Unilever Associate Finance Manager, U.S. Hair Care in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey

Associate Finance Manager

Background & Purpose of the Job

At Unilever, we act fast to anticipate consumer needs, fast to translate ideas into new products, and fast to make, distribute and market them. We create products that people enjoy, trust and use as part of their daily lives. Which is why, as part of Unilever, you could make an impact on a global and local scale. We look for people with different views, ideas, experiences and backgrounds to bring dynamism to the business and, most importantly, an empathy with consumers. It's those individuals working together that make Unilever one of the most successful consumer goods companies in the world. 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. You can shape your own path as you work with the brands and people that drive our sustainable business growth. As an Associate Finance Manager, you will partner with the business to ensure growth and to enable the business to meet its' financial goals, proactively lead efforts to identify opportunities and implement solutions to enhance the financial performance of the business.

Who You Are & What You’ll Do

The Associate Finance Managers (AFM) will be aligned with our key business processes and play an integral role on cross-functional teams, to set our direction and optimize our business performance.

By providing an integrated financial perspective on the impact of business decisions, the AFM makes recommendations and influences decisions that maximize value for the business.

You love to win, and have fun doing it: Models success and fulfillment, achieves satisfaction by helping others to continue developing their skills.

You’re a change maker: Given the rapid pace of change in our portfolio, the AFM needs to partner with brand to drive change in the way we manage the business and to ensure we grow in a profitable, sustainable way.

You’re a culture & change champion: Exceptional interpersonal skills and the ability to build collaborative relationships with multiple and diverse stakeholders.

Duties & Responsibilities:

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

  • Supports analytical and business frameworks as well as a quantitative approach to decision making that shape the overall strategic course of the organization.

  • Focus on operations including but not limited to formulation of pricing strategies, business assessment of new product initiatives, economic evaluation of capital expenditures, competitive analysis and benchmarking, and business process redesign

  • Analyze financial results and key trends, assess current and future business risks, and communicate results to leadership.

  • Implement process improvement actions in assigned areas in line with development of procedures for required duties.

  • Build and maintain effective working relationships with cross-functional business partners to develop annual financial plans and ongoing forecasts for departmental expenses and headcounts.

  • Involvement with special projects related to business development, strategic growth and ad hoc analysis.

  • Contribute to our culture of being collaborative, respectful, transparent, ethical, and efficient.

What You’ll Need To Succeed

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field; MBA or CPA strongly preferred

  • Minimum of four years of related financial planning and analysis experience with increasing responsibility and control

  • Prior work experience in Brand, Supply Chain, Customer Development (Sales), Audit, Accounting, Financial Reporting, or Financial Planning is preferred

  • An enterprising and inquisitive nature that can find solutions to complex problems

  • Experience creating and implementing process improvement solutions

  • Possesses excellent verbal and written communication skills to clearly communicate results and implications of analysis in both verbal and written forms

  • Experience communicating effectively with all levels leadership, and experience communicating with all levels of financial acumen

  • Enjoys working in a collaborative team environment

What We Can Offer You

Culture for Growth at https://www.unilever.com/about/who-we-are/our-vision/ | Top Notch Employee Health & Well Being Benefits at https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BzuVqApc7i-tR2YxazMxNkpPZVU/view | Every Voice Matters at https://www.unilever.com/sustainable-living/the-sustainable-living-plan/enhancing-livelihoods/opportunities-for-women/upholding-diversity/ | Global Reach at https://www.unilever.com/brands/ | Life at Unilever at https://www.linkedin.com/company-beta/1248/life/ | Careers with Purpose at https://www.unilever.com/sustainable-living/transformational-change/ | World Class Career Development Programs at https://www.unilever.com/careers/graduates/uflp/ | Check Out Our Space at https://www.themuse.com/companies/unilever/office | Focus On Sustainability at https://www.unilever.com/sustainable-living/transformational-change/

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

Applicants and employees are protected from discrimination under Federal law. For more information, please see EEO is the Law at https://www.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/posterscreenreader_optimized.pdf

If you are an individual with a disability in need of assistance at any time during our recruitment process, please contact us at 1-855-239-5459 or NAAccommodations@unliever.com. Please note: These lines are reserved for individuals with disabilities in need of assistance and are not a means of inquiry about positions or application statuses.

Employment is subject to verification of pre-screening tests, which may include drug screening, background check, credit check and DMV check.


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. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. For more information, please see Equal Employment Opportunity Posters

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Persons with Disabilities

Employment is subject to verification of pre-screening tests, which may include drug screening, background check, credit check and DMV check.

If you are an individual with a disability in need of assistance at any time during our recruitment process, please contact us at 1-855-239-5459 or NAAccommodations@unilever.com at mailto:NAAccommodations@unliever.com . Please note: These lines are reserved for individuals with disabilities in need of assistance and are not a means of inquiry about positions or application statuses.

We are one of the world’s largest consumer goods companies with amazing brands, dynamic people and a sustainable vision. We meet everyday needs for nutrition, hygiene and personal care with brands that help people feel good, look good and get more out of life. If you are ambitious, keen to learn and want lo lead, you have come to the right place. Explore our website and apply to be part of a company with more than 400 brands used by over two billion people everyday. ​