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1). Factory Accountant

Location: Lagos

Job ID:



Supply Chain

Background & Purpose of the Job

This primary role covers a factory site within the cluster. This role’s responsibility is for the monitor and control of the sites production costs, waste which if done incorrectly will have a significant and material effect for the site. The role will assist in providing relevant financial and management information, systems and commercial support to the supply chain factory process.


  • Provides management information to the Factory management (experience in areas of product costing, capex).
  • Identifies cost and asset utilisation improvement opportunities, and co-development of solutions.
  • Ad-hoc analysis of manufacturing capabilities
  • Timely and accurate reporting of factory results.
  • Budgetary planning and control of factory overheads.
  • Assists in providing Supply Chain factory information required for forecasting and strategic planning to the Finance Team
  • Uses roots and contacts defined by FBP SC to scan external, economic and financial environment to identify changes and best finance practice affecting Supply Chain and cascade relevant information to relevant Managers.
  • Provides support to FBP SC to develop Supply Chain information system including relevant KPIs and performance measurement systems and scorecards
  • Provides information to Financial Accountant about local suppliers for maintenance and all other financial inputs concerning the factory
  • Conducts Gross Margin Variance Analysis for all supply chain factory processes


  • 3-5 year’s experience in business partnering
  • Management accounting experience
  • RIO or UIO experience
  • Graduate in Accounting, levels of professional accounting exams
  • Good communication skills
  • Quick learner
  • Excel and word skills



2). Treasury Manager

Location: Lagos

Background & Purpose of the Job

Effective Liquidity, foreign exchange and commodity backroom operations management are critical to ensure the safeguard of Unilever’s financial assets. This role is involved in the Treasury operations for Unilever Nigeria and the role is to oversee the day-to-day Treasury and commodity hedging operations and be the lead for upcoming Treasury projects. The role will also oversee the management of the Pension funds for the Business as well as the insurance activities for the Business and its assets. The role will also be focusing on managing the Liquidity and Foreign exchange requirements for the business in addition to running the back-office operations in addition to managing and maximizing the Tax liabilities for the Business.


1. Banking

  • Lead and work with Regional / Global Treasury to ensure adequate facilities are available to meet existing and future business funds requirements
  • Develop and maintain effective operational network with key Banks/Financial Institutions to ensure smooth operations and harness opportunities
  • Responsible for administer role for Bank related systems
  • Co-ordinate and ensure documentation in place to transact with Banks (facilities letter, documentation, director’s resolution etc)

2. Financial Accounting

  • Ensure accurate and timely internal reporting for both statutory and internal reporting of the Treasury function. These include:
  • Managing CapGemini (offshore Accounts team) for Treasury outsourced activities
  • Reviewing journals on Interest charges, bank charges, Unilever Finance International (UFI) sweep and fund transactions, Loans, FX differences arising out of settled FX contracts, settlement of payments and collections, revaluation & mark to market on open FX contracts
  • Analysing and ensuring timely completion of Treasury reports (FX exposures, currency trends, Cash Forecast, actual cash flows; hedging requirements)

3. Liquidity Management

  • Ensure Unilever’s financial assets are safe guarded with proper planning of short-, medium- and long-term cash requirements. This includes funding requirements and maximizing long term returns on excess liquidity.
  • Forecast day-to-day cash flow positions, related borrowing needs, and available funds for investment.
  • Identify opportunities for cost savings or increase returns on excess cash.
  • Reviews company’s cash forecast and performs an analysis on the projected vs. reported cash holdings.

4. Exposures management

  • Mitigates financial risks related to the interest rates on the foreign exchange positions
  • Propose Forex strategies and exposure limits incorporating market insights on Forex trends into hedging decisions
  • Design and implement full end to end (process design, systems, accounting treatments) solutions for back-office operations on new commodities, instruments and regions

5. Governance, Compliance & Documentation

  • Maintains policies and procedures that impose an adequate level of control over treasury operations.
  • Ensures all transactions are completed in accordance with the Schedule of Authorities and are properly documented.
  • Responsible for the Treasury Policy compliance and observing Forex limits
  • Establish and report treasury KPIs

6. Investment sub-committee and Pension Trust Fund governance

  • Deciding on the right funds in which employees can invest in.
  • Reviewing the fund performance
  • Organising pension trust meetings and briefing the trustees on fund performances, employee engagement etc
  • Relationship management with administrator and custodian

7. Commodity Risk Management

  • Stabilising the existing back-office operations and setup new commodities for the back-office operations
  • Ensure compliance and controls are in placed in the back-office operations


Key Skills:

  • Strong SAP Knowledge
  • Strong Excel spreadsheet skills
  • Graduate calibre candidate who is CIMA/ACCA/ICAN certified
  • Confident communication
  • Relevant experience
  • Financial Management
  • Tax Accounting
  • Treasury Management
  • Minimum of 7 years work experience with at least 2 spent as a team lead



3). Strategic Sourcing Manager – Workforce Africa/HR Africa

Reference ID: R-50660
Location: Lagos
Employment Type: Full Time

About Procurement:

  • Part of the Supply Chain family, Procurement is responsible for over 30B Euro of material and services spend globally with more than 60,000 suppliers, over half of them in MBS. Getting the right services and materials, sustainably sourced and ensuring responsible procurement is critical to ensuring our brands with purpose grow.
  • Our teams work closely with the business to understand stakeholders needs, bring innovation to meet changing consumer, employees’, and customers’ needs, and drive financial value for Unilever through competitive buying. We’re at the forefront of digital procurement, bringing new tools and analytics to drive data-based decisions.
  • Our strategy is ‘Procurement with Purpose’ and focuses on buying responsibly, buying better, and growing together with partners around the world. Our ambition is based on three key drivers: being Purpose-Led, Value-Driven, and Future-Fit.

