The role of the Senior Business Analyst sits within Finance team and the key responsibility is to successfully business partner with Commercial and Marketing teams of the Pernod Ricard Travel Retail Americas region, providing support for relationship with key Americas Global Customers and other strategic customers in the region. Providing commercial team with support on negotiations, pricing, rolling forecasts, budgets, stock trackers, S&OP reviews, and many Ad-hoc requests. Reviewing Advertising and Promotion forecast with marketing team, ensuring spend in line with business requirement and providing analysis on variances to key stakeholders. This role is also expected to supply in depth, insightful commercial and financial reporting, and analysis across customers within perimeter. The output should inform and understand our performance towards influencing the trajectory of the TR Americas business. Finally, contributing to the Revenue Growth Agenda of GTR by implementing adequate strategy driven by thorough analysis of the specificity of TR Americas.
Essential Job Functions:Closely work with the Senior Commercial Finance Manager across various tasks, including month-end variance analysis, leading 'deep dive' investigations into key emerging or unexplained trends feeding into the budgeting and forecasting cyclesOwnership of adequate advertising and promotional (A&P) forecast and spend with Marketing team, including month-end analysis, remaining budget review;Collaboration with team members across various tasks, projects and initiativesBusiness Partnering to the commercial team, delivering financial analysis during annual client negotiations and ad-hoc analysis; provide insightful analysis to facilitate informed business decisionsBuild and update Pricing models to assist Commercial team particularly during negotiations and new listingsBuild and update rolling forecast and stock tracking models to assist commercial team manage their accountsManage allocated products, submission in Global Allocations Platform and liaise with key stakeholders on allocation changesDelivery of the Budget, Latest Estimates, Risk & Ops and monitor/analyse key variances, whilst ensuring timely and accurate deliveryProducing customer and promotional analysis to ensure profitability of the promotional offer activityAnalysis/review of P&L's through global checks and bridges to explain any variances vs. LY, budget and latest re-forecastsDedicated and complex analytical ('what-if') support to the key stake holdersProvide support on ad hoc duties and Group projectsParticipate to the Group Financial Digital Transformation roadmap supporting specific projectsFacilitate open and collaborative communication between finance, commercial finance and sales.Participate in the preparation of the BU Monthly reporting CommentsContinued development of models and templates to ensure robust financial planningEnsure adhesion to Pernod Ricard tools from commercial and marketing teams
Key Relationships:Finance, Commercial and Marketing and Operations teamsGTR HQ Finance teamCounterparts in the Global Travel Retail Community in Asia, Americas, Gulf & India and Pacific
Experience & Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree required, preferably in Finance or Economics Requires at least 5 years of experience in a business environment with solid financial analysis Experience with financial modeling or development of Excel/Access tools - Ability to automate reports and procedures streamlining processes to create efficiencies Requires Advanced Level Excel and PowerPoint skills (i.e. macros, pivot tables, complex formulas, dashboards, special effects, etc.) Requires solid understanding of database systems and system integrations Solid analytical skills and ability to think strategically/ conceptually and take the initiative to lead results Ability to work under minimal supervision Strong ethical framework, high personal integrity Ability to work with tight deadlines
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