Supply Chain Finance Summer Co-op

  • Company: Unilever
  • Posted: January 11, 2017
  • Reference ID: 170000F3
About Unilever United States, Inc.

Unilever is one of the world’s leading suppliers of Food, Refreshments, Home and Personal Care products with sales in more than 190 countries. In the United States, the portfolio includes brand icons such as: Axe, Ben & Jerry’s, Breyers, Caress, Clear Scalp & Hair Therapy, Consort For Men, Country Crock, Degree, Dove personal care products, Fruttare, Good Humor, Hellmann’s, I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter!, Just for Me!, Klondike, Knorr, Lever 2000, Lipton, Magnum, Motions, Nexxus, Noxzema, Pond’s, Popsicle, Promise, Q-tips, Simple, St. Ives, Suave, Talenti Gelato & Sorbetto, TIGI, TONI&GUY Hair Meet Wardrobe, TRESemmé and Vaseline. All of the preceding brand names are trademarks or registered trademarks of the Unilever Group of Companies.

Unilever employs approximately 8,000 people in the United States – generating approximately $8.5 billion in sales in 2014.

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Supply Chain Finance at Unilever:

The underlying philosophy in Unilever Supply Chain Finance is to help you grow both personally and professionally. We invest in continuously developing your finance capabilities to rise to the challenge in a diverse, changing and competitive Consumer Products & Supply Chain market environments. There are formal internally developed training programs, mentoring programs and on-boarding programs to help you quickly and easily start your career within Unilever Supply Chain Finance.

Our Supply Chain Finance roles include entry level roles in Plant Controlling & Business Partnering. These roles provide for an excellent experience base to enable you to progress to Site Finance leads/Assistant Finance Mangers, Plant Controller, and Network Lead roles within the Supply Chain. Unilever also offers a wide portfolio of Finance career paths across the business in: Finance Marketing, Sales Finance, Treasury, Internal Audit, Strategic Planning and Financial Reporting. Throughout your career each experience will allow you to continue to build and sharpen your financial and business judgment allowing you to become a better team player and a stronger leader.

We run a highly diverse business based on international brands – a business which believes in developing excellent individuals, teams and leaders, all of whom have meaningful roles to play in delivering our shared vision. Unilever's scale and geographical reach provides an opportunity for international experience and exposure which can be gained through virtual team working, short term projects or expatriation.

Finance Summer Co-Op Program Overview:
The purpose of the Supply Chain Finance Co-Op Program is to introduce students to Unilever through a challenging and rewarding experience, which offers them the opportunity to contribute to business goals. The aim is to use this experience as a pathway to future employment.

Supply Chain Finance Summer Co-Ops will join one of (14) Manufacturing Site teams or one of two Headquarter locations in the New York Metropolitan area. The Co-Op will interact across site and/or HQ department areas in assignments which will both expose and test their skills and abilities in Business Partnering & Controlling.

In most assignments, the Co-Op will interact across functional areas to support an initiative that will bring a real impact to the business. By providing an integrated financial perspective on the impact of business decisions, the Co-Op is expected to make recommendations and influence decisions that maximize value for the business.

Typical assignments could include:

  • Performing Balance Sheet Reconciliations
  • Cost Improvement Projects
  • Evaluating Control Risks and recommending gap closures
  • Cost Analysis
  • World Class Manufacturing / Cost Development-Savings Analysis
  • KPI Reporting
  • Waste Analysis

Should a Co-Op join Unilever in Supply Chain Finance as a full-time employee after their Co-Op term, they will have opportunities to move into other Finance areas as well as into other functions at various points in their career based on their performance.

The ideal candidate will possess strong team and analytical skills; strategic thinking skills; leadership ability; initiative and enthusiasm for work in an unstructured environment. A strong interest in finance, the ability to communicate effectively, especially as part of a team; and the ability to understand business issues outside of one’s area of expertise.
  • Current college Senior pursuing Bachelor’s degree in business and/or finance
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Willingness to relocate
Life at Unilever is a lot of fun – just like our application process! Check out what you'll experience when you apply for one of our internships or co-ops:

  1. Application - Start by completing our simple online application. You can import your details from your LinkedIn profile to speed up the process. You can only apply to one function, so carefully consider which role you would like to pursue before applying.
  2. Assessment - After your application, if you meet the basic requirements, we’ll invite you to participate in a series of fun games that looks at different cognitive, emotional, and social traits. This will help us find the best fit for you and you will receive personalized feedback after completing the games.
  3. Digital Interview – Upon successful completion of the assessment, you will be invited to participate in a digital interview where you can solve real-world problems using Unilever scenarios. This will give you insight into our company culture and how we do business. The interview is split into two parts – three short hypothetical questions followed by a business case. You can record and complete your video anytime, anywhere. All you need is a computer or mobile device with access to video recording (usually standard in most devices) and a stable internet connection.
  4. Final Round – Once the Digital interview is complete, we’ll invite our top matches to one of our locations for a final set of interviews, enabling us to tap into your potential while giving you further insight into what it’s really like to work at Unilever.
If you are an individual with a disability and at any time feel you need an accommodation in order to complete any step of this process, please contact us at or (201) 894-7530.


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