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General Electric Senior Financial Analyst - Supply Chain in Bengaluru, India

Job Description Summary

The role is within the India Finance team supporting a key global manufacturing plant in the company. The role will have direct responsibility to lead the forecasting, tracking, optimization, reporting and controllership of COGS , Inventory & Cash for the business

Job Description

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Partner with global finance team and plant management team to baseline COGS, Inventory & Cash metrics against the target, drive transparency and predictability

  • Partner with functional leaders to prioritize and solve problems related to cost and cash within the business through the application of lean principles

  • Defines, aligns and executes the most effective finance and operation processes for the manufacturing plants

  • Run periodic (monthly, quarterly, budget) COGS forecasting, provide strong variance analysis and associated actions

  • Drive cash management supporting Global finance teams through optimization of supplier disbursements & inventory optimization

  • Partner with Finance, manufacturing, and sourcing to reduce variations from budget plan, understand variance drivers, and optimize business results

  • Ensure quarter end controllership/reporting submissions, physical inventory count & support statutory & internal audits w.r.t inventory

  • Partner with Sourcing organization in driving inventory initiatives such as incoterms, VMI (Vendor managed inventory) etc.

  • Bring focus on inventory inward freight costs by plant and commodity, drive optimization on the inventory freight costs with best in class benchmarking and practices

Required Qualifications

  • MBA/CA/ICWA or Master’s degree from an accredited university/college or equivalent qualification

  • Minimum of 2 years of work experience in Finance, experience in a manufacturing plant is a plus

  • This role requires advanced experience in the Finance & Manufacturing Operations

  • FMP/CAS graduates preferred

Desired Characteristics

  • Strong analytical skills: able to clearly link financial results to operational performance drivers, generate alternatives and drive positive change, provides data driven insights

  • Clear thinking/problem solving successfully led projects/process improvements within operations/finance functions involving process improvements; able to quickly grasp new ideas

  • Adaptable/Flexible: being open to change in response to new information, different or unexpected circumstances, and/or to work in ambiguous situations

  • Integrity: accepting and adhering to high moral, ethical, and personal values in decisions, communications, actions and when dealing with others

  • Confidence/Assertiveness: strong influencing skills across business functions, execute with a high sense of urgency, and ability to constructively challenge the status quo

  • Communication skills: articulate and fact based, comfortable with executive communications

  • Experience working in a matrixed environment

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to communicate complex business issues in a clear/concise manner

  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to influence others and drive change while working across all levels, functions, and regions

  • Strong critical thinking skills and ability to add value to operating teams

Additional Information

Relocation Assistance Provided: Yes

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