I'm writing a job description for my team (manager, corporate strategy - FMCG). I have taken the last version that was posted a couple of years ago as a starting point, and as expected, we were looking for a world-leading polymath: excellent interpersonal, superior financial modeling, top class problem solving, thought leader, 150+ years experience, 200+ languages, mba, etc...
I am trying to do something apparently revolutionary and actually describe the role and person we realistically think will be happy to do it for the money on offer.
The first issue I am encountering is cutting through the nebulous term financial modeling (FM). Every job wants "superior" FM skills these days, but FM presumably takes in a broad continuum of knowledge.
Is there a general understanding out there around what is meant by superior FM in a strategy context? Are we talking massive LBO models, with scrnarios, capital efficiency, taxation, dilution , and other implications? I just want someone who understands the principles of financial statements, can come up with good ways to forecast performance (this, to me, is the real value add - we'll presumably have AI doing the rest soon) build a clean DCF in excel, and know when to google/ask for help. What do you call that?