Assistant Product Manager, Data & Analytics

Bangalore Permanent
  • Join a business empowering people with data & technology
  • Be part of and exciting and evolving Data & Analytics journey

About Our Client

Unilever, for than 3/4th of a century, has been involved in designing products and innovations which have transformed people's lives and help them feel good, look good and experience more out of life. As a predominant fast-moving consumer goods organization, Unilever has its operations extended all over the globe. Within Unilever, Unilever Operations (UniOps) team is a global team tasked with the mission of bringing Unilever's compass strategy of 'doubling the business and reducing environmental footprint to half' to life. Unilever Operations brings together the synergy between services, technology, information & analytics to improve effectiveness of employees, drive efficiency and generate sustainable growth. Data & Analytics is a team of enthusiastic and bright people who enable quicker & smarter business answers while ensuring a delightful user experience across the enterprise. Placed Centrally, D&A Players have access to a pool of talented data experts spread across six continents and work with our partners, functions, categories, and geographies to harmonise conclusion-making and deliver technology solutions to drive business insight.

The D&A CD teams connect data, analytics, insights, and action to drive quantifiable significant results. The team create systems of engagement that lead to quantifiable results and are architects of Business Impact. We work across organizational boundaries, driving visibility, accountability, and trust with stakeholders. The Global D&A CD teams start with the customer, store, shopper, or Unilever user and work backwards to develop solutions. The D&A CD teams innovate to improve and love to learn, hear alternate perspectives and take an outside-in view. We create new ideas that are useful, simplify existing capabilities and ways of working, and identify solutions to hard problems. Our vision is to make Unilever data intelligent, partnering with the business to power key decisions with data, advanced analytics and to accelerate growth. Our 5 strategies to achieve this are:

  • Accelerate & simplify access to relevant data, information and insights
  • Build in-house, leading-edge data, information, insights & analytics capability
  • Lead the data & insights culture and careers to empower employees across Unilever
  • Rapidly embed analytics products, solutions, and services to drive growth

Job Description

The needs of customers, stores, distributors, shoppers and employees are changing, and we must support customer development in evolving to meet their needs through data and analytics:

  • Customers need… us to help them grow categories, drive penetration, frequency and basket size through promotion, assure on-shelf availability at the lowest possible cost, and grow their own margin through improved trade terms
  • Stores need… to be better served by us through direct reach, improved service quality, and support to create brilliant store experiences
  • Shoppers need… what they want, when they want it, available in their store of choice (off or online), with the right assortment aligned to the shopping mission they are on, activated based on a "segment of one"
  • CD employees need… better data, better insights, better tools to do their jobs more effectively The Global Data & Analytics Program and Product Design for Global Organized Retail supports data and analytics capabilities landing by partnering with Tech (in-house tech teams as well as Vendors) and Solution Factory teams. This will be a hands-on position with a 50/50 split between management and carrying out the roles and responsibilities as detailed. Product management:

* Solution/Tool Design, Setup & Resilience This role is a key contributor in the design and delivery of Global Organized Retail supports data and analytics capabilities - right from hypothesis forming, functional & non functional requirements & finalization to delivery. Therefore, it involves working closely and coordinating with various teams (Technology Services, Enterprise computing, Technical Design Architecture, Landscape, InfoSecetal) to successfully -

a) design new solutions/tools

b) set up new solutions/tools

c) to implement the upgrades for the existing solutions/tools and to implement the resilience measures

* Insight Generation

a) Responsible for introduction of innovative insight generation tools and techniques

b) Build interactive prototypes

c) Execute Solution scale-outs to new areas

* Governance

a) Establish governance with Suppliers, Markets, products

b) Work closely with Senior managers and LT for driving up the usage and penetration

c) Ensure UX guidelines are adhered to and recommend changes in products

d) Should also be able to govern vendor resources to resolve escalations, measure their performance and coordinate any improvements required

e) Generate appropriate MIS for regular updates and controls and drive operational excellence within the team Team & Vendor management:

* Coordinate and manage UL Enterprise Computing/Enterprise Architecture/Solution Factory/InfoSec teams and vendors as applicable

* Ensure adherence to SLA by 3P and drive user satisfaction

* Interface within the team with User Experience Managers to provide a 360-degree offering to the markets and products Stakeholder management:

* Work with teams across reporting lines and help the team management partner with senior stakeholders - including within customer development, supply chain, and markets, to align the top data and analytics pain points and priorities

* Plan and manage multiple requests and priorities simultaneously in a highly VUCA and ruthless market

* Translate the development+ deployment plans & requests to actionable items and communicate the on-ground development/problems to the team management through on-time MIS

The Successful Applicant

Overall 5+ years of relevant work experience, with minimum 2+ years in data and analytics

* Strong stakeholder management skills are a pre-requisite

* Appreciation of Data Visualization concepts

* Working with varied IT teams to resolve dependencies and impediments

* Familiarity with Agile methodology, JIRA, Teams, SharePoint

* Desirable: Cloud based applications, UXcentric, Power BI, MS Azure, WebApp

* Working experience in Data Analytics and Information products

* Familiarity with Unilever Processes and various teams involved in the lifecycle of a product/platform

* Gathering requirements

* Problem Solving Skills I

deal candidates would preferably have an MBA or Master's Degree


  • Passion for technology
  • Excellent communication
  • Growth mindset, Can-do attitude and resilient

Standards of Management:

  • Global Mindset
  • Real Accountability
  • External Orientation
  • Team Alignment

What's on Offer

What do we offer:

From our foundation, Unilever has been a purpose-operating company. Today, our purpose is to make sustainable living commonplace. We are working to create a brighter future every day with brands and services that help people feel good, look good and get more out of life. That includes us - the people who work for Unilever, as well as the world around us. Unilever's flexible rewards and benefits are designed to help us all have sustainable households, for whatever life stage you are at now and in the future. These include:

1. Great work environment

2. Flexible work environment built on trust and autonomy

3. Pension scheme

4. Employee Assistance Program for you and your family

5. Well-being hub with access to benefits such as Healthcare, eye tests, health checks, occupational physio

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 well-being 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. And last but certainly not least - the chance to be a part of a dynamic team with the backing of the globally renowned Unilever brand. Our commitment to Equality, Diversity & Inclusion: Diversity at Unilever is about inclusion, embracing differences, creating possibilities, and growing jointly for better business performance. We embrace diversity in our workforce. This means giving full and fair consideration to all applicants and continuing the development of all employees regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, gender, sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnership, and pregnancy and maternity

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