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Assistant Procurement Finance Manager, Global Personal Care Business Group

Business and Financial Operations


Full Time

On Site


London, Kentucky, United States

JOB TITLE: Assistant Procurement Finance Manager, Global Personal Care Business Group



Unilever Global Personal Care Business group manages an annual material spend of €5 billion – procuring a wide range of raw materials from Palm, Packaging, Chemicals, Finished Products, Food ingredients and soft commodities– that mainly goes into across our categories. With input cost seeing huge inflations in 2021-2022, competitive sourcing has become ever more relevant for Unilever to maintain its bottom line. Furthermore, given the large global footprint, procurement team actively invests in suppliers, communities, and technology to ensure we source sustainably.

As a Value Partner, you will be part of the Unilever Procurement Finance organisation, a global team consisting of over 60 members across the globe, supporting and helping Procurement organization and Personal Care BG team to achieve its goals. Your key stakeholders will be sourcing professionals in charge of different portfolios located in all geographies globally, as well as Global Personal care Finance, Procurement, Supply chain and business teams.


This role provides the finance business partnering through the effective performance management, division partnering and support on various value-delivery projects:

  • Drive the active performance management reporting to ensure that the business targets and operational KPIs are achieved
  • Drive the cost, cash and sustainability agenda in line with Procurement Strategy and gross margin ambition of the business
  • Ensure that the procurement organization has adequate financial acumen and understanding of policies and procedures through regular and effective training and presentation of relevant finance initiatives, policies and procedures
  • Support the procurement forecast through deep-dives and understanding of the different drivers and causes of price impact
  • Provide effective business partnering to the portfolio team to optimize savings opportunities and to drive cash generation
  • Collaborate with colleagues across the global business organizations and functional areas (Finance, Procurement and Supply Chain) and develop relationships required to be an effective ambassador for Procurement Finance and the Procurement.
  • Partner with the PC Procurement / R&D team to ensure latest material inflation and related items – product logic/CMA – is communicated to the business
  • Handle projects or work assignments that may be assigned by the line manager from time to time in support of the overall procurement performance
  • Drive the continuous improvement and leverage of information technology to improve savings and forecast/analytics tools


  • Professional qualification (CA/ACCA) or University degree preferably in Business Administration, Finance or related areas
  • Suitable years of financial experience in a comparable role preferably in FMCG sector
  • Strong Business Acumen – the candidate should be business savvy and should be able to bring a business perspective to role
  • Highly analytical and ability to quickly understand new concepts and process chains
  • Flexible, with the ability to shift gear in a fast-paced environment and deal with ambiguity
  • Learning mindset, curious and eager to tackle new challenges
  • MS Excel modelling skills and attention to detail to understand lots of data sets
  • PowerPoint / Presentation skills
  • Excellent communications skills in English (spoken and written)


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 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, subsidised gym membership, 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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