About MBS:

  • MBS, Unilever’s Marketing and Business Services Procurement team, is responsible for Unilever’s sourcing and supplier strategy and execution for all third party spend across Marketing, Business Services, and IT, supporting the business requirements of Brands, Divisions, Markets, and functions to drive 4G growth through strategic supplier management, cost and value management, sustainability, and innovation, aligned with Unilever’s Compass.
  • The team manages an annual spend of ~9B Euro with a supplier base of about 40,000.
  • Within MBS, the Strategic Sourcing Manager -Business Services, Workforce / HR (Africa) is responsible for the sourcing strategy development, implementation, and procurement of external workforce (contingent labour, consultancy, finance, legal, recruitment) and HR business services portfolio (Benefits & Rewards, Payroll, Mobility, occupational health etc.
  • The Workforce/HR Services spend is €34Mn for Africa and this role will be reporting to the Global Procurement Director – Workforce Management & HR Services
  • The role will need to foster and build a culture of collaboration and support excellent execution of our strategies while fostering deep relationships with our stakeholders and suppliers.

Key Accountabilities

  • Understand the Africa business needs related to functional areas of spend in HR services and Workforce Management and bring deep expertise and insights across the value chain and supply base to translate the business requirements into effective future-fit procurement strategies.
  • Connect strategy & execution aligned to Unilever Compass, Global Divisions, Functions & Markets goals, and priorities, aligned with Procurement with Purpose and OneMBS strategies and principles.
  • Deliver transformational sourcing strategies, operating models, and supplier relationships to redefine our procurement approach to workforce management including a focus on Sustainability and Responsible Sourcing strategies
  • Work with senior stakeholders to deliver complex globally led projects across multiple geographies.
  • Deliver against financial targets and other KPIs (including value delivery) as per business plan objectives.
  • Lead Africa Supplier relationships and work with the global team to implement Partners with Purpose strategy with critical suppliers.
  • Lead the Africa Asst Sourcing Managers to inspire, develop, and support our people, deliver results, and create and promote a healthy business culture.
  • Future proof the portfolio by driving digital approaches, while building technology enablers to help manage selected portfolio and scope.
  • Lead internal performance management and reporting including creation and stewardship of relevant key performance indicators


  • Workforce and HR Support teams in markets
  • Sourcing teams
  • Supplier Operations in UniOps
  • Procurement Strategy and Insights
  • Procurement Partners and Purpose team.

Business partners:

  • UniOps
  • HR
  • Finance
  • Supply Chain
  • Divisions
  • Finance
  • Sustainability
  • Legal.


  • External Partners
  • Suppliers.

Reporting Channel:

  • Reporting into The Global Procurement Director – Workforce Management & HR Services

Qualifications / Experience

  • 10+ years of procurement experience, including proven and deep experience in procuring professional services or related field or indirect procurement portfolios.
  • Strategic sourcing, portfolio strategy expertise, with experience in managing complex portfolio/category, at global or multi-regional level.
  • Expert in negotiation and contracting.
  • Understanding of the Africa market landscape for workforce management & HR services.
  • Knowledge of Professional services/ contingent workforce
  • Experience on large-scale project management
  • Demonstrated and proven leadership capabilities to lead a Africa sourcing team.
  • Experience in shaping and leading transformational business process reengineering, with experience driving Change Management initiatives
  • Experience in supplier relationship management
  • Knowledge of Unilever business systems is a plus i.e., Coupa, CLM, SRS and Aravo,
  • as well as Analytical tools (Excel, powerBI)

General Skills & Competencies:

  • Ability to work under pressure and in a complex global environment balancing a broad spectrum of stakeholder requirements.
  • Comfortable working in conditions of ambiguity and leading through change.
  • Able to create and drive adoption and execution of a shared vision and strategy for change.
  • Ability to interact with senior stakeholders cross effectively and efficiently functionally (including Business Services, CD, PMUs, and Procurement) to understand their needs and deliver effective balanced solutions.
  • Delivers change whilst managing the interface between “day to day” and improvement projects.
  • Passion for continuous improvement
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, including creation and delivery of effective presentations.
  • High financial and business acumen
  • Strong in selling ideas and concepts.
  • Inspiring, motivational, and accountable people leader, able to lead remote and cross-cultural teams and connect people and ideas.
  • Strong in project and time management for complex global projects
  • Stakeholder management and people skills
  • Passion and practical creativity
  • Tenacious and resilient in the pursuit of challenging goals


  • International travel might be required. Not projected to require more than 5% on average.

Deadline: Not Specified.

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