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We need individuals with the courage to be heard, seize opportunities and take risks. A job at Unilever is a career made by you, with development opportunities, benefits and a working culture that embraces diversity. As an Senior Finance Manager Logistic Finance will lead all reporting, forecasting and business partnering processes related to Freight and Transportation Cost.
Who You Are & What You’ll Do:
The Senior Finance Manager will be a critical member of the UASCC Logistics finance team and will be accountable for actively driving the implementation of the new logistics ways of working and to up talent the logistics finance organization in Shelton, CT.
The role will be responsible for transitioning all finance activities supporting Logistics costs of $700m per year, requiring significant finance and change management skills.
This role reports into the SC Finance Director NAM and will business partner the with the Logistics Director and their team. The role has 8 direct reports.
Business Partner to 2 Logistics Directors (Procurement Logistics Director and Inbound / Outbound Logistics Director).
Financial controls across all elements in Logistics NAM
Drive performance management to deliver on ambitious ZBB cost reduction plan as per 2017-2019 strategy
Accountable to put together capital proposals for logistics, including robust business cases and risk management. This applies for logistics investment anywhere in the geography, including 3rd parties
Responsible for rigorous input into innovation business cases regarding transportation and warehousing
Responsible for Gross Margin Variance Analysis re: YoY and actual vs forecast analyses and business partner with the different Category SC Finance managers in Switzerland/EC
Custodian of Oracle Bill to Pay improvement agenda
Accountable to drive Inbound performance management, including factory logistics and materials logistics
Supports sustainability improvement agenda for transport in NAM
Drives transparency and consistency in Forecast. Actively leads all risks and opportunities to forecast delivery.
Provides ad hoc decision support to logistics and SC finance teams.
Expand boundaries of logistics finance towards end to end support for the logistics and planning teams, including stocks working capital and driving business waste reduction agenda
Actively works within the UASCC to prepare monthly and quarterly communications with the MSO.
Step change talent at wl1 in Shelton finance by coaching a high performing team, with external hires that are mobile and looking for long term career with Unilever
What You’ll Need To Succeed
You will possess strong team and analytical skills; critical thinking skills; leadership ability; initiative and enthusiasm for work in an unstructured environment; the ability to communicate effectively, especially as part of a team; and the ability to understand business issues outside of one’s area of expertise.
Undergraduate degree in Finance or Accounting required.
MBA or CPA strongly preferred.
6-8 years of progressive business/financial experience within a Supply Chain manufacturing environment.
Previous experience in 2-3 of core Finance areas (Supply Chain, Manufacturing and/or Logistics).
Strong Excel prior experience and knowledge. Good history teller in Power Point.
Flexibility to go to New Jersey Office (Englewood Cliffs) a few days a month as needed.
Openness for relocation to other Unilever Locations to pursue future career goals.
Desirable prior knowledge in SAP, BW/BI and/or PowerBI
Strong communication and documentation skills.
Working knowledge in the following skill areas: performance reporting, financial reporting, business planning, accounting operations, decision support and ad hoc evaluation.
The individual will need to be able to operate effectively in a fast and changing environment. He/ She will need to demonstrate pro-active problem solving and flexibility to ensure success.
What We Can Offer You
Culture for Growth | Top Notch Employee Health & Well Being Benefits | Every Voice Matters | Global Reach | Life at Unilever | Careers with Purpose | World Class Career Development Programs | Check Out Our Space | Focus On Sustainability
Unilever is an organization committed to diversity and inclusion 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.
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Persons with Disabilities
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Employment is subject to verification of pre-screening tests, which may include drug screening, background check, credit check and DMV check.
Internal Number: 180009L5
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