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Manager, Financial Planning & Analysis

Requisition Number:  13420
Contract Type:  Permanent

Betzdorf, LU

Role Description Summary:

You will join the Financial Planning & Analysis team in the exciting and growing space industry. In this role, you are in charge of all EBITDA and Capex planning and reporting of the Networks business unit (the fastest growing division of the company). Your responsibilities include preparing the Business Plan, Budget and quarterly forecasts for the SES Leadership Team (SLT) with objective advice around optimal resource allocation and strategic priority alignment. These insights are incorporated into the SLT Business Reports and SES Board of Directors reporting packages.

In addition, you are responsible for tracking and reporting profitability at both a business unit and at a segment and product level including providing action-oriented insights on profitability analysis.


Are you able to frame and define complex problems or business issues? Are you able to draw clear, concise conclusions and propose recommendations? If you are interested in becoming part of the SES family, click on ‘read full job description’ to find out more.


Extended Job Description:

Primary Responsibilities/Key Result Areas:

For the departments for which you are responsible, you will:

  • Develop, manage, and monitor financial objectives (EBITDA, focusing on Opex and Capex) through annual Business Plan, Budget and quarterly forecasts in addition to coordinating monthly closing input
  • Manage budget management activities and prepare detailed cost centre operating and capital expenditure budgets and forecasts in line with Company process and targets
  • Manage and coordinate internal process to deliver the monthly package and make recommendations to management of actions as required
  • Perform active budget management and cost rationalisation identifying exposures and mitigation actions to Management in coordination with Core initiated programs
  • Provide ad-hoc analysis to VP FP&A, SLT Heads and SES Group CFO, including business case assessment
  • Finance interface to Commercial Operations and Financial Operations for all management reporting and FP&A related topics
  • Key Business Partner to ensure all Opex Budget holders meet Budget targets
  • Act as Finance Manager for one or several SES Joint Ventures and respective legal entities:
    • Review monthly reports of standalone entities and Board packages
    • Participate in quarterly Boards and present financial results of standalone entities, respond to questions of board and participate actively in all decisions related to financial management and investments
    • Participate in Audit meetings and support commentaries for annual SES Financial Statements
    • Prepare Budget presentations for Managing Directors and Boards of those Affiliates you are responsible for
    • Ensure SES and/or JV governance is applied in any Sales/deals decisions
    • Support to business development - evaluation of individual investment requirements
    • Approve deal cost budgets and release of cost budgets for SAP
    • Finance interface for all operational/finance questions and for all other SES departments (legal, tax, procurement, IT, Logistics)
  • Finance interface to BI & Systems team to understand product profitability and develop KPIs for Profitability and Cost of Sales, including helping to define and implement systems and tool to effectively track and report on profitability 
  • Support control of SAP Processes for Projects, Controlling and Workflow / delegation of authority
  • Support M&A, business development and strategic investment projects as required


Who We Are Looking For (More About You):

In order to achieve the outcomes described above, we believe you will have the following:


  • Sound knowledge of accounting standards IAS/IFRS, with proven ability in applying them
  • Problem assessment and solving skills, with ability to frame and define complex problems or business issues; ability to draw clear, concise conclusions and proposed recommendations
  • Ability to develop key business and financial reporting metrics to track progress against established objectives
  • Excellent presentation development and communication skills
  • Excellent Microsoft office skills and data management

Preferred Education & Experience (a combination of education and experience will be considered):

  • University degree with finance qualification and background, MBA, CA or equivalent preferred
  • Minimum 8 years of experience, with proven track record in Financial Planning or Controlling

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrable knowledge and expertise in use and development of finance IT tools: ERP/BI/Consolidation
  • Proficient in modelling and database management
  • Proven experience of meeting tight deadlines
  • Track record in project management
  • Experience in interfacing with Executive level

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