To monitor performance, provide analysis and insight, and to make interventions to help drive performance improvements in the local Supply Chain operations. Support the Local Supply Chain teams and Europe & Africa (E&A) Performance Manager GSC (North & South Clusters) regarding Supply Chain performance analysis and reporting, continuously reviewing and addressing Supply Chain value chain efficiencies.
Contribute to the health & safety agenda across the cluster for finance employees.
- This role is primary accountable for analysis of the logistics operations in Nordics.
- Support the leadership team to deliver the Nordic SC performance contract.
- Providing accurate and timely MI, review and analysis of financials, decision support, performance information and economic analytics to help improve performance.
- Supports the translation of financial and operational performance data to the businesses and GSC Nordic Manager to help articulate the underlying delivery of actuals vs. latest forecasts on a monthly basis.
- Responsible for supporting Planning, forecast and variance analysis (including warehousing & logistics where appropriate).
- Supports the annual Plan process for Customer Fulfilment (CF), providing appropriate challenge and assurance.
- Responsible for ensuring the (cost of goods) COGs forecasting aspect of the Lubricants Business Management ( LBM) financialisation process is effective and appropriate for annual and multi-year plans.
- Monitors in-year performance via key performance indicators (KPIs) using multiple lenses to provide qualitative insights and recommend and implement interventions where necessary e.g. changes to forecasting methodology.
- Helps to ensure the business makes considered trade off decisions and that working capital is optimised.
- Support the delivery of key projects (including the development of the Financial Memorandum (FM)).
- Manage the logistics toolkit and analysis of any over/under recoveries.
- Provide local oversight of product costing analysis and product costing and transfer pricing (PCTP) compliance.
- Manage inventory data, stock value/pricing, inventory variances (data produced by GBS) and ensure stock count & asset verification at plant and take appropriate corrective actions.
- Support PCTP & slow moving and obsolete (SLOB) review meetings, participate in Supply Chain (SC) meetings, and follow up on actions identified.
- Work with the GBS to resolve inter-company suspense, monitor CAPEX, manage accruals, validation and follow up on account reconciliations.
- Support continuous improvements and minimum control expectations; provide assurance over reporting accuracy and integrity and compliance with Group Reporting Manual ( GRM) requirements.
- Ensure completion of system structure maintenance/updates, ad hoc requests and input to due diligence ( DD) and audits as required.
- Contribute to managing and mitigation of risks and opportunities associated with finance supply chain activities.
- Ensuring adherence to the financial standardisation agenda across the regional team and escalate exceptions to the relevant decision makers.
- Manage the balance between near and long term objectives.
- Active membership of the Supply Chain networks across the clusters.
- Developing and maintaining a proactive ‘one team’ relationship with a geographically dispersed team.
- Part qualified or qualified - Recognised national or international professional accountancy qualification e.g. CIMA, ACCA,ACA,CPA.
- Absolute fluency in “business English” is mandatory.
Essential experience and job requirements
- An understanding of finance, supply chain operations, project management and IT&S infrastructure (preferably SAP).
- Able to analyse and summarise complex information and prepared to drive performance improvements together with the business.
- Experience of reporting and MI processes (actuals, RF & plan) with a focus on performance analysis (preferably in a supply chain environment i.e. manufacturing, COGs & logistics) and intervention.
- Ability to quickly assess areas requiring attention and/or intervention with a strong demonstration of business partnering.
- Focuses effort and prioritises work to deliver business value; must be a self-starter, highly motivated with the ability to communicate with all levels of the organisation.
- Able to assimilate data to identify key issues and aid decision making, able to anticipate future situations and plan ahead to meet them.
- Looks for ways to do things better, faster and more efficiently.
- Builds networks to enhance effectiveness and share knowledge, team player with the ability to develop effective relationships within the wider finance team, and the supply chain/Operating Unit (OU) management team.
- Able to coach, challenge and influence effectively at all levels of the organisation.
Other Requirements (e.g. Travel, Location)
Desirable criteria & qualifications
Yes - up to 10%
Is this a part time position?
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