Position Title: Finance Manager
Reporting To: Finance Director, Business Planning & Analysis
Location: New York, NY (Headquarters)
The position of Finance Manager, Business Planning & Analysis is a critical role in Pernod Ricard USA organization. As the primary finance business partner within the Brand Unit team, the #1 objective is to bring fact base commercial insights to facilitate and influence strategic decision making on our brands.
Major Responsibilities:Own Brand Financials:
Ownership of brands P&LPreparation of annual budgets and quarterly forecasts for assigned brandsTracking and management of brand Advertising & Promotion (A&P) budgets, in conjunction with brand marketing teamUnderstand Brand performance:
Tracking of internal and external trends (including depletions, Nielsen, and NABCA data) and interactions with Field Finance to explain and/or forecast brand performance and drive decisions.Preparation of business cases to support brand-related commercial decisions (e.g. price changes, product/range extensions, innovation etc)Preparation of commercial and strategic reviews relating to the brand as well as other ad hoc senior management/stakeholder presentationsOptimize Resource allocation:
Governance of brand pricing strategy and identification and implementation of revenue optimization opportunitiesEvaluation of marketing program effectiveness (ROI)Simplify processes & ways-of-working for the whole PR USA organization:
Streamline of internal processes and systemsFacilitate strategic alignment between Markets and HQPlay integral role in PR USA change managementManage and develop direct and indirect BP&A team:
Manage one AnalystParticipate in the recruitment and development of BP&A analysts from talent rotational program
Requirements:Experience / Background:
Minimum 6+ years in a financial planning and analysis or commercially focused business analytics role with demonstrable career progressionHigh level of comfort with planning, budgeting and forecasting, navigating and managing a financial P&L, and delivering insight-driven commercial analysisIndustry experience preferable but not essentialSkills:
Highly analytical, with ability to use the power of facts to bring insight make clear finance recommendations and commercial decisions;Ability to confidently interact with non-finance departments, understanding their key requirements and tailoring financial data to satisfy these requirements;Strong influencing skills, proactive in challenging and influencing the business based on insight, knowledge and fact;Ability to understand market dynamics and be able to clearly articulate strategic priorities for the business from both a finance & commercial perspective;Ability to manage numerous work streams simultaneously to tight timelines;Excellent communication skills with ability to communicate at all levels;Strong accounting & reporting skills;Thorough approach with high level of accuracy;Team player and capability to translate effectiveness across the wider teamPerson Specification:
Personable, with ability to interact across the organization delivering a high level of customer service;Highly motivated and can work with autonomyAccountable and takes responsibility for own outputs; Can prioritize and make clear choicesGrowth mindset, with openness to changeGood relationship building and communication skillsEducation:
Bachelor's degree required, preferably in Finance, Accounting or EconomicsMBA preferred
Estimated Travel: Limited, position is office based.
Working at Pernod Ricard
Working for Pernod Ricard USA means working for the co-leader in the global wines and spirits industry and having the opportunity to work with great people and great brands in diverse and challenging roles. Our success is the result of the passion and creativity of our people, our exceptional portfolio of leading premium brands, and a shared commitment to our values of entrepreneurship, mutual trust, and a strong sense of ethics. Pernod Ricard USA rewards both individual initiative and a spirit of collaboration and encourages ongoing professional development. Pernod Ricard USA recognizes the importance of continuously building upon our diverse workforce and inclusive culture. We believe in championing an inclusive culture that embraces differences and encourages employees to challenge themselves and their colleagues.
Company Perks & BenefitsAgile working environment with remote working capabilitiesPernod Ricard USA offers competitive compensation, performance bonuses and domestic & international career development opportunities.Pernod Ricard USA is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.Offers will be subject to United States local terms.
Who are we?
Pernod Ricard USA is the premium spirits and wine company in the U.S. The company's leading spirits and wines include such prestigious brands as ABSOLUT® Vodka, Chivas Regal® Scotch Whisky, The Glenlivet® Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Jameson® Irish Whiskey, Malibu®, Kahlúa® Liqueur, Beefeater® Gin, and Avión™ Tequila; such superior wines as Jacob's Creek® and Brancott Estate®; and such exquisite champagnes and sparkling wines as Perrier-Jouët® Champagne, G.H. Mumm™ Champagne and Mumm Napa® sparkling wines. Learn more about our history, values, strategies and organization by visiting us at http://www.pernod-ricard-usa.com/
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