Why You Need A Career Plan - Sarah Mansfield, Unilever

Sarah Mansfield, VP of Global Media Europe and Americas at Unilever, shares her career story and career advice for young people. Unilever is a British multinational consumer goods company - they own brands such as Ben and Jerry’s, Dove, Lynx, Vaseline and many other household names. Sarah’s role requires her to be responsible for advertising those brands and making sure they get on tv, in print magazines, billboards and social media. In this interview she gives us an insight into her role and how she got started in her career. Areas discussed include:

  • What Unilever do and what her role involves
  • How she started her career journey
  • Things that she wished she did differently when she was younger 
  • What to consider in your career plan 
  • Why you need to focus on your soft skills 
  • How to figure out your strengths

The Circl Interview Series asks leaders of the UK’s most exciting businesses to share their career paths and advice with the next generation of talent. Check out our other interviews with professionals from organisations such as Facebook, PwC and Bulb.