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Senior Analyst, Brand Houses

Date: Nov 12, 2020

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.

 

 

  Senior Analyst, Brand Houses - Chicago, IL


 

What makes this a great opportunity?

Opportunity to join a dynamic team and support our Global Brand Houses in the development of the financial foundations of their long term strategies to deliver increasing profitability & value for the business.  The role is a fantastic opportunity to gain valuable finance experience in a fast-paced environment.  This role also presents a strong entry point to the company, and can be a stepping stone to future opportunities across the organization.

 

Role Responsibilities

DECISION SUPPORT:

  • Help Brand House leadership make key financial decisions with supporting quantitative analysis that drives long-term premiumization strategy for the brand house  i.e. Model brand P&Ls to drive recommendations around brand growth levers while tying in understanding of balance sheet to optimize ROIC
  • Support financial performance through high quality decision support and FP&A including overall P&L, sales and margin management, free cash flow and ROIC
  • Support ad hoc requirements from the Brand House teams in pursuit of near-term deliverables and long-term goal

BRAND HOUSE REPORTING:

  • Support monthly and quarterly reporting packages and associated presentations, providing Brand House analytics as requested
  • Prepare internal reporting and analysis of financial results / PBMC performance for Brand House leadership (+allocations where applicable)
  • Drive continual improvement of reporting and processes with the goal of driving consistent, timely, and value-added analysis

 

INVESTMENT:

  • Consolidate markets global demand and review future liquid lay down plan with strategy team, operations and supply chain given brand strategic pillars, ROIC analysis & demand trends
  • Work with operations to review ROIC analysis per brand family
  • Analyze Marketing investment and provide recommendations on opportunities to improve efficiency of spend

 

INNOVATION:

  • Develop P&Ls for new product launches/innovations initiated by brand teams - Includes new product launches, size extensions, re-design, DTV, discontinuations
  • Help the Brand House on Innovation Prioritization to ensure limited in-house resources are allocated to key projects
  • Understand the role of innovation strategy on the long-term health of the brands within the Brand House and broader BSI portfolio
  • Conduct post performance analysis on key innovations to identify key learnings that can be integrated into future outperforming

 

LIQUID OPTIMIZATION / ALLOCATIONS:

  • Model brand P&Ls to drive recommendations around brand growth levers & opportunities while tying in understanding of balance sheet to optimize ROIC
  • Provide update on constrained vs. unconstrained liquid, build strategic liquid market prioritization and manage allocation request for future market planning
  • Provide counsel to regional owners on in-year liquid optimizations for allocated products to ensure correlation with strategic objectives and defined PBMCs
  • Work on levers to increase brand profitability on core range (i.e. pricing review, cogs analysis) and assess financial impact for core range review (i.e. new sku/ discontinuation)

 

HERITAGE CENTERS:

  • Manage tracking and reporting of visitor center financials
  • Partner with Heritage Center leads to explore new revenue streams and maximize visitor experience to drive key spend metrics

 

Qualifications & Experience

  • 4-5 years of experience in corporate finance is required.
  • Strong Excel and PowerPoint skills required
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (candidate will develop and maintain key working relationships within the organization that cross over marketing, pricing, operations, supply chain and commercial finance)
  • Strong analytical and quantitative skills required - ability to extract, manipulate and analyze data
  • Ability to conceptualize and think strategically and creatively 
  • Demonstrate ability to work and excel within an environment that is not always black & white; the individual must be comfortable in an environment where answers are not always obvious and sometimes require open-ended analyses + critical thinking to produce a business recommendation
  • Team player who is flexible and adaptable in their approach
  • Demonstrate ability to manage multiple stage projects to their completion
  • Self starter, passion to challenge the status quo, curiosity, desire and ability to think beyond surface level, dive deeper into financials and strategic thinking
  • Specific experience in consulting would be a plus

 

 

 

 

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