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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
Finance Manager (m/f/d)
Procurement Finance Excellence Team Europe
WHAT IS IT ABOUT
Procurement finance partners the global procurement function in delivering the expansive cost and cash agenda for Unilever. Procurement finance is a diverse global team with representation from 20+ nationalities located primarily in 2 global hubs and 10 market locations.
Reporting to the Procurement Finance Excellence Team Director, you will be responsible for driving the performance of Europe procurement function and one of the procurement networks through superior analytics and insights. You will play a pivotal role in building the understanding of material cost performance and connecting the procurement forecast to the financial forecast and the P&L delivery.
The main role would be to:
Drive the material cost forecast process for whole of Europe and act as network forecast lead for Packaging and Collaborative Manufacturing
Understand the drivers of material impact for the cluster and work with Procurement and SC Finance to provide a clear signal to the business
Lead Procurement performance management agenda for Europe and partner the Europe Procurement Leadership Team in the delivery of material cost targets
Lead global forecasting process improvement initiatives and simplification projects
Lead forecast cycles for Europe and Procurement network assigned
Engage and support buyers to improve quality of the forecast
Drive forecast accuracy through buyer scorecards
Simplify, improve and execute Light Cycle Forecast
Deliver material rates for transfer price updates
Understand impacts from key material movements to guide business decision making
Monitor saving flow through into material prices to ensure business impact
Partner with Europe Procurement, SCF & SCFS to understand end to end Europe material cost
Deliver quality material insights to the business
Monitor key material KPIs (NMI, MC%TO, GM) and highlight interventions required to cluster market teams
Lead forecast improvement initiatives across global forecast process
In this role you will be responsible for 2 direct reports.
Professional finance qualification
At least 5 years experience in a comparable role preferably in FMCG sector
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)
Ability to work collaboratively with other key stakeholders
Strong engagement, presentation and communication skills
Strong People Management skills to guide and motivate the team for superior performance
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 (HR.DACH@unilever.com).
We will unfortunately not be able to consider any incomplete applications.
*E-mail applications will not be processed!
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