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Finance Manager (m/f/d) Procurement Finance Excellence Team Europe

Job ID:
R-25360
Category:
Finance
Location:
Schaffhausen, Canton of Schaffhausen;
Rotterdam, South Holland
Date posted:
11/19/2021

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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.

YOUR TASKS:

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.

YOUR PROFIL

  • 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!

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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