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Financial Planning and Performance Management

Job Name

Financial Planning and Performance Management






Finance - Administration

Reporting Line:

Finance Director, India

Job type:

Full time

Lead recruiter:

Neha Malik

About the role

Your Opportunity

The Financial Planning & Performance Management role will provide the opportunity to step beyond the numbers and learn about how we make these fantastic products, that consumers enjoy, across the world, every day. In this role you will provide essential financial support to the functions of the business, including HR, Finance, Marketing, IT and Commercial to continually deliver effective cost control and drive performance improvement across these areas.


With our Consumer at the heart, your key focus will be to:
  • Financial Planning and Reporting
  • Managing and delivering the P&L from Net Sales to EFO for India 
  • Assist in preparation, consolidation, and reporting of financial forecasts
  • Analyzing and providing commentary on monthly performance, creating appropriate reporting required to sufficiently analyze the business across key metrics 
  • Setting plans in place to mitigate risks and accelerate opportunities 
  • Financial leadership of Monthly Performance Review process along with the Finance Director India
  • Leading the Budgeting and Latest Estimate process for India.
  • Budget Submissions in TM1
  • Co-ordination of capex forecasts and budgets and active management of spend vs. target
  • SC analyses and identifying opportunities for improvement.
  • Assist in the preparation and analysis of the local consolidated monthly management reporting pack
  • Analyze monthly deviations against budget / forecast and propose corrective actions
  • Improve use and accuracy of TM1 and SAP ledgers
  • Support other functions by analyzing and constructively challenging capital investment projects
  • Identify and introduce improvements to data capture in SAP in relation to capital expenditure and the asset register to facilitate improved reporting
  • Business Partnering and Support to various function viz. HR, IT, Marketing, Sales (Capex), and Finance department.
  • Work closely with other members of the finance team to drive reporting improvements, targeting efficiency improvements at critical times, e.g. month end

Skills and Experience

The Skills & Experience needed to create your legacy

Successful applicants will require a passion for understanding financial processes and how they can relate to a large manufacturing business. They will have the opportunity to affect business decisions by influencing management across many areas of the organization. The individual will need to have excellent analytical and organizational skills, but then be able to concisely and convincingly communicate their findings in order to influence business decisions.
  • Accounting qualification (CA, ACA, ACCA, CIMA or equivalent) 
  • Experience in the Spirits and/or overall beverage Industry is a distinct advantage 
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with an ability to convincingly stakeholders a case with supporting backup.
  • Financial Analysis: Ability to create advanced spreadsheets, explain variances to estimates, identify business risks and opportunities, and then make appropriate recommendations.
  • Experience in strategy roles in an international environment in FMCG 
  • Strong management skills gained through hands online management experience 
  • Forecasting: knowledge of, and ability to apply, financial and forecasting procedures. This includes the ability to develop sound assumptions and produce relevant financial projections and models from those assumptions.
  • Technical Accounting: A familiarity with standard financial accounting methodology.
  • Independence: Ability to work and think independently. Then confidence to share and persuade management on the validity of the analysis, conclusions, and recommendations.
  • Co-ordination: Ability to meet tight deadlines whilst maintaining excellent standards of outputs.
  • Control Environment: Understanding of internal controls, standards, and processes to ensure accuracy and consistency in data used for decision-making, internal / external reporting, and communications.
  • Basic Operating Systems: Knowledge of basic software and operating systems and related aspects (e.g. system tools, software, hardware, related products and controls). Knowledge of SAP desirable but not essential.
Personal Qualities
  • Positive energy, playing well with others
  • Curiosity and a passion for learning, exploring the why and how we do things to develop yourself, the business and those around you
  • An organized approach, with the ability to multi-task at busy times, particularly with a varied workload in a fast-paced environment
  • Committed to your work, the team and helping others, not just willing- but wanting to go the extra mile to make your work and the team’s output the best it can be

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.