L, brand power scores, and market shares.
    • Cooperate with Supply Chain. Provide assumptions for long-term volume forecasting in the S&OP meetings.
    • Continuously monitor brand performance, initiate discussions and analysis with relevant departments to improve performance - represent real ownership.
    • Management of Distinctive Brands Assets within agreed targets, working with an agency, global and guiding full brand team.
    • Management of Digital, working with the agency as a single point of contact and guiding full brand team
    • Lead and coach 1 individual Junior Brand Manager that leads Soup (Packet soups, Cup A Soup, Cup a Snack)


    • Degree / Relevant Tertiary Qualification
    • 5 years of proven experience in the areas listed below:
    • Proven track record in project leadership & category management delivering innovation, renovation and BLG’s OTIF.
    • Good understanding of Profit & Loss and Brand Metrics (Brand Power, Market Share etc)
    • Consumer and customer focus – having a curiosity about our consumers with the ability to uncover insights and translate these into actionable plans ensuring work is collaborated and executed closely with Agency partners, Media and Digital team, CCD, SM, R&D and Supply Chain to deliver results.
    • Have a “hands-on” approach and demonstrate the ability to get into the detail and show results.
    • Be Resilient and have an appetite to learn from failure with persistence and the ability to keep team energy high for direct reports and brand team.
    • Being passionate about having a positive impact on the food system & passion to win in the marketplace.

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    Unilever Internship Programme - Supply Chain Planning

    Key Responsibilities:

    Customer Service Excellence Planning and Logistics: This is a challenging but enjoyable juggling act. You will need to estimate the future demands of our customers, then synchronise the combination of thousands of materials with production line availability to create our many products. You also need to co-ordinate where the finished product needs to go and how it is going to get there. Getting this together at the right time and in the right quantity is a challenge reserved for the best and brightest.

    Supply Management “Procurement”:  Responsible business and value for money both start here. We’re astute in how we source the many raw materials, packaging and non-production items that we use. You will be on the front line, representing Unilever to suppliers.

    Minimum Requirements, studying towards:

    • 3 Year University degree in any discipline with a preference for BComm Supply Chain, BBS
    • 4 Year BTech Degree (NQF Level 7) in any discipline with a preference for BTech Logistics, BTech Supply Chain

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    Unilever Internship Programme - Engineering

    Key Responsibilities:

    Engineering Manufacturing and Processing: We need to turn raw materials into finished products. In engineering, you’ll be responsible for design, operation and maintenance of our leading edge, highly automated manufacturing plants. Efficiency is key to being able to meet the demands of customers and consumers

    Minimum Requirements, studying towards:

    • 3 Year University degree in any discipline with a preference for BComm, BBS
    • 4 Year BTech Degree (NQF Level 7) in any discipline with a preference for BTech Logistics, BTech Supply Chain

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    Unilever Internship Programme - Human Resources

    Unilever is pioneering an exciting and unique Africa Internship Programme. Your potential internship in Unilever is crafted to offer inexperienced graduates opportunities to work and develop in a structured way, with the goal of developing future-fit skills and experience in Unilever that prepare you for the world of work and future employment opportunities.

    Key Pillars:

    • People Partner – Custodian for employee moments, ensuring satisfactory customer service
    • HR Business Partnering: It’s important that our HR service is fully aligned to our business goals. Support the delivery of the HR strategy. This includes building talent supply, change management facilitation, organisational effectiveness, performance improvement, employee and industrial relations as well as human resource expertise
    • Learning and Development: By identifying learning needs in our organisation, you will develop initiatives to ensure everyone develops to their full potential.
    • Employee Relations: Full adherence to labour legislation is something we’re 100% committed to getting right. This will be your sole focus
    • Reward: The key is to ensure that Unilever employees are rewarded according to sustained high performance, responsibility, output and high potential.
    • Organisational Effectiveness: Taking an overview of our organisation, you will specialise in development, change initiatives and structural progress within our business.
    • HR Communities: Be involved in global HR communities and be the local lead to deliver the global HR Agenda.

    Minimum Requirements, studying towards:

    • 3 Year University degree in any discipline with preference for BComm, BBS, BPsych, BSocSc​
    • 4 Year BTech Degree (NQF Level 7) in any discipline with preference for BTech HR Management

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    Senior Data Scientist


    You are a data scientist with a passion for data, data science, AI and ML, demonstrating an understanding of the advanced data science models and their application into the business. This role will focus on understanding and optimising the Unilever UKI Business, building advanced and repeatable data science models that enable the business to make better decisions, drive 4G, and gain a competitive advantage.

    Main accountabilities:

    1. Understand the business problems and how to deliver relevant insights that lead to actions
    2. Gather data and build data science and algorithmic solutions to address business problems requiring descriptive, diagnostic, predictive, and/or prescriptive analytics
    3. Create experimentation to solve complex business problems and deliver predictions on future business outcomes in a repeatable and relevant way
    4. Support product teams scaling models into low-touch solutions to provide optimal ROI from data science
    5. Work on in-market business problems coming from CCBTs, CD, Finance and CLT. Identify common themes to build repeatable models and partner with CD, CCBT, Finance leadership to support 4G growth through data and analytics, and/or advance the next phase of NRM
    6. Position analytics as a tradable “currency” with customers to gain a competitive advantage
    7. Drive new value from insights from connecting external and internal data sources
    8. Innovate new data and analytic methodologies driven by local needs which feed into I&A’s global product pipeline


    Standards of Leadership Required in This Role

    • Personal Mastery (Data-science and advanced analytics)
    • Agility
    • Passion for High Performance
    • Business Acumen

