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At The Coca-Cola Company you can cultivate your career in a challenging and dynamic environment. We are the largest manufacturer and distributor of nonalcoholic drinks in the world-selling more than 1 billion drinks a day. Unlock your full potential with a future-focused company that is known and respected throughout the world.

Provides related analysis and reports in an accurate, timely manner to ensure optimal allocation of system resources in implementation of the Company’s business strategies. Prepares accurate analysis and reports in order to support BU P&A Manager for identification of risks & opportunities across the system, optimization and standardization of Planning & Analysis’ processes and tools within his/her responsibility area.

Supports BU P&A organizations for efficient, effective and sustainable processes and transactions; provides services according to business needs. Supports BU P&A Team on system thinking related to policies, programs, company, productivity and objectives, while taking into account a broad system approach.

1. Provides analysis and reports to support BU P&A Team: 45%

Performs GP analysis
Co-ordinating feedback on weekly shipment status
Co-ordinates confirmation of finalization of actual postings with CPS & Finance Managers
Ensures concentrate revenue and costs are accurately posted
Ensures accuracy of concentrate write off accruals
Follow up on  deduction postings with Finance Managers as per RE/expectations
Follow up on processing of GPIE
Prepares and submits monthly, quarterly, annual and ad-hoc actual reports including
Actual narratives (P&L and OPCAP)
Management Reporting deck for Business unit leadership team meetings
Ad-hoc reports prepared  upon Region, BU requests
Quarterly CAPEX reporting
Annual UC P&L execution and BC reporting
Updating opex analysis report BP vs Actuals on a monthly basis.
Following up on key issues arising on balance sheet reconciliation review process with GFO team
Updating actuals Vs Plan on a monthly basis and sharing with Human Resources and Function heads as appropriate highlighting main issues and suggested solutions
Co-ordinating the alignment with  human resources on open position hiring status for alignment with Finance
Confirmation of actuals on opex people cost: follow up on Payroll Jv’s,charge backs expected on benefits to ensure completeness of actuals on a monthly basis
Supports the process of client management by updating Function heads on their tracking of opex spend inclusive of people costs as agreed with the team.
Prepares and provide analysis for Opex people costs by:

2.Provides related analysis for Forecast (RE/BP) in his/her responsibility area, while adhering to RE/BP calendar deadlines: 50%
Prepares input assumptions and adjusts BPC according to Region / BU requests:
Concentrate shipment planning (inventory based, DSI based, or manual)
Volume driven rebates, freight, sales tax
Working capital( Balance sheet)
Performs RE/BP financial statement line items and adjusts according to Region/BU guidance. Performs RE and BP activities
Uploads UC and CSE forecast in BPC
Deduction planning in BPC
DME planning in BPC (including FDW extractions)
OPEX planning in BPC (including coordination of OPEX input files in BP period)
B/S forecasting in BPC
UC P&L planning in BPC
Coordinates input and output templates with Regions and BUs
Prepares RE/BP interim output reports for Regions and BUs during planning period
Analyzes BP/RE management reports (scorecards, dashboards, brand contribution, MEM reports)
Prepares RE/BP narratives and manual templates
Prepares Region, BU office and BU consolidated R&Os
Prepares ad-hoc reports upon Region & BU request
Supports RE/BP management reporting and financial consolidation at BU level
Supports People Opex planning in collaboration with SBP during RE/BP by:
Supports the people financials planning process by simulating expected costs per position as per guidelines on grade and package for review by relevant stakeholders in BP process by use of the people cost planning team
Provide forecasts for RE for people costs as per expectations as aligned with HR
Follow through on the alignment of people cost planning during BP process as per aligned organization chart within the planning calendar.
Supports the process of client management by updating Function heads on their tracking of opex spend inclusive of people costs as agreed with the team.

