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03/10 Manasi Kelkar
Manager at LionTree HR Consultants

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Business Finance Manager - Pharma - CA/IIM/ISB/MDI/FMS (4-7 yrs)

Mumbai/Navi Mumbai Job Code: 750123

Business Finance Manager - Pharma 


In particular, the role to include : 

1. Brand Financials : 

- Meeting top-line/bottom-line estimates of brands, highlighting variances/concerns

- Ensuring brand profitability at targeted level, keeping tight control on costs and promotion spends

- Leading discussions on improving GM, setting targets for cost reduction, engaging Purchase team to improve GM by better negotiation with RM/PM vendors

- Liaise with marketing & sales team on pricing decisions

- Measuring effectiveness of A&P spends

- Channel wise profitability

2. New product development evaluation & launch:

- Conducting thorough financial analysis at identified stages of new product development (NPD) evaluation

- Feasibility study of NPD basis GM, capex requirement, market sizing &estimation

- Negotiating with LL vendors for capex/conversion charges

- Participate in launch plans of new products/ line extensions, provide support to marketing, sales, operations team to facilitate successful & timely launch

3. Financial Planning & Analysis :

- Analyse expenses, track revenue and expenses closely, drive cost reduction initiatives wherever possible

- Involve in Annual Budgeting exercise, should be able to independently explain variances between budget and actuals

- Optimise working capital and help in releasing cash

- Forecast business performance over next quarter, year, 5 years to develop Strategy Roadmap for the company

- Publish monthly MIS/ scorecard for top management and highlight concerns

- Lead other strategic projects, as desirable


- To work in a start-up environment, yet under mentorship of industry veterans

- To grow at faster pace, close interaction with senior leadership

- To contribute in launch of many products over a short span of time


Education: CA - 1st attempt/Rank holder/MBA from Tier 1

Experience : Up to 4-6 years work experience (post qualification) in FMCG/OTC manufacturing set-up of reputed firm


- SAP functional knowledge, proficient in MS Excel


- Ability to work in unstructured environment, conceptualise

- Self-driven, multi-tasking, good interpersonal skills

Personal Attributes: 

- Ability to work in an unstructured, ambiguous environment

- Entrepreneurial bend of mind

- Nimble and hustle mindset and a quick learner

- Strong marketing fundamentals

- Self-Driven

- Collaborative

- Open and Transparent

- Bias for action

Women-friendly workplace:

Maternity and Paternity Benefits

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