Commercial Finance Analyst

Commercial Finance Analyst

Prague, Czech Republic

 

You will become an active member of the market finance team reporting to Commercial Finance Controller. You will provide insights and challenge through analyzing drivers of brand performance (financial and market) and A&P spent, and you’ll support building action plans to deliver on our mission and overachieving market unit strategy.

 

Your Role:

  • You’ll understand Brand ambitions for the following year and build them into Sales Plans
  • You’ll work with the marketing team on new product introductions and the link into their budgeting cycle
  • You’ll work with the Commercial Finance Controller to produce financial forecast for the S&OP cycle feeding into the relevant reporting decks through the cycle linking to Brand ambitions
  • You’ll build different scenarios through the budget process to allow key stakeholders to see the financial impact of potential outcomes
  • You’ll forecast the A&P spend by month by Brand, for current year with the marketing team, linking to agreed activity and ROI
  • You’ll work with the marketing to understand key business drivers to business unit performance, with supply chain finance to improve process and procedures and drive effectiveness. This will include better communication flows improved integrity in SKU costing and driving collaboration on value creation initiatives
  • You’ll understand key risk and opportunities identified with the business, and how to mitigate/deliver these options
  • You’ll build strong working relationship with the marketing team to become a trusted business partner
  • Look to build ROI analysis across brands for marketing spent by brand and by customer
  • You’ll feed output of ROI analysis into senior stakeholder business decision-making
  • You’ll provide robust ad hoc analysis to marketing that aids them into understanding potential options to improve business performance
  • You’ll deputize for the Commercial Finance Controller in committing where necessary
  • You’ll catch up on volume forecasts to deliver P&L enabling tradeoffs and potential actions to discuss with commercial team
  • The E commerce channel is an important channel for Upfield this will be an area of growth where it is important to understand our ROI and sales - and the Finance support will be crucial

Perfect Candidate:

  • 3 to 5 years of experience in Finance
  • University degree in Finance, Economy or related, CIMA or ACCA will be a strong asset.
  • In depth knowledge and skills in following finance areas: Net Revenue management, Budgeting and Costing, Reporting and Controlling, professional accounting qualifications
  • proven ability to work in a matrix organization and cross functional networks with multiple stakeholders
  • Entrepreneurship mindset in goal orientation
  • High flexibility and ability to adapt fast in dynamic environment
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal skills and ability to build relations and coordinate across multiple stakeholders
  • Strategic approach, and strong analytical skills to assess risk and be financially savvy.
  • Tech: Proficient Excel, SAP FI-CO, Power BI
  • Languages: Fluent Czech and English

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