Our UNEXT Programme will ignite the leader in you. This unique programme is designed to develop Unilever’s Future Leaders by providing challenging and purposeful opportunities that accelerate their readiness to take on business leadership roles.

Unilever Korea – UNEXT Graduate Programme (Customer Development)

The Unilever UNEXT Programme is designed to prepare Unilever’s Future Leaders by giving them challenging jobs that prepare them for business leadership roles. The Programme encompasses rotations within and across functions in an accelerated learning environment. This includes international stints, extended leadership contact, formal training, and professional development.

How exactly do you make some of the world’s most popular brands even more popular? How do you take products that in some cases have a 100-year heritage behind them and bring them up to date? How would you position a new product in a competitive market? How would you persuade retailers to take it on, to put up new displays, to take the risk of buying lots of stock for something new and unfamiliar?

Within Customer Development (Sales), you will take on these challenges and bring our beloved brands to life for our customers, shoppers, and consumers. You will be on the front lines, working as an ambassador for our products, making sure people forget the competition and think of Unilever first. You will be responsible for managing relationships and strategically partnering with our key retailers and business partners. It requires the passion to drive our business and to deliver customer value at the same time.

Across your rotations, you may be exposed to several different areas to develop your commercial expertise, for example:

  • Customer Management (Sales) – building relationships, analysing relevant data, owning financial forecasting, agreeing on a tailored business plan, or negotiating promotions
  • Category Management – Supporting the overseeing of a category of products, becoming an expert on the marketplace and our competitors, and advising customers on suitable ranges for their shoppers
  • Shopper Marketing – Working closely with both the Customer Management teams, and Marketing team, developing retailer-specific media plans, to activate key brands.
  • Business Operations – Working closely with Marketing, Finance and Supply Chain functions, as well as the Customer Development teams to manage the link between brand ammunition and customer execution within a specific product category.

Key Features of UNEXT

  • Attract top-tier graduates who aspire to succeed in world-class careers.
  • Select graduates who have the knowledge, skills, ability and attitude to become Unilever’s future leaders, achieving and performing in a leadership position within 2 years.
  • Accelerate the development of this top talent through early international exposure, job rotations and structured ongoing education.
  • Hands-on experience in business challenges.
  • Work with experts across multiple disciplines.
  • Duration: 2-year programme
  • Location: South Korea

Who do we look for?

  • Fresh graduates or a maximum of 2-years of working experience (internship not included).
  • Bachelor's Degree in any field of study.
  • Native Korean speakers & fluent in English

How To Apply

Please apply online and add your updated resume. Check out what you'll experience when you apply for UNEXT:

Online Application → Digital Gamification → Digital Interview → Virtual Discovery Centre → Onboard on 1 March 2022

The interested candidate is invited to apply online before the closing date on 24 December 2021.

Important Note

To receive correspondence and communication about your application, please ensure your mobile phone number and email are correctly entered in your application. It is important to regularly check your spam or junk mail folder during the entire recruitment process. Sometimes, it may end up in your spam folder.

If you have any questions about your application, please contact the local Talent Advisory Team via kaining.lim@unilever.com. Please note that if you use a Naver email address, your email may not reach our Talent Advisor due to a system limitation. Do use another email account to email us if it is possible.

Unilever is an organisation 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. At Unilever we are interested in every individual and the talent they can bring. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment.

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