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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. 

Diversity Statement

Ferrero is committed to building a diverse and inclusive culture in which all employees feel welcomed and appreciated and have the same opportunities. We believe all of our people are equally talented in their own way. In nurturing the curiosity and natural abilities of our employees, we provide them, generation after generation, the means to succeed personally and professionally, enabling them to craft their journey at Ferrero. The diversity of our talents is what makes our work environment multicultural, innovative and highly rewarding.

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:

  • Lead the strategic plan and budget process of industrial entities and collaborating with business and co-packing operational partners to set clear long term operation strategies
  • Work on a short term budgets/forecasts for co-packing production costs and P&L
  • Manage financial risks and opportunities to facilitate Region Controller and CFO to manage overall value chain P&L results
  • Support the 3rd party operations Region Manager to identify cost improvement areas to achieve the year on year target improvement
  • Calculate savings and payback of the improvement actions and support on the Business Case preparation for approval request to Investment Committee
  • Lead the team to complete the full budget process, including setting TP, standard costs, overheads
  • Provide 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
  • Play a key role in the annual co-packing quotation process
  • Guide the Industrial finance team to ensure smooth finance processes with co-packers, including timely payments and information exchange with co-packers
  • Act 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
  • Support 3rd party operations Region Manager in strategic initiatives feasibility and industrialization phase, i.e. co-manufacturing
  • Assist the 3rd party operations Region Manager in drawing the evolution of 3PO processes/flows in the Region
  • Perform benchmarking analysis across the Region and between different Regions, manage related adhoc requests
  • Lead and motivate 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
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