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Planning & Forecasting Director

Job Description

This is a unique opportunity to be part of our European Planning & Forecasting Hub in Pozna?. 
The Planning & Forecasting Director is responsible for the deliverables and performance of a Planning & Forecasting Hub Finance team that will support the respective market/area Finance teams with planning and forecasting activities, accurate, insightful and timely reporting and analysis to drive business decisions. 
The Planning & Forecasting Director will sit on the respective Regional Finance Leadership Teams and will be required to be a strong partner to the Regional Finance VPs/Finance Area Heads. She/he will be expected to engage with senior stakeholders at both Regional and Corporate levels (and act as an escalation contact for Regional VP Heads).   
The role will help deliver the Finance vision of a “world class finance function recognised by industry, the profession and our people” which underpins the GSK vision. 

How you will contribute to our success: 

• Partner the Regional Finance VPs/Finance Area Heads in the development of Regional forecasts, Plan and Update exercises
• Coordinate the preparation, consolidation and reporting of forecasts, Plan and Update exercises for the area/markets within the region 
• Coordinate the preparation of monthly reports, variance analysis, risk & opportunities for regional management review to close gaps and drive business performance
• Deliver a standardized financial forecast process across the Consensus Forecasting platforms 
• Lead a team of Planning & Forecasting Leads and Analysts (4-6 direct reports), drive individual and team performance, ensure recruitment selection, training and development, performance evaluation, salary reviews etc. 
• Define and maintain Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for the Hub in line with guidelines 
• Drive standardisation and automation working in partnership with the Global teams and other Regional hubs 
• Develop and maintain a robust Performance Framework, including Voice of Customer, Voice of Process and Voice of Employee to drive continuous improvement and establish a high-performance culture within the team  

Specialist Experience

• University degree in Business Administration or Finance, MBA/CIMA desirable 
• Minimum 10 years of extensive operational experience in Planning & Forecasting (ideally Planning & Forecasting / Finance Business Partner experience) FMCG / Pharmaceutical industry experience preferred 
• Demonstrable experience in Planning and Forecasting, budgeting and a good understanding of processes and associated technology platforms 
• Experience in building and leading high performing teams 
• Excellent commercial acumen to drive business value with region specific insight of financial data 
• Ability to make strategic or tactical decisions, resolve issues and support the HUB P&F teams 
• Ability to utilise / establish relevant governance processes and build credibility with its senior stakeholders
• To be comfortable to both challenge senior stakeholders in a constructive way and be challenged by others 
• Strong interpersonal skills - can work alongside and gain the trust and respect of stakeholders at all levels of seniority
• Excellent command of English – written and verbal with strong presentation skills
• Able to navigate a matrix organization


Please note that all information in this job description is accurate at the time of posting. Please be aware that companies may change details and/or closing dates without notice.


Job Summary

  • Poland
  • Pharma/Biotech
Job Type
  • Full-time
  • Negotiable
30 July 2019
Applications Deadline
04 October 2019

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