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Royal Canin Japon - FP&A Manager - Supply


Tokyo, 13, JP


Position Title                    FP&A Manager - Supply
Segment / Business Unit    Royal Canin Japan
Department / Function       S&F / Finance
Job Level                         T2
Line Manager                   S&F Director

Job Purpose / Overview

  • Takes existing data on a wide range of different financial areas and turns this into information that could be useful for the organization. 
  • Develops and interprets detailed cost accounting information and makes recommendations regarding the efficient utilization of resources 
  • Exercises discretion and creativity as to work details on assignments of a varied, diverse and difficult nature 
  • Assists in solving complex technical problems in areas where no precedent exists.


Key Responsibilities

  • Support LT decision making by clarifying financial impact from PMR/DMR/SMR for S&OP+ MBR
  • Support E2E team decision making by working together
  • Provide analysis on Corporate MAC (Margin After Conversion) and Inventory balance to deliver Earnings and NCFO target of the year 
  • Provide analysis on local Manufacturing Conversion Cost, Non Quality Cost, Inventory balance to support E2E team to deliver their KPIs, including headcount
  • Provide analysis on local Logistics Conversion Cost, to identify risks and opportunities to deliver Earnings target
  • Review and prepare Journal entries for local MCC and LCC each period as needed  
  • Lead annual Budget process for manufacturing and logistics and prepare forecast as needed
  • Lead CAB (both Industrial and Market) budget planning, manage year-end landing  and provide periodic reporting to Campus

Context and Scope

  • FP&A Manager plays a critical role in the organization as a support for decision making and as a co-pilot to the management team. As the business becomes more complex, having the right information and analysis on time becomes critical to support an effective strategy.
  • FP&A Manager must understand the business environment, the internal processes and be at ease analyzing data from all sources to derive trends and propose action plans.
  • The Co-pilot roles require individuals to demonstrate strong functional competencies but also characteristics of behavior: high-quality decision making and problem solving but also the desire to build effective teams to accomplish more by working together than could be done as individuals.
  • FP&A Manager also drives a local, regional and global project which significantly affects the company’s strategy and planning.


Job Specifications / Qualifications
1.    Education & Professional Qualification:  Good English & Japanese language skills (written and verbal) is essential, and high commitment / ethics in mind and behaviour.

2.    Leadership Capability:  Strong customer focus and service orientation, and good engagement skill to interact cross functionally.


Action Oriented:  

  • Seizes opportunities for improvement of control and savings
  • Challenge the current status quo
  • Lead stakeholders to make things happen

Conflict Management:  

  • Step up to conflict and sort things out
  • Reads situation and find solutions through good listening to others

Peer Relationship:  

  • Be fair to other groups and gain trust / support of peers
  • Be a team player and cooperative
  • Encourage collaboration


  • Scope out length and difficulty of tasks and projects
  • Break down work into the process steps
  • Develop schedules and task / people assignments
  • Evaluate results

Customer Focus:  

  • Act with customers (other functions) in mind
  • Establishes and maintains effective relationships with customers and gains their trust and respect.

Ethics and Values:  

  • Adhere to an appropriate and effective set of core values and beliefs
  • Acts in line with those values
  • Rewards the right values and disapproves of others


3.    Knowledge/Experience:  Experience on Financial Planning, Shaping and Controls.


Financial Analysis & Insights:

  • Understand and apply best practices in financial evaluation of business performance to derive key insights impacting the business.
  • Develop and implement new analytical tools and techniques to create insights from financial information.

Financial Shaping:  

  • Analyse actual performance to identify the drivers of that performance and quality risks and opportunities. 
  • Define and agree the desired financial shape and targets for a business unit with business leaders.
  • Steer the business unit to deliver the target financial shape.

Strategy Development:  

  • Understand the regional and global competitive and business environment.
  • Design and facilitate business unit and regional level strategy session.
  • Drive the local, regional, and global project with effective process management.

Royal Canin Japon Position Description Summary

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