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Controller Finance - Decision Support

Job Name

Controller Finance - Decision Support






Finance - Administration

Reporting Line:

Director/GM Finance

Job type:

Full time

Lead recruiter:

Vibhuti Shrotria

About the role

As Sales Decision Support, you will be accountable for providing consistent and strategic financial performance analysis and business partner support to the Commercial Team (Sales Leadership, Revenue Growth Management (RGM)) and the relevant Regional Commercial Teams, thus driving a culture of performance across the business. You will be an integral member of the Finance team within the Country and play a key role in supporting business decisions through the optimization of brand investments that will result in superior brand performance in doing so; you will play a key role in creating the legacy of the Bacardi business.
  • You will have an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the Commercial strategy in order to align the financial elements of that strategy and how it relates to the respective geography.
  • You will provide ongoing support and evaluation of actual performance against targets to ensure timely decision making.
  • You will also be responsible to Provide timely analysis on top line performance (Volume, Price, Mix), including understanding of overall impact of promotional activity and related ROI.
  • You will also be responsible for driving Internal Controls and Compliances and lead the initiatives around SOX, ICFR, Internal Audits in the commercial finance function.
  • You will be required to interface with the commercial team across regions and you may be required to travel within your geography in order to stay connected to all stakeholders.


Drive results & excellence in execution
  • Provide timely analysis on top line performance (Volume, Price, Mix), including understanding of overall impact of promotional activity and related ROI.
  • Produce monthly Customer/Country/Channel/Brand Profit & Loss (P&L) and highlights key R&Os.
  • Support commercial teams in the management/control of volumes, price, discounts, and trade spend effectiveness to ensure alignment with - and achievement of - local P&L overall targets.
  • Lead the financial budgeting and planning process for the commercial team, ensuring that pricing, discount and A&P/Trade spends are reflected accurately and are executed according to plan.
  • Identify, evaluate, and communicate risks and opportunities to the business.
  • Ensure the continuous flow of financial information and analysis to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Continuously look to improve and simplify our processes as they relate to the planning, reporting and performance measurements of our brands and use of tools (i.e.: SAP, project systems, TM1 etc.)
  • Provide expertise to Region Teams on all financial aspects of the Commercial plans Provide stewardship of the Financial Commercial strategy as executed within the Country.
  • Be the custodian on controls and compliances for the company and steer Internal Controls, Internal Audits, Global Audits and SOX compliances in the respective function.
Creating a Winning Team
  • Establish objectives and professional development plan and ensure that training is in place for all team.
  • Build a sense of community across region finance and the overall finance teams.
  • Work with HR to drive Financial understanding across the key commercial teams.

Skills and Experience

To be successful in this role you will have:
  • Professional: CA / Equivalent Degree: with 10+ years of overall experience and 4+ years of experience in the Commercial Finance.
  • Working knowledge of ERP preferably SAP, TM1, Good command over PowerPoint, Excel & MS Office. OTHERS:
  • Strong track record of performance and delivery within Finance in a Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) environment, with multiple years of delivery in a managerial role. Experience in Spirits Industry is a distinct advantage.
  • Proven ability to work seamlessly within a matrix organization and with the Commercial Team.
  • Understanding of commercial activities and plans and Strong customer focus.
  • Solid experience of managing a P&L, forecasting, ROI calculations, Excise & Duty impacts, risk management, A&P management, price structures and financial reporting
  • Strong analytical skills, comfortable with ambiguity, able to take complex ideas and summarize into concise insights and recommendations.
  • Effective communication skills, able to influence and communicate comfortably with senior leaders.
  • Able to think strategically and understand the business and category drivers well.
  • Able to conduct ongoing environmental assessments and forecasts emphasizing changes in the external, internal & competitive environment.
  • Proven business acumen and decision-making skills
  • High-energy with a sense of urgency, accuracy, and attention to detail.
  • Continuously look for opportunities to improve processes, identify issues and provide recommendations.
  • Process focused with an understanding of end to end business processes and their financial impacts.
  • Work with peers to develop standard analytical approaches/reports that can be applied across all brands.
  • Advanced expertise in MS Office including PowerPoint, Excel (Pivots, Lookup, Conditional Functions, etc.) and proficiency in excel, data collection and analytics.
  • Proven ability to manage multiple tasks and adapt to a changing, fast paced environment.

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.