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GM - Financial Planning & Analysis


8 to 12 Years of Experience

Rs 20,00,000

Role Description: GM – Financial Planning & Analysis

What the Role entails

• Supports strategy development and business decision making with
financial analysis, strategy modelling and portfolio management
• Builds models, cases and what if scenarios to inform strategic business
decisions and manage the portfolio based on understanding of key
business drivers
• Assesses business opportunities and risks, predicts trends, estimates
profitability and growth areas, provides creative solutions, manages
costs and allocates resources to add value and manage the portfolio.
• Analyses multiple trends and inputs to identify strategic options for
managing the portfolio and making business decision.
• Analyses interprets and drives value creation through funding, financing,
investment decision making and working capital management.
• Protects business value by understanding and managing financial risk in
line with investment governance, processes and strategy.
• Knowledge of the business and competitive environment,
macroeconomic factors, business processes and management agenda.
• Connects financial concepts, results, data, forecasts and external factors
to business implications
• Drives financial performance (P&L responsibility, Mkt. share, growth &
• Lead all the planning cycles (Strategic Planning, Yearly Operating
Plan/Budget, Quarterly Forecasts, Weekly Sales Flash Reports, etc.) with
utmost care, high level of accuracy and thorough understanding of the
business dynamics
• Understands business drivers and develops options to maximize
business performance and value
• Manages the financial planning processes for the market (AOP & forecasts)
• Drive & Participate in Business Reviews with senior management
• Work closely with the Accounting group and perform a deep-dive
analysis into the monthly results and present the variance analysis

  • Key technical skills and knowledge.

• CA/CMA with 8-12 years of experience with special focus on financial
planning, analysis and commercial finance
• MBA in Finance will be an added advantage
• Experience developing forecasts & operating plans and leading
business / finance reviews with local/HQ leadership teams
• Experience leading in a matrixed environment in an MNC
• Strong in analytics with ability to clearly connect the dots by linking
the operational performance to the financial outcome, identify the
drivers and identify the recovery path
• Strong in defining MIS reports in MS-Excel/MS-Powerpoint, including
management packs deriving inputs from ERP and using Business
Objects (Hyperion, etc.)
• Should have constant flair for industry updates, work on competition
intelligence and market analysis, with good external focus
• Forecasting skills with clear-cut assumptions, building base case and
sensitivity around base case with the right variables

  • Competencies required:

• Clear thinking/result-oriented: led cross-functional projects on new
processes/continuous improvement. Able to work in ambiguous
situations, break the problems into logical segments and bring out
solution to the larger issue
• Confidence / Assertiveness: confident to approach senior executives at
local/HQ level and has strong influencing skills to drive various actions
towards achieving the organization’s goals
• Integrity: Accepting and adhering to high moral, ethical, and personal
values in decisions, communications, actions, and when dealing with
• Excellent communication skills: prior experience working with people at
various levels and from various functions within the organization with an
ability to clearly communicate the financial challenges/outcomes of the
business performance. Communication has to be clear, firm and
• Self-driven, highly energetic having an eye for the details

• Coach, mentor and develop the talent within the organization, not just
in his/her team but also acrossEnglish

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