Financial planning and analysis assistant

Posted May 17, 2021
Project ID: UNILJP00012616
6 months
(Jun 1, 2021 - Nov 30, 2021)
40 hrs/week
Payrate range
37 - 62 €/hr

Job description

For Unilever we are searching for a FP&A assistant. It is a temporary fulltime position. In this position you will be supporting a specific category in performance management and the forecasting (S&OP) process.

Main responsibilities

Business Performance

  • Access, analyze and provide insights in consistency of P&L development across all measures, difference year-to-date versus year-to-go trends, profit versus investments, balance between customers and channels within a category.
  • Responsible for month end process and reporting internally and European reporting


  • Provide challenge to S&OP process driving towards a high degree of alignment between volume and value and supporting the business with the identification of risks and opportunities
  • Responsible for S&OP value process, cash up and adjustments
  • Provide analysis and insights on forecast performance
  • S&OP Project management for effectiveness & efficiency

What We Offer

  • 6 months contract which may be prolonged
  • Work from home, after Covid at office in Rotterdam
  • Working at Unilever (one of the leading FMCG companies in the world), leader in the FMCG sector

The ideal candidate

We are looking for an analyst experienced in performance management, hands-on, and with good communication and stakeholder skills. You are fluent in English and have at least 1 to 2 years experience in an FMCG . Experience in FMCG Business, and basis Dutch skills are a big plus.

  • Finance professional with solid experience of the Business Planning(forecasting) and S&OP process (Sales & Operations planning) and who understands Finances’s role within it.
  • Can handle demanding and multiple stakeholders
  • The role will cover financial forecasting from both a Market Sales Organisation and Supply Chain Finance perspective
  • Strong Analytical, planning and Excel skills
  • Bachelor / Msc degree in Finance / Accounting
  • Solution oriented
  • Highly motivated to get things done and pro-active in doing so
  • Structured and well organized
  • Able to work independently, yet at the same time being a prime example of a collaborator
  • Capable of prioritizing multiple tasks while looking for ways to improve processes
  • Flexible to adapt to changing processes and deadlines
  • Excellent communication skills and positive attitude

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