Great things are happening in the Europe and Australia (EUAU) region. Each day, our 4,000 plus colleagues bring their passion to our offices, manufacturing sites, R&D center, and commercial / distributor markets across Europe, Australia, and New Zealand.
We are energized by over 150 years of bringing people together with the food they love. With beloved brands Old El Paso, Häagen-Dazs, Nature Valley, Betty Crocker, Yoplait, Pillsbury, Jus-Rol, Fibre One, Knack & Back, Latina Fresh, Liberté and more, we are on a mission to become the undisputed growth leader in food for EUAU.
In a world that’s ever-changing, we look to stay ahead and seek people who share our love of food and are hungry to shape the future.
Scope of Role :
This position will play a lead finance role in delivering fiscal year targets and helping to shape the strategic direction of a cluster segment business.
The analyst will act as an effective business partner by :
Providing relevant and insightful analysis to business partners to improve the quality of decisions and ensure the chosen business options deliver the highest financial value at an acceptable level of risk
Ensuring all market related finance processes are completed accurately and in line required timelines
The role will have joint accountability over the delivery of the annual performance targets.
Key aspects of the role will include :
Provide financial insight to influence and support the cluster lead
Finance partner to Sales & Marketing in developing robust go to market strategies and plans for the business
Partner with broader Finance team to drive finance agenda within market and broader cluster
Responsible for the preparation & delivery of monthly and annual market results; delivering insightful and accurate analysis
Prepare and deliver the proposed long-term strategy and plans for the market activation and financial glide path
In-depth understanding of external issues facing FMCG brands, categories, customers and markets, and understanding of the roles and responsibilities of all the functional areas within GM, including factory, Region, Supply chain, Marketing and Sales.
Pro- active use (and development) of analytical techniques and models to influence business decision making.
Provide strategic decision support, input and recommendation to sales and marketing business partners to assist in driving the brand / market strategy and growth Annual Agreements, NPD, trade and marketing investment decisions, SKU and customer profitability.
Brand / Country / Customer special projects as required
This role may require some travel between key locations on a business needs basis
Qualified Accountant (CIMA / CA or equivalent) and of graduate calibre; minimum 5 yrs. + post qualified
Ability to credibly challenge and influence throughout a matrix environment.
Effective prioritization and organization skills
Clear, concise and influential communicator (both in writing and verbally)
Ability to build effective relationships remotely
First class analytical skills
Ability to engender trust throughout the organisation and GM international
Previous experience within the Commercial sector of a multinational company within the FMCG industry
Ability to critically review and improve business processes
Proactive and results orientated
Strong attention to detail and accuracy
Excellent PC skills; high level of competence using spreadsheet applications and a good understanding of Information Systems (SAP, Business Objects, Excel)
Personal fit with the Company’s culture; passionate, driven by quality and achieving results, high level of integrity, team player
Eagerness to learn and progress
This role offers the opportunity to work within a challenging fast-moving environment. The individual will be offered and expected to take on a high level of responsibility and will develop first class analytical support skills.
We exist to make food the world loves. But we do more than that. Our company is a place that prioritizes being a force for good, a place to expand learning, explore new perspectives and reimagine new possibilities, every day.
We look for people who want to bring their best bold thinkers with big hearts who challenge one other and grow together.
Because becoming the undisputed leader in food means surrounding ourselves with people who are hungry for what’s next.