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Senior Business Planning Manager - Industrial

Job Location: ​Shanghai

Ferrero is a family-owned company with a truly progressive and global outlook and iconic brands such as Nutella®, Tic Tac®, Ferrero Rocher®, Raffaello®, Kinder Bueno® and Kinder Surprise®. As the love for our brands continues to grow, so too does our global reach. Represented in 55 countries, with products sold in more than 170, the Ferrero Group is loved by generations around the world. The secret to our global success? Nearly 35,000 dedicated employees who celebrate care and quality to craft a business, careers and brands we are proud of. Join us, and you could be one of them. 

About the Role:

The role is aimed to work with business and co-packing operational partners on long term operation strategies, as well as short term budgets/forecasts for copacking production costs and profit/loss, translating the full impact of these planning results to business and anticipating adjustments within a quickly evolving market environment.

Main Responsibilities:
  • Leading the strategic plan and budget process of industrial entities
  • Collaborating with business and co-packing operational partners to set clear long term operation strategies
  • Working on a short term budgets/forecasts for co-packing production costs and P&L
  • Managing financial risks and opportunities to facilitate Region Controller and CFO to manage overall value chain P&L results
  • Leading the team to complete the full budget process, including setting TP, standard costs, overheads
  • Providing financial leadership in co-packing activities and leading financial analysis for different projects and scenarios to support co-packing units efficiency and provide suggestions to optimize the business results
  • Playing a key role in the annual co-packing quotation process
  • Guiding the Industrial finance team to ensure smooth finance processes with co-packers, including timely payments and information exchange with co-packers
  • Acting as a bridge between the business unit, Plant and co-packing operations in setting competent and sustainable co-packing production costs, especially in setting new SKU studies
  • Managing related adhoc requests
  • Leading and motivating the co-packing team, by setting clear team vision and keeping the team stability, shaping it for the long term business needs
Who we are looking for:

The successful candidate should have:

  • Relevant academic background
  • Over 7 years of related professional experience
  • Solid knowledge of performance monitoring and planning, budgeting, profit analysis
  • Knowledge of FMCG business process, manufacturing background as a plus
  • Fluency in English, spoken and written