Head of Planning at a Large Food & Beverages Company – Adexen Recruitment Agency

Job Title: Head of Planning

Location: Lagos
Employment Type: Full time
Industry: FMCG
Job Seniority: Manager
Job Category: Accounting and Finance


  • Report to the Chief Financial Officer
  • Provide analytical and planning support to the company to help in the diagnosis and resolution of key issues, improve understanding of regional economics, and facilitate the development of short-term and long-term performance targets.
  • Support AOP / Forecast development of regional initiatives, business action plans and priorities
  • Facilitate the development of an effective business strategy by Developing economics to understand core business
  • Performance (Brand / Package / Channel trends etc.)
  • Leading the financial and operational assessment of strategic options
  • Coordinate the development of regional capital and operating budget and financial targets
  • Provide analytical support to the regions to help in the diagnosis and resolution of key issues
  • Provide on-going planning support to the Depots and Pricing Architecture processes
  • Operating review of prior cycle results
  • Support regional modeling of alternative scenarios for next cycle
  • Develop 4-C’s analysis including; Competitive P&L and price/volume trends; Customer/Channel/Brand & Package profitability; sensitivity models
  • Support development and/or delivery of proposal presentation to prospective customers
  • Provide an accurate evaluation and analysis of current business results, opportunities and risks
  • Deliver value-added cross-functional planning support (e.g.. cost to serve economics, channel profitability, etc..)
  • Provide sales analysis, reporting and forecasting support to the regions
  • Periodic volume and MC reporting, analysis and target setting
  • Coordinate local capital expenditure evaluation process (small-scale projects)
  • Develop and communicate quarterly updates/outlooks

Desired Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting / Finance from a recognized university
  • MBA (Finance) is a plus
  • Minimum 10 years working experience in a similar senior role within an international corporation
  • Extensive experience in the FCMG industry is required
  • Cost accounting,  financial analysis, forecasting and capital budgeting
  • Results oriented, takes initiatives to get things done
  • Team player, adapts well in a diverse environment
  • Good knowledge of local statutory laws/regulations, company financial policies and procedures, local market economics
  • Management of a large multicultural team.


  • Reports
  • Budgets
  • Cost Reporting
  • Forecasting
  • Financial Analysis
  • Accounting
  • Business Strategy
  • Finance
  • FMCG
  • Competitive Analysis.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Note: We thank all applicants, however, only those selected will be contacted.

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