At Unilever we believe that being ambitious in business goes hand in hand with being ambitious for both humanity and the environment. We know that business has a fundamental role to play in the future of the planet and that technology is key to this. As a result, it is at the heart of everything we do, creating new possibilities and propelling us into the future.
For more detailed information about this function please download our “Technology Management” online brochure.
What will I be doing?
Technology touches everything from the sourcing and distribution of sustainable ingredients to the marketing, measurement and selling of our brands on platforms like Facebook, Twitter and partner websites. You could be working with our technology partners such as Microsoft, Salesforce and SAP, driving the delivery of a Global Programme or working with niche technology start-ups and industry innovators to solve business and sustainability challenges. Our people have the opportunity to make a big impact every day.
What do we look for?
You don’t need a technical qualification to join Technology Management, but a genuine passion for business, brands, technology and software is a must. It takes a mix of analytical insight and creative business thinking to succeed. If you’re ambitious, determined, and excited by the most recent technological developments whilst liking to think strategically about how their value could be harnessed on a global scale, then this is the career path for you.
What will the programme involve?
This three-year, world-class development programme is packed with variety and challenge, designed to lead you through to your first managerial position. You will complete six different placements partnering many of our different business functions, including Marketing, Supply Chain, Sales, Finance, or HR.
Each placement lasts six months, and through hands-on learning alongside world-class experts, you’ll develop your leadership skills by working on live projects that offer you all the experience you need to become ready for your first management role. You will be required to work in different locations across the UK during the scheme, and there’s also the possibility of working internationally on a placement.
During this time, you’ll take on a variety of roles, be that developing technology strategies, landing solutions in our markets or working outside of the technology function to learn more about our broad organisation. You’ll gain hands on experience with real business challenges. From using data analytics to implement new disruptive ways of working, to changing the way Magnum ice cream is stored, or collaborating with a digital agency to create a new gaming platform. First-hand experience is the fastest way to learn and you will have real responsibility afforded to you from day one.
The Unilever culture is varied, friendly and encourages team spirit and collaboration. We will push and support you to achieve your potential, whilst giving you the chance to shape your career path according to your own interests, strengths and ambitions.
On the industrial placement within TM, you will carry out one role during your placement.