Building a Better Plant-Based Future together

Finance Business Partner - North Africa & Middle East

Finance Business Partner - North Africa & Middle East

Location: Dubai, UAE

At Upfield our purpose is clear: we make people healthier and happier with nutritious and delicious, natural, plant-based products that are good for you, our planet; and with packaging that’s free from plastic.

We are the largest plant-based company in the world, and we believe in doing what’s right for our people, our customers and the planet.

We’ve got iconic brands like Rama, Country Crock, Blue Band and Flora that people all over the world know and love. We’ve been a trusted category leader since 1871 and yet we feel like we’re only just getting started.

Performance, Passion and Care define who we are as a company, how we work every day, and the responsibility we feel toward our Associates, our consumers, our business partners and our world.

We have big ambitions to grow this business and we want to attract the right people – those that love what they do, thrive on responsibility and are looking for limitless career defining opportunities.

About the Role!

Key Responsibilities:

  • Budgeting & Forecasting, Variance analysis & driving corrective actions
  • Assisting S&OP process with on-time data input, analysis & suggestions
  • Business Partnering with GM/Sales/Marketing/Supply Chain for day-to-day operations
  • Interacting with Shared Services & Global Export company to monitor performance & resolve issues
  • Month-end Closing, Reporting & Reconciliations
  • Master data Management 
  • Driving GM improvement through Value Chain Analysis
  • Cost Analysis – Trade Spend, Product, Freight, Business Waste, Marketing, Overheads
  • New Business Case reviews & assisting with launches
  • Customer Credit Management – New customer on-boarding, Credit Limit & Insurance monitoring, Bank Guarantee Management, Contract Management
  • AR/AP Reconciliations, On -time collections, Cash Flow, Factoring & Contract Management
  • Accounting as per IFRS, VAT preparation & filing, Legal compliance, Licence renewals
  • Balance Sheet & Working Capital ownership including intercompany recharges
  • Banking & Audit Management
  • Implementing Standard Operating Process across the business

About You!

Minimum Qualification

  • Professionally certified in Finance /Accountancy or Successfully completed studies of economics with focus on Finance or Accounting
  • Working experience as a Finance Business Partner / Manager / Controller and at least 5 years of professional experience, ideally in a FMCG company
  • Previous experience in personnel management is an advantage
  • Application knowledge of the relevant laws and regulations in the region
  • International environment experience;
  • Strong analytical skills, Naturally curious with a drive to make things work
  • Good interpersonal, communication and report writing skills
  • Proficiency in Excel and SAP
  • Flexible and open minded, quick to adapt to changing requirements
  • Very strong work ethic, resilience in the face of pressure, good team player, ability to meet multiple stretching deadlines

About Upfield!

We are the largest plant-based company in the world, and we believe in doing what’s right for our people, our customers and the planet.

We are a highly entrepreneurial fast-paced team running a multi-billion Euro business across 60+ countries with the mind-set of a start-up! We are agile, creative, fast-to-market and obsessed with customers and consumers.

If you want to make an impact where it matters apply now!