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Business Planning & Analysis Manager
Company: Pernod Ricard USA Location: New York
Job Category: Accounting/Finance Career Level: Employee
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Job Details
Position Title:
Business Planning & Analysis Manager, Hanging Out Brands
Position Location:
New York, NY (Headquarters)

Position Summary:

The position of Business Planning & Analysis Manager, Hanging Out Brands is a pivotal and critical role in Pernod Ricard USA for Hanging Out Brands finance and business subjects & is an instrumental business partner to the relevant brand business units. This role will be responsible for providing business & financial support with focus on: business orientation, reactivity & collaboration. This role will provide key decision-making financial and strategic analysis and recommendations. Responsible for organizing and supervising the budget process as well as the guardian of the monitoring of Risks & Opportunities. This position has also the responsibility of the monthly reporting and of the annual estimates. This position requires a leader with finance expertise, financial modeling and strategic experience.

Major Responsibilities / Accountabilities:

• Primary Finance Business Partner to the Brand Marketing team
• Preparation of annual budgets and quarterly forecasts for assigned brands
• Preparation of commercial and strategic reviews relating to the brand as well as other ad hoc senior management/stakeholder presentations
• Period end close responsibilities including preparation of accruals and analysis of actual results versus budget/forecast (variance analysis)
• Tracking of internal and external trends (including depletions, Nielsen, and NABCA data) to explain and/or forecast brand performance
• Tracking and management of brand Advertising & Promotion (A&P) budgets, in conjunction with brand marketing team
• Evaluation of marketing program effectiveness (ROI)
• Governance of brand pricing strategy and identification and implementation of revenue optimization opportunities
• Preparation of business cases to support brand-related commercial decisions (e.g. price changes, product/range extensions, etc)
• Streamline of internal processes and systems
• Facilitate strategic alignment between Markets and HQ
• Play integral role in PR USA change management

Nature & Scope:

This position reports to the Business Planning & Analysis Director, Let Loose Brands. This position will interact directly with Pernod Ricard USA Sales & Marketing leadership, Divisional Finance Directors, Pricing Managers, and Pernod Ricard brand companies to develop & implement commercial plans and report & analyze actual results.

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Key Skillset Required:

• Highly analytical, with ability to use the power of facts to bring insight and influence;
• Strong commercial analysis and ability to make clear commercial decisions and finance recommendations;
• 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 work under pressure and capable of managing numerous work streams simultaneously;
• Excellent communication skills with ability to communicate at all levels;
• Ability to confidently interact with non-finance departments, understanding their key requirements and tailoring financial data to satisfy these requirements;
• Strong accounting & reporting skills;
• Highly developed spreadsheet, database management and web reporting skills;
• Thorough approach with high level of accuracy;
• Good organizational skills - structured approach;

Person Specification:

• Personable, with ability to interact across the organization delivering a high level of customer service.
• Highly motivated.
• Accountable and takes responsibility for own outputs.
• Openness to growth and change combined with good relationship building and communication skills.

Education & Experience Requirements:

Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Accounting or Economics; MBA preferred

Experience / Background:

Minimum 4-7 years in a financial planning & analysis or commercially focused business analytics role with demonstrable career progression. Should have a high level of comfort with planning, budgeting & forecasting, navigating & managing a financial P&L, and delivering insight-driven commercial analysis. Industry experience preferable but not essential.

Working Conditions:

Position is office-based with some travel (5-15%).

Contact Information
 Company: Pernod Ricard USA 
 Reference Code: FIN01939 
   Country: USA 

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