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Finance Industrial Business Partner – Italy Supply

Job Name

Finance Industrial Business Partner – Italy Supply






Finance - Administration

Reporting Line:

Plant Controlling Manager

Job type:

Full time

Lead recruiter:

Alessia Colucci

About the role


The purpose of the position is to act as a trusted support to Production Managers and Plant Controller, ensuring the analysis and challenge of Financials evolution, the communication on actual performance focusing on drivers of variances and the forecasting of the risks and opportunities on a YTG basis.

The resource will relate continuously with local Production Managers to ensure the delivery of expected results and the collaboration on new Projects and Continuous Improvement.

Reporting to the Italy Supply Plant Controller, the candidate should have 1 to 3 years of experience in finance control, possibly in Industrial context.

The candidate should be analytical and rigorous but capable of explaining and communicating with Business stakeholders on a daily basis. Proactivity and continuous improvement attitude will be key skills required.



Business Partner role
  • Monitor performance against targets, understand business drivers impacting performance and use analysis to provide insights to managers as well as to influence to challenge performance.
  • Ensure budget delivery control and facilitate correcting action plans if required
  • Support business cases (new product, value engineering, make or buy, capex and savings...) - marginal / full costing
  • Identify business leverages and risks with financial impacts 
  • Identify, measure and reports other risks (internal control, etc...), set up and implement action plans to address them.

Reporting and cost controlling
  • Manage all aspects of the month end reporting and year end closing
  • Manage relationship with Shared services
  • Prepare Monthly Performance reporting to key stakeholders

Budget process / Forecast process
  • Own the Budgeting & Forecasting process on site – coordinate all activities ensuring commitment from business representatives
  • Scope covers all areas of plant responsibility, including Usage variances to standards, Capex, Inventory, WO, Production Performances 

Projects and Capital expenditure
  • Critically appraise new projects, including savings and payback calculations
  • Ensure the most effective project tracking  for all important initiatives & projects
  • Support NPD projects from costing perspective

Product Costing SAP based
  • Ensure the accuracy of Standard production costs calculation 

Internal control & compliance (SOX)
  • Ensure compliance with US GAAP and specifically with BL Financial Reporting Manual and other Group internal practices and procedures
  • Ensure respect of Sox procedures
  • Inventory stocktaking and loss control
  • Write-Off process under control 
  • Ensure accounting in accordance with BL Financial Reporting Manual
  • Responsible for maintaining Financial Internal control environment

Skills and Experience

  • University degree, preferably in Finance and Controlling 
  • 1 to 3 years experience in Controlling, with first experience in Industrial context
  • Fluent English
  • Analytical approach but with ability to communicate and influence the business
  • Promotes positive working relationships with peers and Management
  • Capability to plan, organize, prioritize multiple tasks effectively.
  • Autonomous / Proactive / Results oriented / Customer Focus / always Positive / strong Energy
  • Advanced Excel use required, SAP experience would be a plus

  • 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 organizing and prioritizing multiple projects and resource constraints to optimize results
  • Ability to communicate effectively to senior leadership
  • Strong influencing and written communication skills 

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.