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Novartis AG

We want to discover, develop and successfully market innovative products to prevent and cure diseases, to ease suffering and to enhance the quality of life.We also want to provide a shareholder return that reflects outstanding performance and to adequately reward those who invest ideas and work in our company. Read More

Address      International AG CH-4002 Basel Switzerland.
Website      www.novartis.com/
Holding      No Holding Details

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Business Planning Manager

The BPA will work in a controller team which covers the Nordic cluster, consisting of Sweden, Denmark (including Iceland), Norway Finland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. The role is based in Stockholm and will be situated close to a larger Finance community.

The BPA is focusing on the tracking and reporting aspects of the function but with deputy function for the other BPAs. The role covers the full cluster and some travelling is needed to provide face time with the customers. There is a high level of interaction associates across functions and countries and good communication skills are essential.

Major Accountabilities

Tracking of KPIs
Process optimization
Driving productivity initiatives
Budget process including all monthly and quarterly revisions and support in developing detailed budgets
Monitor and support sales forecasting including Futurecast
Accruals, cross-charges and reconciliations
Compliance and business process controls
Financial reporting (interface with local Finance in Scandinavia, Finland and NPhS)
Management reporting – both local and to the region
Super user for Finance system and tools
Managing master data

Key Performance Indicators

Financial and Business Results:
• Accuracy of budget and Latest Estimates as compared to actual.
• Impact of early warning and value-added analyses on top and Bottom- line
• Achievement of top-line and bottom-line targets
Strategy/Market Focus:
• Internal customer satisfaction with quality, appropriateness, and timeliness of budgeting, support and control activities
Operational Excellence:
• Reliability, timeliness and accuracy
• Effectiveness of budget process.
• Satisfaction of internal customers with timeliness and depth of reporting information provided
People, Capabilities, and Management:
• Team work
• Satisfaction of internal customers
• Managerial skills
Minimum requirements    University degree (Bachelor’s or above) in the field of economics, accounting or Business administration
• English (Fluent)
• One Nordic language is a benefit
• 2 – 4 years of experience from similar type of function (BPA) in industry
• Experience designing and operating financial reporting and forecasting systems
• Excellent analytical ability combined with broad picture perspective
• Strong written and oral communication skills and ability to clearly present financial data in reports distributed.
• Good inter-personal skills
• Solid IT skills (Microsoft office, in particular Excel)
• Experience with ERP systems preferred

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Full Time

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