Business Unit Planning Analyst Job Opening at Coca-Cola

World renowned beverage company, Coca-Cola, has announced a vacant position for a Business Unit Planning Analyst at its Nigerian office.

Location: Lagos.


The role will be responsible for budgetary management of the Franchise DME, administering the MEM tool, while ensuring compliance with Company Standard Practices and Procedures.

Contributes to provide the Franchise teams with accurate analysis, benchmarks and reports on a timely manner to ensure optimal allocation of resources in implementation of the Company's business strategies.

Contributes to develop and provide details for a holistic view of the value creation across the system in order to support Region Finance Managers to identify risks & opportunities across the system within its specific Region.

Supports Finance organization on system thinking related to financial policies, programs, company investments, long-range goals and objectives.

This position provides accurate system economics analysis, insights, benchmarks and reports in a Region System Economics function.

Supports Region System Economics Manager and Region Finance Manager in guiding the business by providing deep understanding of the financial condition and economics of the system.


Briefly describe the primary duties/responsibilities of this job in 5-8 bullet points. Please list these duties in order of importance and include the percentage of time spent or required for each activity.

Prioritized Responsibilities

Coordinate the Central Franchise Marketing DME for RE process:
· Compile expected monthly DME expenses & submit monthly figures to Finance manager and RFMs
· Strategic & Annual Business Planning (BP) - Support CMI manager on the annual DME Business Planning process by:
· Serving as marketing expense controller (MEC)for the BU. manage overspends
· Upload BP DME in Financial system as per submissions and direction by Business Unit leadership within the stipulated BP financials guideline
· Summarize DME by Country, by Brand category.
· Track IMC Charters and Assets - Per Global policy
· Budget Management and Control - Daily. Check that no supplements/returns are made outside BP without FD/MD approval.
· Share RE narratives for DME Vs Actuals
· Blackline approval for JVs relating to DME
· Prespend reclass analysis and JV preparation
· GL analysis for PL and balance sheet lines
· Effecting monthly MPP accruals and reversals on the system
· Analyzing currency exchange fluctuations as they relate to DME spend for FOs with currencies different from USD
· Effect timely DME freeze & shifts on directives from BU leadership and approved RFA's
· Effect timely DFR budget supplements on directives from franchise
· Brand Contribution Report - Monthly update and Communicate key deviation to finance and marketing teams
· Be the Financial consultant relating for Marketing associates on Marketing Expenditure Mgt
Process Improvement:

· 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.

Contributes in providing a complete view of the value creation across the system

· Understands, applies and articulates accounting and tax implications of all value sharing models

· Determines value creation between all parties from suppliers to consumers by preparing the system value chain

· Provides accurate system economics analysis and reports and supports Region System Economics Managers

· Supports Region System Economics Manager to analyze and assess gaps and to identify revenue growth opportunities and commercial opportunities

· Understands and provides the system revenue strategic framework from Long-Term (Long Range Plan) to yearly projections

· Supports in defining system investment and program risks and provides recommendations like:
o Bottler support investments, rebates
o Cold Drink Equipment and Bottler Capital Investments, etc.

· Performs financial analysis and performance tracking for investment decisions
o New launches (extension, delist)
o Cold Drink Equipment investments
o Different OBPPC structures
o Pre, post promotion analysis
o CAPPRS performance tracking
o Validate proof of purchase of CAPPRS

Customizes Financial Guidelines and ensures guidelines are applied within Region:
· System Health Corridor guidelines
· Concentrate Pricing models
· New product development guidelines
· Incidence guidelines
· CAPPRS tracking guidelines

How to Apply


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