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Supply Chain Finance Business Partner

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București, RO
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With operations in nearly 100 countries around the world and 365 manufacturing sites across six continents, we have strong roots in local markets and first-hand knowledge of local cultures. We lead the home care market through our cleansing and hygiene products in much of the world.

Since 1995, Unilever has operated on the Romanian market as one of the most important companies in the consumer goods sector.

USCE oversees five key business Units: Nutrition, Home Care, Ice Cream, Beauty & Wellbeing, and Personal Care. With brands like Deli'kat, Magnum, Hellmann's, Cocolino, Dero, Cif, Domestos, Dove, and Rexona, USCE enjoys a leading position on the FMCG market.

The MCO Supply Chain Finance Analyst provides business partnering to the logistics team based in the MCOs and to the local SC team where relevant.

He/she reports and provides support to the cluster logistics finance manager on the key strategic initiatives by providing relevant information and ad hoc analysis.

Role Responsibilities

  • Finance first point of contact for logistic cost for the MCO teams (logistic, finance , SC director/leader) : explain results, coordinates planning/forecasting and provides visibility on it, leads deep dives and investigations, participates on local performance review meetings

  • Builds business cases or scenarios to support cost decision making with key focus in saving initiatives (restructuring, changes in logistic network, supporting tenders or price negotiations, truck fill, storage cost modelling)

  • Person is directly responsible for result analysis, forecasting, budgeting of UEBV Warehousing and local logistic cost elements (local transport or Ice cream network specific cost, Logistic people cost)

  • Review, discuss and if needed adjusts the analysis of SCFS team in Warehouse cost element during month-end and variance analysis.

  • Provides the relevant input for transport finance processes (input for month end, savings, inflation, one offs)

  • Has a basic level of understanding of primary transport and pallet results and forecast

  • Manages all the relevant month end activates not centralized in the central FP&A team (e.g. local bookings)

  • He provides the relevant input to the FP&A team on reports and analysis required by them (e.g. FCST, BP, Variance analysis, Volume input, Commentaries) and ensure MCO alignment to the central processes. 

  • He manages budgeting and LSS recharging process both for Distribution Management Costs and SC Indirects

  • Responsible for SC Indirects finance processes (month end, rebooking, forecasting, analysis)

  • Provides and discusses details of Logistic and SCI forecast with MSO finance  

  • Ensures compliance with IFRS 16 (knowledge of country WH contracts, maintaining/analysing  financial information in various systems)


  • Business partnering and team working – demonstrate commitment to the team in helping to achieve their goals.

  • Analytical thinking, problem solving attitude – ability to combine multiple and different data point to draw conclusions; apply systematic approach to identify and eliminate root causes; identify problem solution;

  • Motivation and drive – ambitious to hit personal target and standard; act to remove basic blocks to progress without waiting for other to do so;

  • Business acumen – rapidly absorbs new information; applies new techniques, technology and procedures;

  • IT & communication skills – excellent level of computer literacy (excel & SAP); good communication and presentation skills;

  • English language : advanced

  • Basic accounting knowledge

  • Minimum 3 years experience in a finance partnering role

We offer:

  • Work in a multicultural environment where people with energy, passion and commitment work together to fulfil ambitious goals and achieve their individual potential

  • Permanent contract with an attractive payment & benefit package

  • Agile and flexible ways of working

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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