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Reporting Manager Consumer EMEA

Date:  Apr 26, 2021

Diegem, BRU, BE

Company:  Goodyear

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Reporting Lead Consumer EMEA


Primary Purpose of the Position:

  • Financial Forecasting, Reporting and Analysis
  • Support BU FBP
  • Support in the development of business unit long term, strategic business plans
  • Support in projects and driving continuous improvement in forecasting process


Principle Duties and Responsibilities


Planning & Reporting:

  • Responsible for consolidation and preparing of the variance analysis of the financial and operating results (which include Volume/Price/Mix analysis, COGS, other COGS, and SAG expenses) of the PBU in order to measure progress against the business objectives.
  • Responsible for PBU consolidation and timely corporate reporting with business rationale
  • Interact with Regional BU Finance counterpart to understand the business drivers for the variances at market level.
  • Work closely with operations to define the root cause of the variances. Consolidate and deliver analysis reports to regional consumer and finance teams for the S&OP and MOR process.
  • Responsible for the consolidation of the Country/Regional financial forecasts (18 MRF dollarization process throughout the S&OP cycle), reported timely with high standards of quality and accuracy, ensuring a balanced 50-50 P&L forecast incl R&O's.


Support Business Partner:

  • Support BU FBP in preparing the guidelines for the market as part of the planning process. Be part of the management cost setting process for the sales countries based on cost developments from the operational teams on raw material and conversion costs. 
  • Provide info to FBP in order to explain countries why cost developments occur.
  • Prepare Deep dive analysis on Volume/price/mix/SAG and align with BU finance on drivers and provide feedback on issues/status.
  • Attend the monthly Plan sufficiency meetings with the markets to be in the loop of all changes at market level that affect the overall BU results/forecasts


Developing Long-term and AOP plans:

  • Responsible for preparing a regional  AOP in line with the defined AOP process.
  • Design country review process (business review deck, templates) in line with regional FP&A guidance
  • Consolidate country reviews into a regional AOP which is aligned to RvsCC (long term planning) and to the S&OP (18 months planning)
  • Support in target setting for the markets by providing the financial information necessary for the process.
  • Support the RvsCC process through preparing and dollarising the 5 year financial plan and align with regional consumer team. Highlight and identify key drivers and issues to ensure the building of a solid financial plan in line with business strategy and goals.


Operational excellence:

  • Support in development/implementation on consumer specific reporting and forecasting processes (Channel Profitability).
  • Improve analysis tools (mix, intercompany results). Constantly review the capabilities of the systems and suggest improvements to the Corporate & Regional system teams.
  • Drive efficiency in planning process both at country and regional level fully in alignment with BU business partner.




  • Graduate degree with a concentration in a business related field (i.e. Accounting, Finance, Economics, etc.) is required as a minimum.
  • University degree in economic sciences is a plus. Continuous education in career field or personal development.




  • At  least  5 years experience in a relevant position with evidence of shown analytical skills
  • Country FP&A with past experience in analyzing and explaining  to non-financials the financial performance for a market / cluster. A comprehensive understanding of Goodyear’s products, policies, business practices and support structure is a big plus.


Knowledge & Skills


  • Hands on understanding of the Business Intelligence and Database query tools (Cognos, EDW, Excel) to work though the financial data and communicate these in a presentable manner
  • Must have a broad base of financial knowledge with a balanced commercial mindset. Must have the ability to analyze data, identify issues/opportunities and propose solutions/alternatives in a pro-active manner.
  • Ability to work with associates at all levels.
  • Strong communication skills with an ability to listen effectively and articulate business cases.
  • Must be a team player with a positive attitude and open mind; Able to find the right balance between working on the field/doing things yourself vs. interacting with company management.


Goodyear is one of the world’s largest tyre companies. It employs about 63,000 people and manufactures its products in 47 facilities in 21 countries around the world. Its two Innovation Centers in Akron, Ohio and Colmar-Berg, Luxembourg strive to develop state-of-the-art products and services that set the technology and performance standard for the industry. For more information about Goodyear and its products, go to

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