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Unilever

Finance Manager - Procurement Business Partnering, Beauty & Wellbeing

Business and Financial Operations

All

Full Time

On Site

No

Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, United States

Procurement Finance is a diverse global team driving the competitiveness of the Direct and Indirect spend and Purposeful procurement activities. The role will play a critical role in leading the finance partnering with the Beauty & Wellbeing BG (~3B spend). This role is a unique role with exposure to Value partnering, Performance Management & Controlling and has broad exposure across senior Procurement, Supply Chain, Business Group and Finance leadership teams.

Finance Value Partnering for Beauty & Wellbeing

  • Partner the Procurement leadership team in developing the overall strategy for the business group and drive accelerated value creation.

  • Lead business case reviews pertaining to Sustainability / Backward integrations / Investments.

  • Drive savings opportunity identification, contract reviews & inflation mitigation actions.

  • Engage the BG and procurement teams to jointly drive value e.g. PL savings and gaps vs target.

Forecast and Performance Management

  • Lead performance management for B&W BG/BUs procurement targets (Cost, Cash and Competitiveness) with regular updates to B&W and procurement LT.

  • Work closely with Procurement Finance Excellence Teams (PFET) to ensure forecast generated by PFET is in line with expectations.

  • Understand the drivers of material impact for the BG/BU and work with Procurement and Business Group Finance to establish clear insights and provide a clear signal to the business to proactively manage the P&L.

  • Prepare the bridge between procurement FC and materials cost FC of the BG & BU and present the insights to procurement LT.

  • Key tasks include analysing the forecast, driving gap closing conversations vs targets, building a clear forecast narrative, and presenting to the LT.

KEY WORKING RELATIONSHIPS

Internal:

  • Beauty & Wellbeing Procurement Leadership Team | Market Procurement Teams | Global BG and BU SC Teams | Procurement Finance Leadership Team | Procurement Central FET

External:

  • Supplier (where relevant as part of a project)

What You'll Need to Succeed

  • Bachelors Degree with 6+ years of relevant finance experience including business partnering experience

  • Ability to present complex information in a simplified manner (Material insights, link to P&L)

  • Strong analytical skills, Excel modelling skills and attention to detail

  • Resilience (ability to cope with time pressure and challenges)

  • High degree of flexibility and ability to quickly understand new topics

  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with other stakeholders and business partners

  • Strong engagement, presentation, and communication skills

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