Your Responsibilities :
This is a unique opportunity to be part of our Americas Planning & Forecasting Hub in Costa Rica.
As Planning & Forecasting Sr. Manager you will manage and be responsible for the performance of the finance team supporting the relevant Finance Directors (FD) for the larger & complex BU’s by preparing the in-
market annual and monthly forecasts. P&F Sr. Manager will also be responsible for challenging and finalising the annual budget for their market as well as preparing monthly management reports for the in-
market FD to evaluate performance. You will be also responsible to coordinate, supervise, consolidate financial forecasting information, ensuring that managerial financial reporting is performed, in time and in the forms required by Corporate guidelines, facilitating managerial decision making.
Working with Corporate team to prepare in-market annual budget and communicate them to in-market finance team.
Generate first cut of the of the Long-Range Forecasts.
Creating, updating and maintaining financial models to provide detailed monthly and quarterly forecasts for the large & complex market.
Comparing historical results against budgets and forecasts, performing variance analysis to explain differences in performance and make improvements going forward.
Preparing internal management reports (DRM decks) for executive leadership and supporting their decision making.
Completing ad-hoc reporting requests from in-market finance teams or the Finance Director e.g. trend analysis for a product type.
Understand the link between plan & actuals, analyse the gap, challenge business for variations and define future growth plans.
Responsible to work with business partners to finalise plan / forecasts / management reports for the large / complex market.
Responsible for the plan activities and draft management reports for the large / Complex market (e.g. MPR).
Responsible for managing the core commercial cycle.
Being the point of contact for all management reporting questions.
Responsible for creation, update and maintenance of the financial models for annual plan and monthly & quarterly forecasts.
Comparing historical results against budgets and forecasts & performing trend analysis.
Basic qualifications :
We are looking for professionals with these characteristics to achieve our goals :
University degree in Business Administration or Finance, MBA desirable.
Demonstrable post qualification experience within a similar industry.
Budgeting, forecasting and reporting experience required.
Minimum 8 years of relevant experience.
Excellent commercial acumen to drive business value with market specific insight of financial data.
Strong reporting, writing and presentation skills.
Able to form strong relationships with key stakeholders.
Strong Influencing skills.
Excellent understanding of I.T systems that are used in the planning & forecasting cycles with the ability to develop & grow super users in the team.
Understand what the key drivers in changes to the plan & forecast are.
Ability to understand the complexity in which the market operates.
Ability to provide solutions & recommendations to the In-market FD to resolve and help the business over deliver by accurately phasing the plan / forecast.
Understand how the ERP system automates and uses financial data and applies this knowledge to support problem solving.
Excellent ability to interpret and present financial data using analytical and statistical modelling to facilitate decision making and provide recommendations.
Ability to work in culturally diverse teams and reconcile cultural differences.
Advanced Excel & PowerPoint skills.
Experience in working with SAP.
Experience in working in a corporate environment.
Strong spoken and written English (English Level : C1)
Preferred qualifications :
However, if you have the following, it would be a plus :
Why GSK? :
We are a science-led global healthcare company with a special purpose : to help people do more, feel better, live longer.
We have 3 global businesses that research, develop and manufacture innovative pharmaceutical medicines, vaccines and consumer healthcare products, including Sensodyne, CataflamPro / Voltaren, Theraflu / Trimedal, Parodontax, Panadol, Polident and Otrivin.
In over 150 countries and 300 years of history, our goal is to be one of the world’s most innovative, best performing and trusted healthcare companies to bring differentiated high-
quality and needed healthcare products to as many people as possible, with our scientific and technical know-how and talented people.
As a GSK Employee, you will put our values and expectations at the heart of everything you do. You will have the courage to make decisions, taking the accountability for them, guided by our strategy, priorities and values of patient focus, respect for people, integrity and transparency.
Being a GSK employee allows you to challenge and to change by ensuring your development meet changing business needs. You will also enjoy to be part of a diverse team, getting inspired by our teamwork, our healthy and inclusive environment and specially by making the difference and playing an important role on the benefit of millions of patients and consumer worldwide.
Our inclusive workplace makes our employees feel engaged by the contribution they make, by affording them equal treatment regardless of actual or perceived characteristics.
As so, when you apply for a job at GSK, it is not necessary to include on your resume information such as : race, color, ethnicity, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, origin, photographs or any other personal characteristics.