FP&A Analyst

Switzerland, Basel
United Kingdom, Blackley
United Kingdom, Castelford
United Kingdom, Huddersfield

At Lonza Specialty Ingredients (LSI), we combine technological innovation with world-class manufacturing and regulatory excellence. We are a leader in Microbial Control Solutions and chemical technologies used in various applications including hygiene and home care. Today, these solutions are more critical than ever to maintain the hygiene and safety of hospitals, homes, schools, and offices across the world. Our Specialty Chemical Services business provides composite materials for technically demanding industries and performance intermediates & chemicals. Our Custom development and manufacturing team has already brought more than 1,000 unique solutions to life for their customers.

We are a highly dynamic group of 3,000 employees in more than 21 countries around the world. For us, performance, collaboration, passion and care are fundamentals. Are YOU someone who CARES about finding unique solutions for customers, who is PASSIONATE about making a difference? We are looking for talent who embrace COLLABORATION and are motivated by a PERFORMANCE culture.

LSI is looking for a FP&A Analyst in Basel, Switzerland or in the United Kingdom in Blackley, Castleford or Huddersfield. The FP&A Analyst is a key team member, supporting financial planning, analysis and decision support, as well as compliance and reporting for the Specialty Ingredients Segment (LSI). The Analyst works with the FP&A team, collaborates closely with respective BU and site controllers and other functional leaders. The Analyst ensures processes that maximize functional efficiency and transparency.

Key responsibilities:

  • Organizes and manages relevant planning and analysis processes such as monthly forecasting, full year outlook, annual budgeting and mid-term planning

  • Support in monthly closing activities incl. management reporting

  • Analyze business performance, recommends benchmarks, highlights key opportunities and risks

  • Act as a finance business partner to segment functions and supports decision making through insightful analytical tools & modelling

  • Driving the automation and harmonization of reports and dashboards and data integrity

  • Involvement in projects and definition, implementation and roll-out of new finance tools and concepts

  • Shares global responsibility for financial and management accounting in accordance with IFRS.

Key requirements:

  • Degree in Controlling / Finance / Economics, CPA, CFA, ACCA or similar

  • Extensive experience in Finance and Controlling, ideally in a FP&A, Commercial or Operations Controlling role in a multinational environment of a manufacturing company

  • Exceptional analytical skills to support complex business analysis combined with strong communication / reporting capabilities

  • Engage strong business partnering, understand internal and external customer needs, usage of systematic approaches to ensure key metrics are tracked and analyzed for continuous improvement

  • Work in partnership as an active member within the team and cross- functional working groups

  • Strong database / systems knowledge with financial systems, reporting, planning and consolidation tools (SAP, HFM, SAP BW, OneStream)

  • Strong MS Excel skills required; Data modelling, programming and dashboarding skills desirable

  • Fluent English and German language skills.


A major part of the heritage of LSI is being able to deliver unique solutions to our customers. Being the driving force behind this approach – listening, asking, understanding to match the right elements in a new way has been an inherent part of our day-to-day business. Always with the goal to enable a competitive advantage for each customer with a specific product, package or solution. What makes YOU different?

Reference: R22805