Reporting to the Commercial Finance Manager, your responsibility will be to provide financial analytics, commercial and strategic support to the commercial directors, and provide valuable insights that drive commercial and strategic outcomes.
You will be required to structure and lead commercial strategic and analytic projects which will assist in influencing business making with fact-based actionable insights across commercial departments.
Work with the commercial team to produce the annual budget and re-forecasts including commentary for regular business review
Shape the role of financial business partnership in Asia, working closely with senior commercial leadership team to lead and develop the annual budget and re-forecasts including commentary for regular business review
Lead and support the development of the financial strategy needed to support category and business objectives
Generate insights and commercial recommendations that will drive end to end profitability improvement, through advanced modeling and analysis of financial and non-financial data (e.
g. market insights and trends, profitability, cost and efficiency analysis)
Identify and define system improvements to enhance the ability to deliver on strategic objectives
Highlight future risks and opportunities by leading the rolling forecast process
Contribute to subsequent enhancements to reporting and insight generation
Complete business cases for any new business initiatives
Bachelor degree holder in Finance or other related disciplines; A CA / CPA / CIMA / CFA qualification
Minimum 3 years of experience working with complex organisations, turnaround, face-paced environment, preferably within supermarket retail, big4 and strategy consulting
Proven experience in structured problem solving, preparing, understanding and analysing financial information to identify business opportunities / challenges and recommend alternate actions
Ability to generate insights and recommendations that will drive end to end profitability improvement and cost-efficiency
Strong commercial acumen and analytical skills
Experience with big data, identifying insights and storytelling
Strong / excellent communication skills and interpersonal skills
Experience in working with and influencing non-financial stakeholders especially Commercial / Merchandising / Buying functions
Strong culture awareness in Asia, understand one more Asian language is desirable
Advanced level in Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Office
Experience with a BI tool i.e. Tableau, Alteryx are desirable
A continuous improvement mindset and track record of execution