Posted on :
7 Oct, 2015
As one of the world’s greatest consumer goods companies, we offer people with talent, passion and integrity some of the world’s greatest careers.
Unilever started operations within South Africa (SA) in 1891 when the company registered the Sunlight trademark. The green bar was still being imported from England at the time due to high costs of imported raw materials like vegetable oil.
Unilever came to South Africa in 1887 when William Lever, the founder of Lever Brothers, registered the Sunlight trademark.
His first visit to South Africa in 1895 was to an under-developed country crippled by drought with poor communications and few skills. However, he believed products would ultimately be manufactured locally.
Initially, this was not viable as tariffs on imported vegetable oils were considerably higher than those on imported soaps. As a result, consignments of Sunlight, the first wrapped and branded soap, were shipped to South Africa.
Unilever has gained a reputation as one of the world’s most admired employers by providing an environment where individuals can achieve their goals, both professionally and personally.
We are aware that to attract and retain the best people, we must offer them more. More ways to take advantage of the opportunities, more room to succeed and grow, and more directions in which to pursue their careers.
How to apply
Select South Africa as location, search for jobs and apply