Division Financial Analyst Co-Pilot
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POST DATE 8/3/2020
END DATE 8/22/2020
JOB DESCRIPTIONAt Nestl , we provide high-quality products that are essential to living well. As individuals and teams, we accept leadership, make meaningful contributions, and support each other's professional development. Join the world's leading nutrition, health and wellness company, and deliver the satisfying foods that help people around the world through every phase of life.
This role is responsible for proactively delivering relevant, significant analyses and recommendations to internal customers. This position must influence business partners to drive decisions that will improve performance and help the business meet or exceed its objectives. The role provides insight and strongly supports a fact-based business environment and specialist financial knowledge, and by challenging new strategies and new projects, as well as the status quo.
Effectively collaborates and communicates across all functions throughout the organization to promote alignment and get results that improve business profitability.
The position will plan, prioritize and lead workload in an environment of competing priorities where risk must be accurately assessed to support and guide timely and sound business decisions.
Provides accurate and timely financial information and analyses, making and/or implementing sound recommendations to grow business profitability and optimize the brand s existing portfolio. Uses knowledge and understanding of total delivered cost structure to provide analytics to support business decision making. Provides insight to key changes in factory cost and its effect on the business to identify risks and opportunities for the business
Provides decision support to marketing personnel and senior management. Supports business with accurate financial analysis of new product proposals. Closely works with marketing personnel to develop, track and evaluate efficiency of trade and promotional programs.
Operates as a key lead resource, supporting the Finance Manager in streamlining processes and implementing standard methodologies across the businesses. Key areas include new product/product renovation feasibility, business optimization, commercial investment value analyses, and ongoing business reviews.
Supports the Monthly Business Planning process and works closely with cross functional business partners to understand key inputs for Dynamic Forecast, risks and opportunities to forecast, and makes recommendations to improve forecast accuracy.
Participates in annual volume build/brand planning as well as 3 year Market Business Strategy, providing financial insights and ensuring plans are both ambitious and executable.
New product feasibility and business case development: Work with a broad cross-functional team including: Marketing, Sales, Supply Chain, Procurement, Technical & Production, Research & Development, and other F&C groups and be able to translate assumptions to build sound financials, assist with the development of efficient pricing and trade strategy, understand financial impact of decisions, and ensure new products meet financial hurdles.
Assist with adhoc requests & projects that may include but not limited to: streamline or automate processes, reduce business or process complexities or waste, implement new processes, evaluate new product platform / distribution channel / customer strategies, and perform sophisticated excel modeling, etc.
* BA/BS degree with major in Finance, Economics, Accounting or related business degree; advanced degree strongly preferred.
Previous experience in Consumer Packaged Goods Company a plus.
Proficiency in use of Microsoft applications (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access) and accounting and reporting systems, including Essbase, SAP and B/W.
Advanced expertise in Excel spreadsheets a must. * Minimum 4 years experience in Finance, Economics, Strategic Planning and Analysis, or related business roles.
EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS:
Previous Nestl Division or Commercial Finance experience a plus, but not required, value Functional Finance experience with broad working knowledge of P&L.
Previous experience in Consumer Packaged Goods Company, particularly Food & Beverage a plus.
Strategic thought leadership; a big-picture view while executing functional requirements.
Previous management or supervisory experience or demonstrated leadership ability.
Proven knowledge of financial concepts and principles including cash flow, NPV, IRR, ROI, EP, etc.
Strong knowledge of cost accounting and activity-based costing, the Nestl P&L with ability to understand and communicate Value Creation drivers.
Good working knowledge of Nestle Accountings Standards (NAS) or International Accounting Standards (IAS)
Ideal candidate is results focused, a self-starter, naturally inquisitive, able to think independently and has a desire to make a difference.
Strong financial and analytical skills coupled with comprehensive business knowledge; ability to provide meaningful insight, draw conclusions and develop actionable recommendations.
Demonstrated ability to partner with cross-functional teams to drive business results; ability to influence business decisions with concrete financial support
Communicate effectively and professionally in written and verbal form, strong presentation skills at executive leadership level.
Proven ability to effectively manage people, information and resources effectively in order to meet deadlines and respond to requests in a timely manner.
Demonstrated ability to design financial and non-financial measurements and key performance indicators (KPI's) to drive improved business performance.
Strong working knowledge of Nestle capital planning process.
High level of efficiency in Excel, Essbase/SmartView, PowerPoint, proficiency in GLOBE/SAP and B/W reporting