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Agile Finance Value Partner (m/f/d)

Job ID:
R-20028
Category:
Finance
Location:
Schaffhausen, Canton of Schaffhausen
Date posted:
09/08/2021

YOU ARE MORE THAN JUST YOUR JOB TITLE. MORE THAN JUST NUMBERS AND LETTERS ON YOUR CV. AND WE ARE MORE THAN JUST A COMPANY. SO WHY DON’T WE TEAM UP AND ACHIEVE EVEN MORE TOGETHER?! YOUR PERSONALITY AND PASSION, OUR MANY BRANDS AND CAREER OPPORTUNITIES. THE PERFECT FIT!


Hello, Unilever here! We are a leading international consumer goods manufacturer. Our nutrition, personal care, detergents and cleaning agent products are used day in, day out by around 2.5 billion people in over 190 countries. These include AXE, Dove, Lipton, Ben & Jerry's and many more.

At our location in Schaffhausen/Switzerland we are looking at the next possible date for a 

Agile Finance Value Partner (m/f/d)

What is it about?

Unilever Global Procurement Naturals Team manages an annual spend of €7 billion – procuring a wide range of raw materials from soybean oil, chocolate, tomato paste to palm oil and oleochemicals – that mainly goes into our beloved Food and Refreshment products and also into BPC and HC. With input cost seeing huge inflations in 2020-2021, competitive sourcing has become ever more relevant for Unilever to maintain its bottom line. Furthermore, given the large global footprint, Naturals Team actively invests in suppliers, communities and technology to ensure we source sustainably to protect and generate nature.

As an Agile Finance 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 organisation to achieve its goals.

You will support the value creation agenda of Naturals procurement based in Singapore and Schaffhausen. Your key stakeholders will be sourcing professionals in charge of Commodities, Ingredients, Palm and Tea, located in all geographies globally, as well as Global F&R Finance and Sustainable Sourcing team.

YOUR TASKS:

This role provides 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

  • Partner with the F&R division and senior stakeholders to ensure latest material inflation is communicated to 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.

  • 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

YOUR PROFILE:

  • University degree preferably in Business Administration, Finance, Economics or related areas

  • 1 - 3 years financial experience in a comparable role preferably in FMCG sector

  • Strong Business Acumen – you should be business savvy and able to bring a business perspective to the 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

HOW TO APPLY:

Complete the online application form, send us your application documents and click on the "Confirm and apply" button. You will then receive an automatic confirmation of receipt.
Don’t forget: let us know your salary expectations and your earliest possible starting date.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Fabienne Maurer (HR.DACH@unilever.com).

We will unfortunately not be able to consider any incomplete applications.

*E-mail applications will not be processed!

Unilever is an organisation committed to equity, inclusion and diversity 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. At Unilever we are interested in every individual bringing their ‘Whole Self’ to work and this includes you! Thus if you require any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of your application so that we can support you through your recruitment journey.

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