Unilever said this morning it is planning a group-wide overhaul which will result in around 1,500 job cuts globally.
The Marmite-to-Dove soap maker is planning to axe around 15% of senior management roles and 5% of more junior management roles under a restructure to create five business divisions.
It said the jobs will go across the UK and its worldwide operations, but did not give a breakdown of where the cuts will be made.
Unilever, which employs around 149,000 staff worldwide, stressed that factory teams are not expected to be impacted by the changes.
The company employs more than 6,000 people across the UK and Ireland.
Alan Jope, chief executive of Unilever, said: “Our new organisational model has been developed over the last year and is designed to continue the step-up we are seeing in the performance of our business.
“Moving to five category-focused Business Groups will enable us to be more responsive to consumer and channel trends, with crystal-clear accountability for delivery.”