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Financial Analyst

Nestle Middle East

Dubai, UAE

Ref: GP991-368

Job description / Role

Cereal Partners Worldwide (CPW) is a leading global breakfast cereal company and the maker of Nestlà breakfast cereals, including global favourites such as NESQUIKÂ,FITNESS, CHEERIOS and CHOCAPICÂ. With more than 50 brands to suit all ages and lifestyles, we strive to make breakfast better with convenient, tasty and nutritious food that helps people start their day in the best possible way.

• Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
• Company: CPW - Cereal Partners Worldwide
• Full-time
• Bachelor's degree in Business or Finance, CMA/CIMA preferred
• 3 years of experience

Position Summary
Joining Nestle means you are joining the largest food and beverage company in the world. At our very core, we are a human environment - passionate people driven by the purpose of enhancing the quality of life and contributing to a healthier future. You will be responsible for the financial planning processes across the CPW business and ensure flawless execution along with high quality of deliverables.

A day in the life of
• Ensure that a solid business planning process is in place across the region in order to provide to management full transparency on forecasts, gaps, risks and opportunities.
• Support the execution/ consolidation/ reporting of the different planning cycles across the countries within Nestle Middle East & North Africa (MENA), coordinating with the co-pilots and other business partners using appropriate management tools for the planning process.
• Ensure that planning tools work efficiently, working procedures are documented, and that there is integration and consistency within system and scope.
• Optimize marketing investments: Identify the most efficient & effective way to perform pre & post evaluation (financial & commercial) and ensure that the analysis is completed; learning log is maintained with key learnings implemented.
• Ensure procedures are in place to determine if Nestle is getting performance in line with customer agreements.
• Promote Business Planning Best Practices and Tools across the market and ensure alignment with operational processes.
• Ensure initial Base Financial Forecast run is correctly populated to enable Business Controllers to run simulations; provide all necessary support for their business simulation activities.
• Stewards of the Financial Planning process for financial deliverables. Ensure timely dissemination of related information to all stakeholders.

Requirements

What will make you successful
• Bachelor's degree in Business or Finance, CMA/CIMA preferred
• 3 years of work experience in a previous analytical role within Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) industry
• Proficiency in English
• Good working knowledge of local tax legislation
• Strong communication skills, both written and verbal, to effectively address and influence decision making
• Strategic thinker
• Good analytical, organizational, and planning skills
• Proven ability to collaborate with cross-functional teams to deliver solid business results

Established in 1990, CPW is a long-standing partnership between Nestle and General Mills, bringing together the world-class capabilities of both companies. Headquartered in Switzerland, CPW has a strong global network with 4,600 employees, 17 factories, four R&D centres and sales teams in more than 130 markets

About the Company

Nestle with headquarters in Vevey, Switzerland was founded in 1866 by Henri Nestle and is today the world's biggest food and beverage company. Sales for 2006 were CHF 98.5 bn, with a net profit of CHF 9 bn. We employ around 265,000 people and have factories or operations in almost every country in the world.

The Company's strategy is guided by several fundamental principles. Nestle's existing products grow through innovation and renovation while maintaining a balance in geographic activities and product lines. Long-term potential is never sacrificed for short-term performance. The Company's priority is to bring the best and most relevant products to people, wherever they are, whatever their needs, throughout their lives.

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