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Posted June 19th

Senior Finance Manager, Innovation Cross Portfolio

New York, New York

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Posted June 19th

Senior Finance Manager, Innovation Cross Portfolio

New York, New York






Full Time

Position Title : Senior Finance Manager, Innovation Cross Portfolio

Location : New York, NY (Headquarters)

Introduction: PR North America is the largest region globally for the company. The market is diverse with some states that have awareness and usage of specific spirt categories and Pernod-Ricard brands, and others that are emerging. The spirit industry in North America is complex and constantly evolving. It's a fun and challenging environment with plenty of opportunity to make a mark. It's also an exciting time to be a key part of the Group's Marketing Transformation, with a significant step-up in Innovation at Pernod Ricard and the creation of the new North America Regional Innovation Hub. The person needs to be someone who thrives with complex projects, has strong project management and influencing skills, who knows how to truly collaborate for superior results and who is truly passionate about innovation. They need to have that #Gamechanger spirit that will make them go the extra mile to impact the business.

Position Summary

  • The position of Senior Finance Manager, Innovation Cross Portfolio is a critical role in Pernod Ricard USA, concentrating on 4 core areas

  • Innovation Hub: Finance representative for North America Innovation Hub, working with Global Hub on delivering strategic initiatives

  • Product Ideation: Point person for innovative products across all PRUSA brands, modeling scenario P&L and pricing strategies to identify and bring solutions for key risks and opportunities

  • Performance Monitoring: Responsible for analysis for innovative products from product launch to 3 years post-launch and their impact on Brand/Portfolio

  • Forecast and budgeting: Responsible for the preparation and analysis of annual budgets, forecasts, and long-range strategic planning process for innovative products and their contribution to Brand Unit plans

  • This position will work cross functionally across BP&A, Brand & Brand Co Teams, Business Intelligence, Operations, Field and Chains as well as manage the relationship with Brand Companies and Paris HQ.

  • This role plays a pivotal role to help drive the execution of the commercial and marketing plans.

  • Major Responsibilities / Accountabilities

    1) Be the analytical engine of the Innovation Team

  • 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
  • Establish & measure KPIs to assess innovation development progress and post-launch success (Stage Gate process)

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

  • Drive efficiency, managing the relevant teams through the Management Planning Cycles (Bottoms-up for new item forecasts)
  • Build sustainable, efficient and effective systems in (i) ways of working and (ii) processes

  • 3) Manage the Innovation Resources

  • Track and measure all aspects of innovation pipeline and their impact on P&L
  • Identify potential brand growth terrains / opportunities and make resourcing choices to drive optimal return
  • Partner with production to measure efficiencies and margin implications of distribution capabilities
  • Analyze brand spend 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 PR Affiliates (Brand Companies)

    5) Special projects and assignments as required

    Nature & Scope

    The role consistently works with executives, senior leaders and mangers across the company. Primary responsibility is to provide financial support for innovation strategic plans, taking actions related to R&O based on brand performance drivers and market context.

    The position is recognized for the mastery of all aspects of financial and market performance management (analytics, reporting and budgeting) and is a key strategic business partner to sales & marketing. Due to the materiality of the financials (topline and marketing budget), errors in judgment can be significant.

    Working relationship and communication all levels of the PRUSA and PR affiliates with a high level of confidentiality and discretion.

    Embrace cross-functional ways of working and strive to embed in the organization DNA.

    Champion of Pernod Ricard culture of entrepreneurship and conviviality.


    Education: Requires an MBA degree in either Finance or related field

    Experience / Background: Minimum 8 years of experience and a working knowledge of the principals of finance and marketing.

    Key Skillset Required:

  • Strong people management skills, including the ability and desire to lead and support
  • Excellent communication skills & ability to interact & provide recommendations to senior 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;
  • Able 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 & influencing the business based on insight, knowledge and fact;
  • High proficiency in Excel, PowerPoint & Finance Software(s);
  • Ability to understand business dynamics & be able to clearly articulate strategic priorities for the business from a finance perspective;
  • Team player & capability to translate effectiveness across the wider team;
  • Ability to grow high talent teams.

  • Person Specification:

  • Personable, with 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.

  • Travel Occasional, Estimate: 10% -15% of time.

  • 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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