• FP&A Lead - NA Seeds Montevideo
  • Syngenta in Montevideo, Montevideo Department, Uruguay
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  • 5 days ago

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Montevideo, Uruguay

We make a difference

Be part of the Finance team giving support to the area. Through the values: Passion for Customers, How Matters and Determined Execution you will live and experience a critical role for our business.

Role Purpose:

The Financial Planning & Analysis Lead is responsible for spearheading the financial planning and analysis function within the organization. As a member of the Seeds Finance Leadership Team, this role involves driving the budgeting, forecasting, and analytical processes, providing strategic insights and recommendations to senior management, and facilitating informed decision-making and resource allocation. Leading a team of financial analysts, the FP&A Lead ensures the delivery of accurate and timely financial reports, fosters a culture of continuous improvement, and collaborates cross-functionally to support the company's overarching financial objectives.

• Summarize monthly YTD and YE forecasted P&L... performance and EBITDA impact, through Business Process Review (BPR), collaborating closely with the Finance team to create a cohesive record for monthly/bi-monthly presentations to the Seeds Executive Leadership Team (SELT).
• Lead the development of next year's P&L and working capital budget, oversee the finance team in timely budget delivery, and ensure business stakeholders adhere to timelines and budget requirements, while also assisting with budget presentations bridging from prior year actuals to the next year's budget.
• Analyze monthly P&L, YTD sales, COGS, and other functional expenses. Ensure accuracy, identify and eliminate deviations, and communicate findings to the NA Finance Head and finance business partners for resolution.
• Consolidate estimated total year sales from planners and YTD sales from SAC, collaborate with Finance Business Partners to gather remaining sales allocation to year-end and aggregate for presentation to senior leadership as part of the Monthly Sales LP (Last-Plan) process.
• Collaborate with Finance Business Partners to create estimates of performance against sales plan, and post-month-end close analyze deviations, flagging potential issues for Business Partners to address with stakeholders.
• Understand YTD numbers, how landed prior month for Working capital (inventories, AR, and AP), and check for errors/deviations. Understand and report source of deviations. Plan to December YE, estimating against budget and prior year.
• Lead and develop a high-performing FP&A team, fostering a culture of continuous improvement, collaboration, and professional growth.

Company Description

As a world market leader in crop protection, we help farmers to counter these threats and ensure enough safe, nutritious, affordable food for all – while minimizing the use of land and other agricultural inputs.

Syngenta Crop Protection keeps plants safe from planting to harvesting. From the moment a seed is planted through to harvest, crops need to be protected from weeds, insects and diseases

as well as droughts and floods, heat and cold.

Syngenta Crop Protection is headquartered in Switzerland


At Syngenta we are highly people focused – we look for professionals who are engaged, collaborative and excellent in execution. Leaders are expected to communicate effectively, develop teams and lead by example. Our industry and our function are changing rapidly so we are looking for new team members with a strong desire to develop themselves.

It is indispensable for this position:
• Bachelor’s in finance, accounting, economics, business administration, or related field.
• 5+ years’ progressive experience in financial planning and analysis
• Advanced proficiency in financial modeling, planning & analysis, forecasting, budget preparation, and benchmarking.
• Demonstrated history of effectively partnering with finance teams and navigating matrixed, multinational organizations.
• Proven leadership experience with the ability to drive change, influence stakeholders, and foster a collaborative team environment.
• Ability to analyze financial data, performance metrics, and trends to provide insights and support decision-making.
• Forecasting and Budgeting: Proficiency in creating accurate financial forecasts, budgeting, and scenario planning to support strategic planning and resource allocation.
• Understanding of the company's industry, market dynamics, and operational drivers to provide meaningful financial insights and recommendations.
• Strong communication skills to effectively convey complex financial information to non-financial stakeholders and senior leadership, as well as the ability to present findings and recommendations clearly and persuasively.
• The capability to lead a team, collaborate with cross-functional teams, and work closely with business partners to drive financial performance and support strategic initiatives. Proactively engage business stakeholders.

Additional Information

HM: Steve Havera

WL: 5B


Beyond just believing in the power of diversity, Syngenta Group promotes an inclusive culture that includes differences in all its forms. We believe that the feeling of belonging allows people to become their best version, building an increasingly welcoming and productive environment.

All qualified candidates will be considered for our positions, without distinction of race, gender, age, nationality or disability.
• This position will not provide relocation support.
• This position requires immediate job availability.

Continue your development in a leading company that brings the potential of plants to life
Montevideo Montevideo Department Uruguay


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