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Commercial Finance Analyst SOCO

Job Name

Commercial Finance Analyst SOCO

Country:

Argentina

City:

Buenos Aires

Function:

Finance - Administration

Reporting Line:

Finance Senior Manager

Job type:

Full time

Lead recruiter:

Laura Sabio

About the role

YOUR OPPORTUNITY
A truly unique role combining the opportunity to influence SOCO decisions through the optimization of brand investments that will result in superior brand performance and provide strategic financial support to the commercial and marketing team.

On the one hand you will be involved in regional strategic planning discussions, resource allocation modelling, innovation, P&Ls & management of brand A&P budgets. On the other, you will be responsible to deliver SOCO P&L targets and work closely with LT to improve profitability and sustainable growth.

ABOUT YOU
You must be Fearless to challenge & influence decision making across SOCO, mixing the detail & bigger picture to identify opportunities for growth in line with strategy & M&E process.

You must demonstrate a Founder’s mentality, balancing brand & commercial priorities to help us achieve the best results with our brands, to help SOCO beat our dynamic plan.

As a member of the SOCO Family, you will be required to interface with your key client groups to fulfil your role.  As such, you may be required to travel within your geography to stay connected to all stakeholders.

Responsibilities

WITH OUR CONSUMER AT THE HEART YOUR KEY FOCUS WILL BE

P&L (DBC) Management:
  • Support Sales and Operation Planning (S&OP) for SOCO region identifying risks, and opportunities.
  • Provide Monthly review YTD YTG FY Budget/LE for sufficiency.
  • Perform and communicate regular Gap analysis versus targets and bring ideas to the team how to mitigate risks. 
Brand/Category Strategies:
  • Provide support to marketing team controlling advertising and promotional budget.
  • Ensure financial investments are aligned with Category / Brand strategy.
  • Foster a culture of Measurement and Evaluation to drive efficiency and effectiveness on brand investment.
Innovation:
  • Manage the financials for Innovation.
  • Support the commercial teams in understanding and implementing the commercial initiatives and IAP priorities.
Accounting process:
  • Manage and control accrual process for A&P and discount expenses across markets.
  • Control structure cost expenses across markets guaranteeing accounting policies.
  • Support the A&P measurement system from the accounting based to activity based/driven analysis.
  • Ensure controls are in place around delivery and effectiveness of performance.

Skills and Experience

THE SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE NEEDED TO CREATE YOUR LEGACY
  • Experience in financial/ strategic analysis analytical skills. At least 2-3 years’ experience. 
  • Strong communication, influencing & collaboration skills required in order to achieve results across the organisation.
  • Comfortable organizing & prioritizing multiple deliverables & resource constraints to optimize results.
  • Fluent in English written and spoken.
PERSONAL QUALITIES – SHARE OUR FOUNDER’S PASSION AND ENTREPRENEURIAL FLAIR
  • A positive, can-do, attitude to problem solving in supporting the team as we continue our journey towards the Best10.
  • A team player, comfortable working across cultures, with a global mindset (occasional travel will be part of the role!).
  • An agile mind and a desire to always be learning.
  • An ability to see the bigger picture as well as the detail, to help SOCO set our longer-term targets and to act as a navigator as we head towards them.
  • Ability to understand & influence decision making, especially commercial decisions.
  • Availability to travel across region.

Our culture

We share the passion and entrepreneurial flair of our founder and are guided by our three culture pillars - Fearless, Family and Founders, they inspire our Primos to be the best they can be and drive us forward in all we do. But what does this mean?

·       Being Fearless; means adopting an agile mindset, being comfortable trying new things and taking risks. We are empowered to question, challenge and innovate.

·       Family; We treat each other, and our communities, like Family. Always.

·       Founders; The spirit of entrepreneurship is at the heart of everything we do. We see the business as if it’s our own. We do the right thing for the business and we all take accountability for our work.

When you join Bacardi, you become part of our family and gain more than just a job.


Disclaimer: Bacardi is an equal opportunity employer that values workforce diversity. Diversity is core to our business: by embedding diversity into all aspects of our culture, we maximize the opportunity to achieve sustainable business success and growth. The duties and responsibilities described in the role profile might not be a comprehensive list.