Business Performance Manager

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Job Description

About The Role

This Business Performance role is to manage the CXOs and VP Finance of the Retail division with senior stakeholder and Retail Board engagement through insightful, actionable and compelling financial communications. The role will also coordinate budgeting/forecasting and financial reporting, and own the completion of the relevant outputs, including budget/forecast packs and strategy presentations.

What You’ll Be Doing

Strategic Roles and Responsibilities:

Strategic Financial Planning:

·       Support the development and execution of the company’s financial planning and analysis (FP&A) activities.

·       Coordinate with key stakeholders to set long-term financial goals aligned with the organization’s strategic objectives.

Prepare Strategy Presentations for CXOs/VP Finance:

·       Create high-quality, insightful, and visually compelling presentations for the CXOs/VP Finance, presenting strategic insights, financial forecasts, and recommendations.

·       Translate complex financial data into clear and actionable insights to facilitate informed decision-making at executive level.

Financial Modelling and Analysis:

·       Support development sophisticated financial models to support strategic planning, budgeting, and forecasting.

·       Support scenario analyses to assess potential impacts on financial performance and advise on risk mitigation strategies.

·       Drive the delivery of future focused decision making through the delivery of financial analytics.

  Business Performance Analysis:

·       Monitor key performance indicators (KPIs) and financial metrics, providing regular reports and analysis to identify trends, risks, and opportunities.

Collaborate with cross-functional teams to understand business drivers and provide financial insights to drive performance improvements.

Functional Roles and Responsibilities:

Issuance of reports to facilitate discussions with/between senior stakeholders.

·       Source, collect and collate relevant inputs from various stakeholders and present results in reports, tables, and charts; interpretations in high-quality, insightful, and visually compelling presentations at set frequency and within agreed timeframes.

Budgeting and Forecasting:

·       Support department heads and relevant finance business partners with creation of respective business/strategic plans

·       Work closely with department heads to understand business plans and incorporate them into financial projections.

·       Provide competitive benchmarks for existing financial and operational performance against market and industry trends, identifying business risks and opportunities.

 Strategy & FP&A presentations:

·       Own the creation of Retail Board packs for budgets, forecasts, and monthly reporting.

·       Create ad hoc presentations for the CXOs/VP Finance as required.

 Financial Reporting:

·       Support creation of monthly and annual financial reports for internal and external stakeholders

·       Ensure compliance with accounting standards and regulatory requirements in financial reporting.

 Collaboration and Communication:

·       Collaborate with cross-functional teams to gather information and insights for financial analysis.

·       Communicate complex financial concepts in a clear and understandable manner to non-financial stakeholders.

About You

To be successful in securing this role, you will ideally have a Bachelor’s degree in finance, Accounting, or a related field; MBA or professional certification (e.g., CFA, CPA) with a minimum 6 to 8 years’ experience, with at least 4 years of experience in Business Performance Reporting or FP&A roles (or similar role) within the retail industry with strong background in dealing with senior stakeholders both financial and non-financial. 

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to ‘tell the story’Through PowDubai, United Arab EmirateserPoint packs, and to present financial information to senior audiences stakeholders effectively
  • Thorough understanding and knowledge of relevant finance tools and systems i.e.: Oracle/SAP, Hyperion, BI etc.
  • Proven experience in financial planning, analysis, and strategic financial management
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to interpret complex financial data and provide meaningful insights.
  • Proficient in financial modelling, scenario analysis, and utilizing advanced Excel functions.
  • Ability to think strategically and contribute to the development and execution of the company’s overall business strategy.
  • Ability to simplify complex environments and work with ambiguity.
  • Ideally with Finance/Consulting/banking background

Additional Requirements:

·       Self-motivated

·       Able to work under pressures and to strict deadlines.

·       Applies a good level of emotional maturity in their role.

·       Organized and methodical.

Additional Information

  • Job Detail: Corporate Head Office
Dubai, United Arab Emirates