Day to day involved data analytics, reviewing practices and procedures, creating and implementing strategies such as an ED&I agenda. HRBP involves making sure the partner and the business are aligned on practices and being the HR representative for the partner in times of need and to get their voice, concerns and needs heard. Time will be spent, enhancing staff development plans, planning HR initiatives and landing them in the business.
I worked as part of the global learning team in the supply chain sector, specifically partnering with Engineering and supporting manufacturing. With technology changing and processes becoming more efficient and sustainable, my role is to create resources, training and run events to develop our people and ensure they are future fit. I would work with experts in different fields to create what was needed.
I work as part of two global IT teams that support local markets with customer collaboration and providing an excellent user experience. I am responsible for: - scheduling and leading meetings with stakeholders - ensuring all documentation is kept updated - project managing phases during agile development - developing communications - publishing communications across multiple channels - managing budgets - tracking finances and costs
Day to day tasks can vary immensely. A lot of my time is spent planning shampoo and conditioner trials, this involves booking out the rig, requesting materials to be weighed out and writing up a PFD in advance of the trial date. On the day of a trial I would go down to the Pilot plant and manufacture the shampoo take samples, carry out QC tests and record my findings
Working in a global team to hit our sustainability targets - reduction in manufacturing CO2, water, waste and energy. I work closely to decarbonise our factories - includes setting up calls with key stake holders to drive change, create frameworks and work plans to reach site specific targets.
As a shopper marketeer, I was responsible for leading Waitrose account media planning and execution as well as worked in ad hoc fashion on other retailers such as Sainsburys,Co-Op and Asda. I had to use shopper insights and data to work on holistic campaign planning and execution - focusing on NPD launches, driving feature and promo as well as retailer agendas. Other part of my role was FSDU production for UK.
I worked with my team and utilised internal/external technology on a daily basis to enable brands to deliver the best consumer experience possible. For example, this can be through the use of chatbots on brand websites or ensuring that brand websites load quickly and have little/no issues. Using and driving awareness of data of brand websites.
Day to day, work could be doing administrative tasks like setting up meetings across markets, or with external partners. You could be collating assets to send to an agency to create material for a new launch or campaign. You could also be in a webinar and learning session with a customer, or working on a toolkit for your own presentation.
I was in the Unilever International section of the business. I worked with distributors in Nordic countries, selling a range of beauty and personal care and food products. I was the main point of communication for several distributors, collecting logistical information, organising shipments, negotiating pricing, discussing business plans and marketing activities. I also helped in the seeding of new products to relevant markets, conducting market research, creating relevant product portfolios and presenting these to distributors.
Working within the supply chain function involves ensuring the successful end to end production of Unilever Products- across the current and future portfolio. Working within teams on projects focusing on different sections of the end to end supply chain, creating and analysing data, creating visualisations and working alongside teams comprised of cross functional members (including, but not limited to, marketing and research and development) responsible for ensuring successful roll-out of new innovations into the marketplace.
I managed the Skincare Account for ASDA. This means communicating with ASDA on a regular basis to discuss the portfolio and promotional strategy. I also managed internal forecasts and worked with the wider internal team to meet deadlines. I had development opportunities to improve my leadership skills and lead teams and projects throughout the year.
Recording the number of manual interventions on automated machinery from the previous 24 hours to understand what the issues were and forecast any detrimental problems. I would send out a daily emails to the works director to show improvements or any problems that would result in downtime. Carried out commissioning and quality tasks for the new waste water treatment plant. It involved P&ID checks and a understanding the consent for discharge.
On a daily basis I will handle the admin for learning signups across the UKI, as well as manage 3 email accounts (my own, my FC teams and the UKI Learning teams). I will also assist with projects around attraction of graduates, placement students and apprentices. Lastly, I will help onboard the previous three categories when they join us. I can expect to take many calls throughout a normal working day.
The job involves managing relationship with an external buyer, managing P&L, ensuring orders are coming in regularly, future volume and value forecasting, cashing up and landing opportunities. On top of this, I have to ensure internal stakeholders are kept in the loop regarding performance, risks and ops and any key projects
No 2 days are the same. Everyday I mix with people from all over the world on a range of tasks. Sometimes this is more mundane such as excel tasks but other times it is pioneering work that hasnt been done before in Unilever or by any other company globally. HR is super varied and especially in such a large company such as Unilever.