IT Scheme with Unilever
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What’s the best way to give away €1 billion? ‘10% off’. ‘3 for 2’. ‘Buy one, get one free’. ‘50% extra’. You’ve probably seen the phrases hundreds of times. In fact, through promotions, discounts and offers to retailers and customers alike, we give away one billion euros every year – promoting a variety of our products.
But before we utter any of those words, a lot of work has to be done. Our Sales, Marketing and Finance teams need to draw up a watertight plan. They need to collate, access and analyse a huge pile of information. They need to predict the conditions of a market that changes with every trend, season and weather pattern. And they need a tool that can help them do all of that, fast.
It’s a huge technical conundrum, not least because it involves a huge group of people, and a vast sum of money. So how exactly would you solve it?
The answer is, by not being technical. Information Technology graduates at Unilever aren’t a technological clique: they collaborate with every area of the business to improve how we work, give us smarter, more efficient solutions, and deliver better results. IT alters our business, often dramatically, so we need people who can work with IT supplier teams closely, understand what they’re doing and then translate the importance of our technology to people in the business, convincingly.
What will you do?
You’ll undertake a great variety of projects, in around five or so placements: you could be finding new ways to present business information, helping the business communicate better or working side-by-side with brand teams, for example. Your brief will be to identify how technology can improve us, and then make it so, acting as the interface between internal clients and teams of IT specialists. That will often mean working in cross-functional teams; and occasionally even internationally.
Who is it for?
This won’t suit people wanting to work as hands-on technical specialists. We’re looking for graduates who have the tenacity to push change through, the ability to organise highly complex projects, the skills to communicate to a huge variety of people and the kind of passion for technology that can’t help but inspire others. Could that be you?
Any Location, UK locations