Finance Planning Analyst

Job Description

Auto req ID: 203104BR

Job Description

As a Supply Chain Finance Planning Analyst you will actively collaborate with and support ESSA SC Finance Planning Leads with controlling and navigating the Supply Chain costs, including COGs and MOVE across Europe Mus. You will also support decision making via the preparation of insightful reporting and presentations in addition to performance analysis, as well as providing planning and forecasting duties.

Main accountabilities:
  • Facilitate monthly COGs and MOVE cost reviews by BU per category, get a consolidated view in addition to analysis of performance drivers and variance to AOP/ Forecast
  • Coordinate the preparation of the COGs AOP and forecasts, manage the overall planning process and deliver a consolidated view for Europe
  • Prepare insightful PBR and AOP/Forecast presentations with clear cause of change analyses and explanations of key variances, including risks and opportunities.
  • Interact closely with Centre Of Excellence/Central Reporting Team to determine reporting needs of the SCF planning team
  • Work closely with Procurement to understand raw material trends and provide regular overviews to BU teams
  • Carry out ad-hoc analyses & financial modeling to support decision making in the BUs and categories
  • Guard the harmonized reporting policies and framework execution across all BUs
  • Lead the design of system solutions to facilitate the reporting framework
  • Identify areas for harmonization and improvements across BU COGs and MOVE processes


  • At least 3 years of experience in Finance Planning, Accounting or Operations Finance within a dynamic, fast-paced international business environment
  • Exposure to supply chain or manufacturing finance processes would be beneficial
  • High functional knowledge of Office tools and ERP systems
  • Ease at working with stakeholders at different levels within the organization and with a virtual team
  • Strong analytical skills, passion for details
  • Very good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to meet deadlines; great organization skills
  • Self-starter able to work autonomously without close supervision
  • Excellent English

Relocation Eligible: Eligible for Limited Relocation
Job Type: Pipeline