The Manager Brand & Sales Global Operating Overheads (OOH) acts as a financial consultant and business partner of respective BU/Global Sales unit as well as his respective BU Finance/Global Sales counterpart by giving recommendations to enable and drive fact-based decision-making. The Manager Brand & Sales OOH supports the business to achieve (financial) targets as well as the strategy based on the analysis of analytical indicators. This is supported by the creation of transparency about cost performance.
Partner with (Sr) Vice President of respective BU/Global Sales as well as his respective BU Finance counterpart and assist in strategic planning and translating SBP OOH targets in seasonal and sub-category targets
Enable a fact based decision-making process by creating transparency on OOH KPIs with respect to business plans (Net Sales, Volume, Margin, Range Size)
Manage medium – large sized projects, implement findings and ensure sustainability of achievements
Manage adequate OOH communication packages to present derived results, recommendations and solutions.
Provide input to further improve OOH reporting and analytical tools regarding range efficiency, workload indicators etc.
This includes standard reporting (mainly provided by GBS) as well as ad-hoc analysis.
Develop new processes, standards or operational plans and deliver results with direct impact on the department and overall targets
Identify significant improvement potential, derive solutions and facilitate related decisions
Provide input into new processes or operational plans and deliver results with indirect impact on department targets.
Provide comprehensive OOH expertise for Brand/Sales teams and act as an interface between different functions and different development locations to drive alignment and to ensure smooth operation of the business.
Budget, forecast and manage cost centers and support managers in all financial tasks (e.g. investment and recruiting requests, cost charges etc.)
Vice President and Senior Director Global Brand /Global Sales
Go-to Market Team
Finance, Controlling, Accounting
External Partners / external Business Consultants
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Deep business understanding of processes and structure.
Very good analytical skills.
High degree of customer orientation.
Ability to maneuver in consistently changing environment.
Ability to operate cross-functionally and understanding of external business drivers.
Understanding of the complexity, interactions and dynamics within an international company.
Very good communication skills for persuasion and convincing others.
Business fluency in English (written and spoken).
Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications:
University degree in Business Administration/Finance/Controlling.
System expertise: Very good MS office skills (especially Excel), fundamental SAP (FI/CO), BI.