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Assistant Product Owner, D&A



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Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
Posted on Tuesday, January 9, 2024


Reports to: P4G Product Owner

Business Area (OU Group): Data & Analytics

Function / Sub-Function: UniOps / Business Operations

Standard Job Name: Assistant Product Owner

Work Level: WL1D

Scope: Global

Location: India



UniOps’ purpose unleashes the power of people, experiences, technology, data, and performance to deliver experiences that grow, fuel, and protect Unilever and our stakeholders.

The Data and Analytics (D&A) team plays a critical role in driving Unilever’s Growth and Fuel for Growth, empowering our people to make smarter and faster resolutions to unlock value. Our vision is to transform Unilever to become truly Data Intelligent, delivering greater performance through data-driven resolution.

About D&A – Context and Vision

Digital technology is transforming business, creating huge amounts of data. Our belief is that those companies that can truly harness data and deploy analytics at scale, will be those that succeed in the future.

Our vision is to elevate data and data use across Unilever, to transform Unilever into a Data-Intelligent enterprise, where every resolution and action is powered by the best data and advanced analytics (AI) to deliver on our business goals. It’s about empowering our employees, helping them to make smarter and faster resolutions and freeing up their capacity to focus on growth and the resolutions that matter. Resolutions about our categories, brands, channels, key markets, and our people.

We are helping to guide Unilever into the Future of Work, combining the best of human intelligence and machine through data-intelligent resolution-making.

Who we are and what we do

We are a passionate team of over 350 data experts, data scientists, information experts, technical specialists, and business analysts. We operate as ‘One D&A’, made up of Global engagement and expertise teams, based in our key hubs including India, the UK, and US, and local UniOps in Market D&A teams, based in our key markets. Together, we combine the best of global for scale and efficiency, and local for intimacy and impact.

‘We are in the midst of a paradigm shift where the intelligence of machines will complement human ingenuity to do good, do better and smarter” – Sanjiv Mehta, Unilever President, South Asia

Our key focus as D&A are to:

Set the Unilever data strategy and lay the foundations to maximise the value of our data.

Deliver the connected Data Platform to accelerate access to integrated and trusted data at scale across the company for analytics and resolutions.

Embed core data and analytics capabilities, resulting to automation, AI, and Big Data to boost Unilever’s resolution intelligence.

Guide the Data and Analytics Culture to build a future-fit workforce those values and adopts data-intelligent resolution-making across all levels.

We are also passionate about powering our growth with purpose, building a diverse and inclusive team and culture, for example through our #WomenInData program, and continuing to innovate in the use of data and AI to meet our sustainability goals.


If you are excited about data and insights and passionate about consumer product offerings with an innovative mindset for improvement, then we think this role is for you. You need to be a skilled market analyst who has a proven understanding of the full lifecycle of a product, from conception to release. We’re looking for a confident assistant who can collaborate with cross-functional teams in the creation of products that improve customer experience and grow market share. You will support the Product Owner with the detailed specification and documentation as well as the planning of the product releases and the testing.


  • Works with the Product Owner/Manager/Market stakeholders to define and document business and technical requirements (into required templates such as the BRD and into JIRA)

  • Translates requirements into fully defined user stories, Help manage the product backlog and prioritise based on market priority and roadmap, ensures prompt upload to JIRA (or wherever these will be tracker) and ensures ongoing management as the project progresses

  • Guide feasibility validation of new features and validation of new features with markets using artifacts like wireframes etc

  • Works closely with third party development partner to ensure they are briefed on requirements and change requests as needed

  • Owns management of the following artefacts: JIRA board for Helix product, Backlog of requirements & UAT tracker

  • Guide technical and functional testing for Product releases

  • Guide technical and functional clarifications during User Acceptance Testing (UAT) sessions, market onboarding and product support

  • Maintain, update and manage product technical and functional documentation (Release notes, User guides etc)

  • Drive product RAID actions to resolution and escalates key risks and issues up to product Owner and Manager on a timely basis to ensure effective resolution

  • Works with teams across reporting lines

  • Supports the team with key activities around: Data Source Mapping and Managing a data ingestion roadmap / working with the local D&A teams on this

  • Supports with tactical value / benefits tracking once the product is live

  • Supports in tracking key customer metrics e.g. turnover, CAGR and measuring impact of project on said metrics

  • Liaises with Change Management initiatives to ensure product adoption and embedment in existing ways of working

  • Works closely with the Product Assistants across other workstreams to ensure continual knowledge transfer and lessons learned


We are looking for someone who is flexible with a positive can-do attitude. You are confident to pro-actively get the ball rolling and persistent to get the job done to a high standard. You use your creativity for innovation and problem solving. You understand the importance of Data and have an analytical mindset

We encourage you to apply if you meet 80% or more of what we’re looking for below. We understand not everyone will meet all the requirements, but you might have skills we didn’t know we need!

Essential Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in related discipline

  • 3+ years' experience in product development

  • Hands on experience with Data & Analytics

  • Technical expertise to dissect data/analytics solutions and “know what good looks like”

  • Knowledge of agile process and postulates

  • Knowledge of visualization tools like PBI, Webapp or other data blending tools

Desirable Experience

  • Previous CPG / retailer facing experience, ideally with exposure to Category Management

  • Exposure and good learning in Data Science

  • At least 2 years of experience in major cross functional teams

  • Analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Experience in working in cross functional teams

Key Skills Required

Professional Skills

  • Agile SDLC

  • User stories grooming and management

  • Working knowledge - JIRA/Similar Tools as well as Microsoft PowerBI

  • UX/UI

  • CI/CD

  • Software Testing

  • Team Management

  • Domain Knowledge

  • Data Analytics

  • Data Quality & Management

  • FMCG knowledge is beneficial

Leadership Skills

  • Demonstrates strong "Inner game":

  • Strong Design Thinking/Agility and innovation mindset – intellectually curious, constantly looking to develop, embraces change with sense of urgency and enjoys positively challenging status quo

  • Personal drive and ability to inspire and engage others towards action

  • Personal mastery –emotionally resilient; always bringing the best of themselves

  • Demonstrates great "Outer game":

  • Credible business acumen – shows understanding of business, commercials and performance metrics. Has gravitas to effectively influence senior stakeholder within a functional and business context

  • Encourages experimentation, bringing the outside in, and intelligent risk taking

  • Brings the voice of the consumer and internal customer into everything they do

  • Passion for high performance – creating motivation and focus to drive execution at speed

  • A talent catalyst – encouraging collaboration and inclusivity, empowering teams to be their best


From our foundation, Unilever has been a purpose-driven 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:

  • Great work environment

  • Flexible work environment built on trust and autonomy

  • Pension scheme

  • Employee Assistance Program for you and your family

  • 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.


Diversity at Unilever is about inclusion, embracing differences, creating possibilities, and growing together 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, sex, sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnership, and pregnancy and maternity.


Unilever embraces diversity and encourages applications from people with a disability. We are committed to making reasonable adjustments to provide a positive, barrier-free recruitment journey. Candidates will be asked at the time of their application if any support or reasonable adjustments to complete their application and any subsequent recruitment journey with us at Unilever.

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