3. Process Improvement: 5%
Supports BU P&A Team to achieve efficient, effective and sustainable finance processes and transactions
Provides support to Finance Managers on reports/updates needed in Planning system
Works with process owners to identify and implement continuous improvements in processes, systems and procedures
Acts as a part of the process and ensures standard processes are followed.
Foundational competencies

Analytical skills
Influencing and negotiation skills
Financial knowledge
Optimizing strategic relationships and networks
Attention to detail
Communicating effectively
Thinking systemically
Understanding the system
Acting as a team member
Planning and organizing
Demonstrating self-confidence
Technical skills

Financial analysis
Planning and forecasting skills
Performance management
GAAP, cost accounting / analysis
Excellent computer skills (i.e. Excel)


Minimum 3 to 4 years of experience
Accounting experience is a strong plus

University/Bachelor’s degree – minimum
Postgraduate/Master’s degree – preferred


This position requires working in diverse environments and with multicultural teams.

Minimal travel is required through BU locations.

The key success-criteria is:

Provides accurate analyses and reports
Meets deadlines
Because of the necessary interaction with other departments, good interpersonal relationships are essential.

The purpose of this job is to support the Franchise Strategy & Business Performance Manager  to continuously evaluate the business model and system in a changing environment, innovating the current business model and supply chain to create differential advantage, creating and evaluating strategic options that stretch the enterprise beyond its boundaries, and help in making choices in its resource allocation to keep the enterprise fit and flexible to withstand expected/unexpected changes in the environment over a long period of time.
This is accomplished by supporting the Business Planning process for the Franchise and ensuring alignment with key bottlers.
Another fundamental expectation from the job is to support with ongoing evaluation, reporting and management of business outcomes in line with strategic direction and short-medium term objectives
This is also accomplished by supporting key strategic projects which are usually multi functional and across the system.


Support the Franchise Strategy & BP Manager in the development of short- and long-term business strategy for a business unit or department that are comprehensive, realistic and aligned with broader Company and business unit plans.
Develop and maintain partnerships with internal management stakeholders in order to provide insights on key business parameters and levers for growth that will facilitate and influence business decision-making.
Support the Franchise S & BP manager in the preparation of presentations as required – Business Plans, Strategy Plans, Mid-year and Quarterly Reviews, Operations Review, etc.
Work with the Franchise Strategy & Business Performance to plan quarterly business review meetings for the Division
Provide business analytics to enable the management team put together relevant project charters and/or business cases in order to secure resource commitments from Senior Management for the execution of planned initiatives.
Build and develop relationships with peers and others to exchange feedback on process issues, identify and/or solve problems, anticipate and assess business needs that will drive business results.
Participate in operating meetings (e.g., division and group planning meetings, individual strategy sessions) to gain an understanding of operating environment and business needs.
Rigorous submission of Franchise, Business Unit and Group reports, where applicable.
Manage market intelligence database e.g. macroeconomics indicators, external factors, competition, etc.

Technical Skills:
Analytics and data manipulation
Statistical reporting (numerical and written)
Attention to detail
Excellent working knowledge of MS Excel, Power-Point, Word
Analytical thinking and effective communication and influencing skills
Generic Competencies: Refer to Competency Directory  and Provide between 3 – 7 of the highest priority competencies

Understanding the Business
Driving Internal Customer and Consumer Value
Attention to detail
Monitoring information
Communicating effectively
Writing effectively
Planning and organizing
Building value based relationships / Interpersonal Skills
Ability to work under pressure
Flexibility and initiative

3 – 5 years experience in FMCG environment
Ideal candidate is one who has worked as a Sales Analyst within the System.
Ability to work in a fluid organization setting where the focus is the initiative (work); ability to support multiple work streams at the same time.

B.Sc. Degree in Business Administration / Economics / Statistics / Finance
Fluent English language ability
Responsibility and Interaction with:
v  Local Franchise Office Associates and Leadership teams
v  West Africa: English as primary language & French advantageous,

Getting to know what exactly are the information requirements in the business units
Establishing credible sources of information
Getting the information itself
Understanding and use of several forecasting tools are critical
Responsibility for ensuring that the Company’s ethics, standards and policies are at all times maintained within the field of responsibility
Information Accuracy and sensitivity to critical business information
Joint accountability in the implementation and completion of key strategic projects.

On an ad-hoc basis

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