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Finance Coordinator Andean Region

Job Name

Finance Coordinator Andean Region






Finance - Administration

Reporting Line:

Distributor Director Andean Region

Job type:

Full time

Lead recruiter:

Karina Aguilar

About the role

Your Opportunity

The Finance Coordinator is responsible for enabling Andean Region to clearly understand its past and provide in-depth analysis on the financial performance and then provide meaningful information and insights to support decision making for business leaders and key stakeholders. The individual needs to be a well-rounded Finance professional with an advanced understanding of the business commercial environment, landscape, plans, and status and be an expert in excel and other financial planning systems and tools. The coordinator is responsible for data analysis of business unit performance versus plan, prior year and support the Finance Strategic Plan to achieve high performance targets to influence the decision making of senior business leaders.

About You

You should be able to lay out the reality of the current and expected business performance versus the targets. You will then need to provide a synthesis of the risks and opportunities to enable scenario planning and optimizing financial results. You will deliver these results through your individual efforts and successful collaboration with multifunctional colleagues in the cluster, regional Finance and Global teams.


With our Consumer at the heart, your key focus will be:

Deliver results & excellence in execution
  • Coordinate and support the planning process for the annual Budget and subsequent forecasts in a timely manner making sure they reflect a sound financial basis including the necessary building blocks to meet the established targets
  • Responsible for and directly participate in the preparation of reports/presentations and analysis of monthly results (root cause analysis). Provide meaningful analysis that highlights variances, trends and potential issues influencing business performance
  • Assistance with the preparation of monthly, quarterly and annual internal reporting
  • Compile, review, analyze and provide recommendations on key P&L components (i.e. depletions, sales, inventory days, pricing, cost of goods sold, advertising and promotion spend, operating expenses, market analysis, brand profitability, top-line drivers, etc.)
  • Work closely with commercial team to evaluate all initiatives including innovation launches to maximize their return and perform pre / post-mortem analysis and make recommendations (i.e. measurement and evaluation including but not limited to ROI / BEP)
  • Provide support to the commercial team making recommendations on pricing, trade investments, product assortment by customer/channel to maximize sales/profitability while advancing revenue growth management agenda
  • Actively participate in the Internal Business Plan and Sales & Operating Planning process supporting the one number mentality to improve accuracy and zero-base forecasting (i.e. building blocks)
  • Support the Finance Team in several roles on ad-hoc projects

Skills and Experience

The Skills & Experience needed to create your legacy
  • Fearless to challenge & influence decision making across Andean Region
  • Strong analytic skills: able to clearly link financial results to operational performance drivers, generate alternatives and drive positive change
  • Experience in Accounting and/or Finance
  • Experience providing financial support to commercial groups
  • Ability to produce accurate financial reports to specific deadlines
  • Ability to work with limited support and in a group environment.
  • Proven ability to manage multiple tasks and adapt to a changing, fast paced environment
  • Strong communication skills that establish, foster and maintain working relationships with peers and management. Be able to influence members of the organization both horizontally and vertically
  • Attend meetings with peers to maintain knowledge of current and emerging issues and risks 
  • Proven knowledge relating to financial strategy, risk management, forecasting, P&L, business acumen, accounting principles, pricing (RGM), gross to net strategy, return on investment, break-even analysis, budget management and reporting.
The following experiences are preferred:
  • +5 years of related work experience in finance/accounting/analysis
  • Ability to work with limited support in projects and in a group environment
  • Advanced Excel skills required (i.e. pivot tables, VLOOKUP, and models). Working knowledge of other Microsoft Office Products (ex. Power Point)
  • SAP, TM1, Business Intelligence (BI) knowledge a plus
  • Proven ability to manage multiple tasks and adapt to a changing, fast paced environment
  • Strong analytical, interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills a must
  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in Finance and/or Accounting or related fields. MBA or equivalent designation preferred.
  • Language Skills: Advanced English and Spanish communications skills
Personal Qualities
  • Passionate about our great brands, great drinks, and the industry, with a desire to inspire people and share that passion.
  • Ability to work effectively and achieve results in a matrix organization
  • Process focused with an understanding of end-to-end business processes and their financial impacts
  • Ability to identify root cause issues and develop plans to resolve
  • Skilled at prioritizing multiple tasks and resource constraints to optimize results
  • Ability to communicate effectively with both peers and business managers
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Story Telling: Understanding how to take an existing story or script, make it personal and then share it in a way that is relevant and engaging to your audience, tailoring it where necessary according to their needs.
  • Belonging: You have a strong capacity to create a culture of ‘Belonging’, where people feel appreciated for who they are, what they do, and who they can become
  • Self-Awareness: You have high levels of self-awareness, are reflective and know yourself well, understanding both your own strengths and weaknesses and your impact on others
  • People Agility: You bring a deep ability to understand and relate to people and navigate through tough situations to harness and multiply collective performance.
  • Results Agility: You demonstrate consistent delivery of results in first-time situations by inspiring teams, exhibiting a presence that builds confidence in yourself and others.
  • Mental Agility: You can think critically to penetrate complex problems and expand the possibilities by making fresh connections. You think strategically whilst being execution focused and bring creativity to the challenges you are presented with.
  • Change Agility: You have a deep natural curiosity, desire to experiment and ability to effectively deal with the heat of change. You have a growth and learning mindset: ready to test, stumble, learn and apply from experience

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.