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Unilever

Finance Analyst – Global Home Care

Business and Financial Operations

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London, Kentucky, United States

JOB TITLE: Finance Analyst – Global Home Care

JOB LOCATION: UK, London, 100VE

FUNCTION: Finance

REPORTS TO: Finance Manager – Global Home Care

Context:

Home Care Business Group is the second largest Business Group in Unilever accounting for more than 20% of Unilever’s Turnover and ~10% of Operating Profit. It includes €1bn brands Dirt is Good & Surf and other brands like Comfort, Sunlight, Domestos & Cif. The Business Group generates 80% of its sales in emerging markets where strong future growth is most likely and holds number one position in 7 out of its top 10 markets. Home Care vision is to transform the cleaning industry with Clean Future strategy, driving sustainable, superior and affordable products while reducing our environmental impact. Its strategic role is to step up profitability in Laundry, drive future formats and scale Home & Hygiene, furthermore in 2021 there are a number of ambitious investments for the Business Group in its Professional cleaning business and scaling a nascent Hygiene business. In this highly competitive environment, we have defined a clear strategy that optimises our current business, whilst understanding how consumer trends will impact our business in the future.

With the compass organization landing, Business Groups (BG) now have end to end P&L responsibility across the company which requires a different way to drive performance management, investment, choices that are fully aligned with strategy, and value creation.

The role will be part of the global Home Care Finance Performance management team with a key role to play in landing strategic choices and driving the business performance forward.

Global Home Care Finance is a very dynamic, diverse and energetic team, spanning more than 20 nationalities. We are running strong learning, connectivity, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, wellbeing and career development initiatives with strong passion to make this team one of the best in the Unilever Finance.

THE ROLE

The role is a part of the cross-functional Home care category teams to:

  • Manage performance: build close connection with key countries; consolidate global reporting; manage costs and P&L drivers across geographies; drive monthly forecasting, month end review, pricing decision; identify risks and opportunities
  • Ensure financial records are compliance with accepted policies, ensure robustness of internal controls
  • Build strategic plans and investment business case, provide recommendations on how to improve profitability and growth
  • Assist the marketing team with budget planning: drive behaviours and ensure accuracy of planned spend
  • Monitor brand business performance, generate insights and recommendations for improvement
  • Drive value-creation initiatives to deliver value
  • Work with other colleagues within the Home Care Finance team to build the people agenda

KEY INTERACTIONS:

• Business partners

  • Home Care global category leadership teams
  • Other functions in the Core Global business team (Supply chain, CMI, R&D, SC)

• Finance partners

  • Home Care Finance VP, Directors, Managers and Analysts
  • Local Home Care Finance Managers & Analysts in regions and markets
  • Other functional finance teams (supply chain, controls, etc)

KEY REQUIREMENTS:

  • Good business and financial acumen
  • Strong analytical capability, attention to detail and bias for action
  • Strong team player, collaborative
  • Self-driven, diligent, willing to “roll up your sleeves”
  • Passion for learning and development
  • 1 – 5 years’ experiences in finance or related roles
  • A strong academic background, with a track record at high performance in your career to date
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills. SAP and BW knowledge a plus but not a must
  • CIMA/ACCA fully/part qualified or equivalent a plus but not a must

What we offer

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 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.

Location

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 inearly2025and will consist of two interconnected buildings, as well as landscaped surrounding areas. 

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