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Careers at HUL

To realize our ambition - double the size of our company and halve our environmental footprint - we need people with a desire to win, a passion for consumers and drive to take their personal performance to an even higher level.

A career at Unilever means you have to get started with one of the best employers worldwide. We provide an environment that gives people the chance to achieve their goals, both professionally and personally. At HUL, we offer you more ways to take advantage of opportunities to develop yourself, more room to be successful and grow, attractive remuneration and benefits, and many directions you can follow when building your career, ‘made by you '. Read more about all of these aspects below.

Our Culture

Our values

Our values are part of our open culture in which a personal approach is central to achieving optimum performance. They guide our daily decisions and actions. They underpin everything we say and do.

INTEGRITY

Integrity is essential for us, because it is the main building block of our reputation. Therefore, we will there never compromising. It determines how we behave, wherever we operate. It is our guiding principle to do the right thing for Unilever's success in the long term.

RESPECT

Respect is our top priority, because we believe that people should be treated respectfully, fairly and equitably. We welcome the diversity of people, and we respect people for who they are and what they contribute.

RESPONSIBILITY

We want to carefully deal with our consumers, customers and employees, as well as the environment and the communities where we operate. We will always do what we say.

PIONEERING

Our pioneering spirit is what has made us, and what still our engine is. It gives us the passion to win and create a better future. It means that we are always willing to take calculated risks.

Brands and innovations

The best part of working at HUL is working with its world class brands like Lux, Dove, Surf excel, Ponds, Lipton, Lifebuoy and many more.

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In total we have more than 400 brands, 12 of which each have sales of more than of €1 billion a year. Our more than 250 factories produce, 130,000 tea bags every minute, 1 billion deodorants annually and 2 billion Magnums every year with the help of cutting edge technology and innovation.

A majority of our brands have long-standing social missions, of which our employees proudly are a part of, such as Lifebuoy's drive to promote hygiene through hand washing with soap.

Achievements

BUSINESS PERFORMANCE

Our products are sold in more than 190 countries and use every day 2 billion consumers a Unilever product worldwide. Because sustainability is central to our way of doing business, we are proud that the brands that integrate sustainability perform well in their offerings. Besides the performance of our brands are also the performance of our employees is essential for the growth of our company. We therefore build a culture that is focused on winning, a culture in which every employee is encouraged to fully develop.

PERSONAL PERFORMANCE

At Unilever, we use the Standards of Leadership; these are important competencies that are driving our performance and culture. The Standards of Leadership includes five dimensions that describe the behavior that we like to see in our employees, and the way we want to work and perform.

GROWTH MINDSET

This is competitive leadership. It is a positive but realistic attitude towards the future of the company. It is the passion to win.

CONSUMER AND CUSTOMER FOCUS

This is purposeful leadership which our consumers and customers always come first. It is seeing our brands through their eyes.

BIAS FOR ACTION

This is leadership-driven action. It is a sense of urgency in making decisions. It is the determination of effective actions and taking risks in an informed manner.

ACCOUNTABILITY AND RESPONSIBILITY

This is performance-driven leadership. It is recognize the reality and take responsibility for all your actions and achievements.

BUILDING TALENT AND TEAMS

This is people-centered leadership, investing in the development of people. It is also building teams that join forces to win.

Great people, great place

We offer our employees many opportunities to develop, grow and to perform optimally. At Unilever, you can give yourself towards your career to suit your interests and abilities. Meanwhile, work with great brands and talented people in an informal atmosphere to generate sustainable growth.

TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT

We believe your personal development is important, which is why we invest time and energy to support you so that you can perform well and can develop your skills and knowledge. There are several ways in which we support your growth and accelerate:

  1. Your Performance & Development Planning (PDP) helps you make the most of your time at Unilever. The process guides you in setting and achieving challenging goals that impact the company. It helps you plan how to develop your leadership skills and behaviors for your current role and for years afterward.
  2. We offer a wide range of general skills in line with your development needs. Moreover, we will offer you various opportunities to develop yourself personally and professionally through professional training at the training academy of your discipline (eg. Finance, Marketing).
  3. Another way in which Unilever is supporting your growth by providing leadership programs that are tailored to the stage where your career is at that moment. One is the Unilever Manager Development Programme (UMDP). This is Unilever's new global program for management development aimed at executives, managers and managers of managers (WL 1-3). The UMDP is the essential program to support line managers in developing their skills in the area of managing a team and in the area of leadership. The program brings you the essential skills you need to be a successful manager at Unilever.
  4. Employees who set ambitious goals and get that contribute to a strong operating and promote our Standards of Leadership can obtain the offer to participate in a program for high potentials. These programs are focused on developing employees on a broader level and with more depth, in preparation for considerably more challenging features in the future.

Diversity

Diversity at Unilever is about inclusion, embracing differences, creating possibilities and growing together for better business performance.

Unilever is committed to becoming a truly diverse and inclusive company. This is not only just the right thing to do, it's crucial to helping us reach our target of doubling the size of our business while reducing our environmental impact.

To deliver these business goals, it is vital we have people with the right talent, skills and creativity. We believe that having a gender-balanced, engaged workforce that reflects our consumer base is a critical element of our long-term growth strategy.

Creating an inclusive environment that enables all individuals to perform to their full potential, irrespective of who they are, will help us win equitably and sustainably.

We embrace diversity in our workforce. This means giving full and fair consideration to all applicants and continuing development of all employees regardless of gender, nationality, race, creed, disability, style or sexuality.

We are building a winning culture, in which every employee is encouraged to grow to his or her full potential. We have developed a performance-based reward structure that recognises people have delivered results and have the right values for our business.

Our goal is to deliver Unilever's promise to consumers and the world through a pioneering employment experience that our competitors wish they had.

That means we don't just encourage employees to give us feedback, we have developed leading-edge tools to help us hear clearly how reward feels from the point of view of our people. Our commitment is set out in our Code of Business Principles.

Reward at HUL

Reward at HUL

We are building a winning culture, in which every employee is encouraged to grow to his or her full potential. We have developed a performance-based reward structure that recognises people have delivered results and have the right values for our business.

Our goal is to deliver Unilever's promise to consumers and the world through a pioneering employment experience that our competitors wish they had.

That means we don't just encourage employees to give us feedback, we have developed leading-edge tools to help us hear clearly how reward feels from the point of view of our people.

Reward Development Plan

We create a longer-term Reward Development Plan for each country so that we can continuously improve the relevance and effectiveness of the rewards we offer our people.

We know that reward is important. Reward should not be a 'black box'. We believe that rewards should be 'open, fair, consistent and explainable' and we aim to deliver every aspect of this in everything we do.

Total reward statement

We aim to give every employee access to a Total Reward Statement in real time. This describes and values every element of the reward package. It also provides useful information on how the elements of each individual’s package work.

We will stretch the content and coverage of Total Reward Statements to more than just money; we want employees to be able to see the value of all their benefits at Unilever, including learning to help individuals keep track of their progress and potential.

Career by choice

Career by Choice

Career By Choice allows you to structure your work around your life and the other way around!

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