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Regional Finance Manager - East

Date: Jun 9, 2021

Location: Chicago, IL, US

Company: Beam Suntory

Beam Suntory is Crafting the Spirits that Stir the World. Rooted in two centuries of family heritage, Beam Suntory has evolved into the world's third largest leading premium spirits company ... where each employee is treated like family and trusted with legacy. With our greatest assets - our premium spirits and our people - we're driving growth through impactful marketing, innovation and an entrepreneurial spirit. Beam Suntory is a place where you can come Unleash your Spirit by making an impact each and every day.



Regional Finance Manager - East  


The following position is open in Chicago, IllinoisUnited States.


What makes this a great opportunity?

  • Beam Suntory is building brands and gaining share in a growing, dynamic industry.   We take pride in offering a rewarding experience to employees around the world. Training and developing our people, rewarding high performers and nurturing talented individuals is a top priority for us.

The Regional Finance Manager (RFM) role offers an opportunity to directly impact business results.  Partnering with East Region General Manager, Sales Leaders and State Managers, this role provides primary finance support within the East Region SGWS and Franchise markets, the largest region in the US.  This role will support delivery of annual objectives through sound decision support, fact-based insights, and identification and management of risks and opportunities.  

The Regional Finance Manager (RFM) position will provide an opportunity to understand and influence our commercial operating cycle from the 'front lines', including executing the annual planning process, influencing pricing and promotional, understanding our marketplace and competition, and managing relationships with our distributors.


Role Responsibilities

This role as part of the US Commercial Finance Team is to partner with region sales leadership to manage and grow the business profitably and drive continuous business improvement.  Be a key business partner and primary point person for regional sales management team for fact-based business analysis and decision support.  Build relationships with field sales teams and understanding of local markets, and drive insights critical to business growth.  Establish and promote the utilization of streamlined and uniform analytical and reporting processes across the region. The person in the role will have the opportunity to:


Partner with key stakeholder’s and be a financial steward and counsel for the East Region:

  • Deliver Operating Plan (NSV, NNSV, OI and Gross Margin)
  • Manage timely delivery on key deliverables:
    • Manage end of month flash, monthly forecast updates, and LE / Full Year Operating Plan
  • Collaborate with business partners to understand key business driver insights and develop proactive course of actions that driver results
  • Drive allocations process for region
  • Analyze plan and forecast submissions, identify risks and opportunities
  • Improve ways of working using financial / planning toolkits:
    • Anaplan, Vistaar, BAR reporting, etc.


Qualifications & Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Accounting or Business Administration.  MBA a plus.
  • Minimum 7 years of financial and/or sales analysis experience. Experience with consumer products in one of the following preferred: Spirits, Beer, Wine, Beverage, and Foods categories.
  • Must be able to build proficiency in the following systems: SAP Business Objects, Aperity, Vistaar, Tableau dashboards (the BAR).  Ability to extract, manipulate, mine, and analyze data for key insights.
  • Ability to conceptualize and think creatively.
  • Develop and maintain cross functional and key working relationships within the organization.
  • Excellent communication and personal skills desired.



At Beam Suntory, people are our number one priority, and we believe our people grow together in diverse and inclusive environments where their unique insights, experiences and backgrounds are valued and respected. Beam Suntory is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, military veteran status and all other characteristics, attributes or choices protected by law. All recruitment and hiring decisions are based on an applicant’s skills and experience.

Nearest Major Market: Chicago