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Senior Financial Analyst, North America Co-Manufacturing

Date: May 26, 2023

Location: Clermont, KY, 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 Financial Analyst, North America Co-Manufacturing  


The following position is open in Clermont KentuckyUnited States.


What makes this a great opportunity?

  • Financial support for all co-manufacturer and Ready-to-drink (RTD) activities at regional level
  • Proactive communication, showcasing important information leading to insights & decisions
  • Active engagement with cross functional stakeholders (e.g. brand / commercial), representing supply chain and overall cost structure, in support of driving category and BSI objectives
  • Ensuring accountability, including improving financial acumen of operational partners while driving action toward continuous improvement with urgency and attention to detail
  • Driving personnel development and growth of analytical capabilities                            


Role Responsibilities

  • Partner with the Supply Chain and Co-Manufacturing teams to provide decision support, financial planning, analysis, and controls of co-manufacturing activities in support of Beam Suntory.  Includes full bottle strength, Ready-to-drink (RTD) and Ready-to-serve (RTS) and Co-Manufacturing within Beam’s bottling facilities outsourced in North America, including joint ventures. 
  • Support Cost of Goods Sold financial plans (standard costs), in conjunction with the Supply Chain FP&A team, for all goods produced at Co-Manufacturing locations.  Support the liquid planning process, linking co-manufacturing production to liquid supply needs.
  • Weekly / Monthly co-man performance reporting, variance analysis and forecasting (including risks and opportunities).  Including volume produced and shipped, inventory, excess and obsolescence and cost of goods sold.  Monthly business review presentations with senior leadership
  • Global Commercialization: Financial intersection for the product costing, decision support and financial insights related to projects involving a co-manufacturer.  Define / maintain a process and way of working for embedding excess & obsolescence (E&O) into product costing.  Leading proactive efforts to minimize E&O exposure.
  • Active participation in the local and regional S&OP cycle to ensure decisions related to co-manufacturing activities include financial input.  Deliver financial forecasts, risks and opportunities in conjunction with S&OP activities.
  • Financial support for procurement and sourcing activities tied to co-manufacturing - including negotiations, contract development & review and insource / outsource opportunities.
  • Identify, highlight areas of waste within the ‘end to end’ cost structure, drive improvement actions as needed. 
  • Work closely with controllership team on inventory monitoring to align on best practices in inventory recons and establishing ways of working.


Qualifications & Experience

  • Education - Finance, Accounting, or equivalent degree
  • Certifications/Licensure - CPA or MBA preferred
  • Years of experience - 5+ years’ work experience in Manufacturing Finance / Accounting
  • Travel % - 10%
  • Competences include;
    • SAP experience a plus
    • Strong supply chain experience and understanding of Supply Chain operating models
    • Excellent verbal (presentation) and written communication skills
    • Ability to work with large amounts of data and fluent in data manipulation and other analytical techniques, including display and visualization
    • Able to summarize output in business-friendly language and communicate effectively across a broad range of audiences, including plant-level stakeholders and executive decision makers
    • Collaborative style, willing to work in cross-functional teams and experience influencing outside of reporting structures








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.

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