Financial Planning and Analysis Manager

Brentford, United Kingdom
14 Oct 2020
23 Oct 2020
Job role
Experience level
Site Name: UK - London - Brentford
Posted Date: Oct 7 2020

We are seeking a Finance Planning and Analysis (FP&A) Manager to join our team in GSK Headquarters in Brentford! In this role you will support the commercial ambition of GSK by supporting the delivery of robust planning and forecasting processes, performance analysis and business partnering for the newly formed Consumer JV.

Your responsibilities:

• Support/manage the Consumer Healthcare (CH) Sector planning and forecasting processes (Updates, 3:1 Plan & Quarterly Forecasts), including liaising with the 3 CH Regions, Functions and above-country business partners
• Finance lead for quarterly Investor Relations announcements (Consumer sales commentary/press release and Q&A)
• Responsible for coordination, consolidation and analysis of price volume growth globally
• Understand business drivers of top and bottom-line growth and question and challenge forecasts to ensure that they align with brand and market strategies and overall business objectives
• Prepare insightful analytics for the forecasting and planning processes
• Coordination/completion of monthly performance reviews (MPR) and Commercial Operations Board (COB) processes
• Coordination/calendarization of planning activities
• Support preparation of senior management presentation materials and reports, including for CH Leadership Team (CHLT) and Finance Leadership Team (FLT)
• Develop and maintain excellent business partnering relationships with the CH Regions, Categories, R&D, Supply Chain Finance and Corporate

Basic qualifications:

• Demonstrable track record in local operating companies or above country/regional/global set-ups and corporate/regional experience.
• Strong commercial acumen and international perspective.
• Strong analytical, investment appraisal and problem-solving skills.
• Strong technical financial skills.
• Highly developed credibility with ability to communicate and influence at different levels of the organization.
• Self-starter and proven organizational and planning skills including ability to manage conflicting priorities.
• Strong understanding of systems such as Bison, Consensus Forecast (CF) and processes such as 3/1 Plan, update exercises.
• Fully qualified accountant is preferred

As a company driven by our values of Patient focus, Transparency, Respect and Integrity, we know inclusion and diversity are essential for us to be able to succeed. We want all our colleagues to thrive at GSK bringing their unique experiences, ensuring they feel good and to keep growing their careers. As a candidate for a role, we want you to feel the same way.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we are open to all talent. In the US, we also adhere to Affirmative Action principles. This ensures that all qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race/ethnicity, colour, national origin, religion, gender, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, age, disability, genetic information, military service, covered/protected veteran status or any other federal, state or local protected class*(*US only).

We believe in an agile working culture for all our roles. If flexibility is important to you, we encourage you to explore with our hiring team what the opportunities are.

Please don't hesitate to contact us if you'd like to discuss any adjustments to our process which might help you demonstrate your strengths and capabilities. You can either call us on 0808 234 4391, or send an email

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