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Commercial Finance Manager - Procurement
Job purpose and key deliverables
Provide commercial finance business partner support to Global Procurement in order to advise and support on savings target setting and reporting, direct metrials inflation, working capital cash releases from payables and to provide business insight and analysis on existing and future suppliers for input into supplier risk analysis and supplier negotiations.
Provides specialist financial advice, guidance and expertise to assist in the provision of a value added, commercially focussed finance business partnering service, including:
Delivering high quality financial information and advice for business units
Developing insightful financial and commercial analysis (in conjunction with shared service center, Procurement team and Group Finance) showing the ﬁnancial implications of decisions
Assisting in the preparation of business cases, budget and investment proposals
Supporting the development of strong financial and commercial awareness within business units and challenge business managers to improve performance
Implementing best practice planning and control techniques in line with business needs
Coordinating with other finance specialists as required
Supporting the development and tracking of key metrics for Procurement, including productivity savings
Assisting in supplier financial analysis and preparation for annual negotiations with global direct suppliers
Supporting the measurement and impact of new product innovations (NPIs) together with Global Plan, Product and Marketing
Reporting and tracking of working capital initiatives relevant to payables
Preparation of budget review guidelines issued by Procurement
Assisting in business process integration into the procurement function
The Commercial Finance team are responsible for providing finance business partner support to the operations departments. The role holder will be expected to have excellent interpersonal skills and a robust financial background and attention to detail in order to act as a credible and trusted business partner to the global procurement organisation.
Degree educated with professional qualification (CA/ACCA/CIMA/CPA/MBA)
Relevant experience in an global FMCG or similar dynamic operating environment
Broad experience in large global organisation with in depth knowledge in specific FMCG process areas and understanding of the key cost/profit drivers
Demonstrated successful experiences in business partnership and decision support
Working knowledge of SAP ECC, BPC and BI reporting.
Influencing, leadership and interpersonal skills
Strategic analysis, planning and execution, performance metrics, project evaluation
Simplifying complex situations, synthesise, communicate and present complex information
Insightful, comfortable with ambiguity and uncertainty, pro-active, collaborative and consultative
Ability to articulate financial concepts in operational/commercial terms
Implementation and use of financial information tools to support business diagnostics, business strategy and business decisions
Working at BAT
British American Tobacco (www.bat.com) is a market leading, global organisation with a long, established history and a bright and dynamic future. Thanks to our people we have continued to deliver growth and exceed expectations in an increasingly complex and challenging marketplace.
Our aim is to become the leading tobacco company in each of our markets by providing excellent products with confidence and responsibility expected of global consumer brands.
If you have the talent and motivation to help us succeed you’ll find we are equally committed to helping you reach your full potential too.
British American Tobacco (Investments) Ltd
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