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Unilever Professional Eco System Manager in Bebington, United Kingdom

Job Title: Professional Eco System Manager

Location: Port Sunlight


The Professional Ecosystem in Beauty and Skin Care spans many players , with many objectives of importance .

Dermatologists are the fundamental underwriters of all ultra - premium claims equity in Skin Care for Face and Hand & Body. Ultimately, all influencers – whether print journalism, social media, digital channel etc. – will take their steer from what is accepted in the Dermatology community , regarding

  • the efficacy of treatments for sensitivity, acne, eczema and dryness, impaired barrier function etc.

  • emerging changes in suitability for particular treatment strategies.

  • Emerging ingredients of concern

  • Emerging novel treatment interventions

  • Boutique innovation selection and management and OI for novel formats and interventions

    Developing, and executing, a strategic approach to this broad ecosystem is therefore critical, in terms of

  • Engagement strategies

  • Technical Advocacy strategies

  • Development of 3P providers of capability and technology


  • Devise the strategy for Dermatology engagement, the enrolment required, and the business plan to deliver

  • Engage with the various market-led Dermatologist engagement networks run out of brands around the world to ensure high quality R&D input for initiatives .

  • Co-ordinate and lead on behalf of the VP Skin Care the Expert dermatologist network engagement externally.

  • Own the Expert ise-driven P ublication S trategy for all external academic papers and expert articles to ensure coherence and amplification of Unilever’s strategic growth of high - quality premium skincare interventions across all brands .

  • Engage with the various Issue Management Teams and PR Management teams from time to time as Issues flare in market, to ensure an appropriate and effective engagement with Dermatologists in relation to these.

  • Build an asset bank for the super - premium, dermatologist sensitive assets to underwrite new brand activity across all markets, and in our New Brands Incubation Unit.

  • Provide expert driven steer into longer term Innovation programmes based on Dermatologist engagement.


    Experiences and Skills required:

  • Minimum BS degree in science with relevant experience and a very solid technical grounding in Skin Care is essential to ensure credible engagement with the business and externals on dermatology .

  • Strong experience in engaging with external networks and managing high value external partners who are leaders in their own fields.

  • Strong experience in working at the direct business interface, in crisis mode or in rapid response mode, where outcomes are ambiguous.

  • Strong strategic mindset for distilling strategic direction change from a wide range of very complex market signals.

  • Proven track record in external speaking engagements with Dermatologists/KOLs/scientists and proven track record in written (posters, scientific publications) external communications

  • Ability to distill skin biological processes and effects of skin care technologies into dermatologist-relevant benefits and patient/consumer needs

    Standards of Leadership:

  • Proven track record of high performance not only inspiring & motivating people to deliver results at speed but with an owner’s mindset and taking personal responsibility & accountability for execution and results – for self and leading others to do same

  • Successfully delivered an outside in perspective to generate value in new opportunities for profitable growth

  • Brings the voice of the consumer into everything we do, by understanding the needs of the B&W consumer to ensure our brands/products are finding ways to better serve our consumers


About Unilever

Unilever is one of the world’s leading suppliers of Food, Home and Personal Care products with sales in over 190 countries and reaching 2 billion consumers a day. Unilever has more than 400 brands found in homes around the world, including Dove, Tresemme, Lynx, Lifebuoy, Shea Moisture, Persil, Domestos, Ben & Jerry’s, Magnum, Marmite, The Vegetarian Butcher, Graze and Pot Noodle.

Faced with the challenge of climate change and the need for human development, we want to move towards a world where everyone can live well and within the natural limits of the planet. That’s why our purpose is ‘to make sustainable living commonplace’

What We Offer

Not only do we offer a competitive salary and pension scheme, we also offer an annual bonus, subsidized gym membership, a discounted staff shop and shares. You’ll have the opportunity to work directly with our renowned and exciting brands in a flexible and hybrid working environment.

Whilst the role is advertised on a full-time basis, we would be happy to discuss possible flexible working options and what this may look like for you. We are a key advocate of wellbeing and offer a variety of support for our people including hubs, programmes and development opportunities. We strive to achieve a family-friendly and inclusive workplace and to, above all, create possibilities for all.

Diversity at Unilever is about inclusion, embracing differences, creating possibilities and growing together for better business performance. We embrace diversity in our workforce. This means giving full and fair consideration to all applicants and continuing development of all employees regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnership, and pregnancy and maternity. We are also more than happy to provide reasonable adjustments during our application and interview process to enable you to be present your best self. To find out more, including about our Employee Resource Groups, please click here Equity, Diversity & Inclusion at Unilever | Unilever ( .

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Job Category: Research/Development

Job Type: Product Dev Manager

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