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Unilever Finance Analyst - Global Hair Category in London, United Kingdom

Finance Analyst - Global Hair Category

Location: United Kingdom-United Kingdom (County level)-London-100VE


Unilever is one of the world’s leading suppliers of Food, Home and Personal Care products with sales in over 190 countries and reaching 2 billion consumers a day. Unilever has more than 400 brands found in homes around the world, including Persil, Dove, Knorr, Domestos, Hellmann’s, Lipton, Wall’s, PG Tips, Ben & Jerry’s, Marmite, Magnum and Lynx. Faced with the challenge of climate change and the need for human development, we want to move towards a world where everyone can live well and within the natural limits of the planet. That’s why our purpose is ‘to make sustainable living commonplace”.


Unilever’s Beauty & Personal Care business is the third biggest Personal Care business in the world and has consistently delivered competitive growth.

Our ambition is to be the world’s leading Beauty & Personal Care business, helping people to look good, feel good and get more out of life; doubling the business while reducing our environmental impact and crafting the industry’s most desirable brands. We will do this through development of a business model that allows us to build stronger brands, improving our gross margins in order to increase investment.

This role will business partner Global Dove Hair brand team and the Love Beauty and Planet team by driving financial leadership and value working hand in hand with the Finance Excellence Team.

Key Interactions:

Business partners:

  • Category Brand teams and local Brand teams

  • Other functions in the Core Global team (CMI, Supply chain, R&D)

Finance business partners

  • Finance Managers and Analysts across BPC

  • Team (Category, Local and Supply Chain Finance) Local Finance Managers in key countries


Innovation business cases:

  • Development of business cases for global innovations, in collaboration with the global brand teams, the regional counterparts as well as the R&D, SC and CMI communities.

  • Serve as a strategic business partner, bringing an understanding of Finance, value creation and business drivers.

  • Help with in-market tracking of innovation and post-launch evaluations.

Performance Reporting:

  • Create monthly results deck for and present to the brand teams in order to review current performance and flag all risks/opportunities for YTG.

  • Ad hoc reporting in rare occasions.


  • Assist the Finance Manager with Strategic work – to ensure strategic resource allocation and long-term growth.

    Drive Margin improvement:

  • Provide a key role in accelerating value creation through elevation of the margin agenda, across all levers – price, mix and cost and providing financial acumen and support on key elements of the 5S program.

  • Ad hoc financial modelling when needed to put the spotlight on the most appropriate scenarios given a situation.

Budget management

  • Driving ZBB mindset and principles on how resources are allocated and managed

  • Partner with the Finance Excellence Team on specific CIP one-offs.

The role is a great opportunity to:

  • Get exposure to the marketing finance leadership teams

  • Gain a valuable experience in a global role, dealing with a large multi-cultural global teams and interfacing closely with the markets


  • Highly motivated to create better future for consumers everyday

  • Highly passionate to work in a diverse global team interacting with many countries

  • Willing to challenge yourself, embrace the challenge and learn something new

  • Studying for (or willing to) or hold a Professional finance qualification equivalent to CA, CIMA, ACCA.

  • Experience with the identification of risks and opportunities in the P&L

  • Experience in analytical projects and excel modelling

  • Experience in presenting to and communicating with senior Finance and non-Finance stakeholders

  • Experience of working in multi-national teams and/or a virtual team environment would be an advantage


Diversity at Unilever is about inclusion, embracing differences, creating possibilities and growing together for better business performance. We embrace diversity in our workforce. This means giving full and fair consideration to all applicants and continuing development of all employees regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnership, and pregnancy and maternity.


In September 2020, Unilever announced the intention to build a new sustainable campus site in Kingston, London to house the employees who currently work in 100 Victoria Embankment in Blackfriars, Lever House in Kingston, Unilever House in Leatherhead and Graze in Richmond. We are creating our own Unilever sustainable, agile work environment, purposefully bringing us together in our own Unilever ecosystem. The campus is due to be completed in December 2023 and will consist of two interconnected buildings, as well as landscaped surrounding areas.

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