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Global Hair Category Cost Control and Investment Analyst

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London, England
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JOB TITLE: Global Hair Cleansing Category Cost Control and Investment Analyst


REPORTS TO: Global Beauty & Personal Care Division Partner


Finance Excellence Teams (FETs) are a core pillar within the Unilever Finance Operating Model. The Global Division FET directly business partners the Global and Cluster marketing teams across 3 core areas, Innovation Planning & Performance, Budget / Investment Management, and Information Management. Working within the FET provides ambitious individuals with the opportunity to work in a Global team, develop team leadership and stakeholder management skills, and gain exposure to the strategies and priorities of all three Divisions.

As Category Cost Control and Investment Analyst, you will play a key role in the budgeting, tracking, controlling,  and analysis of Category Costs across global and regional category teams. The successful candidate will require proven controlling and business partnering experience.


  • Manage delivery of Hair Category targets through working closely with Category Directors, Finance Business Partners, Marketeers and HR

  • Own the monthly tracking of actuals and forecast across a wide portfolio of category spend

  • Lead partnering interventions where budget variances or cost anomalies are identified and reviewed with business partners to resolve

  • Support business partners on budget reallocation decisions enabled via timely and accurate information together with category specific expertise

  • Perform key financial control processes including Month End close reviews, GRIR and accrual management

  • Drive ZBB delivery on the Category CIP budget and provide intervention driving analysis on Market level ZBB on Asset Creation to FBPs


  • Global Hair Care Marketing Team and Global Brand/Cluster Hair Care Marketing Teams

  • Global Hair Care Finance Business Partners

  • Divisional FET Team

  • Global Hair Group Category Leadership Team

  • Global Overheads FET (UniOps)


  • Experience in controlling and business partnering

  • Strong data management and manipulation capabilities

  • Experience in presenting and communicating with senior stakeholders

  • Ability to manage large and complex set of stakeholders

  • Pro-active team player

  • Strength in holding others accountable

Diversity & Inclusion

While we have an idea of the experience required to succeed in this role, we have no pre-requisites.

Diversity at Unilever is about inclusion, embracing differences, creating possibilities, and growing together for better business performance. We embrace diversity in our workforce. This means giving full and fair consideration to all applicants and continuing development of all employees regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnership, and pregnancy and maternity

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