Our Future Leaders Programme will ignite the leader in you. This unique programme is designed to develop Unilever’s Future Leaders (UFL) by providing challenging and purposeful opportunities that accelerate their readiness to take on business leadership roles.
At Unilever you are more than your job title, you are part of one of the most successful, purpose-led businesses. Work with brands that are loved around the world, improve the lives of our consumers and the communities around us. We produce world-leading brands including Dove, Tresemme, Lipton, Axe, and Hellmann’s, alongside trusted local names and innovative-forward thinking brands like Ben & Jerry’s, The Dollar Shave Club and Seventh Generation.
Work alongside brilliant and inspiring industry leaders and colleagues. If you want to feel proud of what you do and make others proud too, join us. Get a glimpse into life at Unilever and discover how you can help make a better business, a better world and a better you.
Who You Are & What You’ll Do
Are you a Visionary… Who can Learn Leadership Fast?
Are you a Flexible, Agile Change Agent?
Are you a Champion of Sustainability in Business Practices & Growth?
Are you a Proactive Learner?
Are you an Adventurous Risk-Taker?
Are you committed to diversity of thought and to creating a culture of Inclusion?
Are you a Future Professional with Cultural Dexterity and Passion for Development?
Are you Passionate about the Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) Industry?
Do you own, use, and love Unilever’s brands?
Do you want to have a real business impact from Day 1 of your career?
If you answered yes to all of these questions, then you may be a Unilever Future Leader!
The Unilever Future Leaders Program (UFLP) is a global initiative enabling Unilever to build a strong talent pipeline that will support and lead our business growth. UFLP is a 36-month rotational leadership development program for which we recruit top-performing undergraduate talent who demonstrate the potential to become managers within our business within 3 years. It’s designed to grow you into a manager, through hands-on learning alongside world-class experts. You’ll be hired into a function and develop your leadership skills by working on live projects which offer you all the experience you need to become ready for your first management role. At the heart of it, it’s about developing tomorrow’s leaders, today.
From Day 1, our Management Trainees (MTs) take on real business challenges within their own function and across the organization. Each of our MTs will gain an understanding of how we make and how we sell our products, become immersed in our sustainability initiatives, understand and experience first-hand our global markets, and build people management skills and financial acumen. Along the way you will develop deep core professional skills and leadership skills, and build a robust support network. On top of all that, you will have a lot of fun along the journey.
We look for people who want to get to grips with the inner workings of a vast business and a desire to understand how it works. It’s about commitment, real people skills and a deep-seated interest in the business as a whole. You’ll become part of a leading-edge company, where you’ll work with outstanding brands and outstanding people to drive sustainable business growth.
SO HERE’S HOW IT WORKS:
36-Month Rotation Program (4-5 Rotations)
1 Functional Roadmap Based on Your Business Area
1 Retail Experience - First Assignment is always learning the heart of our business, working with our products at the point of sale
Formal Training + Informal Learning
Mentorship + Exposure to Senior Leaders + Peer Network
High Levels of Performance and Delivery
Potential to Reach Manager-Level Upon Successful Program Graduation
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS & QUALIFICATIONS OF UNILEVER FUTURE LEADERS:
Successful completion of BA/BS degree
Demonstrated knowledge of CPG industry
Ability to take key data points and derive them into actionable insights
SO WHAT’S THE NEXT STEP?
Finance: Finance at Unilever is about a lot more than numbers. It’s a craft that requires you to get to the heart of multi-billion dollar brands. People will seek your advice on brand development, pricing strategy and more – and they’ll trust you to see past the figures to the bigger picture. You’ll be involved in evaluating the benefits of innovation on major brands like Dove and Hellmann’s, and be in the thick of pricing strategy and investment decisions. Via your rotations you will get up to speed with our operations, processes and risks. You’ll get a chance to work in cross-functional teams with other business functions. By getting involved with financial accounting, management reporting and analysis, you’ll experience real work straight away.
4-5 Business Rotations
Exposure to Factory Finance, Audit, Controllers, Marketing Finance, Customer Development
CANDIDATES MUST BE LEGALLY AUTHORIZED TO WORK IN THE U.S.
Unilever is an equal opportunity employer. It prohibits discrimination based on age, color, disability, marital or parental status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status or any other legally protected status in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. Unilever is an EOE/AA employer
For office-based, Research & Development, and remote positions, proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required to be eligible for employment. Religious and/or medical accommodations will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
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.
Unilever has a simple but clear purpose – to make sustainable living commonplace. They believe this is the best long-term way for the business to grow. On any given day, two billion people from around the world use Unilever products from iconic brands like Dove, Axe, Ben & Jerry’s, Lipton, Dollar Shave Club, and Knorr to look good, feel good, and get more out of life.