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Unilever Electrical and Digital Assistant Manager in Port Sunlight, United Kingdom

Job Title: Electrical and Digital Assistant Manager

Location: Port Sunlight, Leeds, London or Kingston


The Electrical and Digital Assistant Manager is responsible for supporting the global platform for electrical and digital as part of the Green Tech team, developing/ design global standards and supporting BUs on standard compliance. Reports to the Engineering Director.


You’re a born leader: You provide strategic technical leadership for the engineering design of Electrical and Digital technology for the Green Tech team, bringing best in class design, out of the box thinking, agile technology and cost-effective solutions, collaborating locally and globally to achieve these objectives. You have strong passion for Engineering Excellence to drive technical performance. You exhibit excellent leadership skills as a collaborator and networker. Some of the initiatives that take place under your leadership are:

  • Fit for purpose/ right design Electrical including electrical specification

  • Support Step change in Electrical safety program

  • Working with the Safety team to design step change digital solutions to enhance electrical safety

  • Support Digitizing Utilities design and action plan

  • Support data Analytics to drive value utilizing the digitize Utility infrastructure

    You’re a dot connector: You are the technology bridge between the Business Operations team and the BGs and BUs, working with BGs to understand requirements and working with the BUs to support implementation and compliance. You represent technical excellence and understanding of electrical and digital. You perform successfully in a multi-functional/ discipline high performance team environment.

    You’re a change maker: You flawlessly executes the project management leading all engineering aspects of the working program working with different areas in an integrated, high performance work team, bringing an outside-in and out of the box thinking beyond conventional manufacturing technology to build a factory that is state-of-the-art, agile, cost competitive, highly productive and highly digitized. You are responsible for design of electrical and digital and you will work closely in partnership with the remaining Engineering team to drive flawless execution of projects in this area. You will apply your electrical and digital knowledge to guide capacity and efficiency improvements in existing assets and will leverage latest technologies to unlock insights to drive improved performance.

    You’re a culture and change champion: You provide and stimulate creative solutions to Electrical and Digital problems, rapid transfer of best practices, technology and innovative ideas across sites and you drive technology development and capital efficiency embracing outside-in mentality and willingness to experiment and collaborate. You help unlock value and execution with the team by leveraging resources through the network.

    You love to win, and have fun doing it: You are recognized by the Engineering community as one of the technical experts for Electrical and Digital. You have strong technical expertise in Electrical and Digital, and total systems approach in all work efforts. You define the capability, identify breakthrough opportunities for business improvement and promotes the use of new technologies. You have the ability to balance a variety of priorities while maintaining healthy relationships across the team, key stakeholders and customers. You have a wealth of technical expertise gained through education degree and deep experience of Electrical and Digital project deployment in factories, strong network design skills. You keep yourself abreast about latest trends and best practices for Electrical and Digital technology developments and market trends. In addition, you have excellent change management skills and the ability to know the audience and communicate technical concepts to a broad range of stakeholders some of whom may not have a deep technical background. This requires elevating communication from the technical complexities (bits and bytes) and translation into business relevant concepts.



  • B.S. or B.E. degree in Electrical, Automation, Mechatronics Engineering or equivalent education with demonstrated working experience.

  • Experience in Project Engineering with FMCG experience strongly preferred.

  • Solid experience in a people or project management role.

  • Professional engineering skills (Educated to degree standard in Electrical or Control Systems Engineer).

  • Experience with Automation & Controls in a factory environment.

  • Understanding of automation of batch and continuous processes.

  • PCL programming.

  • Operational Technology experience in connecting the plant floor to Industrial IOT platforms.

  • Cyber Security.

  • Engineering Design Process Management.

  • Travel 20 – 50% of time.

  • Skills: Communication, Persuasion, Project Management, Analytical/ Systems Thinking, Creativity, Robotics/ Digital Manufacturing.


  • Experience of deployment of key ISA or equivalent international standards in Safety Instrumented Systems, Batch Control, enterprise integration, wireless, fieldbus, communications and HMI.

  • Fluency in design standards, process and utilities modelling software, simulation software, project management systems and tools.

  • Certified Automation Professional (CAP), PE designation or equivalent.

  • Firsthand experience/ track record of delivering and managing projects within Unilever or similar FMCG environment.


    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’


    In September 2020, Unilever announced the intention to build a new sustainable campus site in Kingston, London to house the employees who currently work in 100 Victoria Embankment in Blackfriars, Lever House in Kingston, Unilever House in Leatherhead and Graze in Richmond. We are creating our own Unilever sustainable, agile work environment, purposefully bringing us together in our own Unilever ecosystem. The campus is due to be completed in early 2025 and will consist of two interconnected buildings, as well as landscaped surrounding areas. 

    What We Offer

    Not only do we offer a competitive salary and pension scheme, we also offer an annual bonus, subsidised 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 UKI | Unilever

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Job Category: Supply Chain

Job Type: Engineering Specialist

Industry: UnileverExperiencedProfessionals