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Manager - Category Finance

Posted Date:  May 18, 2023
Requisition Number:  116719


Location: Mumbai Maharashtra

Position: Manager Category Finance


The role is expected to contribute to the overall success of the organization by effectively leading all financial activities for the brand profitability, innovation reporting and tracking, meeting brand & SKU gross margin target, DME effectiveness & ROI analysis and maintain the organization’s financial health and increase profitability in the long run.


Major Duties/Responsibilities: 


Reporting and Analysis

  • Local / Global reporting (Monthly):

Analysis of budget vs. actual performance for Sales, Brand Marketing spends, Selling/ General Admin spends, Brand profitability

Sales/ P&L analysis, Channel sales tracking, Price/Volume growth analysis, Brand mix analysis, Risks/ Opportunities tracking, Innovation reporting

  • Analysis:

Investment effectiveness analysis for Brand Marketing spends, GTM Investments

Brand Profitability Analysis (Actual vs. Plan) and New Product margin analysis

Deep-dive analysis of various spend pools for the brand


Business / Innovation Planning

  • Cross-functional collaboration to support business planning for all P&L lines (From Sales to Operating Income).
  • WiC – Work for Win in Chocolate and Glide path for GP improvement and 20 years business case
  • Work for Brown field project, project diamond and ambient bar
  • Trend analysis for Product COGS, Channel sales realization and Cost Centre level budgeting for key spends.


External Benchmarking

  • Quarterly newsletter providing updates on Competitors, Channel, Consumer activity.
  • Analysis of Competitor Financials.
  • Driving closure of aligned action plans based on External benchmarking insights.


Personal Capability Development

  • Responsible and committed for individual training and development plan
  • Collaborate on Finance for Non-Finance training agenda


Key KPIs:

  • Timely, accurate and high-quality management information reports
  • Value-add analysis to drive improved profits, higher sales and adopt industry best practices
  • Smooth collaboration with cross-functional stakeholders to deliver organization goals




  • Analytical mindset and an attention to details
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Good learning agility to quickly grasp understanding of industry/ function/ role
  • Bias for action with an ability to effectively prioritize multiple deliverables
  • Ability to independently manage cross-functional stakeholders through establishing trust and credibility




Team Approach

Customer Focused and Results Oriented

Problem Solving


Listening and Interpersonal Skills


Education: Chartered Accountant/ CMA or Master’s Degree in Finance or equivalent field



  • At least 4 to 6 years of work experience in Financial Planning/ Business Finance
  • Prior work experience in Financial Planning and Budgeting, Brand Profitability analysis, Finance Business Partnering for Marketing/ Sales/ Supply Chain
  • Proficient in MS Office applications (Excel, PowerPoint, Word)
  • Working knowledge in accounting applications such as SAP is a must




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