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Senior Analyst - RTD

Date: Jun 8, 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.



Senior Analyst - RTD  


The following position is open in IllinoisUnited States.


What makes this a great opportunity?

Expanding our RTD footprint is a key growth pillar for BSI as we strive to achieve our bold 2030 aspirations – this role represents the opportunity to join a newly established and dynamic team, supporting them in the development of the financial foundations of their long term strategies to deliver scaled expansion & increasing value for the business.  The role is a fantastic opportunity to gain valuable finance experience whilst enhancing commercial/brand-building in a fast-paced environment, and can be a stepping stone to future opportunities across the organization.


The Sr Analyst role provides an opportunity for a talented and aspiring commercially oriented finance professional to play a key role in establishing Beam Suntory’s RTD business.  Based in Chicago, reporting to the Finance Manager - RTD, the successful candidate will support the broader RTD functional team with quantitative and qualitative financial analysis to help drive both the long-term growth and expansion strategy for the RTD organization and financial performance through high quality decision support and FP&A including overall P&L, sales and margin management, ROIC, and close control over cost and expense management.



Role Responsibilities

The role is intended to provide strong finance business partnership to the RTD team and broader RTD operations group.  Specifically, the Sr. Analyst has responsibility to deliver the following:



  • Support monthly and quarterly reporting packages and associated presentations, providing RTD specific analytics as requested
  • Identify the key business drivers and dynamics of key markets to provide quality comments alongside the financial reporting to the MD
  • Develop and embed a broader suite of “Metrics that Matter” for RTD leadership, capturing a mix of internal and external data encompassing broader consumer, category and market information



  • Manage the RTD financials (on going Risks & Opportunities, Forecasting, Budget, Strategic Plan) for both Top-down and bottom-up processes
  • Play a key role in establishing the RTD business within the S&OP process, providing inputs and co-ordination within the US/NA region to mitigate any RTD specific risks that could affect ongoing business performance  
  • Support the Finance Manager in all aspects of RTD Planning, Forecasting and Reporting Calendar ensuring all deliverables from Key Markets are made on time, accurate and in the most simple and efficient way (including templates and consolidation files)



  • Work as a true business partner for the RTD team and finance function for ad-hoc projects and analysis
  • 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)
  • Drive continuous improvement to achieve best in class analytics and finance support



  • Analyze and track Brand Marketing and Market mobilization investment, whilst provide recommendations on opportunities to improve efficiency of spend
  • Consolidate demand views to allow deep review of future supply plans with key RTD stakeholders - Strategy team, Operations and Supply Chain - given brand strategic pillars and demand trends
  • Work with operations to provide analysis on investment opportunites across the RTD portfolio



  • Develop P&Ls for new product launches/innovations initiated by brand teams - Includes new product launches, size extensions, re-design, DTV, discontinuations
  • Help the RTD team on Innovation Prioritization to ensure limited in-house resources are allocated to key projects
  • Liaise with the Global Brand House teams to identify and understand any liquid constraints that could impact long-term innovation strategy within the RTD portfolio
  • Conduct post performance analysis on key innovations to identify key learnings that can be integrated into future projects



Financial and Business Results:

  • RTD P&L performance
  • Financial targets (GSV, NSV, GP, OPEX, OI and Cash Flow)


Strategy/Market Focus:

  • Effectiveness of RTD long and short-term financial strategies: resource allocation, sourcing, investments, etc
  • Delivery and quality of strategic business plan: timeliness, detail, insight, innovation
  • Deliver brand pricing strategies
  • Compliance / internal controls
  • Strong scores for internal/external audits


Operational Excellence:

  • Continuous improvement in processes, systems and tools to deliver productivity gains




  • Provide exemplary finance business support to the RTD organization to improve financial performance and during the strategic planning process
  • Coordinate with the GBUs to track and identify in-year discrepancies, working closely with regional finance to reconcile P&Ls




  • Excellent communication and people skills
  • Ability to strategize, solve problems and bring to resolution
  • An analytical mind, exceptional with the numbers
  • Strong and proactive business results-focus, and ability to provide insights that increase business volume and profit
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple stage projects to their completion
  • Good business acumen and understanding of strategy, competitive dynamics, pricing strategies, customer economics, brand building economics, ROI concepts
  • Integrity, job requires being honest and ethical.
  • Demonstrates key competencies to a high standard: Collaboration, Self-Driven, Attention to detail, Ability to manage complex data



Qualifications & Experience

  • Top-rate financial professional with a min. ~3-5 years of progressive financial experience with proven record of increasing responsibility scopes
  • Undergraduate degree in accounting, finance or another business-related field.  Accreditations such as CPA, CFA and/or advanced degree, specifically an MBA is preferred.
  • Experience in a financial role within a multinational/global company environment, preferably with premium global brands of scale across developed and emerging markets.
  • Strong operational experience; prior P&L experience in a region or segment of a consumer facing business would be ideal.
  • Excellent knowledge of data analysis and forecasting methods
  • English fluency
  • Excellent financial modelling and control process design abilities




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