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Finance Partner and FP&A / Distribution FP&A Market Lead (Western Europe)

Date: May 4, 2019

Location: BARCELONA, B, ES, 09860

Company: Bunge

Italy Finance Partner and FP&A / Distribution FP&A
Market Lead (Western Europe)


Role Purpose Statement

FP&A is as a core part of the running and controlling our business with three main pillars: Analysis and Decision support, Budgeting and Forecasting, Special Projects.
This role combines in-depth analysis of both operational and financial data to help align business processes and strategies with financial goals, and to evaluate progress toward those goals. Reporting to the Western Europe Finance Lead, the Italy Finance Partner and FP&A / Distribution FP&A Market Lead will play a crucial role in the Western Europe Finance Team by actively participating on performing budgeting, forecasting, and analysis that supports business and corporate decisions of Senior Management.
Last but not least, this role is also key in building knowledge and peer understanding, standardising and sharing best practices in analysis & reporting, always leveraging systems usage.


Main Accountabilities
For Italy operations and the Western Europe Distribution business, mainly but not limited to:
- Ongoing support to Western Europe Finance Lead and local Country Commercial Leads in follow up & analysis of markets, positions, margins to ultimately achieve a no surprise PNL environment and early warning to support decision making. Ability to challenge assumptions and results and push for continuous improvement.
- Monthly analysis of results and drivers. Understanding PNL impacts arising from positioning and processing including Economic Crush Accounting. Share knowledge & alignment with Countries. Validate reasonableness of key reports. Clarify and summarize deviation in business performance vs. expectations. Support management in identifying issues and opportunities and address them.
- Maintain very regular contacts (daily) with local team in Italy (including periodic visits) to support the local management in analysis and to review various information flows ensuring consistency in processes and accuracy in performance records.
- Preparation of structured information for Senior Management for performance calls, Business review meetings, Executive committee meetings, Planning meetings, Forecast. Create and prepare ad hoc information as required by Senior Management.

Preparation of the monthly performance letter explaining business performance by BU in respect of Budget and Last Estimate and reasons for the differences as well as the expected outlook.
- Production of a monthly package with the analysis of the financial and business results and their comparison with Budget and last estimate
This role will also actively participate in ad-hoc projects and the preparation of certain deliverables with an scope broader than Italy and the Western Europe Distribution Business.


Knowledge, Skills and Experience

3 to 5 years of relevant business experience, preferably qualified accountant / business degree + Experience in FP&A in a commercial and production environment
Alternatively 4-5 years of External Audit experience in a Big Four.
Exposure to a commodity trading environment incl. derivatives, MTM, foreign exchange and market risk concepts is a plus
English-Spanish bilingual
Strong information system skills (excel, HFM, SAP, …)
Willingness to travel (up to 30%)
Working knowledge of Italian or French is a plu

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