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Posted May 25th

Analyst, Financial Planning & Analysis, Wine

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Posted May 25th

Analyst, Financial Planning & Analysis, Wine








Job Details

Job Location: CT - , CT

Salary Range: Undisclosed

Job Category: Finance


CHEERS! Founded in 1981, Deutsch Family Wine and Spirits markets quality wines produced by prestigious families from major wine regions of the world. With our headquarters in Stamford, CT, DFWS is the 4th largest wine company with one of the fastest growing spirits portfolios. With our family values and unique culture, DFWS was recognized as one of the Top Workplaces in the U.S. in 2022 and 2023.

Deutsch Family Wine & Spirits seeks an Analyst, Financial Planning & Analysis (Wine) reporting to the Senior Finance Manager, Financial Planning & Analysis. This position offers a high degree of flexibility between working remotely and working in Stamford, CT. Candidates must live commutable to our Stamford, CT headquarters to join in-person meetings or events from time-to-time.

The Analyst is a business partner to the low lux wine and fine wine marketing teams and marketing leaders. The individual is responsible for P&L management, analysis, and providing proactive insights on decisions to track and improve brand performance. This role will exercise independent judgment and discretion to manage brand profitability through risk and opportunity identification and will own certain areas in reporting company-wide results. This position must have strong interpersonal skills to effectively communicate with both internal (FP&A, accounting, marketing, production, supply chain) and external stakeholders (suppliers).

  • Bachelor's Degree required in Finance
  • Two- three years' experience in financial analysis/planning with experience in brand planning and commercial finance; CPG experience preferred
  • Advanced Excel skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Must be adept at managing multiple priorities in a dynamic environment
  • Must be a self-motivated individual with the ability to identify issues/opportunities for improvement and be proactive in addressing them
  • Advanced analytical mind to synthesize data and develop innovative solutions and recommendations to provide to senior leaders
  • Strong interpersonal skills to interface with senior leaders and discuss issues and plans

  • Manage the budgeting and forecasting process for select low-lux & fine wine brands including preparation of brand P&Ls
  • Monitor KPIs for volume, mix, revenue, costs, and marketing expenditures and bridge variances between actuals and budget/forecast
  • Conduct regular gross profit and spending reviews to identify all risks and opportunities. Present findings and recommendations to senior management
  • Collaborate with brand teams to track, analyze, and assist in managing Brand Spending/Programming
  • Perform month-end/year-end close responsibilities including preparation and tracking of accruals and analysis of actual results versus budget
  • Key FP&A contributor to the month-end close process including submitting close journal entries and reclasses, preparing account reconciliations, and investigating variances to the latest forecast and prior year
  • Ad hoc analysis to assist management in the strategic decision-making process

We Value Diversity

DFWS is committed to inclusion and diversity. We cultivate a work environment that celebrates diversity because differences continue to make the company culture stronger, enhance our connection with the communities we serve and strengthen our competitive advantage. Building an inclusive culture continues to be at the core of all we do.

About Deutsch Family Wine & Spirits

Initially called W.J. Deutsch & Sons Ltd., the company was founded in 1981 by Chairman Bill Deutsch to market quality wines produced by prestigious families from major wine regions of the world. In 2009, it announced the expansion of the award-winning company to include a Spirits Portfolio. Today the company is renowned for its brand-building prowess and its ability to meet the needs of the modern consumer. Bill's son Peter Deutsch is CEO; thus two generations of the Deutsch family work side by side in their continuous quest to build strong brands and relationships throughout the wine and spirits industry.

The portfolio includes award-winning wines from Australia: [ yellow tail ], [ yellow tail ] Pure Bright; California: Bellacosa, Girard Winery, Joseph Carr, Josh Cellars, Josh Cellars Reserve, Layer Cake, The Calling; France: Andre Lurton, Cave de Lugny, Fleurs de Prairie, Hob Nob Vineyards, Sauvion et Fils; Italy: Barone Fini, Villa Pozzi; New Zealand: The Crossings; Portugal: Quinta Do Vale Meao; Argentina: Clos de los Siete; and award-winning spirits: Redemption Whiskey, Bib & Tucker Bourbon, Masterson's Rye, Gray Whale Gin, Luksusowa Vodka and Cantera Negra Tequila.

Deutsch Family Wine and Spirits is an Equal Opportunity Employer