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Associate Finance Manager, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) Americas - ekaterra, Unilever's Tea Division

Business and Financial Operations



Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, United States

Job Title: Associate Finance Manager, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) Americas - ekaterra, Unilever's Tea Division

Work Location: Englewood Cliffs, NJ

About ekaterra

Unilever is proud of its tea business ekaterra, the biggest in the world, with world class purpose driven brands such as Lipton, PG tips and Pukka. eka stands for unity and one purpose while terra stands for earth and nature. As ekaterra we are united in one purpose: growing a world of wellbeing through the regenerative power of plants. Recently Unilever announced that it had agreed to sell ekaterra to CVC Capital Partners Fund VIII.

Present in more than 100 countries, ekaterra generated revenues of €2 billion in 2019. With 11 production factories in four continents and tea growing estates in three countries, ekaterra is a profitable and growing business offering a world of wellbeing with the regenerative power of plants to hundreds of millions of consumers. As a standalone entity, ekaterra is even better positioned to lead the industry with dedicated focus driving greater growth and value.

Under CVC’s ownership, ekaterra has an exciting future ahead with opportunities for increased investments in our brands, our people and our capabilities. Combining the strength and scale of its global iconic brands with speed and agility, ekaterra is brewing a ‘corporate start-up’ mindset that’s opening-up new opportunities to flourish every day – both for its business, and its people.

At ekaterra, we work alongside people who put consumer love at the heart of every decision. Diverse minds who celebrate new ideas, share our values and the commitment we have for the wellbeing of all. In return, we create an environment that gives our people space and freedom, where they can grow as leaders. A connected community where ideas can thrive. Where you explore new challenges. Learning all you need to master your field, and even more about yourself.

Be part of this amazing blend. Join our collective and help us grow a better world of wellbeing and a better you.

Your Role

The scope and nature of work will evolve as the new organization evolves from a period of TSA (transition services agreements) support with Unilever to standalone.

This role reports directly to the Senior Manager FP&A and Commercial Finance Americas and is an integral member of the Americas Finance team.

As an Associate Finance Manager in the North America finance team, you will be largely responsible for the accurate consolidation of Americas financial plans and forecasts across North America and Latin America inclusive of Retail, Food Solutions, International and eCommerce. Within North America, you will play a lead role in monthly Sales & Operating planning/forecasting. You will drive forward a digitally enabled financial planning, reporting and analytics suite and fully define protocols for information sharing and storage.

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead consolidation of Americas forecasts and results

  • Ensure monthly volume forecasts and P&L are accurately reflected in our planning systems.

  • Ensure Gross Sales and Supply Chain rates are accurate and explained.

  • Collaborate with business units to drive transparency in key plan drivers and capture strategic & tactical risks & opportunities.

  • Design and present results, forecasts, variances, and analytics to leadership.

  • As needed, lead/support North America monthly SOP process.

  • Partner with cross functional business teams on the management of Trade and Marketing budgets.

  • Deliver data visualization tools to facilitate / drive plan evaluation and insights.

  • Create and maintain Americas reporting suite.

  • Establish and embed strong protocols for managing information.

  • Re-imagine how we store and disseminate financial information leveraging digital tools/capabilities.

What You’ll Need To Succeed

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, or a related field

  • Minimum four (4) years of relevant work experience

  • Passion for leveraging tools and technology to drive simplification & maximize value added

  • Practical experience using business intelligence platforms

  • Strong analytical, modeling and problem-solving ability

  • Strong communication and influencing skills. Ability to translate complex finance principles to cross functional partners.

  • You’re a dot connector: Partners across the function to identify, drive, and deliver value across the organization.

    You’re a changemaker: Will develop a deep understanding of the business and deliver solutions tailored to finance to streamline processes and bring about digital enhancements.

    You’re a paradox navigator: The ability to navigate the many embedded operational tensions.

Excited about the Role?

Please apply online. Your application will be reviewed against our requirements and we will be in touch to provide you with an update on the status of your application.


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