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01/05 Sandhya
Talent Acquisition & Head New Business at SearchEnds

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Business Finance Senior Manager/Business Finance Partner (6-12 yrs)

Bangalore Job Code: 920395

The Business Finance team partners with the business team to drive growth sustainably. The team drives efficiency in the investment being made to drive topline and customer metrics. Focus remains on improving category margins and minimizing financial risks by understanding the key business drivers, analyse key financial metrics, provide value add analysis, support to sales / finance management (budget analysis, portfolio management and financial forecasting)

They support cross business units.

About the role

Drive Category Performance, Deliver Strategic Plans, Provide 'real time' strategic and decision support through thought leadership and insightful analytics for a sustainable & profitable growth

Principle Accountabilities

Financial & Business Planning

- Formulate & Drive Business Plans / Strategies for the Market for specific categories and Division to operationalize the 3 Yr & 10 Yr Plan

- Analyse and develop Industry landscape to recommend Category / Product Play.

- Benchmarking vis a vis Market Channels and Segments, Competitive Actions and Combative Counter Plans

- Lead Annual Operating Plan and Forecasting ( Monthly / Quarterly) and reframing Year to Go to deliver goals for the year

Operational Execution and Reviews -

- Co-own the Business P&L and KPIs along with Business Teams

- Drive Operational Excellence thru deep dive analytics on Business Drivers and leading the change / execution with Operating Teams

- Hold fort on Key Business KPIs viz. Revenue, Mix, Segments, Margins and Working Capital

- Crisp Presentations and creative visualizations explaining financial & business results - Deliver key messages to Category / Business leaders / Executive Committee and maneuver to a decision

- Business Case preparation and Performance review of new Investment. Insights thru Return on Investment / Payback & decision Drivers

- Analyse key business drivers regarding industry and competition and provide regular business risk assessment reports to Leadership Team

- Establish business intelligence reports & dashboards to streamline the financial and operations MIS across various categories / locations / initiatives

- Identify Levers for Revenue, Mix and Margin improvement opportunities and establish pricing / discounts / trade schemes guidelines

Commercial

- Partner with merchants for Terms of Trade closure with Brand Owners / Vendors / Suppliers Pricing, Merchandizing, Visibility, Listing, Trade Schemes etc.

- Analyse the regional performance and provide meaningful insight on price investment and competitiveness of assortment

- Identify and Lead Working Capital Improvement opportunities / plans / actions for the Vertical

Processes / Automation

- Develop and implement processes commensurate with size, scale, complexity and business needs

- Champion simplification, standardization and automation opportunities and lead these projects

What you'll do:

- Perform financial forecasting, reporting, and operational metrics tracking

- Analyze financial data and create financial models for decision support

- Increase productivity by developing automated reporting/forecasting tools

- Mentor the team and ensure learning curve for their growth

- Ensure maintenance of Data archives for easy consumption whenever required

- Report on financial performance and prepare for regular leadership reviews

- Analyze past results, perform variance analysis, identify trends, and make recommendations for improvements

- Work closely with the accounting team to ensure accurate financial reporting and decision support

- Evaluate financial performance by comparing and analyzing actual results with plans and forecasts

- Provide analysis of trends and forecasts and recommend actions for optimization

- Recommend actions by analyzing and interpreting data and making comparative analyses; study proposed changes in methods and materials

- Identify and drive process improvements, including the creation of standard and ad-hoc reports, tools, and Excel dashboards.

- Post-Graduate from a tier 1/ tier 2 University or business school / should hold a degree in finance CA/MBA (2012 to 2014) - 6 to 8 yrs of experience

- Strong analytical rigour and problem solving skills

- Strong communication & Interpersonal skills

- Proficient in MS Office

- Proactive, takes initiative, self-motivated, team player

- The candidates should have at least 70-100% engaged with Business stakeholders. it's a front-end business finance role.

Women-friendly workplace:

Maternity and Paternity Benefits

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