Mars UK • Germany

FP&A Senior Director - Pet Nutrition Europe

Employment type:  Full time

1–2 days/week at home

Core hours 11–3

Dog friendly

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Job Description

Job Description:

In this role, you will be a key senior member of the regional finance leadership team, directly reporting to the Finance Vice President of Petcare Nutrition

Europe. As such this role plays an important business partner role in the development, assessment and execution of financial activities relating to the overall business plan and in the delivery of financial objectives. This position is fully responsible for all aspects of business and financial planning relating to the operating entity, including the development of short- and long-term financial plans, the tracking of business performance and the development of financial tools and capabilities to enable the team to deliver the business targets. The FP&A Senior Director manages a team of senior financial business partners.

What are we looking for?

  • Multiple years of diversified financial management experience.
  • Proven success in project and process management experience
  • Demonstrated ability to influence and motivate all levels within the business in order to achieve objectives.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Well-developed organization skills to manage multiple projects and priorities.- ability to make sound decisions with minimal supervision.
  • Solid understanding of accounting and legal limitations
  • Demonstrated understanding of financial control systems and financial statement preparation, balance sheet and P&L.
  • Have a vision of how to use financial reporting to drive decisions

What will be your key responsibilities?

  • Setting up and leading the process around 3 years value creation planning and coordinating discussions and inputs with key functions involved
  • Manage the forecasts of the financial results on all P&L measures (incl. Cash and Overheads) and continuously track opportunities and risks vs. Plan
  • Act as the "gatekeeper" of changes during each Planning cycle and control the key assumption set.
  • Key member of the IBP (Integrated Business Planning) process on operating entity level, providing link between the single steps and taking an active role in generating options to support decision making towards achieving 18-24 months goals.
  • Consolidation of the actual financial results and analyses of deviations versus targets.
  • Business partner– as such supporting in all aspects of financial performance including insights generation from period performance, year-end forecasts, gap closing and margin performance/drivers
  • Analysis of all relevant information to generate insights and drive actions/decision making
  • Establish and drive digital tools/reporting’s and a value creation mindset within the cluster organization
  • Recruit, develop, coach and motivate associates, building an effective team to ensure a high level of performance.

What can you expect from Mars?

  • Work with over 130,000 like-minded and talented Associates, all guided by The Five Principles.
  • Join a purpose driven company, where we’re striving to build the world we want tomorrow, today.
  • Best-in-class learning and development support from day one, including access to our in-house Mars University.
  • An industry competitive salary and benefits package, including company bonus.


Mars is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. If you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process because of a disability, it is available upon request. The company is pleased to provide such assistance, and no applicant will be penalized as a result of such a request.

Company benefits

Open to part-time employees
Open to job sharing
Open to compressed hours
Enhanced maternity leave – 26 weeks at 90% pay
Enhanced paternity leave – 26 weeks at 90% pay
24 days annual leave + bank holidays
“Pawternity” leave
Pregnancy loss leave

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Company employees

4000 In the UK

Gender diversity (male:female)


Office locations

London, Slough, Waltham, Castle Cary, Birstall, Plymouth

Hiring Countries

United Kingdom
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