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FP&A Analyst Manufacturing

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Date: Sep 1, 2021

Location: Warsaw, PL

Company: AkzoNobel

About the assignment


  • FP&A Analyst reports to the Head of Regional Manufacturing FP&A and cooperates daily with the ISC Navigator and supports global FP&A ISC processes, like planning and budgeting.
  • This position generates insights, particularly in the area of manufacturing productivity, product costing, CAPEX, cost of quality, product costing, warehousing and distribution cost, inventories and slow-moving inventory.


  • Analyzing current and past trends in key performance indicators, highlighting trends and determining causes of unexpected variance.
  • Analyzing landed product cost across sites and calculating labour rates as part of the product costing process.
  • Providing support in completing AR business case for CAPEX.
  • Analyzing inventory levels and alerting navigator on potential SLOB risk.
  • Developing financial models and analysis to support strategic initiatives (such as ALPS/Continuous improvement, ISC cost of quality, footprint reduction).
  • Providing inputs to Commercial FP&A on the impact of raw material changes on COGS to enable early pricing actions.
  • Eliminating, simplifying, standardizing and automating outputs in a structured and consistent manner.

About you

Candidate profile:

  • You have more than 3 year of experience as an analyst or as a controller in a manufacturing or commercial environment / functional area.
  • You are curious, eager to learn and always searching for improvement opportunities (process-wise).
  • You have an affinity for numbers and systems as well as strong analytical skills combined with a critical, but constructive, attitude.
  • You are able to make an independent interpretation, draw conclusions and propose solutions.

Job Requirements:

  • Experience in building automated reports and models.
  • Excellent financial and analytical skills.
  • Strong HFM, ERP and BI systems experience.
  • Strong ‘can-do’ mentality and ‘drive’ to accomplish tasks in an environment with multiple stakeholders.
  • Experience in ‘change management’ in a finance environment is preferred.
  • Advanced written and verbal communication skills in English, including the ability to articulate recommendations in a concise and timely manner.