Supporting the Hellmann’s Summer Flavour PR activation Planning the digital amplification of the National Burger Awards Campaign Planning Veganuary activation in Retail and Away from Home Channels Plan a Purpose workshop with AFH (Away from Home) to plan how to bring the Hellmann’s Purpose to life Shadowing, sitting in on meetings, research projects. The main focus of the work experience was a key qualitative research project. Undertook research, created the discussion guide, ran interviews and wrote up key outputs. Managed a key online optimisation project. Shadowed the team on key meetings to gain further understanding of how the organisation works e.g. weekly team meetings, marketing plan presentation, customer meeting.
I am in charge of Superdrug social media posts that include Unilever projects. My job is mostly collecting images from the brands and writing captions to be posted. When we don't have images, I book in a designer and brief them about the ideas/style that we need. My role also includes updating the budget forecast with the cost of all these artworks. Other bigger projects include updating websites with new art, so I have meetings with creative teams and collect feedback from internal teams too. I also work on developing concepts for instore POS and events, so a daily task is to keep track of cost/timing for these. Most of my work was done online.
My role was within the Enterprise Architecture team who work with future technology for the business. I was tasked with creating a repository of sources used when researching future technology, helping with re-inventing the monthly report and I wrote a research piece that will be published in the business. Most of my work was individual so I had to plan out my own days but I also had meetings throughout the week with the team and my line manager.
Working on Ireland Beauty & Personal Care Role. This was a very varied role and included day to day working on pricing, budget management and keeping e-commerce content up to date. It also involves sitting on meetings with agencies collaborating on media and influencer plans and content. Unilever commits to products with purpose. Involved in organising the launching of Dove day in Ireland. From communicating with schools and employees and collaborating with influencers for the media plan. Joined during summer which is peak planning for the following year. Able to see the development process of creating new products, how they are taken from the UK to Ireland market and selling to retailers.
Each day, I attended an array of meetings on a wide range of projects the global privacy team and other related teams were involved in. I also had the opportunity to work on a vast number of projects, some having a minor role and some where I was the main person responsible for producing the deliverable. This meant I regularly reached out to different members of the team as well as other teams in different departments. Each day varied and I thoroughly enjoyed the working on the projects and seeing my work being rolled out globally across Unilever.
Working on the finance team for a new business unit within Unilever called Elida Beauty, consisting of a handful of brands worldwide which needed closer management. Some days I would be working on global results reconciliation and presenting this to the team. Other days I would be creating forecasts for all key markets and brands for the current and next year. I also worked closely with leadership to understand what was driving growth and profit.
During this role I attended many teams meeting to gain a deeper understanding of what is happening in the project i was a part of. I spent most of my time in the pilot plant, assisting in trials to make ice cream blanks and dipping chocolate. I also use specialist equipment to measure altitude of ice cream and prepare future products for tasting sessions. I also helped in collecting ice cream samples for shipment for marketing teams across Europe. I would take x-ray measurements of products to ensure they were safe to consume.
I was working as a Customer and Trade Marketing Executive within Unilever Away From Home UK based in the UK Headquarters at the Leatherhead Office. My role was agile and had a range of responsibilities. I oversaw the Trade Artwork process for all our trade adverts, both printed and online, by briefing and corresponding to agencies, and planned the completion of these using the trade marketing calendar. I also helped optimise our online trade websites for some of our biggest customers, as well as updating our outdated sales aids for the sales team. In addition, I have organised the 2021 sell in events for our largest trade customers and managed budget, logistics and created multiple videos for the Away From Home UK Team. I took on extra projects such as leading the creation of the 2022 convinence Ice Cream strategy, working on a project with a Quick Service Outlet and Ben & Jerry's, a partnership expected to bring in £5m for the business. Finally, I coordinated and ran a Team Manifesto workshop to help bring the team together after reviewing the team MOT documents, which helped to increase focus, productivity and strengthening our team purpose. Everyday was different, and I was in charge of prioritising and managing my own workload to meet deadlines.
My placement was based in one of Unilever's manufacturing sites and I was working on internal logistics inside the factories and continuous improvement. Although I study Business Management and this wasn't directly linked to my degree, I learnt so much will be so valuable to me in the future. I worked on several change management implementation projects especially improving the costs and budgeting and supported the operations of Unilever. Presentation preparation, data analysis and client engagements were some of the key day to day work that I was involved in.
My daily tasks involve supporting line managers and employees with core HR policies and processes. Within this, I interact with multiple levels of stakeholders within the business on a daily basis. Query management is also a key part of my role, in which I use my HR knowledge and Unilever resources to resolve questions from employees. I also manage queries externally, in which I resolve questions from previous employees who contact us.