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Senior Finance Manager, Business Performance and Commercial Insights (Toronto)

Job Name

Senior Finance Manager, Business Performance and Commercial Insights (Toronto)






Finance - Administration

Job type:

Full time

About the role

Sr. Finance Manager – Business Performance and Commercial Insights position is responsible for clear and smart communication and analysis of business results and commercial/sales business partnering for Canada. The role will constantly focus on fully understanding business drivers underlying financial results, while also relentlessly seeking to uncover value creating business insights. The role is located in Toronto, Ontario and reports to the Finance Director – Canada. It also has frequent interactions with the North American finance team located in Miami, Florida. 

The candidate must possess strong communication, collaboration, and entrepreneurial skills and must demonstrate the ability to work independently and cross-functionally at many levels within Bacardi. 

Key accountabilities and responsibilities

  • Own the preparation of high-quality analysis, commentaries, and presentations to clearly explain Canadian business performance to Senior Management stakeholders
  • Lead the Risk & Opps and Forecast process for Canada
  • Build a portfolio of recurring analytical processes and deliverables (i.e. trend depletion) aimed at: 
  • Identifying business risks and opportunities 
  • Identifying value-creating business insights 
  • Manage scenario planning on long term, look how trends will impact our P&L in the years to come, be the Canadian lead for Budget planning
  • Support sales leaders in the delivery of Regional P&Ls
  • Provide value-adding Volume/Price/Mix and Gross Margin Variance analysis
  • Be an effective finance business partner to the On-Premise team in Canada
  • Liaise with the North American Operations/Supply Chain team to investigate COGS variances, opportunities, and inventory management
  • Analyze source of growth for the future, follow up of competitors innovations and how it will impact the industry
  • Support North American finance team in the execution of varied portfolio of projects aimed at improving business performance and creating value for the North America Region 
  • Be the finance point of contact for the Southern Glazers sales team in Canada

Measures of success

Quality – All work delivered will be of the highest possible quality 
Impact – Efforts will yield a tangible business improvement for the company 
Reliability – Commitments will be met and frequently exceeded 

Critical experiences for success

  • Minimum 5 years of experience in a Finance FP&A or Commercial business partnering role, preferably within the consumer packaged goods and/or alcohol industry
  • Proven ability to manage and prioritize multiple activities simultaneously in a fast-paced, continuously changing and deadline driven environment
  • Capable of communicating what is complex in simple terms
  • Ability to work effectively and achieve results in a matrix organization
  • Ability to work in a group environment and independently
  • Strong analytical, interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills a must
  • Knowledge of SAP, Cognos/TM1 and/or Power BI is an asset 
  • Excellent skills with Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint
  • Educational Requirements 
  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance. MBA and/or an accounting designation is a must.

Our ways of working

Our family legacy has positively influenced our ways of working and has shaped the values to which our employees aspire. We’re caring, like a family, and not only internally, but also in the wider communities in which we operate. This is demonstrated by our commitment to both act responsibly and promote the choice to drink responsibly. We trust one another, and through that trust are able to forge strong teams and networks that empower our matrix organization structure. We’re passionate, reflecting our Latin heritage, and this means that we commit more than just time to our work: we commit energy, heart and soul. We are dedicated to being a role model in our industry, and we approach everything we do with Integrity First. Together, our values help us create what we’re most proud of: our True Heart and Winning Spirit – both in our home markets and across the world.