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Finance Manager - Bourbon

Date: Jan 26, 2023

Location: New York, NY, 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.



Finance Manager - Bourbon  


The following position is open in New YorkUnited States.


What makes this a great opportunity?

The Finance Manager provides an opportunity for an established, commercially oriented finance professional to play a key role in the continued growth of Beam Suntory’s Bourbon brands.  Based in New York, reporting to the Sr. Finance Director - Bourbon, the successful candidate will support the Finance Director with quantitative and qualitative analysis to drive the long-term growth and premiumization strategy for the brand house.  The Finance Manager will drive financial forecasting and performance through high quality decision support including overall P&L, sales and margin management, free cash flow, ROIC, and close control over cost and expense management.


The role will provide finance business partnership to both Bourbon Brand House teams, including SC & Operations.  Specifically, the Finance Manager has responsibility to deliver the following:


Role Responsibilities

  • Analyze the House financials forecasting and performance to deliver the long-term brand house ambition (Strategic Plan, Budget, Performance and on-going Risks & Opportunities)
  • Understand the key business drivers and dynamics of key markets to provide quality comments on 12YP delivery, assess on major deviations vs. plan and collaborate with PBMCs on potential corrective measures, especially the pricing agenda
  • Lead House Planning, Forecasting and Reporting Calendar ensuring all deliverables from Key Markets to the House are made on time, accurate and in the most efficient way (including templates and consolidation files)
  • Support the assessment and deployment of the innovation pipeline to enhance brand value growth and evaluate levers to maximize current brand profitability
  • Coordinate Allocation process to max out Revenue realization and profitability, aligned with long term brand strategy and interact with Operation/ SC team
  • Support/ control over Central BI budget and management
  • Work as a true business partner for the House leadership team and finance function for ad-hoc projects and analysis
  • Drive continuous improvement to achieve best in class analytics and finance support.





  • Make key financial decisions on development of long-term brand house plan, strategic plan, annual budget, etc. (forecasting)
  • Drive financial performance through high quality decision support including overall P&L, sales and margin management, free cash flow and ROIC
  • Drive financial recommendation for projects initiated by brand teams, including new product launches, LTOs, size extensions, re-design, DTV, discontinuations (innovations & brand architecture)
  • Review and evaluate capital investment decisions, impact on cogs and BVR evolution, particularly as it relates to liquid capacity expansion (CAPEX/COGS/BVR/ cash flow analysis)
  • Enhance liquid optimization aligned with long term strategy and build strategic liquid market prioritization based on 12YP (Liquid optimization & Allocations)
  • Coordinate Central BI management (Central BI)
  • Maintain financial reporting integrity and control across the brand house


Qualifications & Experience

  • Top-rate commercial financial or strategic professional with a minimum of 8 years of progressive financial leadership with proven record of increasing responsibility scopes, and successful and effective financial planning or strategic planning
  • Undergraduate degree in finance or another business-related field.  Accreditations such as CPA, CFA and/or advanced degree, specifically an MBA is preferred.
  • Experience as a financial or strategic leader in a multinational/global company environment, preferably with premium global brands of scale across developed and emerging markets or in a strategic firm
  • Strong operational experience: preferable with prior P&L experience in a region or segment of a consumer facing business would be ideal.
  • Knowledge of corporate finance and risk management practices
  • Excellent knowledge of data analysis and forecasting methods
  • Experience in leading a geographically diverse team
  • English fluency
  • Excellent financial and strategic modelling and control process design abilities
  • Champions continuous improvement and innovation


Salary Range

The salary range for this role is a base salary of $96,000-$115,000 along with an annual bonus, 401k match, profit sharing and health & wellness benefits.  Salary range is commensurate with candidate’s experience, skill set and location.



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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Nearest Secondary Market: New York City