Business Planning Manager

  • Company: SSC P&C China
  • Location: China
  • Business group: Perfumes & Cosmetics
  • Contract type: Permanent Job
  • Function: Finance
  • Experience required: Minimum 5 years
  • Reference No.: SSCPC00365
  • Date of publication: 2018.06.13


Business Analysis

·  Analyze the overall delivery of Company financial targets on a regular basis and report back to the business with recommendations as necessary

·  Work closely with operational team and develop excellent knowledge of the business units' operating environments

·  Challenge the performance of markets

·  Alert management (local and central) on risks and opportunities.

·  Determine, measure and follow-up key cost drivers in a periodic basis.

·  Involvement and assistance in the auditing process - both internal and external as required.

·  Analysis and proposal of profitability of capital expenditure

·  Analysis of business risk and preparation of back-up plan for business target achievement.


Plan, Budget, Revision

·  Manage the annual budgeting process and subsequent revisions such as R1, R2, 3 year plan, etc.

·  Preparation of Budget and Revisions in accordance with parent company requirements and timetable, working with the country to gather information in a timely and accurate way.

·  Actively involved in business strategy and brand objectives.


Reporting and Financial Monitoring

·  Prepare monthly reporting for the parent company in a timely and accurate way.

·  Monitor and control the KPI of China including Turnover, Operating Profit, DSO, A&P investment, DOI & inventory depreciation etc..

·  Review, control and approve capex

·  Follow the sales development and expenses control

·  Provide and update detailed monthly analysis of costs by cost center and by cost type, analyzing main variances with latest revision, budget and previous year.

· Prepare and validate specific provisions and accruals.


Project Analysis and support

·  Provide analytical support to various cross-function initiatives and ad hoc projects.

·  Participate in new projects by processing simulations and preparing business plans, study of the cash flow and P&L.


Key competencies:
·        Excellent communication skills
·        Good experience in leading big scale or multi-function financial role
·        Ability to work under pressure and to respect deadlines
·        Strong analytical skills
·        Logical thinking
·        Ability to adapt and be flexible to changing environment and business needs
·        High levels of persuading and influencing skills
Technical Skills
·        Qualified Accountant or Business school
University degree in Finance & management controlling
At least 5-8 year experience in a similar position within an international group.
Ability to analyze, compare and interpret facts quickly
Strong business acumen
Strategic thinker
Customer focused (external and internal)
Excellent inter-personal and communication skills
Team player
System oriented (strong Excel skills)


Perfumes & Cosmetics

A major player in the perfumes, make-up and skincare markets, the Perfumes & Cosmetics division groups together major historic Houses as well as young brands with strong potential.

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