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: Finance Business Partner Manager – CD GT&IC

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Bangkok, Bangkok
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Business Context and Main Purpose of the Job:

Unilever Thai Trading – Finance team is recruiting Finance Business Partner Manager – CD GT&IC to lead dynamic team of 3. The successful candidate will be reporting directly to Head of Customer Development Finance Thailand and partner to Thailand and MYSG Head of Customer Development.

Finance Business Partnering at Unilever is a highly dynamic and exciting role which fit with candidate who has entrepreneur mindset. The role typically includes partner with customer business development team in defining the right strategies, managing business cases to support business scenarios and provide insightful analysis to make the right decision.  This role will be business partners to deliver consistent, competitive, profitable, and responsible growth both short term and long run. 

This is a role with interaction with various stakeholders across Unilever Thai Trading and global team. Provides an excellent learning ground for the individual to strive and succeed.


  • Partner to Customer Business Development General Trade and Ice-cream team

  • Lead business meetings, provide financial advice and viewpoints to drive Business cases, strategic growth and decision making.

  • Lead financial performance planning and review by customer view. This includes analysis of actual results, financial forecast, market offtake view, Stock cover day and budget controls.

  • Support company projects as required.

Skills and experiences

  • Bachelor/Master’s Degree, in related field (e.g. Business/Finance/Economics/Accounting/etc.)

  • Minimum 7-8 years’ experience in FMCG industry

  • Strong understanding of local customer landscape, shopper market insights

  • Analytical skills and deep understanding of relevant Research tools

  • Strategy development

  • High level of problem-solving ability

  • Change management and strong project management skills

  • Strong financial and business acumen

  • Building and managing Teams, ideally cross-country & virtual teams

  • Fluent in English language

  • Ability to comprehend in Thai language is mandatory as this role requires frequent engagement with internal/external local stakeholders

Who are we looking for?

Drive and results orientation: The individual has a natural bias for action and is willing to make a positive difference to achieve higher levels of performance. Sets new and stretching goals for self or team, exploits opportunities and strives to achieve beyond what is expected, even under adverse circumstances. Takes direct ownership of objectives, balancing caution, courage, and flexibility. Has high levels of self-assurance and shows resilience and belief in own ability to achieve goals. Works well under pressure and results driven.

Analytical power: Brings powerful analysis to issues and has an eye for detail and uses an intelligent mix of logic and intuition in decision making and judgment. Rapidly absorbs new information, knowledge and applies new techniques, technology, and procedures.

Strategic orientation: Can clearly articulate evolving priorities for the business and have a point of view on shaping the agenda for the future. Ability to see the bigger picture and provides new perspectives and clarity. Spots issues in the future and responds to the dynamic environment.

Collaboration and Influencing: Is impactful and flexible in communicating and influencing the issues with the ability to work across matrices of functions.  Builds informal networks, actively listens, and responds to the concerns and feelings of others even when not explicitly stated

Passion for people: Has a genuine passion to develop people – through coaching, mentoring and the desire to devote personal time to build people skills and having a flair to lead people and command followership. The candidate should have the maturity and deftness to understand nuances in different inter relationships and find the way to get the job done, holding people accountable where necessary.

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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