Territory Manager At Unilever

Job Description

Unilever is currently hiring for Territory Sales Manager, South East

Function: Customer Development

Reports to: Regional Sales Manager, Southeast

Scope: Local

Location: T & K Tema, Ghana

Terms & Conditions: Full time

About Unilever

With 3.4 billion people in over 190 countries using our products every day, Unilever is a business that makes a real impact on the world. Work on brands that are loved and improve the lives of our consumers and the communities around us. We are driven by our purpose: to make sustainable living commonplace, and it is our belief that doing business the right way drives superior performance. At the heart of what we do is our people – we believe that when our people work with purpose, we will create a better business and a better world.

At Unilever, your career will be a unique journey, grounded in our inclusive, collaborative, and flexible working environment. We don’t believe in the ‘one size fits all’ approach and instead we will equip you with the tools you need to shape your own future.

Job Purpose

The TM role is a key role assign a designated territory to manage. He/she is responsible for managing the assigned territory, key distributor team to deliver their metrices. To lead the management of the distributor and with respect to infrastructure, process, and overall operations to ensure outstanding implementation channel specific of brand/category and POP vision, while ensuring agreed ROI and distribution objectives.

Distributor Management


  • Understand the impact of geographic, demographic factors on retail environment and assess customer and channel attractiveness
  • Carry out strategies formulated by line manager in assigned area.
  • Assist in determination of channel priorities based on brand/channel objectives and implement action plans
  • Interpret findings shopper insight into local context / activity and identify trends, provide inputs to category managers to identify new opportunities.
  • Identify opportunities and develop a business plan by distributor aligning with company sales plan/strategy
  • Monitor customer for achievement of target and maintenance of agreed ROI and suggest alternatives.
  • Build and maintain relationships with key customers in the area
  • Understand the POP vision by channel and evaluate quality of implantation and suggest / drive corrective action.
  • Analyse category / brand / SKU performance and prepare customer specific sales plan to achieve brand objectives.
  • Monitor implementation of channel specific activities and report performance. Take initiative for improving efficacy.
  • Make recommendations to improve availability, visibility (initiatives at distributor end)
  • Roll out and monitor visibility improvement initiatives.
  • Manage resources such as Distributors, distributor managers, Sales representatives and 3P’s (Merchandising) Leadership & Team Management
  • Motivate and leads the team and activates relevant network to assist in achievement of objectives. Ensures implementation of appropriate company guidelines.
  • Develop and train your team, distributor operation managers and the distributor sales representatives.
  • Identify opportunities and develop a business plan by distributor each year
  • Help team identify resources and infrastructure gaps and correcting them by monitoring implementation of business plan, volume, value, growth, infrastructure, and resources.
  • Recommend capability development initiatives through coaching, sharing best practices.
  • Review teams target against performance aligning with Regional Sales Manager
  • Identify, plan and implement actions to assist in performance improvement of team through coaching, guidance, delegation, recommendation to training, projects etc.

What You Need To Succeed

  • Collaborative – works with CD leadership Teams, HR Business Partners, and other key stakeholders.
  • Organized – Anticipates needs and issues.
  • Talent building – spot and nurture talent
  • Efficient – Resource management and Project Planning
  • Professional skills in learning & Program management (learning)
  • Change management.
  • Communication & Presentation skills
  • Coaching, Teaching and Training abilities
  • Leadership Capabilities

Experiences & Qualifications

  • Minimum 5 years of experience in sales.
  • FMCG experience is desirable
  • University Graduate (Post graduate qualification is Optional)
  • Organizational awareness – Understand unilever tools and best practices
  • Experienced Leading teams
  • Experience working in cross-functional teams within a matrix environment both F2F and virtually.
  • IT skills, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Team Building & Alignment


  • Field sales Skills
  • Project/Innovations management
  • NRM
  • Stakeholder management
  • Design 4 Channels
  • Strong Business & Finance Acumen
  • Digital & Analytical Skills
  • People Management and Leadership Skills
  • Passion for growth
  • Consumer Love
  • Agility
  • Personal Mastery


  • You are energized by delivering fantastic results. You are an example to others – both your results and your resilience. You are constantly on the lookout for better ways to do things, engaging and collaborating with others along the way.
  • As an individual you are the one responsible for your own wellbeing and delivering high standards of work. You must also focus on the Consumer and what they need. You are humble and have your head up, looking around to interpret evidence and data smartly, spot issues and opportunities to make things better.
  • Critical SOL (Standards of Leadership) Behaviors
    • PASSION FOR HIGH PERFORMANCE: Takes personal responsibility and accountability for execution and results. Has an owner’s mindset, using data and insight to make decisions.
    • PERSONAL MASTERY: Sets high standards for themselves. Actively builds own wellbeing and resilience.
    • CONSUMER LOVE: Whatever their role, always looks for better ways to serve consumers. Invests time inside and outside to understand the needs of consumers.
    • PURPOSE & SERVICE: Has humility, understanding that leadership is service to others, inside and outside Unilever.
    • AGILITY: Explores the world around them, continually learning and developing their skills.

Unilever embraces diversity and encourages applicants from all walks of life! This means giving full and fair consideration to all applicants and continuing development of all employees regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnership, and pregnancy and maternity.

Unilever is an organisation committed to equity, inclusion and diversity 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 bringing their ‘Whole Self’ to work and this includes you! Thus if you require any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of your application so that we can support you through your recruitment journey.

Method of Application

Submit your CV and Application on Company Website : Click Here

Closing Date : 18th April, 2024

May 2024