The primary purpose of the role is to act as a Finance Business Partner to the Sales and Commercial team of a defined country within the Central Cluster Group.
Especially regarding the evaluation and tracking of all local initiatives with customers to support profitable sales growth.
This role is a key part of the financial support of the Consumer business and will have contact with a wide variety of people at local country level and the European Headquarter.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities :
Working with the Sales Team as their Finance Business Partner to support short term business strategies, including NPD and base business
Provide insight and sound judgement to commercial decisions to drive sales and profit improvement
Close cooperation with Customer Marketing and Sales to analyze and optimize promotional spend and improve Return-On-Investment (ROI)
Drive simplification initiatives and best practices in coordination with rest of the Cluster Finance Team
Analyze and understand monthly results and ensure business partners are regularly updated on performance and full year forecasts
Involvement and support of the annual budget process, including forecast and re-estimation
Disseminate budgets into realistic customer targets
Analyze trade spending plans together with the Sales Team to maximize Net Pricing and reduce Gross to Net to deliver required profit and hit business KPI’s
Play an active role in the monthly S&OP cycle via sound analysis and driving forecast accuracy
Ensure processes and controls are fit for purpose in the sales control environment
Required Skills / Experience / Competencies :
Graduate level in business / finance or equivalent
Excellent analytical and communication skills
Ability to work in a team environment with changing priorities, multiple deadlines as well as ad hoc requests
Proven record of driving continuous improvements and facilitate change
Have strong commercial awareness understanding the wider context in which the business operates
Prior commercial support experience is essential
Language : German and English fluently; further language skills are advantageous
International mobility required for further career development