Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Finance Manager - FP&A for USA Sales Operations - Bacardi USA

Finance Manager

Bacardi U.S.A., Inc., a United States distributor and marketer of premium beverage alcohol products, is a subsidiary of Bacardi Limited. We boast a brand portfolio of some of the most recognized and top selling spirits in the world. Bacardi U.S.A. is best known for BACARDI rum, which has been the number-one selling spirit in the United States for more than 25 years.

In addition to BACARDI rum, the Bacardi U.S.A., Inc. portfolio includes: GREY GOOSE vodka, DEWAR’S Scotch, the top selling blended Scotch in the U.S.; BOMBAY SAPPHIRE gin, MARTINI & ROSSI vermouth, and other notable brands and labels.

Position Overview

Bacardi USA is actively interviewing experienced finance professionals with strong financial mdoeling and analysis skills, to lead the financial planning, budgeting and forecasting for our field-based sales operations units.

The Finance Manager will act as a business partner to other business units and departments in the organization by providing financial analysis and value added business support. Individual is expected to facilitate and improve the processes to perform financial analysis in order to provide recommendations to senior management. Manager is expected to work closely with internal and external customers to understand their needs and provide relevant collaboration. This person is a member of the team that submits budgets and LEs. This individual may have full P&L responsibility for Tier 1 brands ($200M and above in Net Sales) or its equivalence.
• The candidate must possess excellent collaboration skills and demonstrate the ability to work cross-functionally at many levels within Bacardi. Excellent communication skills (written and verbal) are essential.
• Compile, review, analyze and provide recommendations on key P&L components (i.e. depletions, billings, inventory days, distributor and retailer margins, pricing, cost of goods sold, advertising and promotion spend, market analysis, SKU profitability etc.)
• Gather financial information, generate reports that compare financial performance vs. budget, forecast and prior year.
• Ensure integrity and accuracy of financial information.
• Take leadership role in initiating, managing and executing ad-hoc projects.
• Active involvement in budget and forecast submissions and special projects including budget/strategic presentations as required.
• Collaborate with all departments, Customer Business Units and senior management on budget/forecast submissions, presentations and monthly financial performance reviews.
• Continuously look for opportunities to improve processes, identify issues and provide recommendations for improvement.
• Work with peers to develop standard analytical approaches/reports that can be applied across all brands.
• Manage and develop direct reports (between 1 to 3)
Minimum requirements and qualifications
• Knowledge / Skills - Ability to work independently and in a group environment. Advanced Excel skills are required. Working knowledge of other Microsoft Office Products, as well as Lotus Notes. Proven ability to manage multiple tasks and adapt to a changing, fast paced environment. Strong analytical, interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills a must.
• Work experience requirements - 5 to 8 years of related work experience in finance.
• Educational requirements - Minimum of a Bachelors Degree in Finance and/or Accounting. MBA designation preferred.

If you meet our qualifications and would like to explore becoming part of the Bacardi U.S.A. family, please email a copy of your resume to me at croman@bacardi.com , and include the job code 2009009 in your subject line.

Bacardi U.S.A. is an equal opportunity employer. We pledge equal access to employment, facilities, and programs, regardless of race, color, creed, religion, sex, age, disability, national origin, veteran or marital status.

This search is being managed internally, and will not be outsourced to any outside recruiting firms. Bacardi USA does not accept or honor unsolicited resumes from third party agencies, and will in no way be held liable for any fees to any firm sending resumes, or other candidate information sent to any Bacardi employees, that our Human Resources department has not expressly requested.

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