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Senior Manufacturing & Supply Chain Finance Controller

Job Name

Senior Manufacturing & Supply Chain Finance Controller






Finance - Administration

Reporting Line:

Finance Manager France OC

Job type:

Full time

Lead recruiter:

Marina Raffin Duval

About the role

Your Opportunity

Key role in partnering with and advising the Operations team, in both strategic and operational areas, delivering best in class financial analysis, enabling decision making to deliver excellence in execution across key performance indicators.
Responsible of delivering value added performance reporting and driving Operations accountability on financial results. Ensuring effective cost control for local management and challenge status quo to help improve overall Operations performance.
Fully engaged member of France Operation Center (OC) team to deliver Finance Business support to Gensac, Fécamp & Marseillan plants; and manage finance contract with our main copacker.

About You 

Trusted partner driving better business decisions and value.

To be successful in this role, you need to have a challenging, problem solving mindset and a “we can do it” attitude. Organization and proactivity skills will allow you to manage multiple priorities at the same time. People interaction and communication style will be an enabler to succeed into our matrix environment.


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

Finance Business Partner of Operations: understand business drivers, share his opinion and challenge Operations to improve performance
  • Monitor performance: understand business drivers and analyze facts to understand true performance
  • Drive discussions with managers on deviations to plan and recovery actions
  • Bring a clear culture of accountability through fact based reporting, shared with managers
  • Challenge performance and status quo to influence forecasts : provide forward looking analysis
  • Lead business case costing (new product development, CAPEX and savings,…)
Working Capital Management
  • Manage all aspects of the month end performance analysis
  • Work with team to improve our working capital level
  • Apply inventory & write off policies
Responsible for Financial reporting, budgeting and forecasting
  • Manage all aspects of the month end performance reporting based on SAP & TM1 tools and year end closing
  • Owner and leader of budgeting & forecasting process
  • Identify business Risks and Opportunities with financial impacts
  • Standards costing and SAP Product Costing : annual standard costs preparation, validation and communication
Finance lead in charge of our copacker
  • Ensure all contractual aspects under control (Purchase Price Variance, waste factor, …)
Team management (1 person)
  • Show leadership and example skills, great behavior to adopt
  • Develop team skills by coaching and engaging them
Projects and Capital Expenditure
  • Appraise new projects, including savings and payback calculations
  • CAPEX controlling, support delivery of project within agreed budgets, including both capex and savings if relevant
Internal control & compliance
  • Ensure compliance with US GAAP and with Group Financial Reporting rules
  • Responsible of SOX procedures for sites

Skills and Experience

The Skills & Experience needed to create your legacy
  • Master degree in finance 
  • 5 years finance experience / Experience within changing environments, multinational organizations
  • Fluent French & English
  • Ability to connect to operations in the field (connect figures & business case with plant’s reality)
  • Advanced Excel skills / SAP experience
Personal Qualities
  • Agile and Flexible: fast learner and able to adapt to international environment
  • Positively Challenge: continuously improving and looking for efficiencies 
  • Autonomous / Proactive / Result oriented
  • Team spirit: team first, then the individual, offers trust

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.