Senior Commercial Finance Manager

Date: May 16, 2024

Location: Frankfurt, HE, DE

Company: Suntory Global Spirits

At Suntory Global Spirits, we craft spirits of the highest quality and deliver brilliant experiences to people around the world. Suntory Global Spirits 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. Suntory Global Spirits is a place where you can come Unleash your Spirit by making an impact each and every day.



Senior Commercial Finance Manager  


The following position is open in HesseGermany.

What makes this a great opportunity?

Suntory Global Spirits is a world leader in premium spirits with beloved iconic brands, rooted in more than 200 years of heritage and craftsmanship. Our values are deep-rooted, and we aspire to live our purpose to ‘Inspire the Brilliance of Life’ in everything we do. Our ambition is to become the World’s Most Admired Premium Spirits Company. We want to be Most Admired not only for our incredible brands, but also for the brilliant experiences we foster, the ways in which we bring people together, the impactful marketing and innovation we deliver, and for the positive impact we have on the world around us. When you’re on our team, you can build a career of personal and professional growth across functions, business units and geographies. At Suntory Global Spirits, our employees work together to Unleash Their Spirit and realize their full potential each and every day.


The aim of the Commercial Finance is to provide business partnering, challenge, analysis and insight to drive robust and practical commercial decision making. The function comprises of a team of analysts who are key business partners to the sales team.


This role reports into the Finance Director Germany & Northern Europe


This is a great opportunity because...

  • You have the chance to develop yourself within the position, to play a vital role for the success of the business of one of the fastest growing spirits companies

  • You will be driving high visible projects

  • You will be an inspiring leader of a high performing team

Role Responsibilities

  • Business Partner to all commercial functions (Sales, Marketing, Commercial Marketing, Supply Chain) by providing financial support with your team in developing business strategies, sustainable growth, managing and improving profitability and compliance.

  • Coordinatebudget and forecast for the German market by Customer and distribution channel, including preparation of simulations, trends and gap analyses.

  • Lead finance projects and pricing strategies including regular performance reviews to strengthen financial situation

  • Lead the finance support to the local sales team in respect to pricing (incl. trade terms), customer profitability, commercial positioning, customer negotiation, budget and risk management

  • Drive the improvement of profitability through robust KPI measurement and continuous enhancements of our initiatives and promotion strategy

  • Support regional and global revenue initiatives and projects as required and drive value creation by optimization of RGM levers

  • Improve our 3rd party distributor business from a financial point of view and lead the quarterly business reviews

  • Provide leadership to the regional Commercial Finance Team including goal setting, developing and coaching team members


  • 8-10 years of previous work experience as a Finance Business Partner or in similar commercial roles preferred in the consumer goods/FMCG industry

  • Strong leadership skills

  • University degree in Business, Economics, Finance or related

  • Excellent commercial knowledge, experience in Spirits/Beverages is ideal

  • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail

  • Proactive approach to problem solving and results orientation

  • Strong time manager, able to prioritize a diverse workload and deadlines

  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal skills and strong team player

  • Ability to work well in a culturally and functionally diverse environment

  • MS Office skills (esp. Excel) are a must

  • Fluent in English and German (speak, read, write)


At Suntory Global Spirits, 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. Suntory Global Spirits 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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