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Posted November 30th

Finance Manager, US Commercial Planning & Reporting

New York, New York

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Posted November 30th

Finance Manager, US Commercial Planning & Reporting

New York, New York






Full Time

Position Title: Finance Manager, US Commercial Planning & Reporting

Location: Remote - within the market

Note: All candidates must be fully vaccinated for Covid-19 (at least two weeks after last vaccine dose) and present proof of upon hiring unless you qualify for a reasonable accommodation based on a disability or sincerely held religious belief (effective December 8, 2021).

Position Summary

The position of Manager US Commercial Planning & Reporting is a critical role in Pernod Ricard USA. The Commercial Planning & Reporting team is responsible for owning the overall US business management reporting and functioning as the key business partner to the CCO.

  • Leads 'system cadence' between the management of the Depletion P&L for the PRUSA business, inclusive of Spirits, W&C and RTDs
  • Drives alignment between business units by supporting and challenging forecasts and budgets
  • Creates consistent reporting packages for key Commercial stakeholders
  • Collaborates with Commercial Planning & Operations teams to develop forward looking view of US business and identify key financial risks & opportunities
  • Assists with the coordination and helps to oversee execution of US budgeting and forecasting processes, feeding into NA region reporting requirements
  • The position has accountability for preserving financial controls and assisting with financial risk management
  • Coordinates and consolidates Division-level performance reporting and management analysis
  • Supports the field organization in optimizing resource allocation, taking an ROI approach to A&P and LMF/EG investment
  • Partners distributor counterparts on planning, reporting, LMF/EG, and pricing topics
  • This role plays a pivotal role to help drive the execution of the portfolio and commercial plans

  • Major Responsibilities / Accountabilities

    1) This team is responsible for being the analytical engine of the Commercial organization

  • Preparation and analysis of annual budgets, forecasts, and long-range strategic planning process for the US business unit
  • Understand business environment to properly identify potential financial implications, ensuring timely and accurate information is available for key executive decision-making
  • Track the monthly performance, recommend actions and mitigation plans

  • 2) Enabling business partners for an agile and collaborative organization

  • Drive efficiency, managing the relevant teams through the Management Planning Cycles
  • Build sustainable, efficient and effective systems in (i) ways of working and (ii) processes

  • 3) Help to Manage the overall Commercial planning & reporting

  • Support the Senior Director by Identifying potential sales (channel/geography) growth terrains / opportunities and make resourcing choices to drive optimal return
  • Analyze marketing spend (Field A&P/LMF) vs. budget/LE and previous year. Provide monthly analysis and identify key drivers of variances, while looking for efficiency and effectiveness improvement.

  • 4) Preparation of strategic documents and presentations for PR USA senior management both within PR USA and to key distributor partners (SGWS, RNDC, etc)

    5) Special projects and assignments as required

    Nature & Scope

  • Primary responsibility is to participate in the development and oversee the execution of the US strategic plan, take actions related to R&O based on US performance drivers and market context.
  • Strong financial and market performance management (analytics, reporting and budgeting) experience is imperative to success in this role. Due to the materiality of the financials (topline and marketing budget), errors in judgment can be significant.
  • Embrace cross-functional ways of working and strive to embed in the organization DNA.
  • Champion of Pernod Ricard culture of entrepreneurship and conviviality.

  • Requirements

  • Education: Bachelor's Degree is required.
  • Experience / Background: Minimum 5 years of experience of financial planning experience preferably with a consumer products company or Public accounting firm.
  • Key Skillset Required:

  • Excellent communication skills & ability to interact & provide recommendations to stakeholders;
  • Detail orientated strategic thinker;
  • Highly analytical, with ability to use the power of facts to bring insight & make clear finance recommendations & commercial decisions;
  • Thorough approach with high level of accuracy;
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast paced, deadline driven environment, while managing numerous work streams simultaneously to tight timelines;
  • High proficiency in Excel, PowerPoint & Finance Software(s);
  • Team player & capability to translate effectiveness across the wider team;

  • Person Specification:

  • Ability to interact across the organization delivering a high level of customer service;
  • Highly motivated and can work with autonomy;
  • Accountable and takes responsibility for own outputs;
  • Can prioritize and make clear choices;
  • Growth mindset, with openness to change;
  • Good relationship building and communication skills.

  • Working Conditions

  • General Office:Work is performed in a typical office environment. Limited demands for movement and lifting. Normal visual, hearing and language acuity required for correspondence and computer usage.

  • 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

    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.


    Pernod Ricard USA offers competitive compensation, performance bonuses and domestic & international career development opportunities.

    * Pernod Ricard USA is anEqual Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.

    * Offers will be subject to United States local terms.

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