Nóra Schleisz, CEE Marketing Operations Executive, Unilever Hungary
I began my journey on the Unilever Future Leaders Programme last year. I started as a junior brand manager for Hungary and the Adria region. Within one year, I was working with global personal care brands Dove and Dove Men+Care, as well as the local children’s brand, Gabi. Having the opportunity to work for a dream company like Dove so early in my career is exciting. Everyday is different but it also presents its challenges too.
What is marketing like?
Without a doubt, now is a great time to join Unilever. I’ve been able to work on and roll out big projects right at a time when portfolios are being turned around. This means you get to take ownership of the projects and directly impact the performance of brands.
Communication is everything: whether I’m maintaining contact with central teams and regional colleagues or liaising with media, there are always information flows in need of being tended to.
My project management skills are really valued here at Unilever. I recently switched to a new role delivering our Christmas gift packs project in the Central Eastern European (CEE) market. My knowledge of CEE markets is widening, which provides an opportunity to further improve my skills in coordinating big projects.
One of the great advantages of working at Unilever is the opportunity to attend regular training workshops in a range of subjects – from media to finance – and with the UFLP training guide always on hand, my development can be tailored to ensure I always attend the courses that are best suited to me.
My proudest moments
I am very proud to have been responsible for the complete relaunch of the portfolio for the regional brand Gabi. In collaboration with the Brand Development Team, I successfully rolled-out a major word-of-mouth campaign in the process. I consider this to be one of my greatest achievements in my time with Unilever.
The Spring 2015 Dove skin cleansing campaign has been another great success. I worked on the relaunch of the shower gel portfolio, successfully executing a complex print campaign grounded in a consumer trial of Dove’s new products.
Going into the Unilever Future Leaders Programme, I knew that exciting times lay ahead. But I never expected to have such a big impact on business so early in my tenure. I can’t wait to see what’s next.