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European Innovation Finance Business Partner (m/f/d)

  • Accounting / Management control

Job description

M&M’s, Whiskas, Uncle Ben’s, Royal Canin and Wrigley’s Extra chewing gum – welcome to Mars! People and animals around the world love our products – and we do too! Now you can feel the excitement: experience our open corporate culture in which you can fully develop yourself and realise your highest career ambitions.

European Innovation Finance Business Partner (m/f/d)

This role oversees every financial aspect of Innovation and Renovation projects from planning phase to post launch evaluation. Working as part of broad cross-functional teams, this role is accountable for developing the full business model and providing transparency on financial shape, delivery and risks of each activity.

Key Responsibilities:

·  Leads the development of the business model (P&L, Capital spend) for the Innovation and Renovation projects within Europe across multiple markets and ensures transparency of Size of Prize, Financial shape and risk/reward exposure of each activity.
·  Provides visibility of the actual performance of Innovation / Renovation activities and recommends course corrections
·  Represents Finance in cross-segment project groups
·  Proactively collects underlying assumptions for the project business model from different functions and applies critical view on those assumptions to be able to deliver an accurate P&L
·  More specifically, the role collects:
·  Rate of sale, distribution, pricing and trade margin assumptions in collaboration with European / Local Marketing and Local S&F
·  COGS (Raws, Packs, factory & logistic costs) & fixed asset assumptions in collaboration with Supply (Commercial, Manufacturing, Logistics, Supply Finance)
·  Consolidates all inputs to produce a full P&L and provides transparency on the underlying assumptions and the key output KPIs (Volume, Sales, Incremental Sale, Margin)
·  Acts as Finance Business partner to the projects through the different stage gates, defining & aligning upon critical success factors
·  Evaluates the performance of the project post launch by comparing Actuals to plan and recommends course corrections in case of gaps


·  Professional Qualification / Master Degree in Finance, Business, or related field
·  Several years of relevant work experience, ideally as a Finance Business Partner in a FMCG or Retail environment
·  Good communication skills, fluency in English (both verbal and written) is a must, German and/or French is considered an advantage
·  Result driven with a can-do attitude and an independent working style
·  Ability to perform under pressure in a high-pace working environment
·  Experience in project work is a plus

What you can expect from us:

·  Responsibility and freedom to drive your own ideas
·  An open & international work environment of a global family-owned business
·  Personal & professional development, e.g. through global trainings from Mars University
·  Attractive conditions and extensive social benefits

We look forward to your application via our website - Position ID 203379

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