Finance Business Performance Lead
Finance business partner supporting business teams on all finance related topics, with key objective to help deliver continued dynamic growth.
Responsible for end-to-end forecasting processes, including implementation of 36mo rolling forecast process leveraging inputs from marketing, commercial and supply chain.
Be the key owner of the P&L reporting and Cash Flow reporting, liaising with GBS A2R to ensure correct data reporting and searching for adaptations to correctly report business financials.
Own local reports and master data management, building the bridges to ensure consistent data is shared, while preparing for iSHIFT (SAP) implementation,
Be a Business Partner for operational teams.
Support business teams in their decision-making process based on sound judgment, finance expertise and business acumen.
Manage P&L per brand and customer: follow up the evolution of the brand and customer P&L to support the business performance and ensure the right return on investments.
Support marketing teams in assessing the ROI of different investment opportunities, driving the resource allocation process.
Analyse monthly figures and support the preparation of performance reviews to help monitor performance vs business case.
Participate in the brand development and commercial policy definition processes and ensure they are executed in line with the strategy.
Support implementation of IBP/RF process.
Help build an end-to-end IBP process that feeds into financial rolling forecast process, ensuring coordination between marketing, commercial and supply chain to build an accurate forecast which helps prevent OOS and overstocking.
Implement monthly cash requirement forecast, liaising with Sanofi treasury teams to ensure adequate funds availability for monthly operations while limiting cash trapping.
Participate actively and lead BUs in forecast and budget preparation: Identify assumptions underlying the Business plan (such as market, inflation, remuneration, prices, organisation, projects, and costs).
Challenge business & sales assumptions and participate in the understanding of market dynamics with business teams to support sales predictions.
Liaise with Sanofi CHC finance to identify reporting requirements in financial systems.
Perform closing activities.
Responsible for closing of sales, headcount, P&L, ensuring data quality in systems.
Partner with Controlling and Accounting to understand Balance Sheet balances, provisions, and movements. Ensure alignment and that topics are pro-actively shared and resolved.
Master data & Finance tools support
Identify and request or perform Master data management in systems with focus on setting up interfaces for adequate data sharing.
Co-ordinate master data management via offshore COE (cost center, my TP, profit center, …).
Support preparation of iShift (SAP) implementation.
SKILLS, EXPERIENCE & KNOWLEDGE REQUIREMENTS
Bachelor's degree in finance, business, accounting or related field
5+ years of experience in financial roles
Experience in Consumer Package Goods or Fast Moving Consumer Goods companies
High acumen in managing financial systems (ERPs, finance planning applications)
Strong rigor and ability to multi-task and to organize, manage and prioritize deadlines
Ability to take ownership and ensure the integrity of the financial operations through an impeccable understanding of the finance drivers
A well-developed business acumen and intellectual curiosity
Strong analytical and presentation skills with the ability to combine and present complex information in a simple manner
Collaborative and highly proactive attitude and ability to interact and communicate appropriately with numerous stakeholders
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