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Supply Chain Finance Manager - Foods & Refreshment

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North Rocks, New South Wales
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We are looking for a Supply Chain Finance Manager – Foods & Refreshment. ANZ Foods & Refreshments is a newly created combined Business Unit which represents half the Turnover of the ANZ PMU and a third of its UOP. The two Categories have different challenges to be addressed and requires a strong focus on its Supply Chain Costs, hence the need for a SCF leader with strong strategic mindset and bias for action towards achieving an optimal and sustainable SC cost base.

Reporting to the F&R Finance Director, the F&R Supply Chain Finance Manager will play a pivotal role in driving effective cost management and savings delivery within the F&R Supply Chain area. The role will Finance partner the 2 Sourcing units, Minto and Tatura, the CCBT’s, the local logistics, R&D and procurement teams. The role is a high profile and complex leadership role in the F&R business and will need high levels resilience and ability to conduct difficult conversations, manage conflicting priorities to deliver results.

Role Responsibilities:

  • Key member of the ANZ F&R Finance team responsible development and execution of the end-to-end Supply Chain Finance agenda for Foods & Refreshments towards profitable growth (incl. >16.4% UOM in IC)

  • Provide support to the F&R SC Leadership team on performance interventions, key strategic plan developments, large business activities and drive accountability in delivering these business outcomes

  • Identify value opportunities as well as potential risks that require a particular intervention / project support from SCF

  • Drive and performance manage our #NothingGoesToWaste agenda

  • Identify and address governance gaps and drive simplification of SC Finance processes to prevent Finance-related surprises – includes building capability in Factory Finance

  • Build strong working relationships with Procurement (NMCI), R&D (Product Logic) to identify risks and opportunities

  • Drive factory performance improvement by leveraging the network of factories around the Unilever world (World Class Manufacturing)

  • Provide analysis and actionable insights to the F&R Finance Director and SC Leadership cost savings

  • Ad-Hoc Projects including identifying candidates and supporting opportunities

Does this sound like You


  • Firm & self-confident

  • Bias for Speed, Accuracy & Action

  • Strategic thinker – connect the dots

  • Eye for detail

  • Customer Focus

Key Skills:

  • Trusted Business Partner - Ability to build relationships with a wide range of people

  • Analytical Capability identifying actions and insights

  • Performance Management and holding others to account

  • Experience of working in a changing environment, building processes

  • Leading and building Teams

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The core of Unilever’s culture is captured as Human, Purposeful, Accountable. You will be joining a dynamic, flexible, and inspiring work environment that truly cares about your wellbeing, values what you do and celebrates your success.

This is your opportunity to be part of a purpose-led business and a global community where you can progress your career both locally and internationally. You will also benefit from amazing discounts on external company products, attractive employee referral reward program amongst other benefits.

This is a great opportunity to work within an iconic and global organisation. We have gained our reputation as one of the world's most admired employers by providing an environment where individuals can achieve their goals, both professionally and personally.

Make no mistake we expect a lot from our people as they do of us. So, if you can rise to the challenge, don't waste any time - apply now!

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