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Finance Analyst - Performance Management

Business and Financial Operations



London, Kentucky, United States

JOB TITLEFinance Analyst - Performance Management



The Performance Management teams are responsible for both short and long-term performance planning and review for a Business Unit within Unilever. A Finance Analyst in Performance Management works collaboratively across multiple areas of the business to drive your Business Unit’s strategy and financial growth model and is the analysis vehicle for dynamic resource allocation.

A Finance Analyst in Performance Management supports key stakeholders through in-depth analytics, factual interpretation of current realities, internal and external perspectives, and thoughtful communication.

The Performance Management Analyst role focuses on delivering multi-year growth through the support of key elements including strategic planning, target setting, OKR support/tracking, external benchmarking and adhoc support on key projects. The role will partner with the Performance Management Manager and Director to ensure the Business Unit is delivering on its ambitions through scenario analysis and identifying key gaps/interventions.

Key responsibilities include consolidating, understanding, analysing, and presenting results and forecast to senior leadership. The role must ensure accuracy of Business Unit results while collaborating with key stakeholders to drive transparency in key performance metrics. The role is also responsible for developing models to collect, analyse & present different scenarios to drive performance conversations, partnering with and supporting Business Unit teams throughout the year.

Additional responsibilities may include support for strategy projects, CI initiatives, support of key P&L components such as BMI, Overheads and other performance metrics and long-term projects.

This role offers:

· Exposure to the various senior leaders

· Corporate finance learning and business acumen development

· Exciting and challenging real-life problem solving

· An in-depth picture of business performance, strategy and real challenges faced


  • Support the annual strategic planning effort across a Business Unit
  • Support the Monthly/Quarterly reporting/planning cadence including Performance and Forecast Reviews
  • Identify and communicate key risks and opportunities and support initiatives for intervention
  • Support bi-annual target setting processes including analyzing target constructs for key components of the PC business
  • Coordinate and deliver ad-hoc analysis and requests to support PC performance discussions, actions, and prioritization as well as Board/Unilever Executive Leadership reviews
  • Track performance vs long term priorities and targets identifying gaps and appropriate interventions across your business area
  • Ad-hoc analysis to support Leadership Team performance discussions, actions, and prioritization
  • Support OKR development and ongoing performance management
  • Support high profile initiatives that deliver long term strategic priorities and performance within your business area
  • Partner with the Performance Management Manager to own the growth agenda to spot savings across multiple P&L cost lines


  • A strong academic, financial, and analytical background; Finance qualification (CIMA/ACCA fully/part qualified) or Bachelor’s Degree in Finance/Economics
  • Relevant years of experiences in finance or related roles
  • Strong analytical skills, high attention to detail and bias for action
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills including working with large amounts of data in Excel
  • Excellent communication skills (written and presentation)
  • Ability to directly work with business partners of varying seniority
  • Resilience in dealing with uncertainty; Problem solving for unstructured briefs and stretching deadlines from senior management
  • Strong work ethic and proactive mindset


About Unilever

Unilever is one of the world’s leading suppliers of Food, Home and Personal Care products with sales in over 190 countries and reaching 2 billion consumers a day. Unilever has more than 400 brands found in homes around the world, including Dove, Tresemme, Lynx, Lifebuoy, Shea Moisture, Persil, Domestos, Ben & Jerry’s, Magnum, Marmite, The Vegetarian Butcher, Graze and Pot Noodle.

Faced with the challenge of climate change and the need for human development, we want to move towards a world where everyone can live well and within the natural limits of the planet. That’s why our purpose is ‘to make sustainable living commonplace’


In September 2020, Unilever announced the intention to build a new sustainable campus site in Kingston, London to house the employees who currently work in 100 Victoria Embankment in Blackfriars, Lever House in Kingston, Unilever House in Leatherhead and Graze in Richmond. We are creating our own Unilever sustainable, agile work environment, purposefully bringing us together in our own Unilever ecosystem. The campus is due to be completed in early 2025 and will consist of two interconnected buildings, as well as landscaped surrounding areas. 

What We Offer

Not only do we offer a competitive salary and pension scheme, we also offer an annual bonus, free gym, a discounted staff shop and shares. You’ll have the opportunity to work directly with our renowned and exciting brands in a flexible and hybrid working environment.

Whilst the role is advertised on a full-time basis, we would be happy to discuss possible flexible working options and what this may look like for you. We are a key advocate of wellbeing and offer a variety of support for our people including hubs, programmes and development opportunities. We strive to achieve a family-friendly and inclusive workplace and to, above all, create possibilities for all.

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. We are also more than happy to provide reasonable adjustments during our application and interview process to enable you to be present your best self. To find out more, including about our Employee Resource Groups, please click here [Register to View] target="_blank" rel="noreferrer">Equity, Diversity & Inclusion at Unilever | Unileveropens in a new window.

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