Major disruption is happening all around us – a more informed and demanding millennial consumer, a shopper shifting increasingly online, a changing customer landscape and broadening competition, from 3G to local to very successful start-ups.
Our Supply Chain strategy reflects the changing needs of our business and the marketplace and has been developed to focus on agility and responsiveness as consistent themes running through all pillars, while also delivering on our cost and margin commitments.
Supply Chain is central to the delivery of our business strategy and our financial targets. Stepping up Gross Margin is critical to delivery of our ambitions and driving capital efficiency and improvements in working capital year after year is essential.
This role is pivotal with in the Global Supply Chain performance team, providing the team with data and analysis, and supporting the Supply Chain Leadership Team. The role interacts with cluster teams across the world, at all levels. It is highly visible to multiple senior leaders across Finance and the Supply Chain and is a platform to build a strong global network. It provides a unique opportunity for an experienced accountant to gain a deep understanding of the global supply chain and the financial choices across its full end-to-end scope. As well as driving in-year target delivery, the role is critical enabling the Global Supply Chain performance team to manage performance. The role reports to the Global Supply Chain Performance Manager and is a key member of the Corporate Supply Chain Finance team, working closely with peers across all Divisions and Clusters.
Integral to the global performance management process for the Supply Chain, covering all aspects of performance (both financial and non-financial) and engaging with a wide group of Supply Chain Leaders across Clusters, Categories and Functions. Responsibility for driving the monthly performance management cycle, including:
Providing monthly reporting and analysis for Gross Margin across Total Unilever
Preparation of monthly summary flash report to Global Supply Chain Leaders on Total Unilever Gross Margin
Ad hoc analysis and reporting
Development & preparation of key Supply Chain performance management information for all clusters and divisions
Pivotal in Total Unilever Targeting
Participating in Quarterly performance reviews with each of the Supply Chain Divisional teams
Ownership of the budgetary control and targeting framework for Supply Chain Overheads globally
Contact for Finance with global expertise teams for Inventory, Service, Quality, Safety
Global Supply Chain Finance VP and team
Global Supply Chain Leadership Team and their direct reports
Global Controllers Team/GCAD
Global Performance Management Team
Cluster Supply Chain Finance VPs and Directors and their direct reports
ETS – specifically Supply Chain Finance Services and Information & Analytics
Key Skills / Experience:
Proven track record of being effective in a complex operating environment and driving business performance
Experience with MIS systems, Power BI, expert Excel skills
Strong communication and influencing skills; change management
Objectivity and integrity in the face of challenge; courage and personal resilience
Ability to build networks and manage multiple senior stakeholders
Understanding or ability to quickly grasp financial principles in the end-to-end Supply Chain, identify and drive relevant value-creating choices and decisions
Driving efficiency and effectiveness in the performance management cycle, working with Supply Chain, Supply Chain Finance and ETS
Risk management and governance
How to apply:
Online Application >> Face to Face Interview/s >> Job Offer
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