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Franchise Planning Manager

Johannesburg, South Africa

South Africa - English

Job Description

Auto req ID: 165981BR

Job Description

Key Responsibilities:
Provide financial input into the preparation and submission of BU Financial AOP/SBP, specifically through:
Management and preparation of P&L Forecasts for Beverages business
Provision of insightful cause of change analysis for above to include Inventory and Build/Draw analysis
Providing assistance to the Franchise Planning Manager to provide accurate BU and Sector deliverables according to required timelines
Provide financial support to the Franchise Planning Manager on the wider FP&A agenda, specifically through:
Managing and maintaining rolling forecast tools & models reflecting latest information to support decision making and load into reporting systems
Develop and track Bottler inventory holdings & ordering patterns to advance planning accuracy and support early radar on volume trends to allow for course correction opportunities when required.
Provide day to day business navigation through ownership (together with Planning Manager) of Beverage 16 P&Ls to include clear communication of key drivers behind variances vs. Plan, provision of monthly PBRs and identifying risks and opportunities in a timely manner.
Develop and track bottoms up G&A (General & Administrative costs) budgets and performance to identify risks and opportunities to meet plan.
Develop trackers & drive Beverages Smartspend agenda through training of team and monthly communication of KPIs
Develop and maintain total system economics to ensure correct decisions are being made for FOBO business as a whole
Perform competitor analyses for benchmarking.
Provide Key financial investment support to Commercial teams, specifically through:
Providing insightful analysis on volume performance trends across brand, channel and packs
Support the Marketing Team to manage and navigate current year co-ops and budgets in an effective and efficient manner. Track investment vs. meaningful KPIs and provide insight and performance analysis to the Franchise Planning Manager and wider leadership team.
Provide input to the Franchise Planning Manager to develop and implement tools and processes to deliver corporate initiatives related to marketing investment and post campaign analysis.
Provide financial support to the innovations team through preparation of financials and explanation of impact on key KPIs. Own the accolade process for relevant markets for FP&A.
Fully own the development of volume reporting capability and analysis for the Franchise BU, specifically through:
Supporting the commercial teams to provide insightful analysis into drivers of performance vs. Plan and YAGO.
Drive continuous improvement on volume reporting capabilities/analysis to ensure best practise business navigation and support the leadership team to focus on specific performance areas.
Finance Control and Processes:
Control owner for 2 key FP&A GCS controls
Financial Planning and Analysis
Provide financial input & modelling into the preparation of AOP/SBP
Provide ad hoc analysis to the Franchise Planning Manager/Bev CFO as required on commercial decision making
Financial Reporting
Provide Corporate and regional reporting requirements in a timely manner
Provide ad-hoc regional analysis as requested
Support Planning Manager/ SSA Beverages CFO as required in additional reporting requirements
Finance Control and Processes
Ensuring Gold standard control environment throughout BU through support to control process improvements specifically around A&M spend management and Build Draw analysis
Long Term/Strategic
Provide assistance to the Franchise Planning Manager/ SSA Beverages CFO in provision of ad-hoc data requests to support SBP build


Professional qualification (CIMA beneficial)
FMCG commercial or accounting experience beneficial
Knowledge of beverage business or comparable FMCG/retail businesses beneficial
Experience of PepsiCo Planning processes beneficial
Experience in FP&A or commercial role an advantage

Relocation Eligible: Not Applicable
Job Type: Regular