A better business. A better world. A better you. At Unilever you are more than your job title, you are part of the world’s most successful, purpose-led business. Work with brands that are well-loved around the world, that improve the lives of our consumers and the communities around us. We produce world-leading brands including Lipton, Knorr, Dove, Axe, Hellmann’s and, alongside trusted local names and innovative-forward thinking brands like Ben & Jerry’s, The Dollar Shave Club and Dermalogica.
Background & Purpose of the Job
At Unilever, we act fast to anticipate consumer needs, fast to translate ideas into new products, and fast to make, distribute and market them. We craft products that people enjoy, trust and use as part of their daily lives. Which is why, as part of Unilever, you could make an impact on a global and local scale. We look for people with different views, ideas, experiences and backgrounds to bring dynamism to the business and, most importantly, an empathy with consumers. It's those individuals working together that make Unilever one of the most successful consumer goods companies in the world. Individuals with the courage to be heard, seize opportunities and take risks. A job at Unilever is a career made by you, with development opportunities, benefits and a working culture that embraces diversity. You can craft your own path as you work with the brands and people that drive our sustainable business growth. As an Associate Finance Manager (AFM), you will partner with the business to ensure growth and to enable them to meet their financial goals, actively lead efforts to find opportunities and implement solutions to improve the financial performance of the business.
Who You Are & What You’ll Do
The AFM will be aligned with our key business processes and play an integral role on cross-functional teams, to set our direction and optimize our business performance. By providing an integrated financial perspective on the impact of business decisions, the AFM makes recommendations and influences decisions that maximize value for the business.
You love to win, and have fun doing it: Models success and fulfillment, achieves satisfaction by helping others to continue developing their skills.
You’re a change maker: Given the rapid pace of change in our portfolio, the AFM needs to partner with brand to inspire change in the way we lead the business and to ensure we grow in a profitable, sustainable way.
You’re a culture & change champion: Extraordinary interpersonal skills and the ability to build collaborative relationships with multiple and diverse stakeholders.
Duties & Responsibilities:
Serve as a strategic business partner, bringing an understanding of Finance, value creation and business drivers.
Supports analytical and business frameworks as well as a quantitative approach to decision-making that shape the overall strategic course of the organization.
Focus on operations including but not limited to formulation of pricing strategies, business assessment of new product initiatives, economic evaluation of capital expenditures, competitive analysis and benchmarking, and business process redesign
Analyze financial results and key trends, assess current and future business risks, and communicate results to leadership.
Implement operational improvement actions in assigned areas in line with development of procedures for required duties.
Build and maintain effective working relationships with cross-functional business partners to develop annual financial plans and ongoing forecasts for departmental expenses and headcounts.
Involvement with special projects related to business development, strategic growth and ad hoc analysis.
Contribute to our culture of being collaborative, respectful, transparent, ethical, and efficient.
What You’ll Need To Succeed
Recent or future MBA graduate (no more than 6 months post graduate) with emphasis on Accounting, Finance, or related fields
Future graduates must be scheduled to complete their MBA before June of 2019
Minimum of four years of related financial planning and analysis experience with increasing responsibility and control
Prior work experience in Brand, Supply Chain, Customer Development (Sales), Audit, Accounting, Financial Reporting, or Financial Planning is preferred
An enterprising and inquisitive nature that can find solutions to complex problems
Experience creating and implementing operational improvement solutions
Possesses excellent verbal and written communication skills to clearly communicate results and implications of analysis
Experience communicating financial acumen effectively with all levels of the organization
Enjoys working in a collaborative team environment
Unilever is an organization committed to diversity and inclusion to drive our business results and create a better future every day for our diverse employees, global consumers, partners, and communities. We believe a diverse workforce allows us to match our growth ambitions and drive inclusion across the business.
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Persons with Disabilities
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Employment is subject to verification of pre-screening tests, which may include drug screening, background check, credit check and DMV check.
Internal Number: 18000F9I
About Unilever:On any given day, 2.5 billion people use Unilever products to feel good, look good and get more out of life – giving us a unique opportunity to build a brighter futureMaking sustainable living commonplace:Great products from our range of more than 400 brands give us a unique place in the lives of people all over the world.When consumers reach for nutritionally balanced foods or indulgent ice creams, affordable soaps that combat disease, luxurious shampoos or everyday household care products, there’s a good chance the brand they pick is one of ours. Seven out of every ten households around the world contain at least one Unilever product, and our range of world-leading, household-name brands includes Lipton, Knorr, Dove, Axe, Hellmann’s and Omo. Trusted local brands designed to meet the specific needs of consumers in their home market include Pureit and Suave.Whatever the brand, wherever it is bought, we’re working to ensure that it plays a part in helping fulfil our purpose as a business – making sustainable living commonplace.A sustainable business plan:We want our business to grow but we recognise that growth at the expense of people or the environment is both unacc...eptable and commercially unsustainable. Sustainable growth is the only acceptable model for our business.Our Unilever Sustainable Living Plan (USLP) is central to our business model. It sets out how we are growing our business, whilst reducing our environmental footprint and increasing our positive social impact.Our USLP has three big goals:•Help more than a billion people to improve their health and wellbeing. •Halve the environmental footprint of our products. •Source 100% of our agricultural raw materials sustainably and enhance the livelihoods of people across our value chain.Working with others to build a brighter future:We know that our products must be sustainable at every stage in their life-cycle, not just in our factories. That means working with others, including our suppliers, consumers, governments, NGOs and other businesses to help create the major changes that are needed to address the biggest challenges facing our world.Business facts & figures•€53.7 billion turnover in 2017•58% of our business is in emerging markets•12 brands have sales of more than €1 billion a year•161,000 people work for Unilever•47% of our managers are women•In 2017, we maintained zero non-hazardous waste to landfill•No.1 FMCG graduate employer of choice in 44 of the 52 countries we recruit from•In 2016 our Sustainable Living brands grew 50% faster than the rest of the business