Global Finance Business Partner( Job Number: 14000E7U) in England - London, United Kingdom

at Unilever

Manufacturing / Production
Banking / Finance / Insurance
Minimum Qualification
Professional Qualification
Required Experience
1 - 3 years
Employment Type
Full Time
Male or Female

Job Description

ABOUT THE ROLE The purpose of the Finance Analyst Brand, Development Global Finance Business Partner is to support the Finance Business Partner Manager in being the CFO for Platforms brands in Skin Cleansing Category.   This will include providing Finance Business Partnering support in the following areas:   •                 Provision of performance analysis for delivery of in-year target underpinning financial growth model. •                 Business case development and benefit realisation for project investments across the category. •                 Strategically influence senior stakeholders within BD both global and regional. •                 Commercially shape the medium to long term direction of their respective brands or pillars. •                 Dynamic resource allocation to meet Category growth priorities.



The key accountabilities of the Brand Development Finance Business Partner Analyst are as follows: 1.         Strategic Resource Allocation: •           Support the management of the CIP budget (people costs, BIC) and help facilitate trade-offs to meet the strategic priorities of the brand/category •           Align stakeholder commitment to financial investments and ensure they are commensurate with future growth potential. 2.         Gate Keeping & Portfolio Management: •           Support in active portfolio reviews to facilitate priority setting and funnel management. •           Pro-actively assess at an early stage the size of innovations (Turnover, GM, resource requirements) and understand sensitivities around proposed business case assumptions •           Assess, articulate & drive actions on risks and opportunities for medium & large projects. •           Understand and drive the future value of the innovation funnel and the impact of innovation on future growth and profitability (iTO, iGM) •           Track in-market performance of innovations through tools like ULM and in market reporting 3.         Performance Management & Reporting: •           Leverage standard performance reporting to enable Brand LT  / GCLT to have a 360 degree view of business and hold itself and others accountable for delivery of strategy and performance. •           Champion use of standard ES reporting solutions (MBI, One View) within the category •           Actively drive simplification of reporting through use of standard ES reports and tools e.g. MBI, OneView 4.         Control & Accounting: •           Supporting the management of category budgets (Bought in Cost (BIC) and departmental costs) budgets. •           Challenge inefficiencies and indicate drivers. •           Ensure integrity and control across accrual/payment process. •           Partner with Supply Chain finance to ensure proper understanding of product cost levers and key drivers of manufacturing costs. 5.         Drive Gross Margin Improvement: •           Help identify and quantify margin enhancement / savings targets with brand and category leadership team •           Evaluate risk and opportunities on margin to help prioritize cross functional team resources. •           Drive Margin Accretive Innovation as part of category innovation process •           Partner with BD marketers to validate Strategic Pricing with top markets, escalate when Strategic & Operational pricing diverge. 6.         Return on Brand Support: •           Partner to drive benchmarks for ROI metrics (i.e. Wear Out, Digital). •           Drive efficient use of available production and fees  budgets through analysis of spend and NWM ratio. 7.         Drive Finance Best Practice: •           Participate in cross Category workstreams to drive best practice in key challenge areas such as ROMI, gross margin, sustainability, etc. •           Proactively seek opportunities to share Category best practice within wider Finance function and to learn from best practice of other Finance areas.


ESSENTIAL EXPERIENCE, SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS   •                 Part-qualified finance qualification equivalent to CA, CIMA, ACCA desirable. •                 2 years experience in large, multinational desirable. •                 Excellent analytical and communication skills with ability to respond under pressure. •                 Ability and drive to work independently. •                 Experience of working in cross functional teams within a matrix environment desirable.

Consumer and customer focus;

  • Growth mindset;
  • Bias for action;
  • Accountability and responsibility;
  • Building talent and teams.

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