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RCoE Manager

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Date: 01-Sep-2021

Location: Solihull, Solihull, GB

Company: Britvic

About the Role:


This is a critical role that supports the performance reporting, insight & forecasting of the biggest business unit in Britvic (GB). This is a demanding role that requires and incumbent that has experience in dealing with complex business needs and is able to deal with tight deadlines and demanding stakeholders. The incumbent needs to be technically strong in terms of managing forecast processes, understanding financial outputs (P&L), dealing with complex data and system setup.


The role is also responsible for ensuring that our planning systems and associated reporting are rigorously controlled through clearly defined processes & accountabilities, so that data is robust & safeguarded. They are responsible for maintaining & producing our reporting and systemising forecast to deadlines, assisting in the creation of insight & analysis and line management of one team member.


To be successful in the role the incumbent needs to become an expert in the GB Rolling Forecast process, Planning System setup and its usage, be able to keep to strict deadlines, be able to adapt processes and outputs to suit the business needs and be great at managing finance and IT stakeholders.


Key Responsibilities:


Centralised report development & production

  • Produce, distribute, and maintain key reports accurately and to agreed deadlines
  • Manage a centralised database for all reporting
  • Ensure data quality and integrity is at the highest.
  • Proactively drive report efficiency & enhancements


Delivers the ongoing robustness of financial planning systems

  • Manage the systemisation of the forecast in SAP Analytic Cloud Planning
  • Manage the forecast process in excel based models that either aid the systemisation of the rolling forecast for production of annual operation plans.
  • Work with IT/outsource provider to resolve system issues in a timely manner
  • Regular integrity checks and maintenance of SAC planning, e.g. product set ups
  • Data management in relevant systems (e.g SAC Planning - uploading/changing rates)
  • Deliver forecasts & budgets according to timetables by working with other teams
  • Development of SAP Analytics Cloud expertise within RCoE
  • Accurately document system procedure notes, updated as required


Support IT projects to develop simple and efficient systems that support agility

  • Assist in the impact assessment on planning systems of any IT change projects
  • Ensure testing plans are rigorous and completed in a timely manner
  • Ensure the necessary work is completed to adjust reporting/modelling for any hierarchy changes (e.g Commercial Reports, Base Volume Allocation Models etc.)


Other Responsibilities

  • Line management responsibility for one Analyst
  • Support ad-hoc projects for the Finance function that delivers the Finance Vision
  • Support FP&A in demand management processes (e.g new report creation)


Knowledge, Skills & Experience Required:


  • Good understanding of financial and accounting processes
  • Excellent Microsoft Office applications ability: particularly Excel
  • Report development, modelling and manipulation of large data sets
  • Able to demonstrate problem solving skills – good at linking systems/ideas together and competent at investigating discrepancies
  • Experience of working with non-finance functions, such as IT
  • Experience of finance planning / consolidation systems (SAC Planning ideally)
  • Background in FMCG and a broad commercial finance experience preferable




  • Degree Level education (preferred)
  • Professional Accountancy Qualifications (CIMA / ACA / ACCA) (Preferred but not essential)
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