    Key Skills Required

    Professional Skills

    • Machine learning forecasting techniques Fully Operational
    • Statistical modelling Fully Operational
    • Operational research and supply chain Working Knowledge
    • Optimisation techniques and tools Fully Operational
    • Manipulating multi-source data Fully Operational
    • Python coding Fully Operational
    • Cloud architecture (preferably MS Azure) Working Knowledge
    • Simulation packages e.g., Analogic Working Knowledge
    • Distributed computing (Hadoop, Spark) Working Knowledge

    General Skills

    • Project Management Working Knowledge
    • Communication/presentation skills Working Knowledge
    • Strong communication skills and ability to work with peers and demonstrate vertical and lateral influence.
    • Limitless curiosity and imagination to create novel business solutions


    • B.S. or M.S. in a relevant technical field (Operations Research, Computer Science, Statistics, Engineering, or Mathematics)
    • 1- 4+ years’ work experience in a data science role with a significant focus on a large scale and/or unstructured data
    • Experience managing projects from start to finish
    • Passion for empirical research and for answering hard questions with data
    • Ability to apply an agile analytic approach that allows for results at varying levels of precision
    • Ability to communicate complex quantitative insights in a precise, and actionable manner to business leaders
    • Strong track record in solving analytical problems using quantitative and machine learning approaches o Working knowledge in common machine learning techniques such as Random Forests, Boosting, Regularized Regression, Naïve Bayes Classifiers
    • Working knowledge of advanced machine learning such as Deep Neural Networks, Support vector machines, reinforcement learning and Bayesian networks
    • Working knowledge in classical statistics (Regression, Clustering, Optimization, Time Series, Probability)
    • Deep experience in testing and measurement (A/B, multivariate, inferential measurement e.g. CausalImpact)
    • Deep experience working with and coding in R, R Shiny, Python
    • Working knowledge of data visualization concepts in reports (Power BI) and specialist tools (D3 or equivalent)
    • Knowledge of extracting and combining complex, high-volume, high-dimensionality data from multiple sources (enterprise, proprietary, IoT, public domain), including unstructured data (comment threads, audio, video)
    • Working knowledge working with large data sets, experience working with distributed computing tools a plus (Apache Spark, Hive, Impala)
    • Working knowledge working in Microsoft Azure and scaling analytic products over GPUs in the cloud

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    Unilever Internship Programme - Customer Development

    Key Responsibilities:

    • Channel & Category Development: Consolidate and drive category growth (eg. Laundry) through the execution of relevant activities (activations) and innovations. You will work with finance on managing category budgets and ensure category profitability. Provide inputs to Supply Chain on upcoming demand and work closely with marketing to deliver innovation activity into the trade.    
    • Account Management: You are the face of Unilever to our key retail and wholesale customers. You will work on joint customer business planning that will deliver profitable growth for our retailers and for Unilever.  
    • Shopper Marketing: Uses strong shopper insights to work strategically with key retailers to develop and execute joint marketing campaigns that help grow both our businesses.
    • New Business Development: Uses new business models like ecommerce to strategically develop and execute joint marketing campaigns that help grow both our businesses.

    Minimum requirements, studying towards:

    • 3 Year University degree in any discipline with preference for BComm, BEng and BBS degrees ​
    • 4 Year BTech Degree (NQF Level 7) in any discipline with preference for BTech Information Analytics, B Tech Marketing Management​

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    Unilever Internship Programme - Finance

    Main purpose of the role:

    Deliver integrated volume demand plan (0-18months rolling) for his/her portfolio

    • Manage supply and stock availability of finish products as per IPM
    • Ensure stock availability per each Market for his/her portfolio
    • To follow up the S&OP process

    Key Responsibilities:

    • Validate with CD&BB an integrated volume demand plan (0-18months rolling) for his/her portfolio
    • S&OP: correct assumption regarding to the portfolio, together with relevant people (S&OP members) to determinate the estimated volumes & to upload the data into APO system
    • Reviews historical sales and market data at appropriate level of detail and horizon (Actual vs. Plan - Deviation Analysis) to challenge proposed forecast
    • Understands past assumptions and follow the data clean up with CG Team
    • Understands and propose statistical models, depending on historical patterns and horizons
    • Reconciles top-down, bottom-up demand shaping and share variation trend on monthly basis
    • Understands and records demand drivers and assumptions behind baseline forecast, identifies risks and opportunities
    • Deliver KPI’s targets (Forecast BIAS, Accuracy, DR, Obsolete, etc.)
    • Ensure stock availability per market for his/her portfolio
    • Management of innovation/relaunches
    • Understands warehouse and transportation capacity planning
    • Highlight potential supply risks and ensure clear communication into MSO
    • Stock shelf life management (in stock): monitor stock age profile vs. gross requirements on monthly basis (to update provisions)
    • Obsolete management (avoidance): identify obsolete risks, initiate and follow through required actions to avoid obsoletes
    • Obsolete disposal management, determine obsolete provision on monthly basis

    Key Skills:

    • Your performance will be periodically evaluated in accordance with the evaluation criteria set in the Internal Rules of Conduct and taking into account individual performance objectives that will be communicated by the Line manager.
    • The general criteria of performance evaluation refers to: - The degree of fulfilment of the tasks described in the job description / individual and team objectives, as will be communicated directly and agreed by the Line manager periodically (in writing);
    • The degree to assume responsibility in connection with the work performed; - Aspects regarding the quality of presence at work (compliance of the work program, outfit, avoiding delays and unmotivated absences, the use of work and protection equipment in performing daily activities, etc.);
    • Interrelation skills (ability to work in teams, conduct compliance towards managers and colleagues, etc.); - Compliance with all rules and procedures specific to the position occupied and to those applicable in the company as a whole.

    Minimum Requirements, studying towards:

    • University Accounting degree in Management Accounting, Business Science 
    • Accounts 2 and Accounts 3 in your undergraduate degree

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