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Job Title:  Operations Finance Manager

Job Number:  27161

Country: Ukraine
Function: Finance
Level: Experienced Professional
Appointment Type: Permanent

Operations Finance Manager is seen to be a valued business partner, through the provision of proactive, innovative and actionable operation insights, whilst displaying strong leadership and passion in providing business decision support within ENA Region and CES Area. 

Operations Finance Manager should lead the development of strong operational awareness within the operation function and also lead the development of best practice methodologies and tools, which are consistent with the Operation strategy.

Principal Accountabilities:

1.Leadership and development

  • A change agent that develops the department’s skill sets to focus on the value-added operation support;
  • Cost of sales projection;
  • Productivity Savings initiatives forecasting;
  • Manufacturing cost and Capex budget management;
  • Ensures a challenging, supportive, and achievement-focused environment to motivate and develop Operation Finance staff.
  • Operation Finance contributes to the financial preparation of the relevant strategy, providing insights into the efficiency and effectiveness of Capex investments;
  • Operation Finance should provide the key financial data for the Area and Regional planning;
  • Ensures that all activities are executed by operation in line with Region toolkits/ guidelines in the most efficient and effective way.
  • Ensure transparent and objective financial insights is provided to support commercial decisions - Financial insights being taken into account in advance of determining the course of action;
  • Provides insights and financial implications on manufacturing and supply chain scenarios to S&OP process;
  • Ensures accurate and timely financial management;
  • Operation Finance co-ordinates the financial preparation of the annual budget plan, providing insights into financial resource allocation techniques and contributes and provides key financial assumptions for manufacturing and material cost planning;
  • Contributes to optimising cost / maximizing efficiency behind value chain drivers;
  • Drive the preparation of sourcing business cases in line with delegated authorities;
  • Contributes in working capital optimization initiatives.
  • Clearly define governance guidelines to ensure that controls are in place within Operation  and assist in the development and implementation of practical procedures;
  • Enable Operation Finance processes on sufficient level by proactive communication and agreement with end markets Finance teams, providing advice and ensuring proper flow of information terms of quality, timeliness and clarity. 
  • Identify and fulfil opportunities for the improvement of Operation and Finance processes, information systems and procedures in line with business development.
  • Increase financial awareness within Operation, build commercial awareness of the Finance function.
  • Drive an on-going process of innovation by bringing new commercial practices or systems from within BAT or other FMCG companies and sharing it with Area end markets / other Opcos/Region.
  • Contributes to the development of methodologies and tools from a group perspective;
  • Be a proactive member of the Operation Finance community.
    Main requirements:

The Operations Finance Manager is a Finance professional with a highly commercial approach, who needs to understand Operations and Manufacturing. The complexity and subjectivity of manufacturing and supply chain requires an individual with proven high potential and strong management and interpersonal skills. The following attributes and behaviors are required:

  1. Effective leader / driver of new initiatives; a motivator of change;
  2. Proactive, persuasive, creative and prepared to challenge existing ideas;
  3. Provider of financial insights regarding the impact of marketing strategies;
  4. Project management skills; the ability to define clear priorities in multi-project environments;
  5. Coaching, mentoring and leadership skills;
  6. Understanding of all functions within a FMCG company;
  7. Native Ukrainian and fluent English knowledge;
  8. Ready to relocate to Pryluky.


Technical Skills and Knowledge:

  • Finance professional with proven experience of at least 5 years preferably in FMCG organization in manufacturing/ production;
  • Knowledge and understanding of operations principles and strategy in the areas of: Product costing/Cost of sales variance analysis, Capex budget and Working Capital management;
  • SAP knowledge will be a plus.

What we can offer:

  • Competitive salary;
  • Medical and life insurance;
  • Meal allowance;
  • Relocation package;
  • Company Car;
  • Responsible, significant role;
  • Further leadership development and career opportunities within the Company.


British American Tobacco is one of the world’s leading multinational companies, with brands sold in over 200 markets, made in 44 factories in 42 countries.

We are proud that we are consistently among the top 5 companies on the London Stock Exchange.

Our portfolio includes our world-famous Global Drive Brands – Dunhill, Kent, Lucky Strike, Pall Mall and Rothmans – along with many other leading international brands, such as Vogue, Peter Stuyvesant and State Express 555.

Alongside our traditional tobacco business, we are also developing products that offer consumers potentially less risky alternatives to regular cigarettes. Our Next Generation Products are already leading the way in the Industry of vapour and tobacco heating devices. We continue to develop a solid portfolio of consumer solutions which already include well known global brands like Vype, glo and Voke.

Contractual Legal Entity: BAT Prilucky Ukraine (UA10)

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