UFS Finance Manager NEE – Careers at Unilever UK – Poland – Warsaw.

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  • Post Date: October 17, 2021
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Job Overview

UFS Finance Manager NEE

The 4 Main Responsibilities of a Finance Manager | Complete Controller

Main job purpose

The world of FoodSolutions is a dynamic and exciting environment with passionate professionals who work hard to carry out their common ambition to “support, inspire, progress”. Our customers range from restaurants and hotels through to pub chefs and workplace, school or hospital caterers – as well as the wholesalers and cash and carries who service the foodservice industry.

Unilever Food Solutions (ufs.com) is the dedicated culinary foodservice business of Unilever which operates in more than 70 markets across the globe. The UFS portfolio consists of many of the world’s leading food brands like Knorr, Hellmann’s and The Vegetarian Butcher.

The Finance Manager NEE is part of UFS NEE Leadership team, He/She is the finance lead of the MCO with a total turnover of ca. €37mln, with full accountability for the end-to-end P&L. The role offers an attractive balance between strategic and operational responsibilities combined with team leadership experience.

Key accountabilities

NEE Finance Team Lead:

  • Deliver MCO results via dynamic P&L management and full P&L accountability
  • Shape the commercial strategy and direction of the portfolio and markets, as a member of the NEE Leadership Team
  • Help transition the business to the new post Covid-19 business reality
  • Lead NEE Finance Team (2 FTEs: Czech Republic & Slovakia Finance Business Partner, FP&A Lead)
  • Support cultural transformation and “Power of Seven, agility of One” mindset

Finance Business Partner for UFS Poland, Baltics and Ukraine:

  • Constructively challenge the performance to deliver competitive growth
  • Responsible for accuracy of financial results and forecast
  • Responsible for proper TMI budgeting, provisioning, and controlling; all in line with contracts
  • Responsible for BMI and Overheads budgeting & control, supported by FP&A Lead
  • Responsible for driving strategic and financial planning processes
  • Establish, monitor, and maintain effective systems of risk management & internal control, including local internal audit activities, supported by PL&B controller
  • Look for continuous improvement & efficiency to further simplify reporting and forecasting processes
  • Finance Business Partner to the local CD team including support with relevant tools and support for local CD initiatives
  • Full financial leadership and accountability for FS Poland, Baltics and Ukraine as Finance Business Partner
  • Drive strategic NEE projects

Financial Growth Model (FGM):

  • Translate the global FGM to the local operating and competitive environment
  • Support the teams with developing a sustainable business plan that can deliver competitive, profitable volume growth in line with the FGM
  • Quantify and drive margin improvement / savings targets
  • Evaluate risk and opportunities on margin to help prioritize cross functional team resources

Driving ROMI and GM improvement:

  • Partner with marketing team to ensure optimal return on BMI
  • Improve visibility and return on TMI
  • Educate and provide tools to drive ROI on promotional activities
  • Drive mix improvement initiatives

Strategic Pricing:

  • Understand and communicate product cost changes impacting UFS NEE
  • Drive pricing action to ensure proper material inflation coverage while maintaining competitiveness

Drive Finance Best Practice:

  • Participate in cross country workstreams to drive best practice in key challenge areas such as ROMI (Digital & Traditional), Gross Margin, Overheads Efficiency, CD Productivity etc.
  • Proactively seek opportunities to share best practice within wider UFS Finance team and to learn from best practices of MCOs

Required Knowledge and Skills/ Experience required

  • Degree in Finance, Management or a quantitative field (or equivalent experience), CIMA/ACCA qualification will be a significant advantage
  • 5+ years experience in financial roles. Customer Finance experience is an advantage
  • Excellent analytical and communication skills with ability to work under pressure
  • Able to interact and collaborate effectively in a wide network of stakeholders
  • Clarity of thinking – ability to see the big picture, whilst interested to dive into details
  • Strong engagement, presentation and communication skills (both in Polish and English language)

We offer you

  • Learning environment and personal development,
  • A friendly atmosphere and a positive work culture at Unilever (possibility of flexible & agile working arrangements),
  • Work in a modern office in the centre of Warsaw,
  • Attractive benefits package including medical care, retirement package, life insurance, sport package, Unilever shop

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.




Job Detail
  • Offered SalaryNot Specified
  • Career LevelManager
  • Experience5 Years
  • GenderBoth
  • INDUSTRYManufacuring/Production
  • QualificationBachelor's Degree
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