Head of Tax- Tea Company
Work Location: Rotterdam, Netherlands
Job Type:Full time
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 as a separate Division per 1stJuly 2021 reporting directly into Unilever’s CEO. As a dedicated Division, Tea will be well placed to take full advantage of the opportunities in the category and capture its substantial growth potential.
Unilever is currently reviewing several options for separation, including a demerger, an initial public offering, a disposal or through partnership models. 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. Compared to its current position within Unilever, it will be able to provide more focus and entrepreneurship driving greater growth and value opportunities.
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.
The Head of Tax is expected to manage a team of 7 (in)direct reports: 3 Tax managers based in the Netherlands covering functional disciplines such as direct and indirect tax, transfer pricing and tax risk and reporting; and 4 Tax Analysts in different location in the world (e.g. US, UAE, Turkey and Malaysia) who will look after their respective clusters. Generally direct and indirect tax compliance and some reporting for the group is expected to be outsourced to a thirdparty. TheHead of Tax is responsible for the strategic management of the Group’s taxes, includingtaskssuch as developing and delivering the Group tax strategy, Managing ETR and tax risk, and related engagement with the Group’s external auditors and advising on the tax impact of business transactions, including transfer pricing models
Proactively assessing and making recommendations on tax issues and opportunities for the Group
Monitoring external legislative and regulatory changes, communicating such changes to key stakeholders, and ensuring that the Group responds appropriately
Managing all aspects of the relationship with tax advisors and outsource providers
Leading key tax controversy management, tax authority engagement and negotiation in a proactive and constructive manner
Key interfaces and relevant stakeholders for this role:The Head of Tax
Reportsdirectly to the CFO of the Tea Company
Leadsa team of 7 (in)direct reports
Guidesthe businessin all aspects of Tax and be a strong interface to functional leads
Chartered accountant/chartered tax adviser
10+ years of experience in tax whereby experience in inhouse tax role in a Multi-national is a preference
Strong international tax experience with key focus on direct tax, tax reporting and transfer pricing with appropriate expertise in areas such as indirect tax and employment taxes
Fluencyin English languageisrequired
Experience in tax with preference for inhouse tax experience in Multi-national companies & in internationalroles
Experience intheFMCG industryis a plus
Indirect tax experience would be an advantage
WorkexperienceinaLeadership Roleis a plus
Strongcommunication skills, with the ability to work with and influence senior management
Proactive, positive, and robust approach
Proven ability to innovate and manage change
Proven ability to manage advisorseffectively
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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, or any other basis protected by applicable law, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.