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Global Business Operations Analyst - FBP

Business and Financial Operations


Full Time

On Site


London, Kentucky, United States

Job Title: Global Business Operations Analyst - FBP

Location: London 100VE


The role is pivotal within the Global Bus Ops finance team, managing and providing the team with analytics and insight on performance of controlled costs. The role would be agile and work across the Global BO Finance team, with a broad remit covering Unilever Business Operations performance of controlled costs (specifically Overheads) and capital expenditure. The role will engage with senior stakeholders across the business, enabling a strong global network to be built.

The role gives the opportunity to embrace the digital journey, encouraging improvements in reporting, automation, and experimentation in new systems. The role reports to the Global Business Operations Finance Manager but will work closely with all members of the team as well as with peers across Supply Chain and Uniops.

As Global Supply Chain Finance Analyst, you would be responsible for the coordination of an accurate month end closing related activities, including actuals reporting, analysis and forecast submission. Business partnering with all the Business Operations and BG Supply Chain Teams including target setting, journal and accrual postings and general budget management.


· Overheads reporting, deep dive analysis on actuals vs forecast to highlight key drivers for over/under delivery:

o Understand transactional level detail & drivers to provide monthly insights to stakeholders

o Trend analysis of spends

· Responsibility for coordinating and managing forecasting process for Overheads

· Business Partnering for Global SC teams, understanding the intricacies within each budget and supporting with general queries

· Support with annual target setting and workforce planning process

· Managing monthly journal and accrual entries

· Act as Business owner for PBI Dashboard alongside UniOps D&A team

· Cost Centres/International Cost Centres (ICC) creation as requested

· Support SC Overheads Controller with overall management of the total budget

Key Interfaces:

· Business Operations Teams

· Customer Operations Finance

· BG & BU SC Teams

· Global Cost Controllers

· Procurement Finance

· BusOps and BG HR Teams

· UniOps D&A Team


· Relevant experience in Finance

· High degree of proficiency with Excel and PowerPoint

· Experience with iFinance, Cost Control Cube and Coupa advantageous

· Excellent partnering, inter-personal, communication and influencing skills

· High energy, high ownership of work, dedication and commitment to driving results

· Ability to manage conflicting priorities and stakeholders

· Awareness & interest in digitisation and automation


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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