Location: Gurugram, HR IN
Job ID: R-48321
Time Type: Full time
Relocation: No
Post Date: 6 Jan 2021
Job Posting End Date: February 12, 2021

A successful Operational Finance Manager is one who can create and execute a strong finance execution within the OU Cluster or Corporate to drive growth and profitability.

Deliver insights based on understanding of the consumer, customer, competitive and economic landscape and identify opportunities in the market. Chart out the financial strategy & journey for the India Business based on the emerging trends and shifting profit pools.

Influencing the key stakeholders, through sustained and effective engagement with the Senior Leadership / Owners to drive alignment & execution of Strategic Projects, negotiation of value sharing arrangements and control over ongoing Operations.

Work as an agile lead with CBO, FBO, SWA Leads

What You’ll Do for Us

  • Partner with senior leaders and CFO to manage all Customer activities at the Cluster level, to drive alignment across multiple senior stakeholders, and to develop the key insights needed to inform strategic priorities.
  • Manage Cluster and customer relationships
  • Rebate and deduction negotiations with external parties
  • Quantitative and qualitative Bottler/Customer info
  • Manage all Customer Claims within the OU/Zone/Franchise, including:
  • Verifying and validating DME & DFR claims from the bottlers of OU
  • Ensuring process, compliances, audit support for statutory, tax & internal audit
  • Monthly support & validation for book closing
  • Supporting DME & DFR related data & documents required by Tax team for tax assessments / tax notices received

  • Margin Management
  • Execute Margin optimization strategy across the entire value chain
  • Support the mechanism for inter franchise movement of goods, pricing and transshipment protocols in case of multi-bottler scenario in a country
  • Support Mergers & Acquisitions and Revenue growth Management:
  • Support Operation Finance Lead in M&A analysis and assessment
  • Support Financially all RGM initiatives
  • Provide Financial input into new product / service development process

  • Analyze and Execute Working Capital and Cash Management :
  •  Analyze Working Capital (CPS/SC/OU) for Optimization
  • Role model the “Leadership in the Network” definition
  • Provide holistic understanding of business performance inside the OU/Zone/Franchise,
  • Execute end-to-end business planning inside the OU, working cross functionally inside the organization and coordinating with the Operations Finance Lead
  • Use a fact-based, analytic, strategic approach to collaborating across OU
  • This role is responsible for partnering internally as well as externally to effectively drive financial outcomes, as well as to build alignment on key initiatives and metrics, with a focus on communication to: Zone/Franchise GM , Operations Cluster Heads of the OU, Chief Customer and Commercial Leadership of the OU, OU Category GMs, Franchise Units + Key Regional Stakeholders and other OU leadership teams
  • Individual Contributor Role however works heavily on the Network Model
  • Managing the key stakeholders – Multiple Franchise Bottlers through effective interaction with their Finance and business teams

Qualifications & Requirements:

  • >3 years of experience in financial planning, commercial finance or financial accounting roles
  • Good understanding of financial accounting, control & compliances framework
  • Ability to work in a diverse cultural environment as a highly efficient communicator and influencer at all levels
  • Broad expertise in Risk Management, Agile ways of working, enterprise-wide/transversal initiatives, portfolio strategy and flexibility

Our Purpose and Growth Culture:

We are taking deliberate action to nurture an inclusive culture that is grounded in our company purpose, to refresh the world and make a difference. We act with a growth mindset, take an expansive approach to what’s possible and believe in continuous learning to improve our business and ourselves. We focus on four key behaviors – curious, empowered, inclusive and agile – and value how we work as much as what we achieve. We believe that our culture is one of the reasons our company continues to thrive after 130+ years. Visit Our Purpose and Vision to learn more about these behaviors and how you can bring them to life in your next role at Coca-Cola.

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