Guinness Nigeria Plc jobs Recruits Marketing & Innovations Finance Manager Nigeria April 2013

Guinness Nigeria Plc is a leading Drinks company in Nigeria with a wide portfolio of products in various categories of beer, spirits, malt and other non-alcoholic drinks. Guinness Nigeria is a publicly quoted company on the Nigerian Stock exchange and has 3 major production sites across Nigeria – Lagos, Benin and Aba

Job Title: Marketing & Innovations Finance Manager

AutoReqId: 36344BR
Function: Finance
Level: Level 5 (M1)
Location: Lagos
Reports To: Commercial Finance Director

Purpose of the Role
The Marketing & Innovations Finance Manager is a business partner to the Marketing & Innovations function. The role will work closely with the Marketing Leadership Team on converting financial analysis into insights that would drive effective decision making.
Leadership Responsibilities

Key Finance Business Partner to the Marketing Director and the Marketing Leadership team
Playing a critical financial coaching role by increasing the financial capabilities of the Marketing Leadership Team and the wider Marketing team
Challenging and leading stakeholders to drive outstanding business performance
Key Accountabilities

1. Provide financial analysis for the Marketing Function to support decision making
2. Provide Marketing input into the Annual Operating Plan (AOP) process including:
i) Preparing breakdown of Advertising & Promotions (A&P) by category and brand
ii) Loading Internal Orders for the year into SAP and monitor budgetary controls
iii) Managing SAP changes arising from Annual Operating Plan (AOP) decisions
3. Brand, Innovation and Performance analysis, monitoring and reporting
4. Challenge and Build on Marketing & Innovation Marketing Recommendations (MRs) to ensure robust pre-evaluations are performed and adequate key performance indicators are set to deliver value
5. Assist the Marketing Leadership team in ensuring Controls Audit and Risk Management (CARM) compliance on Marketing Financials and reporting, testing controls and assessing results and potential improvements

Skills, Qualifications and Experience Required

Graduate calibre with Professional qualification (ACCA/ACA)
Minimum of 7 years post qualification experience in an FMCG company
Strong Commercial/Marketing Finance and Decision Support experience within an FMCG is required
Experience with SAP and Magnitude is an added advantage
Excellent project management skills working with cross-functional teams
Credible and strong influencer at senior management levels
Self starter, highly committed and delivers against goals with minimal supervision
Excellent communication and presentation skills
Ability to lead others through personal impact across organisation

Barriers to Success in Role

Lack of attention to detail
Little influencing and relationship management skills
Lack of creativity to identify new approaches to business issues
Inability to plan work or deliver to high quality within tight deadlines

Application Closing Date
30th March, 2013

How To Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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