Syngenta Group
May 02, 2024
May 17, 2024
Work Mode
Work from office
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Description

Role purpose
  • Carry out routines for weekly, monthly, and quarterly reporting on performance for the Syngenta Group, such as weekly bi-weekly Business Performance Reviews or monthly/quarterly Finance LT / Group Leadership Team / Board reviews
  • Support the changes and implementation of effective Group Performance cycles
  • Work closely with Performance Management Lead and all involved parties related to Performance Management processes
  • Establish a good connection each BU to be able to collect required data, information and comments on time and with high quality
  • Display a good understanding of gaps to Latest Plan / Budgets / PY etc. and can describe variances
  • Increase effectiveness through standardized processes and automation where meaningful
  • Generate insights through data and financial analysis
  • Support Budgeting and Planning process
  • Define clear data ownership

  • Ensure effective collecting, validating and combining all relevant information into a high-quality performance management view, aligned with Performance Management Lead
  • Translate gathered information into agreed templates, charts, tables, graphs and commentaries
  • Support the preparation of financial Dashboards of key business forums
  • Adhere to Corporate timelines and ensure that recurring routines work well (“not dropping the ball”) whilst adapting to newly agreed outputs
  • Proactively collaborate and effectively engage with teams in different Business Units and Functions
  • Continuous improvements in the process / operations to drive efficiencies
  • Work closely with CoE team for development of new Stories in SAP Analytic Cloud (SAC) and maintenance and improvement in existing
  • Setup an adequate infrastructure to help facilitating the process e.g. Team space, Shared drives
  • Define and optimize data flows and ensure effective quality checks and assurance

Ways of Working:
  • Be recognized as reliable and trustworthy person
  • Effective help linked to improvement and/or automation projects
  • Activate relevant network to be able to facilitate a proper reporting
  • Proactive and empathetic

Critical success factors & key challenges
  • Demonstrates end-to-end accountability for delivery
  • Demonstrates influencing skills where needed
  • Ability to work independently
  • Show high degree of proactivity
  • Ensure high quality, on time delivery
  • Problem solving mentality and agility to respond to urgent tasks / requirements
  • Staying positive and open to change
  • Ability to work cross functionally and build partnering relationship across teams and stakeholders
  • Attention to details without losing sight of the bigger picture
  • Customer centricity
  • Team player being part of the Finance team and Corporate
  • Technology savvy and willing to learn and work with new technologies / tools
  • Ability to clearly and effectively communicate

Critical knowledge / capabilities
  • Bachelor/Master/MBA in Economics or Finance
  • Holds professional Finance qualification i.e. CA, ICWA or equivalent will add advantage.
  • Minimum 8 -12 years of experience in multinational environment
  • Experience in Cost Analysis, Variance Analysis, MIS, P&L reporting and management
  • Experience in the understanding and effective communication of financial results to non-finance stakeholders
  • Understanding of reporting, budgeting, forecasting and planning processes
  • Sound understanding of key financial concepts, solid theoretical background in finance and accounting and reporting
  • Ability to effectively analyses numbers, present conclusions
  • Influencing and winning others
  • Ability to work under pressure while keeping high quality of output
  • Good at people management, networking and collaboration skill
  • Strong collaborative, communication skills and global awareness and sensitivity to a multi-cultural and multi-functional environment
  • Confident and able to work in ambiguous work environment
  • Capable to prioritize and strongly engage with others to achieve joint goals

Technical capabilities
  • Good working knowledge of Financial Accounting and Management Reporting systems (e.g. SAP, EBI / BW, SBFC, SAC) or should be a quick learner to learn the technology and tools used by Syngenta
  • Good working knowledge of all Microsoft Tools with an expertise in Excel, Graphs and Powerpoint
  • Experience with FP&A tools (e.g. Qlik, PowerBI, Smartsheets) is an added advantage