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  • Posted on: 28 August, 2015 Deadline: 4 September, 2015
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  • Unilever is a British–Dutch multinational consumer goods company co-headquartered in Rotterdam, Netherlands, and London, United Kingdom. Its products include food, beverages, cleaning agents and personal care products. Unilever Nigeria is a manufacturer of leading brands in foods, home care and personal care.

    Asstistant Finance Business Partner, Brand Development, Skin


    The Category Finance team business partners with the Marketing Teams to help them drive the strategy, track financial performance and reporting of the category apart from budgeting and ad-hoc analysis of data

    • Professional finance qualification, e.g. CIMA

    Experience and Level
    2-4 Years of work experience in a management accounting role. Preferred experience to include:
    a) Business Case compilation and evaluations,
    b) Performance reporting and analytics,
    c) Forecasting and cost management.
    The role requires a high level of interaction with various stakeholders across the category as well as across geographies. The position requires direct support of a senior leader within the organisation, therefore the candidate should be confident in their interactions with stakeholders demonstrating exceptional inter personal skills. Additionally both verbal and written communication skills are critical for the role.

    Key Stake Holders
    • Regional Marketing, Supply Chain, R&D and CMI teams
    • Country Category Finance teams
    • Project teams – local and regional

    Key Responsibilities
    • Analyse submitted results and forecasts across the region to provide timely information to management with regard to:
    - Whether results are in line with plan
    - Explanation of Key variances and mitigation plans
    - Implementation of key plans are reflected in the results category and brand profitability (ad hoc)
    - Continuously driving Gross Margin improvement
    • Finance member on the project team with key responsibilities to:
    - Compile and evaluate project financials
    - Challenge assumptions to ensure they reflect in-market realities
    • Budgeting, reporting and analysis of marketing spends to ensure amounts spent are in line with plan, procedures are being followed and ROMI guidelines are being met to get the maximum benefit for the amounts spent.
    • Compilation of 5 year Strategic plans in conjunction with marketing/CMI teams
    • Ad-Hoc reporting and analysis including white space opportunities and competitor performance reviews as needed
    • Business Partner Marketing Team influencing performance

    Key Competencies
    • Team commitment and team player
    • Exceptional communication skills
    • Ability to respond and deliver under pressure
    • High level of integrity
    • Analytical thinking and problem solving ability
    • Project management
    • Conscientious, organised and able to prioritize multiple demands
    • High attention to detail
    • Deadline driven
    • Solution mindset

    Technical Skills
    • Proficiency in MS Excel, MS Powerpoint
    • Knowledge of SAP (FI/CO modules) preferred
    • Report Writing skills

    Key Success Measures
    • Excellent working relationships with key stakeholders
    • Being able to deliver the highest quality output whilst demonstrating ability to challenge assumptions
    • On-time and accurate analysis of results and forecasts to enable quick decision making
    • Ability to add value to the projects and the organisation

    Method of Application

    Interested and suitably qualified candidates should click here to apply online.

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