Nestlé Health Science (NHSc) is a company on a mission and on the move, motivated by the opportunity to forge a major therapeutic role for nutrition in the management of health and establish a new industry between food and pharmaceuticals. The two elements of the equation are simple; societies are ageing and age and lifestyle related diseases are spiraling. Needs are growing for safe, effective and cost-effective solutions. At the same time, scientific understanding of health, disease and the potential of nutrition – as an integral part of managing health and disease – is growing.
Nestlé Health Science, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Nestlé Group, was created in 2011 to be a leader in these developments and make things happen. We have over 3,000 employees around the world with a wide mix of capabilities – from bio-medical engineers to regulatory specialists, medical delegates (sales force) and health economic experts that reflect our dynamism and intent to create.
Position Summary: The primary role of the Finance Manager is to provide Financial support in the Consumer Care channel (across the different brands) with focus on controlling of PFME, coordinating month end close and dynamic forecasting process. This could include updating teams on actual spend vs budget, cost analyses, and early deviation detection on PFME or working with the marketing function on product innovations. The position will also provide support to other business functions to provide timely, accurate, and insightful financial analysis. Inclusive of analyzing profitability of financial plans throughout the annual planning cycle, forecast submissions, marketing spend, and innovations / renovation projects. Lastly, this position will provide clear and effective reporting of financial results while constantly looking for areas of business optimization, and process improvement. Handles special assignments/audits as required.
Key Responsibilities: • Finance support for the product innovation / renovation (NPDI) projects by working with project lead on P&L scenarios (volume, pricing, COGS, other costs) while benchmarking against financial hurdles. • Product Fixed Marketing Spend (PFME) budget management through continuous interactions with marketing teams. Reviewing available funds, monthly phasing for forecasting accuracy, validating/approving budget changes. • Support & ensure accurate monthly P&L forecasts through active participation in the monthly business planning meetings, trade, and inputting forecasts into Dodeca for reporting. • Support period end close through journal entry postings, analysis, creating financial reports, and assist in creating presentations to support the business needs. • Continually evaluate and challenge processes and reporting practices, while implementing changes as needed.
Experience and Education Requirements: • Bachelor Degree in Finance or Accounting required, MBA a plus • 3+years of experience in planning and reporting • Background in consumer products, manufacturing environment a plus
Preferred Skills: • Excellent Excel skills • Experience using SAP • Excellent analytical skills • Strong ability to work with in a cross-functional and high ability to adapt quickly to changes
The Nestlé Companies are equal employment and affirmative action employers and looking for diversity in qualified candidates for employment.
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