Unilever Commercial Analyst - Innovation in Sydney, Australia
Commercial Analyst - Innovation
MAIN JOB PURPOSE:
Innovations are a key part of Unilever strategy to win in the marketplace with Customers and Consumers alike. Innovations account for circa 20% of Unilever ANZ Turnover. Finance Excellence plays a key role in building Business cases, measuring and tracking performance of innovations in market.
The Commercial Analyst - Innovation will be responsible for preparing cross business cases for all categories, Innovation Performance management & tracking, conducting Post Launch Evaluations (PLEs) & presenting key learnings and continuous improvement on the Innovation Process Management (IPM) process including optimising the business case preparation process.
Act as Finance contact for the IPM process.
Liaise with Country Category Business Teams (CCBT) and prepare Innovation Business Cases (BC) across all categories and provide recommendations to Finance Business Partner Innovation on the Innovation Business Cases.
Lead cross category training on Business case best practice and improve the financial acumen of key non-Finance business partners.
Assist Finance Business Partners with Innovation Big Bets Annual Planning and work with BMI & ROMI analyst on the Brand Marketing Planning (BMP) process, with a specific focus on Innovations.
Drive Continuous Improvement on the IPM process by evaluating and simplifying the BC preparation process and implementing a consistent approach across categories.
Provide a framework for Finance BC preparation, including recommendations on key BC inputs (Foreign Exchange, Supply Chain Costs, Brand & Marketing Investment, Business Waste assumptions etc).
Work with GTM Finance to identify and implement Business Case preparation best practice and improve rigour of BC preparation.
Own and streamline Innovation tracking by working with Management Accounting to improve/ develop the Innovation Dashboard, to allow efficient Post Launch tracking of key innovations.
Review Hurdle rates and recommend a way forward that aligns local and regional requirements in light of categories strategies.
Develop a robust methodology to establish cannibalisation, fade and do nothing scenarios.
Insights & Analytics
Review Business Case accuracy and conduct PLEs to draw key insights and learnings to be built into a Category learnings dashboard.
Drive key insights/ learnings & escalation recommendations based on innovation performance/ PLE and present to the Innovation Board (IB) (both IB and UALT for Gold projects).
Liaising with Competitor Intelligence team to identify competitor NPD launch risks and working with BB to monitor key competitor innovations.
CCBT Leadership Team
Finance Business Partner Innovation
Supply Chain team
Demonstrated experience as a Commercial Analyst, ideally with an FMCG background
Proven experience as a Finance Business Partner
Experience in working with and influencing financial and non-financial stakeholders, including key senior managers and directors
You have a strong commercial acumen and problem solving skillset
You have excellent planning and organization skills – an ability to manage competing priorities
You can work autonomously
A background in grocery channels will be highly regarded
Ideally degree qualified and have CPA,CA, CIMA or similar business qualifications
Primary Location: Australia-New South Wales-Sydney-Sydney CBD
Shift: Day Job
Unposting Date: Jul-13-2017
Req ID: 170008J2