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Manager, Financial Planning & Analysis

Requisition Number:  16910
Contract Type:  Permanent

Betzdorf, LU

Manager, Financial Planning & Analysis
Luxembourg - Betzdorf




As Manager, Financial Planning and Analysis you will be responsible for preparing the SES Networks Business Plan, Budget and quarterly forecasts, from an EBITDA perspective with a specific focus on OpEx and CapEx and providing SLT with objective advice around optimal resource allocation and strategic priority alignment. These insights will be incorporated into the SLT Business Reports and SES Board reporting packages.

You will act as Finance Networks interface to Commercial Operations and Financial Operations for all management reporting and FP&A related topics, as well as to to BI & Systems team to understand SES Networks 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. You will act as Finance Manager for SES Networks’ affiliates (RSS and LuxGovSat (LGS) Joint Ventures and respective legal entities) and will be the main Finance point of contact for SES Networks Affiliates Techcom 2.0 and SES Government solutions ensuring financial alignment with the finance teams of those affiliates (including among others: support board preparations, intercompany relationships).


In this role you will have an amazing opportunity to interact and collaborate with multiple internal stakeholders on highly impactful projects, gaining a lot of exposure.


As Manager, Financial Planning and Analysis you will be responsible for (this is not an exhaustive list):

  • Analyzing EBITDA performance vs plans, for SES Networks and making recommendations to Networks Senior Management Team to address exposures vis-à-vis performance targets e.g. budget, external guidance, and cost optimization projects.
  • Tracking and reporting SES Networks profitability at both a business unit and at a segment and product level including providing action-oriented insights on profitability analysis
  • Developing, managing and monitoring financial objectives of SES Networks (EBITDA, focusing on Opex and Capex and supporting VP, Finance and Commercial Management Networks on revenue planning when necessary) through annual Business Plan, Budget and quarterly forecasts in addition to coordinating monthly closing input for SES Networks
  • Managing SES Networks budget management activities and preparation of detailed cost centre operating and capital expenditure budgets and forecasts in line with Company process and targets and coordinate internal process to deliver the consolidated SES Networks package for the monthly SMT Networks and making recommendations to management of actions as required. These insights are incorporated into the SLT Business Reports and SES BoD reporting packages
  • Performing active budget management and cost rationalisation identifying exposures and mitigation actions to Management in coordination with Core initiated programs
  • Providing ad-hoc analysis to VP FP&A, VP, Finance and Commercial Management Networks and SES Group CFO
  • Supporting control of SAP Processes for Projects, Controlling and Workflow / delegation of authority for SES Networks as well as M&A, business development and strategic investment projects as required



  1. You must have
  • Sound knowledge of accounting standards IAS/IFRS, with proven ability in applying them
  • Highest level of integrity
  • Experience in building strong trust and teamwork across the various cross functional and geographically disbursed groups across the company and ability to interface with all levels in the organization, including SLT members and Executives
  • 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
  • Time Management and priority setting skills. Ability to work in a well-organised, accurate and reliable manner
  • Ability to develop key business and financial reporting metrics to track progress against established objectives
  • Excellent presentation development and communication skills


  1. It would be nice if you had
  • University degree with finance qualification and background, MBA, CA or equivalent preferred and minimum 8 years of professional experience in Financial Planning and Controlling
  • Demonstrable knowledge and expertise in use and development of finance IT tools: ERP/BI/Consolidation
  • Proficiency in modelling and database management
  • Proven experience in project management and meeting tight deadlines



  • Screening and remote Interview with our Talent Acquisition Specialists
  • Remote Interview with the Senior Manager, FP&A team
  • Technical case with the Manager and a team member of FP&A team
  • Offer discussion and Background check (references & diplomas)
  • Contract signature
  • Welcome to SES!


SES is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer

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