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Planning & Forecasting Specialist

Planning & Forecasting Specialist

This role provides an exciting opportunity for a driven individual, to work within Performance management in the heart of finance. As a Planning & Forecasting Specialist you will drive cooperation and communication between central Finance, country level Business Partners and systems teams during the Operational Planning and Forecasting process. 

As a key point person for analysis and insight to the Senior Executive Team (SET), this role requires a good understanding of the full insurance P&L and sophisticated stakeholder management skills.  To be successful in this role you would need to be flexible in your approach in order be able to manage and keep up with changing priorities.

The role will provide a great learning environment with exposure to senior management teams, within finance, as well as the broader company.

Your main responsibilities include:

  • Take ownership of the coordination of the quarterly Forecasting process and annual Operational Planning cycle, ensuring clear and regular status updates to all stakeholders
  • Perform analytical review of forecast/plan submissions and put out challenges to the country business partners
  • Working with the Technical Analyst team to set up, maintain and improve standardised reporting of all forecast and plan related financial information
  • Influence direction of packs presented to SET and Group executives, and oversee preparation and consolidation of these materials
  • Work to develop efficiencies in the planning process, including working closely with system teams to push through improvements


Your understanding of how the business links in with Finance is key


We seek a person that is ambitious and driven, looking for challenges and opportunities to grow and is triggered when surrounded by a variety of tasks requiring different solutions. You aim to get an end-to-end view of the business and the role of Finance, and your ability to explain the impact of actions to stakeholders with very different needs will be central.

As a person you are confident and eager to learn from senior colleagues, while improving processes and methods when you see opportunities to do so. Where you need to develop, you are never shy to be proactive in asking for help and assistance, and where you have your strengths you are confident in challenging the norm and ways of working.


We are looking for a person who:

  • Has a strong ambition to understand the full picture of finance and business
  • Is excellent at communicating findings and creating clear outputs
  • Great at presenting data in a clear, structured manner to senior stakeholders
  • Possesses the ability to spot new ways of working and to bring innovation
  • An advanced level of Excel and PowerPoint is a must
  • Has an education background: Business/Economics, Accounting, or similar
  • Has prior relevant experience (+4 years) - a finance or underwriting/pricing background is preferred
  • Is experienced in financial analysis of the full P&L, forecasting and budgeting

    Relevant background within Insurance is preferred. Fluent in written and spoken English is a must.

You will report to the Finance Director of Performance Management team in Finance. The role is Nordic, based in Copenhagen and some travelling will be required within the Nordics.


Application and further information

Codan works with Experis in this process. Welcome with your application as soon as possible. We select applications continuously. If you have any questions regarding the position, please contact Senior Recruitment Advisor Heidi Monsrud on +45 4590 2800. 

Please apply by sending your CV and application as soon as possible, but at latest 4th of January 2019.

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