Nick Johnson appointed head of Unilever Ireland
Based in Unilever Ireland's head office in Citywest, Nick Johnson will lead the company's Irish sales and marketing team
28 July 2014 | 0
Nick Johnson has been appointed managing director and vice president (VP), Customer Development for Unilever Ireland, succeeding Jill Ross in the leadership role. Johnson has held various senior posts since joining Unilever in 2011, most recently as Shopper Marketing and Category Management director with Unilever UK, and will take up the new role in Ireland in July.
Based in Unilever Ireland’s head office in Citywest, he will lead the company’s Irish sales and marketing team, for a portfolio of brands such as HB ice cream, Lyons Tea and Knorr. Johnson will be responsible for Unilever’s business development in Ireland, working in close partnership with the company’s retail and wholesale customers.
He joined Unilever UK Limited in January 2011 as Business Operations director within Customer Development. He then assumed role of Category Management & Business Operations director in July 2011. In October 2013, he took on leadership of Unilever’s Shopper Marketing function whilst retaining the category management function. Before joining Unilever, Johnson held various senior positions in a number of global FMCG companies including Birds Eye, Procter & Gamble, Gillette and JTI/Gallaher.