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Planning Manager

Planning Manager for PepsiCo International

• Ensure the financial planning models (Profit & Loss, Balance Sheet and Cash Flow) updates for the Annual Operating Plan/Forecast.
• Ensure the submission of planning and extraction of planning & actual data to/from the company’s system (Hyperion).
• Work comfortably with the company’s local system (SAP) to extract, validate and reconcile actual data.
• Provide analysis of current business results versus plan/forecast highlighting opportunities and risks.
• Keep track and communicate the productivity initiatives and loss elimination across functions.
• Master the key monthly highlights and cause of change for actual versus budget/forecast
• Full control over company Operating Cash Flow and Key Performance Indicators.
• Team up with the Plants Manager in setting the Opex budget by plant.
• Ensure a proper control over the plants budget.
• Ensure a monthly contact with the Plants Manager to communicate main deviation from the budget and identifying key opportunities to mitigate any gaps.
• Work closely with the control team to proactively identify actual versus forecast on major operating expenses performance, Operating Cash Flow and Key Performance Indicators.
• Full control over company G&A (General & Administration) and work closely with the budget owners to understand the main drivers for the G&A performance.
• Supervises the delivery of value-added cross-functional planning support (e.g. Task Force presentation, payout analysis, etc...).
• Satisfy PepsiCo and Region reporting requirements (to be defined).

Skills

• Proficient in computer usage. Microsoft Office, Excel, Power Point.
• Fluency in English and Arabic
• Results oriented, takes initiatives to get things done.
• Preferably CMA holder.
• Excellent communication skills.
• SAP & Hyperion solid knowledge.
• Team player, adapts well in a diverse environment.
• Good knowledge of local statutory laws/regulations, financial policies and procedures.

Education

Bachelor degree in Finance / Economics.