Purpose : Strive for excellence of end-to-end profitability performance for Global Sourcing through active leadership of performance management, data analysis, and continuous process improvement.
Drive relevant projects to enable Business Partners with high quality data and state-of-art processes to achieve Own The Game strategic goals
Key Responsibilities :
Anticipate and capitalize on opportunities for transformation in Global Sourcing Finance team to drive work efficiency and value-adding services to business
Perform as strategic business partner by providing stakeholders accurate information for analysis and business decisions.
Challenge the status quo to improve overall business processes related to costs and controls.
Lead and act as key contact person for data analysis, finance initiatives and projects to generate meaningful insights and predictive data for direct business decision with an impact to Global Sourcing.
Support business case development and costs savings initiatives by challenging, identifying and quantifying improvement potential.
Lead the cross-divisional workload analysis process by identifying workload drivers and coach the team to develop an aligned workload analysis methodology to improve business resource allocation
Coordinate the overall budgeting & forecasting process for Global Sourcing finance team and design and improve working flows and templates.
Act as a counterpart for Headquarter functions and other Global Operations finance function (e.g., Corporate Treasury, Corporate Taxes, Group Accounting) for legal, accounting, and treasury, related projects and ad-hoc topics, and support sustainability finance team on sourcing related reporting and analysis.
Improve governance of finance related process and policy development and execution; conduct audits of the administration area in the Liaison Offices / Operations Centers and advise on process improvements.
Provide seniority as well as coach and development other team members in the overall Global Sourcing finance team in terms of functional, technical and interpersonal skills by providing feedback, education, training plans etc.
Key Relationships :
Sourcing finance sub-team e.g. FOB forecasting and trade-payable and accounting teams.
Corporate and Global Operation finance team.
Sourcing Senior Management in Hong Kong and Liaison Offices
Product Costing & Materials teams
Strategy & Programs Management and stakeholders of cross-functional projects
Knowledge Skills and Abilities :
Soft Skills :
Result orientated and pro-active with a high degree of customer orientation
End-to-end mindset, big picture view of problems on hand
Excellent influencing and interpersonal skills to interact effectively across different layers of the organization and to communicate productively with finance team subject experts, as well as with commercial and operational business functions in business language.
Quick learner, open minded and be coachable.
Hard Skills :
High level of analytical capability and business acumen. Be able to provide insights and recommendations to business through analysis.
Profound analytical skills in order to synthesize complex data and develop innovative solutions, managing large data quantities from multiple sources.
Proven project management skills from initiation to closure (scoping, structuring, work planning, status reporting tools, management updates), and knowledge of SixSigma, lean management, work-flow mapping tools.
Advanced knowledge on data / business intelligence and automation tools, e.g. Python or R, Power BI or Tableau, or other BI tools.
Skill on using Alteryx, Power Query, Power Automate or UiPath or other automation tool is a plus.
Fluent in English (written and spoken).
Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications :
University degree in Data Analysis, Finance, Accounting, Business Administration, Economics or related preferred. MBA and CPA as a plus.
Sourcing experience within at least one of operations / supply chain / product development with involvement in cost management critical.
8-10 years of demonstrably applicable work experience broad-based data analysis / FP&A / project management / Process optimization experience with progressive responsibility.