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Financial Planning and Analysis Manager | Jeddah, Saudi Arabia | Consumer Goods

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Our client: A prominent player in the consumer goods industry, particularly in the food sector is looking for a Financial Planning and Analysis Manager.

Your role:

The Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) Manager, positioned within the Finance department at the senior level, plays a pivotal role in overseeing corporate projections and reporting.

Key responsibilities:

This professional is responsible for providing in-depth analysis of technical, administrative, and significant impacts, requiring a strong analytical approach, tactical awareness, and excellent interpersonal skills. The role involves ensuring the effective transmission of functional strategies into functional business plans, adherence to corporate guidance in Planning and Budgeting activities, and monitoring variances in financial performance against the budget. Collaboration with the Financial Controller and Internal Audit manager is essential for driving month-end reporting. Responsibilities encompass providing and interpreting financial information, monitoring cash flows, managing financial accounting systems, producing accurate financial reports, and supervising staff. Monthly MIS reports, including P&L, Cash flow, Customer performance, and departmental profit for the group, are part of the routine. Additionally, the FP&A Manager leads supply chain finance support in financial reporting and sets KPIs for Receivables, Payables, Stock, Working capital, and Margin analysis. Inter-department and intra-department meetings, providing necessary information to the CEO, implementing departmental policies, and contributing to continuous improvement are integral aspects of the role.

Must haves: The ideal candidate for this position should be CIMA Qualified/CPA/CA, proficient in English and Arabic, and possess strong leadership skills with a focus on analytical problem-solving. Attention to detail, organizational planning, application of theoretical knowledge in Finance & Accounting functions following IFRS guidelines, and proficiency in report writing and Microsoft Dynamic D365 are crucial. The candidate should have experience in running and developing ERP and financial IT systems, particularly in Microsoft Dynamics 365 and Oracle Fusion, with a preference for experience in Emerging Markets, Ecommerce, or PE-backed companies. A well-rounded Finance Professional with 7-8 years of experience, including 2-3 years in Food processing/Manufacturing/FMCG, is sought. The core competencies include problem-solving, customer focus, teamwork, effective stakeholder engagement, analytical and critical thinking, leadership, decision-making, good listener and communicator, and documentation and writing skills. Strategic competencies encompass business acumen, creativity, planning and organizing, managing others, and decision-making. Functional competencies cover Financial Planning & Analysis, Commercial Finance Support, Financial Control, Audit, Compliance & Regulatory Accounting, Treasury and Cash flow management, Accounting and Financial Statements, IFRS, Tax Management, and Finance Technology.

Managing expectations: “At Mindfield, we strive for exceptional results, and we achieve this by understanding the needs of both our clients and candidates. We ask that you take note of our “must-haves” to ensure a successful application process. We look forward to building a long-term relationship with you. Mindfield – making a difference.”

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