Profit Planning Analyst

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Job Description

Our client is a British multinational automobile manufacturer which produces luxury vehicles and sport utility vehicles. They are looking for a Profit Planning Analyst to be responsible for periodic planning & reporting, to be delivered through proper partnering with the relevant stakeholders in the MENA regional office as well as the Overseas Finance Team. ´╗┐This is a temporary contract for a 7 month duration to be based in the Dubai Regional Office in Dubai Silicon Oasis, and reporting to the Control & Finance Planning Manager

Role Profile

The Opportunity The Profit Planning Analyst is responsible for periodic planning & reporting, to be delivered through proper partnering with the relevant stakeholders in the MENA regional office as well as the Overseas Finance Team.

Key Accountabilities and Responsibilities

Budgeting & Forecasting:
  • Manage the end-to-end process of the budget and forecast cycles required for both Vehicle and after sales business of the MENA region.
  • Robustly and appropriately challenge inputs based on analysis and business knowledge to drive accuracy for each forecast and budget cycle.
  • Ensure the compilation of all data is obtained on a timely basis and the required internal and corporate reporting timelines are met with deliverables & completed on a timely basis, with sufficient time for senior review. Ensure appropriate level of commentary and explanations are provided.
Reporting:
  • Responsible for compiling the monthly variance analysis of actuals compared to most recent forecast/budget cycle & perform detailed vehicle sales analysis to understand how the actual sales have driven variance in revenue and profit to expectation.
  • Completion of required local management and corporate reporting packs with appropriate and adequate commentary of variances.
  • Responsible for periodical & Ad-Hoc forecasting, with the relevant operational analysis and identification of the R&Os.
  • Accountable for budgetary control and ensuring that expenditure is not over-spent compared to approved budget levels.
  • Regular review of approved Purchase Orders in SAP along with the accounting team in determining unutilized approved spend for analysis and discussion around potential redeployment if appropriate.
  • Undertake any other work as directed by their line manager in connection with their job as may be requested from time to time.
Key Interactions
  • Cross functional within MENA Regional Office
  • Overseas Regional finance team

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

Essential:
  • Education: Bachelors in business administration or equivalent as a minimum
  • Experience:
    • Previous experience working on budgets & forecasting at a multinational corporation.
    • Microsoft Office heavy user preferred especially good at Excel & PowerPoint.
  • Skills:
    • High level of Business Acumen and analytical skills.
    • Team player, experience working with cross functional teams & regional / head office central functions.
    • Good analytical and problem-solving skills
    • Able to work under pressure
Desirable:
  • Automotive experience.
  • Working with retailer / importers.

Personal Profile:

  • Great communications skills: verbal, written & presentations
  • Ability to build relationships & see/negotiate win-win solutions
  • Ability to travel, flexible working time with out of hours work requirements
  • Ability to multitask & effectively prioritise workloads

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Job Detail

  • Job Id
    JD1395667
  • Industry
    Not mentioned
  • Total Positions
    1
  • Job Type:
    Full Time
  • Salary:
    Not mentioned
  • Employment Status
    Permanent
  • Job Location
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Education
    Not mentioned