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Finance Business Partner OSCO, Senoko

Location: 

Singapore, 01, SG, 758091

At Barry Callebaut, we are on a journey to transform the cocoa and chocolate industry. As the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality chocolate and cocoa products, our actions truly shape the future of our industry. We are a business-to-business company, serving the entire food sector, from the cocoa bean to the finest chocolate product. We are a company with a purpose, we believe in doing well by doing good and reinvesting in the communities we operate. We have a long-standing commitment to sustainability and our goal is to shape a sustainable cocoa and chocolate future. We are headquartered in Zurich, and have more than 12,000 passionate Employees working in more than 40 countries worldwide. We are very proud of who we are and what we do. And of course, we are always looking for talented people to help us have a positive impact on our industry and beyond!

About the role

  • The role will support the Head of Finance BP OSCO APAC and business partners with the key members of the OSCO community across the site, hence actively participates in various functional management committees. This role has full responsibility of the OSCO  financial results of the site (eg, material usage variances, direct and indirect costs, depreciation, and supply chain costs) and continuously recommends scenarios and decides upon procedures to increase efficiency or avoid inefficiencies. In addition, this role is essential to help drive change and consistency across the factories regarding finance processes and ways of working.

 

Key responsibilities include

  • Act as a Finance strategic advisory interface to the Factory Leader and the factory leadership team, translates Finance into non- Finance for these stakeholders

FUNCTIONAL ACTIVITIES

  • Develop, analyze, and present financial results to the factory leadership lead. Provides analytical support to enable an understanding of key drivers.
  • Support & challenge factory budget holders on concluding assumptions, preparing operating budgets and CAPEX plans, review/track performance against budget, forecast, financial planning together with FP&A.
  • Contribute to developing business tactical and operation
  • Facilitate tactical planning processes across the business
  • Support the business and management in preparing and determining business objectives, strategies, and tactics
  • Support budget holders on preparing CAPEX plans
  • Lead and perform analyses of multi-dimensional business components (e.g., customers, products, markets)
  • Provide the business and management with analytical support to enable an understanding of business dynamics
  • Develop, analyze, and present financial results to the business and management
  • Lead and coordinate projects to improve business performance and operations
  • Lead and develop regional templates needed for reporting harmonization from local sites.
  • Lead and develop appropriate KPIs for the factory & supply chain to drive operation efficiency
  • Ensures integrity and effective financial controls are in place in the factory.

MANAGERIAL ACTIVITIES

  • Drive continuous improvement initiatives regarding processes, technologies, and organization
  • Mentor and coach local site OSCO controllers for reporting harmonization and policy implementation
  • Promote knowledge sharing organization-wide

Internal stakeholders

  • Head of Finance BP OSCO APAC: Have full responsibility of data accurately reflecting the OSCO cost structure in order to facilitate the decision-making process.
  • Regional Management Team APAC: Constantly analyze (e.g. losses in production reporting,) and pro-actively recommend solutions on detected risks and root causes.
  • Finance BPs OSCO factory sites: Discuss and challenge the OSCO costs related to the factory’s performance. Propose the right target setting for each individual plant with a Regional perspective. Constantly recommend improvements on various topics: reduction of losses in the production, efficiencies in supply chain, and factory processes.
  • OSCO management team: Manage OSCO costs and propose remediation plans if costs are off track to protect the plan
  • R&D: Challenge R&D where improvements are necessary related to recipe optimizations, fat content, butter usage, rework.
  • IM/IT: Providing solutions for questions coming from the business (esp. operations) and translating these decisions into accurate workflows & systems.
  • Group OSCO: Coordination of policy implementation, reportings.

External stakeholder:

  • Audit: Deliver additional information to support the BC result

 

About you

  • Professional degree / Bachelor’s / Master degree in Finance and/or Accounting
  • English business proficiency (written and spoken) is a must
  • Local language business proficiency (written and spoken)
  • Minimum of 5-year experience in a multinational company, preferably in manufacturing food industries / FMCG / fast-paced environment
  • Strong and proficient in SAP or ERP reporting system/software
  • Strong finance/cost/factory controlling
  • Good knowledge of Accounting principles for a factory
  • Knowledge or specific business understanding
  • Knowledge of industrial/operations finance
  • Analytical / hands-on / flexible / strong drive to deliver / very solutions oriented
  • Strong stakeholder management skills
  • Change management and continuous improvement mindset
  • Must be advanced in working with excel and PowerPoint.
  • Effective communication skills

At Barry Callebaut, we are committed to Diversity & Inclusion. United by our strong values, we thrive on the diversity of who we are, where we come from, what we’ve experienced and how we think. We are committed to nurturing an inclusive environment where people can truly be themselves, grow to their full potential and feel they belong. #oneBC - Diverse People, Sustainable Growth.

If you want to learn more about Barry Callebaut, please find further information here.


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