Antwerp, Belgium





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Welcome to our Philip Morris vacancy. Did you know that Philip Morris International is undergoing a revolutionary business transformation? We will be far more than a leading cigarette company. We want to change society and deliver a better, smoke-free future. Thanks to the imagination and perseverance of thousands of people at PMI, we have developed smoke-free products that are better alternatives to cigarettes. And it does not stop there. We are investing in a portfolio of innovative products beyond nicotine. So, whether in new product development, commercialization, operations, science, you name it, we are putting our vision into reality every day and make the change happen, right now. We are now looking to recruit a Business Planning Analyst Belgium The position demands an individual that enjoys challenges, is highly analytical and is comfortable around Management. You will participate in executing the sales and budget cycle forecasting to ensure the collection, analysis and interpretation of market figures. This information will support Management, Marketing & Sales, and Corporate Affairs departments to generate, evaluate, coordinate, communicate and monitor objectives, strategies and action plans. As business planning analyst, you will be working in a dynamic and motivated team. You will be responsible for the Belgian market and interact with representatives of the PM Benelux as well as the regional finance and planning groups in the Global Headquarters in PMI. Are you looking for a financial position and are you inquisitive and self-driven? Will you make a difference towards your colleagues and proactively contribute to build efficient and effective processes while keeping the focus on our main customers and acting as solid business partner for them? If the answer is yes, si, sim, ja, then we’d like to hear from you! Responsibilities of the role: • Interpretation and forecasting of market figures & dynamics for the Belgian tobacco market. • Monitoring and modelling of tobacco taxation developments. • Preparing adequate, timely reports (Budget and Pricing Scenarios, Competition report, Business review for PM Benelux Management team and for PMI OC and Regional offices) • Analysing and presenting volume, price, taxation and competitor trends to Management, Marketing & Sales and other relevant parties acting as an advisor and supporting decision making process • Providing adequate, timely reports to PMI (e.g. month end, budget, rolling forecast) • Coordinating the preparation of Sales Forecasts together with other department (Supply chain, Marketing, Commercial planning) • Supporting the preparation of business highlights • Providing ad-hoc analysis and participation to projects (e.g. wholesalers and retailers contract definition and financial implications calculation and monitoring, Corporate Affairs financial modelling support, competition monitoring, profitability initiatives analysis and assessment). You: • You hold a Master degree and have a strong affinity with financial workflows and finance basic knowledge • You have strong analytical and problem solving skills. • You are at ease when presenting and reporting to senior management. • You are keen on working both in a team and independently. • You are customer oriented and show a pro-active attitude, seeing opportunities where others see barriers. • Unforeseen and ambiguous moments do not stress you. It brings out the best in you. • Passionate about improvement, you continuously focus on developing your skills. • You have a natural affinity for PC tools, especially with Excel and PowerPoint. • You are fluent in English. What will the selection process look like? Talent Acquisition (TA) will perform an initial screening to assess whether candidates match with the defined vacancy requirements. If this is the case, the candidate will be invited for 2 competency-based (virtual) interviews. In parallel, you will be asked to complete online assessment tests*. At the end of the process, each candidate will receive the assessment results, as well as actionable feedback for their further development. *Assessment Tests The tests are integrated in the selection process to increase objectivity of the final decision making. The assessment tests for this role is a cognitive ability test. The results will not be saved in the employee’s file, and will only be used in the context of the vacancy for which the employee is applying. Results are therefore not used for purposes of performance evaluation. • Cognitive Ability Test: Report links under three headings: 1. Deductive reasoning (measuring the ability drawing logical conclusions) 2. Inductive reasoning (measuring conceptual and analytical thinking) 3. Numerical reasoning (measuring capacity to understand numerical data and interpret mathematical information correctly)