Lead Financial Planning and Profitability Analyst

Lead Financial Planning and Profitability Analyst


Brussels, Belgium

About the Role

You will be part of the Financial Planning and Pricing department, reporting to the manager in charge of mid-term financial planning and product profitability.

You will be the Finance partner of project owners, driving the product profitability process, supporting them in building/updating their business case, being the guardian of the process and challenging the underlying assumptions.

This is a unique opportunity for a fast learner, proactive and customer-oriented professional to develop financial, business and communication skills in a dynamic environment.


  • University degree or equivalent.


  • At least 7 to 8 years experience in similar environment, and at least 3 of which involved budget management.

Key Responsibilities

  • Run and analyse commercial products portfolio margin evolution as well as investment performance against latest projections, identify key growth drivers and potential risks and opportunities;
  • Be in the driving seat to update Swift mid-term investment plan and financial projections, ensure smooth process to prioritize investment at company level;
  • Lead the build-up and/or update of financial models to support mid-term investment decisions (commercial and non-commercial) and commercial portfolio reviews to support strategic decisions;
  • Understand how the product and/or product portfolio roadmap fits in the overall company strategy, get an in-depth understanding of the key business drivers (target market, competitive landscape, pricing, costing model, …) and challenge them when relevant;
  • Perform sensitivity analysis and define relevant scenarios;
  • Prepare crisp presentations to report key points for discussion / decision to senior management including CFO, Executive Committee and Board;
  • Ensure proactive business partnering with project owners and all the other stakeholders in the process;
  • Identify opportunities to improve internal processes. Lead the implementation and communication to all stakeholders involved in those projects;
  • May also participate in and/or lead other projects within the department (e.g. performance management, etc.).

Competency Profile

Professional skills & competencies:

  • Ability to see the big picture;
  • Project management and coordination experience;
  • Sound business acumen and good understanding of market landscapes;
  • Good understanding of product cost structures in a network based industry, preferably in the telecoms industry;
  • Autonomous and proactive, with strong ability to quickly adapt and respond to change and new priorities;
  • Open-minded and solutions oriented;
  • A true team player – gaining energy through collaboration with others;
  • Driving results as per planned roadmaps and objectives, high quality outcomes;
  • Effective interpersonal and communication skills: collaborates as one across the organization, establishes constructive relationships with key stakeholders, being able to influence without authority, communicates in a clear and transparent way.

Technical skills & knowledge:

  • Proven experience in financial modelling;
  • Good analytical skills;
  • Fluent in English, both spoken and written;
  • Expert knowledge of Excel, experience with PowerBi and proficient in the use of Word and PowerPoint.

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