Business Analyst Vacancies at GlaxoSmithKline

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) is one of the world's leading research based pharmaceutical and healthcare companies. We have a challenging and inspiring mission to improve the quality of human life by enabling people to do more, feel better and live longer. With a firm foundation in science, we discover, develop, manufacture and distribute prescription medicines, vaccines and consumer healthcare products.
GSK offers a creative and dynamic work environment for professional training and development and good prospects for high future earnings.

Vacancies exist in the following roles for bright, self starting and energetic persons to join a vibrant workforce.

Job Title: Business Analyst - West Africa

Location: Lagos

The Business Analyst is a important finance partnering role in the organization, working with key commercial stakeholders to drive the strategy for the business.
The role covers both Nigeria and West African markets. The role will help support the business through channel, product and customer investment analysis, as well as driving key initiatives such as working capital and profitability performance management.

The successful candidate will have the following responsibilities amongst others:
Business Management, Business Partnering and Decision Support
Represent Finance for all decision making relating to brands
Emulate costs through the supply chain and drive down costs

P&L management
Responsible for the P&L for the category and its various elements – Evaluate business performance against budgets and forecasts
Drive performance and decisions of various P&L components
Review, monitor and highlight variances. Investigating exceptions and facilitating corrective action
Budgeting and Forecasting for Nigeria operations
Support the complete budgeting & forecasting process for West Africa Consumer Healthcare operations
Plan strategies and methodologies for the process and ensure effective implementation
Prepare analyse and submit monthly, quarterly and annual forecasts
Play a key role in the Profit reviews

External Reporting
Ensure timely submission & own accuracy of the content of all Monthly, Quarterly and Annual submissions of P&L, Balance Sheet and other business related information to internal and international stakeholders
Ensure compliance to International Finance Reporting Standards (IFRS)

Qualification and Experience
The ideal candidate must possess the following:
First degree in Accounting, Economics, Banking & Finance or Business Administration
Strong JDE/SAP exposure
Working knowledge of IFRS
Working knowledge of Microsoft Office suit (Excel, PowerPoint, Word etc)
Analytical and Problem Solving skills
Minimum of 7 – 8 years FMCG experience
In additional to the above, the ideal candidate MUST POSSESS ACA/ACCA
Technical Skills/ Competencies
Strong leadership & influencing skills
Good interpersonal skills
Must be able to handle sensitivity/confidentiality levels appropriately
Analytical mind
Customer Focus and Sense of urgency
Ability to see macro scenarios and beyond numbers
Application Deadline
8th May, 2012

How To Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should;
Click here to apply online


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