Unilever Finance Business Partner (Marketing) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Finance Business Partner (Marketing)



  • Finance Business Partner (FBP) will be assigned to high value opportunities and interventions by the senior FBP.

  • Drive increased value for the business through specific value projects/interventions.

  • Share lessons learnt and standard intervention tools with the FBP community.

  • Deliver end-to-end value interventions rather than working solely within an operating unit.


Periodically, Senior FBPs would review projects in process and upcoming challenges and issue a work plan for FBP resourcing. Finance Business Partners would then be allocated as appropriate and could be performing, but not limited to, some of the activities below:

  • Custodian of the categories P&L.

  • Working as part of a team on cross-functional performance interventions.

  • Drive development of all Innovation Business Cases.

  • Embed the rigour, discipline and continuous improvement around post launch evaluation in partnership with marketing team.

  • Business Model development and development of external insights into customers and competitors.

  • Strategic planning and alignment between Customer and Category.

  • Building and sharing best practices and learnings.

  • Understand and implement Zero Based Budgeting (ZBB) recommendations for BMI.

  • Working with Marketing on: Media, re-defining market context, long-term strategy vs. white space, competitor war gaming, COTC etc.

  • Participate in key business meeting (e.g. CCBT meeting and etc.) and provide financial support/advise in cross functional projects (e.g. NRM, COTC, LCBM, Local sourcing, IOP process and etc.).

  • Assist Senior FBP in develop corrective action to close gaps to targets.


Key Skills

  • Commercial acumen.

  • Resilience (ability to cope with time pressure and challenges).

  • High degree of flexibility and ability to quickly understand new topics.

  • Ability to work collaboratively with other key stakeholders.

  • Strong engagement, presentation and communication skills.

  • Ability to present complex information in a simplified manner.

  • Strong analytical skills, Excel modelling skills and attention to detail.

  • Creative and innovative.

Relevant Experiences

  • Qualified accountant or equivalent (or studying towards a professional accounting qualification)

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

  • Experience in driving P&L performance improvements (e.g. closing gaps vs. target) and holding others accountable (particularly peers and senior leadership).

  • Significant experience managing a large and complex set of stakeholders.

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

Job: Finance

Primary Location: Malaysia-Selangor-Kuala Lumpur-Kuala Lumpur

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day Job

Unposting Date: Jul-16-2017

Req ID: 170008GW