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Avantor, Inc. Sr. Analyst FP&A - Integrated Supply Chain in Pune, India

Job SummaryPune (India) Global Business Center (GBC) Financial Planning & Analysis team partners with Avantor leadership teams in driving the Avantor Key Strategic Business Priorities. GBC FP&A team enables Avantor leadership team in effective decision making by providing timely, accurate and actionable insights globally for all the markets, regions, businesses, and functions. Sr. Analyst supply chain FP&A is a member of Avantor GBC Pune FP&A family and partner with global leaders both operations & finance in driving various key priorities such as IOP, Forecast, and month end performance analysis etc by dealing with various functional areas of finance such as Cost, margins, Inventory & Capex etc. This position will also actively partner with multiple stakeholders including operations team on a day to day basis to meet the ongoing business requirements. Sr. Analyst is expected to act as process champion/Subject Matter Expert of the assigned area and proactively enable his/her business partners in effective decision making by providing necessary insights by assessing Past & Current performance of the business. Supply Chain analyst is expected to drive simplification, standardization of various key reports such as Global logistics & distributions spend, Global Freight Scorecard, inventory (Excess, Obsolete & write offs ), manufacturing cost etc. He/she partners with site leaders in exploring & identifying the cost reduction/productivity opportunities.The Sr. Analyst is accountable to deliver defined Service Line Agreements (SLA) of his/her role and assist Pune FP&A leadership team in managing the lean culture of the organization and create global impact through change projects that drive automation, standardization, digitization, and analytics. This position Works on highly complex assignments with extensive latitude for independent judgment.This position requires strong business partnering skills with in-depth finance / business acumen, data management, reporting and analysis expertise, influencing and change management skills. The position reports to Manager/Team Lead of Financial Planning & Analysis at Global Business Center (GBC) Pune and will have matrix alignment with onshore business partners.

MAJOR JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (List in order of importance)

Must have

  • 7-10 years of FP&A experience MNC’s Captive Finance Shared Services Organizations/Global Centers or in Indian reputed manufacturing companies.

  • Experience in Integrated supply chain including Cost Of Sales, Margins, Opex/Capex, Inventory provisions, write offs & S&OP planning etc.

Business Partnering

  • Act as Finance Business Partner for Supply Chain Operations team, understanding the key priorities of business/function and Providing insights with forward-looking analysis on Opex/Capex of distribution centers/factories and initiate discussions/reviews with business partners to enable them in taking key business decisions.

  • Partner with site leadership team in exploring & identification of cost saving opportunities.

  • Analyzing trends & providing proactive recommendations to the finance leadership team by highlighting potential business risks & opportunities.

  • Partner with Finance/Operations leadership on ad hoc projects/reporting as per the ongoing business requirements.

  • Assessing the existing KPI’s/reports of assigned businesses/functions, identifying the gaps in current process, proposing necessary changes to business partners and playing an active role in implementing the proactive mechanisms in measuring & driving business results.

Driving Key Processes

  • Act as Subject Matter Expert (SME) of function/business and support leadership team in driving planning, forecasting & month end closures processes for sites. Assisting Pune FP&A manager to set up FP&A framework.

  • Working Closely with Finance/Operations leads and provide insights in all the key areas of supply chain including Cost Of Sales, Margins, Opex/Capex, Inventory provisions, write offs & S&OP planning etc.

  • Partner with inventory planners & accounting team and take proactive measures in mitigating the risk of inventory write offs.

  • Assisting site leadership teams in Driving cashflow analysis and business case analytics for capital proposals, make versus buy, SKU rationalization & NPI development.

  • Partnering with the site leadership in costing, cycle counts, cost center budgeting & headcount planning, variance analysis & Product Gross Margin/profitability Analysis etc

  • Prepare weekly/monthly Management Review decks for leadership team by highlighting the outliers, collaborating with operations/finance teams in understanding the drivers behind the variances, providing necessary commentaries on the business performance.

  • Actively involve in performance review discussions with Finance/Operations leadership teams and providing necessary suggestions to the leadership team on the way forward approach.

  • Assisting finance leadership in driving the key business-specific /global initiatives.

Operational/Functional Excellence

  • Take a lead in establishing Global Standardized Reporting for various businesses/functions.

  • Closely Working with leadership teams in adopting the ABS practices for finance.

  • Collaborate with other team members, identify & implement process simplifications/ improvements. Adopt the best/standard practices across teams.

  • Prepare necessary process documentation of all the deliverables and periodical review of the existing documentation and making necessary changes to ensure the latest business changes are incorporated.

  • Prepare financial analysis for various “what if” scenarios and sensitivity analysis in analyzing the business impact.

QUALIFICATIONS (Education/Training, Experience and Certifications)

  • Master’s degree in accounting or finance. CA/ICWAI/CPA/MBA Finance from reputed universities.

  • Minimum 8-10 years of experience in finance and/or accounting related fields, preferably in MNC’s Captive Finance Shared Services Organizations/Global Centers or in Indian reputed manufacturing companies.

  • Prior experience in Working with Pharma companies preferred.

  • Six Sigma or Lean training preferred, but not mandatory.

  • A working knowledge of the wide-ranging aspects of the finance such as FP&A, Accounting, Integrated Supply Chain & Costing.

  • Experience in leveraging financial and business systems to monitor business activities and aid in decision making.

KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES (Those necessary to perform the job competently)

  • Transformation mindset - Open to accept, adopt, absorb the change in way of working, structure and Content.

  • Comfortable working in a matrix environment with multiple stakeholders. Ability to work with executives, managers, and stakeholders from various regions/functions.

  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, analytical skills; demonstrated leadership abilities, and the ability to manage multiple priorities of the leadership in a highly dynamic & fast paced environment.

  • Ability to explain the business performance with the data.

  • Computer Proficiency with strong ERP knowledge preferably SAP, MS Office, Tableau, Alteryx, QlikView & HFM.

  • Strong affinity with LEAN processes and tools.

  • Strong interpersonal, communication skills.

  • Independent, self-starter, highly motivated.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, efforts or working conditions associated with a job.

DISCLAIMER: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of employees assigned to this position. Avantor is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

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Avantor®, a Fortune 500 company, is a leading global provider of mission-critical products and services to customers in the biopharma, healthcare, education & government, and advanced technologies & applied materials industries. Our portfolio is used in virtually every stage of the most important research, development and production activities in the industries we serve. One of our greatest strengths comes from having a global infrastructure that is strategically located to support the needs of our customers. Our global footprint enables us to serve more than 225,000 customer locations and gives us extensive access to research laboratories and scientists in more than 180 countries. We set science in motion to create a better world. For information visit, www.avantorsciences.com and find us on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/company/avantorinc/) , Twitter (https://twitter.com/Avantor_News) and Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/Avantorinc/) .

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