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Senior Manager, Product Data - Data & Analytics



Product, Data Science
Toronto, ON, Canada
Posted on Tuesday, January 16, 2024

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 decisions to unlock value. Our vision is to transform Unilever to become truly Data Intelligent, delivering superior performance through data-driven decisions.

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 decision 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 decisions and freeing up their capacity to focus on growth and the decisions that matter. Decisions about our categories, brands, channels, key markets, and our people.

We are helping to lead Unilever into the Future of Work, combining the best of human intelligence and machine through data-intelligent decision-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 objectives 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 decisions.

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

Lead the Data and Analytics Culture to build a future-fit workforce that values and adopts data-intelligent decision-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.

Who You Are and What You'll Do

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 well-rounded commercial and analytical professional with a proven ability to strategize the full lifecycle of a product, from conception to release. We’re looking for a confident leader who can guide cross-functional teams in the creation of products that improves customer development and grow market share.

  • Create product strategy and direction (near term and long term) aligned to the Organisation’s strategy

  • Long- and medium-term capacity and resource planning as per Product goals and roadmap

  • Manage end-to-end Product throughout the product lifecycle, from business and budget sign off, requirements gathering through to adoption and delivery of benefits

  • Create and manages a product plan to track successful delivery, including milestones, critical path activities, risks, issues and actions across the team

  • Manage relationship with Customer Teams, Business Unit, Local Stakeholders and technical teams in D&A

  • Manage vendor team where applicable

  • Serve as design authority, prioritizing features, upgrades, changes and fixes

  • Keep track of D&A innovations in market and bring relevant innovations to the Product wherever possible. Responsible for sharing “innovation insights” with the rest of the team and ensuring that these learnings are constantly embedded into the programme / product direction

  • Close loop with markets for validating roadmap, new features, requirements and relevance of Product

  • Mentor direct reports in line with identified development areas

  • Drive adoption and key customer metrics e.g. turnover, CAGR and measuring impact of project on said metrics

  • Provide input into the annual product budget creation

  • Work closely with the Product Managers across other workstreams and the Senior Manager to ensure continual knowledge transfer and lessons learned

What You'll Need to Succeed

  • Degree with 8+ years of relevant work experience, with minimum 2+ years in data and analytics

  • Previous FMCG / retailer facing experience, ideally with exposure to Customer development

  • Exposure and good learning in Data Science

  • At least 5 years of experience in leading cross functional teams

  • Ability to communicate complex analytic and data science solutions in a precise, and actionable manner to senior management

  • Proven success as a product developer in a managerial role, managing the end-to-end delivery roadmap, including technical delivery and change management/adoption

  • Demonstrable experience of strong stakeholder management skills

  • Deep knowledge of the Value chain in Unilever, specifically in Customer Development

  • Proven competency in managing and developing teams across reporting lines

  • Working knowledge of: Finance P&L / End to end Solution Development Life Cycle / Design Thinking, DevOps models and Agile Scrum / Demonstrable knowledge of visualization tools like PBI, Webapp or other data blending tools


Unilever Canada is an organization committed to diversity and inclusion to drive our business results and create a better future every day for our diverse employees, global consumers, partners, and communities. We believe a diverse workforce allows us to match our growth ambitions and drive inclusion across the business. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national or ethnic origin, marital status, family status, disability, genetic characteristics, and a conviction for which a pardon has been granted.

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Unilever Canada est une organisation engagé à la diversité et à l'inclusion pour stimuler nos résultats d'affaires et créer un meilleur avenir chaque jour pour nos employés, les consommateurs globaux, les partenaires et les communautés. Nous croyons qu'un effectif diversifiée nous permet de faire correspondre nos ambitions de croissance et de stimuler l'inclusion dans l'entreprise. Tous les candidats qualifiés recevront la considération pour un emploi sans égard à la race, la couleur, la religion, le sexe, l'orientation sexuelle, l'identité ou l'expression de genre, l'âge, l'origine nationale ou ethnique, l'état matrimonial, la situation familiale, l'invalidité, les caractéristiques génétique, et une condamnation pour laquelle un pardon a été accordée.

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