TeaCo - Regional CFO Malaysia

Description : TeaCo - Regional CFO Malaysia. Company : Unilever. Location : Kuala Lumpur

About the Tea Business

Unilever is proud of its Tea business, the biggest in the world, with world class purpose driven brands such as Lipton, PG tips and Pukka. Recently, Unilever decided to separate the Tea business to ensure it can best achieve its potential. Unilever is currently reviewing several options for separation, including a demerger, an initial public offering, a disposal or through partnership models. The process is expected to conclude by the end of 2021. The Tea businesses in India and Indonesia, and the partnership interests in the ready-to-drink Tea joint ventures will be retained.

The balance of the Tea brands and geographies and all Tea estates, with generated revenues of €2 billion in 2019, is growing and profitable with proven potential both pre- and post-COVID-19. As a standalone entity, the Tea company remains number one in the world and is even better positioned to lead the industry and take full advantage of the opportunities in the category, with more focus and entrepreneurship driving greater growth and value.

The current vision for the Tea company is to champion a tastier, healthier, more sustainable world of plant-based drinking. Purposeful thinking will be the core anchor of the business, its brands as well as its culture, and enables simple and agile decision making, supports an entrepreneurial mindset and is driven by passion for our consumers.

As we move through this journey towards separation, we are seeking employees with a passion for exciting entrepreneurial experiences, who want to pursue unique career opportunities and have a desire to be an integral part in building the bright future of this plant-based company.

Your Role

  • End-to-end responsibility of the finance function in the region
    • Drive regional end-to-end long term value creation underpinned by operational intensity
    • Ensure strong internal controls, risk management, (tax) compliance and integrity of financial accounting and reporting
    • Provide exempl ary team leadership to all the finance teams across the region
  • Key Responsibilities
    • Development and delivery of the regional business plan
    • Cash Management
    • Recruitment and development of the regional finance team
    • Financial Accounting and (statutory) Reporting for all markets in the region
    • Tax compliance and reporting
    • Risk managment and operationalization of the internal controls framework
    • Implem enting an ERP system

Your Key Tasks:

  • Drive and results orientation:
    • The individual has a natural bias for action and is willing to make a positive difference to achieve higher levels of performance. Sets new and stretching goals for self or team, exploits opportunities and strives to achieve beyond what is expected, even under adverse circumstances. Takes direct ownership of objectives, balancing caution, courage, and flexibility. Has high levels of self-assurance and shows resilience and belief in own ability to achieve goals
  • Analytical power:
    • Brings powerful analysis to issues and has a roving eye for detail and uses an intelligent mix of logic and intuition in decision making and judgment. Rapidly absorbs new information, knowledge and applies new techniques, technology, and procedures.
  • Strategic orientation:
    • Can deftly articulate evolving priorities for the business and have a point of view on shaping the agenda for the future. He sees the bigger picture and provides new perspectives and clarity. Spots issues in the future and responds to the dynamic environment.
  • Collaboration and Influencing:
    • Is impactful and flexible in communicating and influencing the issues with the ability to work across matrices of functions. Builds informal networks, actively listens, and responds to the concerns and feelings of others even when not explicitly stated
  • Passion for people:
    • Has a genuine passion to develop people – through coaching, mentoring and the desire to devote personal time to build people skills and having a flair to lead people and command followership. The candidate should have the maturity and deftness to understand nuances in different inter relationships and find the way to get the job done, holding people accountable where necessary

Key Interfaces and relevant stakeholders for this role :

  • Lead a cross-country team of approx. 10-15 Direct Reports
  • Being part of Finance Leadership Team
  • Reports into Role of Teaco CFO
  • Task horizon of >3 years

Required Knowledge and Experiences:

  • A university degree in any discipline
  • Minimum 10 years’ experience in FMCG industry
  • Worked in Multi-national companies & international roles
  • Worked in Leadership Roles
  • Strong understanding of customer landscape, shopper market insights
  • Analytical skills and deep understanding of relevant Research tools
  • Strategy development
  • High level of problem-solving ability
  • Change management and strong project management skills
  • Strong financial and business acumen
  • Building and managing Teams, ideally cross-country & virtual teams
  • Fluent in English language.
  • Additional work experience in Start-Up’s/Intrapreneurship is a plus

Required Skills:

  • Highly adaptable and entrepreneurial
  • A passionate Networker
  • Driven by Innovation and strong change affinity
  • Embrace a high growth mindset with strong love for consumers, shoppers and customers
  • Strong understanding of customer landscape, shopper market insights
  • Have strong communication, negotiation and influencing skills with diverse, multi-functional stakeholders
  • End to end management, ability to understand the big picture but also comfortable with details and managing the operations

Excited about the Role?

Please apply online. Your application will be reviewed against our requirements and we will be in touch to provide you with an update on the status of your application.

Should you require additional information, please contact please contact the Talent Advisor (Jordan Chong) via this email: [[email protected]]