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Finance & Accounting
08 Nov 2016
Job Opportunity : Business FP&A Lead – SEA Region (300K - 400K)
Business FP&A Lead – SEA Region
Our Client
One of the world’s largest international companies in agriculture and food processing business
Report to
Group FP&A Lead and Managing Director - SEA

Role and Purpose

  • The job of the Business FP&A Lead will include activities that are value creation focused and forward looking. Responsibilities include analyzing data to provide insight into evaluating acquisition targets, products and customers. Additionally, this role will focus on top line growth, cost of goods sold efficiencies and overall business performance management.  This critical role will be the finance interface to the business. These roles will have breadth across businesses and operate across countries.

Job scope

Financial Planning & Analysis

  • Identifies new metrics (i.e. KPIs) to drive performance relative to strategic priorities. Enhance scenario planning analysis for strategic planning activities.
  • Identify and drive value within business (stretch targets). Measured by profit improvement (wider margins), lower cost and driving performance. Focus management on most critical risks and opportunities.
  • Thoroughly understands how to win in our markets and actions necessary to achieve.
  • Demonstrates an application of broad/diverse commercial knowledge with understanding of how all areas come together and operate as a business.
  • Supports the enterprise/business with new business activities and issues resolution, including MADJV, business transactions, tax and customs issues, monitoring the performance of the new acquired business etc. and liaising with legal and other cross-functional departments as necessary.
  • Understands, translates, and provides insight into business performance against competitor & industry trends. Ability to connect the dots.
  • Partner closely with the other functions and business managers to ensure strategies are accomplished.
  • Provides financial and change leadership by actively participating in high level business strategy planning. Provides necessary support to accomplish plans/strategy.
  • Participate in business customer solution teams with focus on offering financial solutions to customers.
  • Deliver clear presentations including defending positions on controversial topics, adapt style to continuously seek ‘win/win’ solutions.
  • Communicates as an official spokesperson for the function within the business group and enterprise in a variety of settings.

Business Partnership and Leveraging of Resources

  • Advises and provides financial leadership to the company’s SEA businesses.
  • Acts as a leadership team member of the company’s SEA business.
  • Provide broad knowledge of and connect with right relationships with COE partners for areas such as Tax, Treasury, Risk Management, Controls, etc.
  • Partners closely with COE and the cross-business/functional senior managers to play an active role in enhancing connectivity and communication.
  • Able to drive the behavior, results or agenda needed for the business. Has a point of view and communicates it effectively thus influencing colleagues by supporting them, challenging them, providing unique perspective and delivering value.
  • Partner closely and leverage the Accounting and Finance teams for key information points including historical reporting and data collection. May include activities related to cost accounting, margin reporting, analysis of data and management reports, activity based costing or cost allocation to products and customers, management reports generation, etc.
  • Lead business processes, participate in M&A , etc. as requested by the Group FP&A Finance Lead

People Development:

  • Identify, develop and coach direct reports to ensure a high performing team. Capable of initiating change, empowering the team and driving results. Ensures the right mix of talent, balanced in possessing and growing FP&A skills.
  • Identify talent and champion development opportunities reflective of the business needs, succession plans and growth objectives.


  • Degree in Finance or business related
  • Minimum of 10-15 years relevant experience in commercial finance and FP&A
  • Experience in FMCG sector is not a must, but preferred
  • Demonstrate strong commercial acumen
  • Approaches work with a global perspective
  • Strong influencing, leadership, and interpersonal skills, with proven track record of talent development