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Trade Auditor KSA

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Jeddah, Mecca Region;
Riyadh, Riyadh Region
Date posted:

Job Title: Trade Auditor - KSA

Location: KSA

Main Purpose of the Job:

The KSA market (€400m sales value) is uniquely positioned with a multi-category and multi-channel portfolio, highly accretive margins and a diverse consumer base. Unilever spends around €160m behind in-market activities in form of trade discounts, consumer promotions, in-store visibility and displays.

This role, working closely with the KSA Controller and CD Finance Manager will help in ensuring controls & checks over in-market spends by closely monitoring activities conducted in the market, counterparts received in return of incentives given to customers and investigation of any unplanned / unauthorized spends.

Main Accountabilities:

  • Ensure that only approved plans are executed in the market, any non-compliance is bought to the attention of senior leadership as soon as detected.

  • Perform regular checks on in-market spends through market visits, customer meetings, reviewing promotional plans and execution in market to ensure compliance versus approved promotion plans.

  • Maintain records of promotions communicated to customers, comparison of discount authorized by company versus announced by the customers and record the reasons for differences.

  • Be the point of contact & custodian for customer business development agreements, maintaining tracker for BDA agreements and regular follow-up/updates related to signing of BDA agreements.

  • Investigation of un-authorized spends and identifying reasons for such spends.

  • Work closely with Collections and Claims team to provide input for customer reconciliations.

Key Interfaces

  • Key Account Managers.

  • Channel heads.

  • KSA Controlling team.

  • Collection and Claims team.

  • CD Finance team.

Key Skills & Relevant Experience

  • Analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Ability to deep dive and understand complex reconciliations.

  • Ability to understand business operations besides.

  • Infallible integrity.

  • Holding people accountable.

  • Good communication skills.

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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