TeaCo Data & Analytics Architects Manager

  • Unilever
  • Kingston upon Thames, UK
  • 28/06/2021
Full time Data Science Data Analytics Big Data Data Management Statistics

Job Description

Job Title: TeaCo Data & Analytics Architects Manager

Work Location: Kingston

Job Type: Fulltime

Travel required: Limited travel. Now limited due to CV19 restrictions

About the Tea Business

Unilever is proud of its Tea business, the biggest in the world, with world class purpose driven brands such as Lipton, PG tips and Pukka. Recently, Unilever decided to separate the Tea business to ensure it can best achieve its potential. Unilever is currently reviewing several options for separation, including a demerger, an initial public offering, a disposal or through partnership models. The process is expected to conclude by the end of 2021. The Tea businesses in India and Indonesia, and the partnership interests in the ready-to-drink Tea joint ventures will be retained.

The balance of the Tea brands and geographies and all Tea estates, with generated revenues of €2 billion in 2019, is growing and profitable with proven potential both pre- and post-COVID-19. As a standalone entity, the Tea company remains number one in the world and is even better positioned to lead the industry and take full advantage of the opportunities in the category, with more focus and entrepreneurship driving greater growth and value.

The current vision for the Tea company is to champion a tastier, healthier, more sustainable world of plant-based drinking. Purposeful thinking will be the core anchor of the business, its brands as well as its culture, and enables simple and agile decision making, supports an entrepreneurial mindset and is driven by passion for our consumers.

As we move through this journey towards separation, we are seeking employees with a passion for exciting entrepreneurial experiences, who want to pursue unique career opportunities and have a desire to be an integral part in building the bright future of this plant-based company.

Job Purpose:

  • The TeaCo aspires to be a data driven company, and data, analytics & BI (Business Intelligence) Architects Manager supports the business to take control of its data and get value by defining a reference architecture and being responsible for D&A strategy and direction.
  • The job is to coordinate the technical design for data integration, the logical design for the business model, the physical management of the database and the access requirements of the business intelligence end-user tools.
  • This person will work closely with business leaders and information management teams to define and implement a roadmap on data management, business intelligence and analytics solutions.
  • This person knows how data modelling, lake, reporting layer and tools environments should be optimised differently to support off-applications data analytics & intelligence needs
  • The role is at the heart of the business and holds ultimate responsibility for the success or failure of BI initiatives.


  • Define, prioritize and challenge business data requirements to drive the organization’s business vision.
  • Design advanced conceptual, logical and physical data models, repositories, dashboards and reports within a complete functional and technical architecture.
  • Partner with other architects, infrastructure and software experts to define metadata layers, technical strategy and optimal integration of both legacy and current data within existing IT landscape.
  • Define BI standards, guidelines and best practices for business groups and technical teams; maintain accurate and complete technical architectural documents.
  • Provide expert guidance on Business Intelligence (BI) skills and technologies.
  • Support D&A tools upgrades in development, testing and documentation.
  • Perform maintenance and troubleshooting activities for D&A tools.
  • Diagnose and resolve BI tool capacity issues.
  • Prepare reports for Business Leaders and recommend strategies and actions based upon analyzed data.
  • Recommend strategies to improve performance and capacity of BI tools.
  • Collaborate with Developers and Analysts for successful development of BI reporting and analysis solutions.
  • Work with business groups and technical teams to develop and maintain data warehouse platform for BI reporting.

All About you:

  • Strong knowledge of multiple data lake platforms, data warehousing, data modelling query and analytics tools, as well as knowledge in advanced data analysis techniques from both technical and business perspectives.
  • Prior experience of translating business requirements and data into BI designs, data requests, reports and dashboards and value add business insights.
  • Prior experience of managing multiple data sets and working with ETL (Extract, Transform, Load) and Data Warehouse solutions.
  • Strong information technology skills to be able to move data from older applications & structures to new ones
  • Communication skills, both oral and written to communicate effectively with Business and IT colleagues
  • Experience in working closely with all business lines to identify business needs and analytics opportunities
  • Experience leading data conversations and developing business concepts.
  • Ability to solve problems independently and as part of a team.
  • Experience supporting the design and development of business intelligence solutions

The qualities we look for in you:

The Tea business is made up of a special blend of individuals which make our teams exciting and diverse. To be part of our tea family we are looking for individuals who think Green and are environmentally conscious, who understand the power of simplicity and who are accountable for their actions. We want those who infuse mastery and passion in everything they do to create great products and unforgettable experiences for our consumers.

What's in it for you?

We believe that growth is for everyone, we believe in growing leaders and making space to grow an owner’s mentality and like nature we adapt, we change and we grow. We believe in connections over hierarchies and (work)levels. We have a 'corporate start-up' approach; we act with speed and agility and we have the strength and scale of a large corporation. We are building a better world of wellbeing and a better you.

Tea Business: At this exciting time, we have announced our intention to separate the Tea Organisation into an independent business. As part of this separation process, we anticipate that this role will transfer to this independent business.

Diversity at Unilever is about inclusion, embracing differences, creating possibilities and growing together for better business performance. We embrace diversity in our workforce. 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