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Financial Planning Analyst

Date: Apr 18, 2019

Location: Chesterfield, MO, US, 63017

Company: Bunge

Bunge Limited (, NYSE: BG) is a leading global agribusiness and food company operating in over 40 countries with approximately 32,000 employees. Bunge buys, sells, stores and transports oilseeds and grains to serve customers worldwide; processes oilseeds to make protein meal for animal feed; produces edible oil products for consumers and commercial customers in the food processing, industrial and artisanal bakery, confectionery, human nutrition and food service categories; produces sugar and ethanol from sugarcane; mills wheat, corn and rice to make ingredients used by food companies; and sells fertilizer in South America. Founded in 1818, the company is headquartered in White Plains, New York.

Serve as a key resource and driver of the financial performance of the North American B2B Oils business units (both Packaging & Refining) supporting US and Canada.  Key role in financial planning, budgeting, forecasting, analysis and reporting.  


Essential Functions:

• Provide the financial information and analysis needed to build the business unit’s effectiveness, profitability and position for growth.

• Provide analytical support and advice to the business unit’s commercial and operations management teams.

• Coordinate planning / budgeting and forecasting for the business unit’s operations.

• Provide business unit senior management with the information needed to capitalize on growth opportunities.

• Provide management decision support and performance management information.


 Key Job Duties:

• Forecasting:

o Maintain monthly forecast files including P&L, balance sheet and working capital forecasts for assigned business divisions / geographies.

o Understand key drivers of the business and monitor impact on results – adjusting full year view as necessary as time elapses

o Work closely with senior business unit managers, Controlling and other department managers to explain variances and improve forecast quality and efficiency.


•Management Reporting:

o Develop and compile monthly and quarterly financial analysis for assigned business divisions / geographies.

o Assist in the development of clear, concise and insightful financial reporting.

o Support collection and reporting of commercial P&L inputs, KPI’s and other outputs.


• Annual Plan:

o Contribute to the development of the business unit’s annual business plan.

o Complete analysis of risks and opportunities.  

o Prepare reports and analysis on performance against the annual business plan.


• Strategic Planning:

o Collaborate with team on the preparation of strategic plans, profitability analysis and business forecasts on an annual basis, or as assigned.  

o Provide insights for supervisors into long-term challenges and opportunities.


• M&A Target Identification and Support:

o As required, assist in development of financial models to support growth opportunities for Bunge’s business in targeted geographies.  

•Cost Analysis:

o Perform ad hoc cost/benefit analysis as necessary to improve management’s understanding of various industrial processes associated with the business unit’s operations.    


• Other:

o Other ad hoc financial analysis as assigned.


Skills/Experience Requirements:

• Bachelor’s degree in business, finance, accounting, agricultural economics, and/or a related discipline

• At least two years of experience

• Very strong computer skills, aptitude / proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint

• SAP, Hyperion and Business Warehouse experience a plus

• Experience in Food Ingredient and/or Agribusiness experience a plus

• Cost accounting experience a plus

• Strong verbal and written communication skills

• Strong work ethic with excellent interpersonal skills

• Demonstrated understanding and personal commitment to Bunge’s core values and willingness to actively advance Bunge’s key capabilities

Bunge is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or military or veteran status, or any other legally protected status.  Bunge is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

Nearest Major Market: St Louis

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