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Finance Senior Manager - Finance Director (H/F)

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Rueil-Malmaison, Île-de-France Region
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Our goal: Make sustainable development a standard!We are among the leaders in the beverage and ice cream, food products, personal care and home maintenance industries and are present in 190 countries around the world.

We reach 2 billion consumers per day thanks to more than 400 iconic brands such as Ben & Jerry’s, Maille, Axe, Skip ...

Unilever is looking for a Finance Senior Manager / Finance Director for the french business, directly reporting to the Vice-President Finance France.

Location: Rueil-Malmaison

As a key member of the Finance Team, the key responsibilities are:

  • Lead the three-years and annual strategic plan, focusing on business transformation in a fast-paced environment, to deliver sustainable sales and profit growth. This includes initiatives to deliver more value from current / future portfolio, as well as cost saving programs.
  • Work closely with Business Unit directors and France Leadership team to deliver in-year targets from a top and bottom-line perspective, while ensuring market competitiveness
  • Be the key finance partner of the Customer Business Development leadership team, with a combination of traditional customers as well as development into new channels.
  • Accountable for the coordination of the Monthly Financial Forecast and financial reporting across the whole perimeter and on the full P&L.
  • Manage and develop a team of talented 10+ employees, including senior finance managers and more junior employees.
  • Ad-hoc responsibilities may include M&A, disposals, best practices sharing with other countries, simplification initiatives, digitalization of business and processesfollow-up of audit points, involvement in organization development etc.


  • Highly successful candidate with minimum 8/10 years of professional experience in financewith a previous experience as a director or as a manager.
  • Good academic background (Master from aBusiness Schoolor a University).
  • Previous experience in FMCG/Luxury/Retail business/Pharmaceutical. Scaling start-up experience also considered. Audit / Consulting experience will be considered if completed with operational / business experience.
  • Ideally, the candidate will have already partnered with: marketing and sales teams, supply chain, factory, in France but also within a regional or global headquarters.
  • Success drivers for the role will be: strong business acumen and analytical skills, effective communication, ability to challenge, strong collaboration with other functions, at all level of seniority, and previous experience of team management/team development.
  • Fluent in French/English.

Strengths of the role:

  • Your evolution in an international company and in a dynamic environment
  • Direct report to the VP Finance and high exposure the French Board
  • Management of a large team (junior and senior profiles)
  • Competitive package including base salary + bonus + differed benefits
  • Hybrid and flexible model with teleworking and a recent review of the office for more collaboration

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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