Mondelez International Senior Manager, Category Controlling Gum, Candy, Beverage SEA in SUCAT, Philippines

Mondelez International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MDLZ) is building the best snacking company in the world, with 2016 net revenues of approximately $26 billion. Creating more moments of joy in approximately 165 countries, Mondelez International is a world leader in biscuits, chocolate, gum, candy and powdered beverages, featuring global Power Brands such as Oreo and belVita biscuits; Cadbury Dairy Milk and Milka chocolate; and Trident gum. Mondelez International is a proud member of the Standard and Poor's 500, NASDAQ 100 and Dow Jones Sustainability Index.

We currently have an exciting opportunity for an energetic and self-motivated individual to join our highly successful Innovation team based in Sucat.

Reporting to the Finance Director Gum, Candy Bev and Meals for AMEA, the Senior Manager, Category Controlling, GCB SEA is responsible to support the gum, candy and beverage agenda for South East Asia. This covers brands like Clorets, Halls, and Tang. Products are manufactured mainly in Thailand. This role will help SEA and the Category in pursuit of profitable growth, while partnering with Marketing teams to ensure efficient delivery of financial services and enabling a strong controls environment. This role is responsible for managing the complete P&L GCB in SEA.

Some of the key accountabilities for this role will include (but are not limited to):

  • Provide financial analysis and decision support to the Category Marketing Director and counsel them on the financial matters that could have short or long term impact as well as guide them on strategic decisions.

  • Performance Measures: Delivering on AC Net Revenue and Net Contribution targets

  • Direct the financial planning, forecasting and reporting processes for the defined category and geography including the Annual Plan, Monthly updates, and reporting on actual results.

  • Monthly internal business reviews within BU and with Regional Category Team. Close co-operation with category FP&A team.

  • Prepare in depth and insightful analysis of business results, including the identification of opportunities and risks together with recommendation for actions to address, submit commentaries and analytics to FP&A Region or FP&A Region Category.

  • Monthly internal business reviews within BU and with Regional Category Team. Close co-operation with category FP&A team.

  • Review major marketing proposals (eg: New product development proposals, A&C spending, price increases etc) and challenge assumptions and projected financial and business results to ensure the most effective use of resources within the region.

  • Quality and degree of acceptance of I2M projects from the market. Delivery of category AC Net Revenue and Net Contribution.

  • Review and approve A&C expenditure for the category and the BU, and ensure that the Category Finance Team establishes appropriate spending and budgetary controls in all geographies. Review trade spending that falls outside pre-approved limits and maintain strong linkages to the area/BU sales controllers.

  • A&C actual spending in line with forecast by brand. Any variations in A&C or trade spend flagged to Regional Category Finance team prior to occurring. Strong controls environment evidenced by outcome of self-assessments and internal audits.

  • Together with the marketing director counterparts, facilitate an open and timely communication of financial results and brand/category challenges and issues to the are/BU management.

  • Quality of Monthly Performance Reviews, plan reviews, regular financial communication, ad-hoc communication as needed.

Do you have what it takes?

  • Bachelors’ or Masters’ degree/MBA in either Finance or Accounting or Economics or Business Administration.

  • Having completed his/her CPA/CFA/ACCA would be an additional advantage in this role.

  • Minimum of 6 to 8 years of relevant professional experience

  • Minimum 8 years of professional experience as well as people management experience.

  • Business minded individual with a track record of successfully managing a P&L of reasonable size, with a solid understanding of key drivers of business profitability.

  • Solid experience of financial planning and reporting in an international environment.

  • Experience of SAP as well as a modern financial planning and analysis system would be an advantage.

  • Fluent in written and spoken English.

Title: Senior Manager, Category Controlling Gum, Candy, Beverage SEA

Location: AMEA-PH-NCR Manila-Sucat

Requisition ID: 1709103