Commercial Finance Manager- META

Date: 10 Feb 2024

Location: Dubai, DU, AE, 500001

Company: Glanbia

Commercial Finance Manager - META




Join this dynamic team focused on delivering better nutrition for every step of life’s journey 


The Opportunity 


We are currently seeking a Commercial Finance Manager for the META region. This permanent position will report to the Finance Director – China, India & META.


The primary focus of the role is to assist in providing monthly sales and P&L reporting, budget/forecast preparation as well as supporting ad-hoc projects required to drive growth in the Region.


Commercial Finance Lead 

  • Work with the Sales Team in the Annual Customer negotiation.
  • Channel & customer profitability – understanding the levers and supporting the business in driving the same .
  • Responsible for maintaining all the legal agreements with list and signed copies (Athletes, Customers, others).
  • Track customers/distributors’ inventory reports.
  • Assist in preparing ROI calculation of Commercial Spends – Marketing & Trade spend.
  • Prepare and Maintain Various Value Chain for different Channels of Trade.
  • NPD Costing and profitability.
  • Month end Closing for the Business.
  • Help the Marketing Team in managing their spends and assessing the ROI.
  • Control over the Overheads of the META entity.



  • Manage the Budget/Forecast cycle for META entity.
  • Co-ordinate with the commercial and marketing team in the Region in:
    • Getting the sales forecast details for Budget/Forecast
    • Getting the marketing expenses details with the plan
    • Overheads – Plan and initiatives
  • Work with the business to assess Risk and opportunities on an ongoing basis.
  • Work with the business to ensure all Initiatives planned in the Budget are on track.

Customer Trade spend management

Responsible to ensure that all the Claim settlement are being completed correctly and on time:

  • Claim Review and Processing: Review all claims received from National distributors/customers for FDM, Specialty and Online Channel
  • Periodic reconciliation and no dues process


Actuals reporting

  • Monitor sales order and CPT balance, tracking against Budget/Forecast/Latest Estimate
  • Prepare and distribute monthly commercial pack with the analysis to the commercial team.
  • Tracking Monthly Actual Expenses against Budget and Variance Analysis.
  • Monthly Reconciliation of the Legal entity and with the Commercial Pack and compare the same with Budgets and Forecasts. 
  • Work with the EMEA Controls Team to ensure that the Group provisioning and accounting processes are followed.
  • Support the Business with any local compliance reporting like ESR , Stat Audit etc.  


The Skills you will bring to the team

  • Qualified Accountant with 4-5 yrs post degree experience in MNC CPG or Large Distribution house experience.
  • Experience in commercial financial and accounting practice.
  • Well-developed English language skills (reading/writing and oral) with effective communication skills.
  • Experience working with SAP financial planning, analysis & reporting tools.
  • Hands on operator who should roll up their sleeves and get the job done working independently with little supervision.
  • Strong problem solving skills with high attention to details and final outcomes.
  • Sound accounting, reporting and analytical skills.
  • Excellent analytical skills; able to identify and solve complex analytical problems and draw conclusions through analysis of data in real time and on demand


If you think you have what it takes, but don't necessarily meet every single point on the job description, please apply!


Where and how you will work  

The opportunity will be based in Dubai withhybrid working arrangements available through our Smart working modelwhich allows you a greater choice in how you work and live, giving you a better work-life balance.  


What we would like to offer you!  

The opportunity to develop your career on a global stage, continuous learning through an on-demand learning platform, and a competitive compensation package including staff discounts, generous family leave policy and health plan.


About Glanbia  

The Glanbia Group comprises three divisions: Glanbia Performance Nutrition, Glanbia Nutritional's, and Joint Ventures. Collectively and with our partners we offer an incredible breadth of expertise in nutrition. We employ a team of 6,000 people, work with global food and beverage companies, and sell our award-winning and market-leading products in 130 countries worldwide.  


At Glanbia, we celebrate diversity, because we know that our individual strengths make us stronger together. We welcome and encourage interest from a variety of candidates, we will give your application consideration, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, protected veteran status, or disability status.


At Glanbia, our culture celebrates individuality, knowing that together we are more.