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Global Sourcing Financial Analyst

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Britax Römer is a global market leader in child mobility, dedicated to making family travel safer with our award-winning range of child car seats, pushchairs and bike seats. Every child deserves to be safe and our priority at Britax Römer is to ensure that your little ones can travel safely and comfortably on every journey. This is possible thanks to the dedication of our wonderful team

Since our first child car seat in 1966, we have protected millions of children on the road across the world, where we are represented worldwide under the umbrella brand Britax. We have global operations with offices in 12 countries and more than 600 employees. Britax Römer’s European headquarters, including crash testing, manufacturing and operations, is located between Ulm and Augsburg in Leipheim, Germany.

In its more than 50-year history of car seats, Britax Römer has made major innovations that have affected the entire market and set new industry standards for safety and comfort, such as the first car seat with the ISOFIX anchoring system developed together with Volkswagen, which has become the international norm.

Britax Römer continues to provide new advances in the market and is the preferred supplier for many leading car brands globally, being recognized as a quality brand as well as a catalyst for technology and design.

The business operates under 6 values:

  • Think Consumer First
  • Power of One
  • Respect Matters
  • Spirit of Enjoyment
  • Safety at our Core
  • Passion for Performance

It is working towards building a winning culture with passionate people based on these values and driving a strong reputation for talent development in the industry.

To further drive forward our winning culture, we need to step-change our performance management in a constantly changing omni-channel environment in order to work with our customers and how best to respond to our consumers. To achieve this, we are looking for a Finance Analyst - Global Sourcing someone who is a great team player who can bring our effectiveness to the next level and who can ensure we win with our customers, our shoppers and our employees.



Position:  Finance Analyst - Global Sourcing

This is an exciting new position which will form a pivotal part of the financial support element to the Global Sourcing team.  The successful candidate will establish the necessary financial planning and analysis inputs to sourcing category strategies and key negotiations.

Under the direction of the Global Head of FP&A and Treasury, not only will you deliver the below, but you will also support the Global Sourcing Director along with the sourcing organization with ad hoc financial support for regular board presentations, including financial analysis, measurement of KPIs and the development of a dashboard

The ideal candidate will come with a minimum of 2-3 years in a similar role and ideally from a consumer goods background. Your change management/continuous improvement experience together with your system process improvements experience will allow the rapid implementation of efficient processes and systems for data capture and reporting.

This role will be responsible for implementing the following to support the global strategy:

Responsibilities will include:

  • Business Partner with Buyers and the Sourcing team across regions to provide key financial support via reporting, analysis and forecasting
  • Ensuring accurate financial information and insights are used in decision-making and performance is accurately measured and forecasted
  • Manage the delivery of periodic sourcing savings / inflation / mitigation reporting for the business, covering purchase price variance (PPV) and material price variance (MPV)
  • Build and evaluate a standard model for key decision making of global investments in make vs buy proposals
  • Supplier analysis through cost and volume reports to aid contract negotiations and decision making.
  • Modelling financial effects of supplier quotations and the sensitivity of contracts
  • Preparing and producing periodic report pack
  • Managing the Supplier Details Database
  • Preparation of budget and forecasts for the Global Sourcing Team
  • Owner of procurement price and cost information and supporting the communication of this information
  • Performing analysis of actual purchases and re-forecasting of expected future pricing
  • Work with the Sourcing Team to identify, verify and track key sourced cost savings projects and initiatives
  • Prepare financial evaluations for ad-hoc business projects
  • Through financial analysis, support year on year sourcing strategies to cover specific category purchasing requirements that will deliver savings and value-added benefits.
  • Ad-hoc projects and reports as required.

Person skills

  • Qualified Accountant with demonstrable business partnering experience
  • Previous Procurement or Supply Chain Finance experience, preferably within FMCG is desirable but not essential
  • Self-motivated individual with an analytical mind-set and the ability to embrace new ways of working
  • Excellent communication skills, with good attention to detail
  • Able to work collaboratively and cross functionally in teams
  • Excellent IT Skills in particular Excel (HFM and Power BI would be advantageous)

This is a fantastic opportunity for a driven and enthusiastic individual to join an organisation that can offer a clear career path for those who consistently look to add value and achieve their professional goals


Britax Romer


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