FP & A Commercial Analyst,

India, Maharashtra, Pune

Business unit: Finance, IM and GBS

About AkzoNobel

AkzoNobel has a passion for paint. We’re experts in the proud craft of making paints and coatings, setting the standard in color and protection since 1792. Our world class portfolio of brands – including Dulux, International, Sikkens and Interpon – is trusted by customers around the globe. Headquartered in the Netherlands, we operate in over 80 countries and employ around 35,000 talented people who are passionate about delivering the high performance products and services our customers expect. For more information please visit


Purpose/Key Objectives of the Job
- The FP&A Commercial analyst reports to the Head of Regional FP&A Commercial  and works closely with the Commercial Navigator, creating an impact by providing high value adding analysis to the Commercial organization
- Supports the Commercial Navigator in generating insights, particular in the area of sales and margin management, performance cell analysis, deal support and A&P effectiveness
- Supports the global FP&A commercial processes, like planning and budgeting that support the strategic objectives of AkzoNobel
- Supports  continuous improvements and standardization initiatives
Generating insights and analyzing trends
- Analyzes current and past trends in key performance indicators; monitor performance indicators, highlighting trends and analyzing causes of unexpected variance
- Calculates price, volume, mix impact per channel/segment/customer and highlights areas for margin improvement
- Monitors brand, product, customer profitability
- Tracks NPI progress
- Supports the review of A&P and other discretionary S&D cost effectiveness
- Develops financial models and analyses to support strategic initiatives (pricing, sale force effectiveness, cost to serve etc)
Planning and Budgeting
- Drives the continued development of the QRF and other planning and forecasting processes
- Consolidates inputs from the commercial teams and navigators for submission of QRF and Budget into the required platforms
- Measures forecast accuracy and highlights to the Navigators areas for improvement
Continuous improvement:
- Proactively seeks opportunities to improve and standardize data reports to gain efficiency
- Eliminates, simplifies, standardizes and automates outputs in a structured and consistent manner
- Shares best practice among the team and other regions
- Commercial navigators in the region
- ISC FP&A in the region
- Functional controlling
- Commercial FP&A analyst from other region
- Global Reporting and Analytics team

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Closing date

August 24, 2019

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Finance, IM and GBS

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Job requirements/Candidate profile

- 5-7 years’ experience as analyst or as controller in a business environment and/or functional area
- You are ambitious and see this function as part of your development to become an all-round Finance professional in AkzoNobel.
- You are curious, eager to learn and always searching for improvement opportunities (process wise)
- You have affinity for numbers and systems, and have strong analytical skills combined with a critical, but constructive, attitude
- Experience in building automated reports and models is a must; excellent financial and analytical skills
- strong HFM, ERP and BI systems experience
- Strong analytic skills and the ability to analyze, organize, summarize and articulate complex financial information for decision making
- Possess excellent written and verbal communication skills in English, including ability to articulate recommendations in a concise and timely manner
- Able to prioritize and work with multiple supervisors
- Strong ‘can-do’ mentality and ‘drive’ to accomplish tasks in an environment with multiple stakeholders
- Self-starter, hands on mentality and team player
- Being able to make independent interpretation, draw conclusions and propose solutions
- Able to reduce complex and/or large volumes of data to a readable high level
- Accurate, organized and disciplined in order to achieve high quality output and to meet strict deadlines
- Experience in ‘change management’ in a finance environment is preferred