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    F&R Finance Analyst



    LOCATION: Weena, Rotterdam, the Netherlands

    WORKING HOURS: Fulltime

    FUNCTION: Finance


    Unilever is one of the world`s largest Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) businesses, with interest across Personal Care, Homecare, Refreshment and Foods product categories. We make products that people love – and that make a difference. Nutritious foods. Household care essentials. Indulgent ice creams. Refreshing teas. Luxurious shampoos. Affordable, disease-combating soaps... and many more. In fact, we make around 400 much-loved brands including global brands such as Knorr & Dove, but also local brand such as Calvé (the Netherlands) and Suave (the Americas). Shoppers buy them in more than 190 countries. That means you’ll find at least one of our products in seven out of ten households on the planet. And we want every one of those products to make a positive impact on the lives of the people who buy them.

    We want our business to flourish, and we know that our success depends on others flourishing around us. That's why our purpose is to make sustainable living commonplace, and why sustainable, long-term growth is at the heart of our business model.


    Unilever’s Foods and Refreshment (F&R) business unit represents 40%+ of the Unilever business. F&R has an exciting portfolio consisting of both global brands and local jewels. This portfolio benefits from a growing footprint in D&E and an established consumer base in developed markets.

    Within Unilever, the divisional teams own the strategy and drive key portfolio and investment choices to drive long term success of the division. Consumer habits are evolving rapidly as new trends, health benefit, lifestyle choices influence our consumption. For F&R, continuing to develop in emerging markets is critical, as is shifting our portfolio towards emerging habits and trends. Future development in Route-to-Market, white space opportunities, customization, and innovations that speak to health, organics, and responsible sourcing are all essential and finance will play a pivotal role in this shift.

    The role of the Finance Analyst for Foods & Refreshment will be help steer the strategy for the division and be a catalyst to driving course corrections where needed. The role will work closely with country and category teams to steer delivery while creating long term value for shareholders. The role allows the right candidate to build good strategic understanding of business while providing exposure to senior stakeholders.

    The role provides a great opportunity to showcase your skills to the Unilever finance team, gaining experience in a large global multi-cultural team with multiple cross functional interactions. It will provide you with a platform to enhance your finance business partnering skills and develop a strong analytical and strategic skill set. The role also provides a stepping stone to an exciting career in Unilever.


    The role is based in Rotterdam and reports to the Senior Performance Manager Foods & Refreshment. The key objective for this role will be to own the overall performance management process, lead strategic insights for leadership and drive the target setting for F&R. In addition, this role will help drive the delivery of key initiatives on cost efficiencies across F&R.


    • Driving target setting process for division, categories and countries in line with strategy
    • Leading the Strategic planning exercise to help define key business priorities and investment choices.
    • Own Monthly Performance Management input to the Foods & Refreshment Leadership team including insights and key interventions
    • Coordinating with business units/categories to understand performance and highlight actions to bridge gaps to target
    • Perform strategic deepdives and analysis to understand short and long term challenges and opportunities.
    • Ownership of data, reports and platforms for global F&R reporting. Work with relevant teams to improve reporting quality.
    • Support the Performance Director on key initiatives.
    • Drive key divisional agendas focused on cost efficiencies and profitability


    • A Bachelor or Master degree in Finance (or finance related subject), with additional qualifications such as CIMA, ACCA
    • 3+ years’ experience in managing financial performance in a FMCG or similar industry
    • Understanding of business operations and interlink between various functions (Finance, Supply Chain, Marketing, Sales, R&D etc.)
    • Strong Excel modelling and powerpoint skills; Experience in PowerBI, SAP would be a plus
    • Proven ability to absorb and evaluate financial and technical information within tight timeframes to ensure timely support to support stakeholders
    • Experience in working in a multinational organisation is a plus.
    • Confident, experienced and skilled to work with senior management
    • Independent self-starter, effective problem solver and decision maker, expressing ideas clearly and gaining support without formal chain of command, outstanding planning and organizational skills.
    • Fluent in English, both verbal and written


    Unilever is the place where you can be yourself and bring your purpose to life with the work that you do – creating a better business and a better world. Furthermore, we offer some great reward and benefits!

    • A competitive salary package according to role & experience
    • Attractive short and long term incentives
    • Company Pension (Only applicable if based in the Netherlands)
    • Flexible career opportunities
    • Library full of learning & well-being resources whenever and wherever
    • An exciting & dynamic work environment where you can make things happen


    Join Unilever and our team! To apply, you must do so online. Please do not forget to upload your CV and a motivation letter. Your application will be reviewed against our requirements and we will be in touch shortly after the closing date to provide you with an update on the status of your application.

    Looking forward to meeting you!

    Please note this is a Direct Search led by Unilever. Applications from agencies will not be accepted, nor will fees be paid for unsolicited CVs.


    Equal Opportunity Employer: Unilever is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, or any other basis protected by applicable law, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

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