Unilever Business Analyst - People Data Centre in Leatherhead, United Kingdom

Business Analyst - People Data Centre


Salary: up to £39,000 benefits including BUPA Healthcare, Pension, Bonus Scheme and many more...


Digital is changing everything about how consumer goods companies go to market. At Unilever we were at the front of the media revolutions in print advertising in the 1890s, in Radio in the 1930s and in TV in the 1960s. Now we intend to be at the front of the digital revolution. At the heart of our response to this Digital Revolution is our People Data Centres – delivering powerful game changing insights and facilitating one billion relationships with consumers. We need to blend social data with consumer contact centre data with CRM data with search data with ratings & reviews data and so much more. This will allow incredible insights and precision marketing. You can read more about our ambitions in the latest edition of the Harvard Business Review and you can see for yourself with our acquisition of the Dollar Shave Club that our company is investing hugely in this space. We need people with passion for digital and analytics, who are not afraid to break convention and want to be a revolutionary within our business.

The Business Analyst will support the People Data Centre (PDC) strategic road map by providing insights for decision making. They will make sure the Procurement Team have the information needed to negotiate the best deals and assist with planning and reporting. This is a critical role as the decisions made within procurement can have both immediate and long term significant impacts for the business. The Business Analyst will be provided with unrivalled exposure to various parts of the business, they are fundamental to the decision making process, drive real change and make a genuine difference from day one. They will partner with a diverse and global team that has a fountain of knowledge and is fun to work with. This role will be challenging and rewarding and as a key part of the global PDC Capability Centre, unlocks the increasingly sophisticated and valuable use of the vast amounts of data that Unilever has available at its disposal. If you love negotiations, are an analytical and results-driven individual plugged in to the cutting edge of consumer insights and engagement, and have an ability to turn concepts into reality, this role is for you!


  • Provide end to end finance business partner support to the Procurement Team

  • Assist with procurement financial strategy development

  • Manage the transition of reporting to Unilever requirements

  • Bring finance decision input to all key procurement initiatives

  • Undertake project work and ad-hoc analysis to support the strategic agenda

  • Lead period end close process including flash reporting

  • Produce periodic results and quarterly forecast pack for use by senior leadership team

  • Prepare performance forecasting through quarterly updates, periodic forecast and opportunities & risks analyses


Primary Traits

  • Academic background (Master’s/Bachelor’s degree preferred)

  • Advanced Excel skills

  • Strong written and spoken communication skills (English)

  • Financial modelling and report development (comfortable managing & interrogating large amounts of data and drawing conclusions)

  • Analytical mind-set

  • Structured, logical and organised worker

  • Strong interpersonal skills, ability to deal with finance and non-finance persons throughout the organisation

Secondary Traits

  • Diplomatic, transparent and persuasive

  • Experience working in procurement environment ideally in FMCG business

  • Experience in process improvement

  • Challenging, curious and inquisitive mind-set

  • Pro-active self-starter who can work to deadlines

  • Comfortable leading change initiatives and projects

  • Desire to develop and always wanting to raise the bar

  • Resilient and able to work under pressure during busy periods

  • Passion for the social and digital world and its implications for business


Unilever is a global Fast-Moving Consumer Goods company in the UK and Ireland. We are already on target to achieve our huge ambition to double the size of our business globally whilst reducing our environmental impact. We are growing our business and also doing what is right for our consumers, community and environment. We are developing brands for people’s lives today and for the changing environment tomorrow - making sustainable living commonplace.

Working at Unilever means that you get to take part in this exciting journey and work with amazing people who are really passionate about our large portfolio of famous brands. We want to improve billions of lives and you too can join us in making a sustainable difference.


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For further information about this position please call: 0800 0284390. Please do not contact this number if you are an agency/third party. This number is strictly for candidates only.

Job: Marketing

Primary Location: United Kingdom-United Kingdom (County level)-Leatherhead-Leatherhead Head Office

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day Job

Unposting Date: Jul-23-2017

Req ID: 17000A2Y