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Regional Senior Nutrition Manager, Americas - Tea Division

Company: Unilever
Location: Englewood Cliffs
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

About the Business

Unilever is proud of its Tea business, the biggest in the world, with world class purpose driven brands such as Lipton, PG tips and Pukka. Recently, Unilever decided to separate the Tea business to ensure it can best achieve its potential. Unilever is currently reviewing several options for separation, including a demerger, an initial public offering, a disposal or through partnership models. The Tea businesses in India and Indonesia, and the partnership interests in the ready-to-drink Tea joint ventures will be retained.

The balance of the Tea brands and geographies and all Tea estates, with generated revenues of 2 billion in 2019, is growing and profitable with proven potential both pre- and post-COVID-19. As a standalone entity, the Tea company remains number one in the world and is even better positioned to lead the industry and take full advantage of the opportunities in the category, with more focus and entrepreneurship driving greater growth and value.

The current vision for the Tea company is to champion a tastier, healthier, more sustainable world of plant-based drinking. Purposeful thinking will be the core anchor of the business, its brands as well as its culture, and enables simple and agile decision making, supports an entrepreneurial mindset and is driven by passion for our consumers.

As we move through this journey towards separation, we are seeking employees with a passion for exciting entrepreneurial experiences, who want to pursue unique career opportunities and have a desire to be an integral part in building the bright future of this plant-based company.

Job Title: Regional Senior Nutrition Manager, Americas - Tea Division

WL: 2B

Job Type: Fulltime

Your role:

  • Support the introduction and maintenance of product innovations in North- and South American region in a Nutrition, Health & Wellness context
  • End responsibility for Nutrition, Health & Wellness communication of brands & products in their region
  • Supports brand building with the marketing of products with a nutrition and/or health proposition by ensuring (development of) nutritionally/scientifically sound communication and activations
  • Develop and drive relevant and deployable consumer and health influencer strategy as part of wider communication plan in close cooperation with marketing

  • Regional responsibility for providing Nutrition, Health & Wellness insights for product, concept and communication development
  • Define key Nutrition Health & Wellness messages and be involved in claims co-generation for Regional innovation-, renovation- and BLG projects
  • Drive and integrate the nutrition and health strategy for TeaCo and brands, taking into account potential risks and opportunities for particular claims or positions

  • Regional responsibility for Nutrition, Health & Wellness advocacy
  • Collaborate with scientific affairs on external advocacy and influencing of opinion leaders at a policy level (involvement in local industry and non-industry groups)
  • Build and maintain local external key opinion former and health care professional network (increase awareness of TeaCo brands and science behind our products and claims)
  • Contribute to a supportive climate for TeaCo positions on nutrition & health topics by sharing underpinning evidence with experts (e.g. in regulatory forums, scientific advisory boards, at conferences or 1:1 meetings)
  • Support regional/local risk management activities and interact with internal and external bodies on issues
  • Communicates information on Regional nutrition related issues, issue management, and news

  • Regional responsibility for health influencer communication
  • Implement and drive regional health influencer program, design, and activation of the health influencer communication strategy
  • Lead adaptation and development of effective health influencer communication materials (Q&A documents, key messages, reference materials etc.) aligned with global strategy for the region
  • Drive health influencer program with regional or global external experts

  • Identifies and manages consultants, external Nutrition & Health experts related to the innovation projects of the category

Who we are looking for:

  • Minimum post-graduate degree (M.S or Ph.D.) in Nutrition, Dietetics Biological Science, or equivalent
  • A proven track record in an FMCG environment, in active collaboration with R&D and non-R&D functions as well as 3rd parties; preferably experience in interacting with, and influencing external stakeholders (such as trade associations, Regulatory authorities, etc)
  • Is experienced in contributing to effective nutrition & health-related risk management plans together with other disciplines (e.g. by producing Q&A documents)
  • Is experienced in working with external experts, expert bodies and health authorities, is aware of their sensitivities and limitations, is able to agree joint objectives in terms of educating and motivating key external target audiences and identifies spin-offs for internal campaigns
  • Pro-active self-direction with a high level of initiative and persistence and a hands-on approach to results delivery
  • Excellent English oral and written communication skills (Proficiency in Spanish and/or Portuguese a pro)
  • Has the ability to identify claims opportunities as well assess regulatory and scientific risks and the impact it has on the business
  • Able to apply argumentation in order to influence at all levels externally and internally.
  • Clear and logical thinker with the ability to recognize patterns and develop innovative solutions
  • Must have good communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Must be a good team player with agility to respond quickly on any request
  • Must show ability to work in a multi-functional, multi-cultural environment
  • Must be fluent in English (Proficiency in Spanish and/or Portuguese a pro)
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Unilever is an organization committed to diversity and inclusion 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. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. For more information, please see Equal Employment Opportunity Posters

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Persons with Disabilities

Employment is subject to verification of pre-screening tests, which may include drug screening, background check, credit check and DMV check.

If you are an individual with a disability in need of assistance at any time during our recruitment process, please contact us at NA.Accommodations@unilever.com. Please note: This email is reserved for individuals with disabilities in need of assistance and is not a means of inquiry about positions or application statuses.

Keywords: Unilever, Yonkers , Regional Senior Nutrition Manager, Americas - Tea Division, Other , Englewood Cliffs, New York

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