This position is to give financial support for the Highlands Coffees Business. This role will support FP&A organization in meeting the financial demands and needs of Marketing, Supply Chain and other business functions as assigned. The role will communicate with Function Heads and Managers of the Business Functions and play a critical role in partnering with them to make operation and strategic decisions.
This role provides end to end support and analysis to add value that will assist in decision making for the functions including all business format of Retail, Franchise, Merchandise, CPG and Factory.
This position will together with Function and department head to drive the investment effectiveness towards Business Long Term Plans, drive Omni Channels profitability. This role also drives the forecast and ad hoc analysis with aim to provide operational teams and executive management a snapshot into expected function’s performance for both financial and non-financial audiences.
In providing finance-related services to the business, the Finance Business Partner Manager will support in the following areas:
Manage periodic projection, monthly rolling forecast, annual forecasting, and annual planning.
Explain, analyze, and present financial performance.
Control and manage function’s financial budget.
Identify and prioritize operation challenges, risks and opportunities while recommending action plans.
Provide meaningful, actionable insights, advice, and recommendations on historic and the future financial performance.
Collaborate and work with Function Leaders to meet their demands and to successfully implement the operating plan and long-term strategy.
Revenue performance variance and driver of growth analysis.
Drive Revenue Growth and the effectiveness and efficiency investment; Drive Costing Management and Gross Margin:
Support the business in protecting, growing, and optimizing the assets of the company.
Support and drive end to end financial management of all marketing investment across sales channels and formats (Brand/Product/Instore/Digital/Ecommerce) including topline growth and financial ratio achievement.
Establish and drive an effective costing management system and cost optimization, financial scenario planning, pre and post investment evaluation analysis.
Work cross-functionally with key business partners to develop business insights that drive revenue growth.
Developing frameworks and models to drive the simplification and efficiencies in working processes with business partners.
Decision Supports and Others:
Continuously improve FP&A's organizational efficiency and effectiveness by leading and participating in internal change initiatives.
Coordinate and execute with FP&A Manager and Head of FP&A for forecasting, annual operating plan, long term plan and financial reporting.
Others ad hoc analysis as assigned.
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Education/ Training Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree in Finance/Accounting/Economic Degree.
Master’s degree/ACCA/CPA is preferred.
Minimum of 7+ years of relevant finance experience.
Demonstrated accomplishments in the following areas:
Extensive experience with strong experience in financial analysis, decision support and finance partnering. Finance Partner with Marketing and Supply Chain functions is preferred.
Using strong marketing acumen, critical thinking, and analytical skills to drive business outcomes.
Experience in finance partner with Digital Ecommerce sales channels is preferred.
Food & beverage industry, with an emphasis on coffee, tea and bakery is preferred.
Annual Operating Planning, Rolling Forecasting Process.
Finance management system and business legacy systems.