This position has primary responsibility for development and tracking of brand P&L’s / financial targets; analysis of actual versus budget results– highlighting issues /opportunities to senior management; tracking of trends to help forecast brand performance; analysis of brand profitability; preparation of budgets, plans and other management presentations
Major Responsibilities / Accountabilities:
Preparation of Budgets, Strategic Business Review, Forecasts and other management presentations for assigned brands.
Year/month end close responsibilities including preparation and tracking of accruals; analysis of actual results versus budget (gross margin, A&P, distribution costs etc.) and highlighting of reasons for variances to management.
Track, analyze and assist in managing brand Trade and Consumer promotion budgets (incl price support) in conjunction with marketing and field finance.
Analysis of brand profitability – highlighting of potential issues and suggestions for resolution to management. Tracking of trends to forecast brand performance, including depletions, Nielsen & NABCA. Monitoring of transfer pricing policies.
Improvement of processes and systems.
Ad hoc analysis.
Nature & Scope:
This position will interact directly with Marketing Brand Managers/Marketing Directors, Sales Administration, Marketing Budget Director , Regional finance managers, and sister companies in analyzing actual results and developing budgets/plans etc.
Bachelor’s Degree in Finance (or accounting); MBA preferred
Experience / Background:
Minimum 5-7 years in financial analysis /planning with heavy experience in brand planning /profitability.
Excellent understanding of PL preparation and analysis of variances.
Good working knowledge of cost accounting and manufacturing.
Must be adept at managing multiple priorities in a dynamic environment. Must be a self-motivated individual who has the ability to identify issues/opportunities for improvement and be proactive in addressing them.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills are critical.
Position requires ability to quickly shift priorities to adapt to changing requirements by local management /parent company.
Ability to meet tight deadlines – often requiring overtime.
Who are we?
Pernod Ricard USA is the premium spirits and wine company in the U.S. The company's leading spirits and wines include such prestigious brands as ABSOLUT® Vodka, Chivas Regal® Scotch Whisky, The Glenlivet® Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Jameson® Irish Whiskey, Malibu®, Kahlúa® Liqueur, Beefeater® Gin, and Avión™ Tequila (through a joint venture with Tequila Avión); such superior wines as Jacob's Creek® and Brancott Estate®; and such exquisite champagnes and sparkling wines as Perrier-Jouët® Champagne, G.H. Mumm™ Champagne and Mumm Napa® sparkling wines. Learn more about our history, values, strategies and organization by visiting us at
Working at Pernod Ricard
Working for Pernod Ricard USA means working for the co-leader in the global wines and spirits industry – and having the opportunity to work with great people and great brands in diverse and challenging roles. Our success is the result of the passion and creativity of our people, our exceptional portfolio of leading premium brands, and a shared commitment to our values of entrepreneurship, mutual trust, and a strong sense of ethics. Pernod Ricard USA rewards both individual initiative and a spirit of collaboration, and encourages ongoing professional development. Pernod Ricard USA recognizes the importance of continuously building upon our diverse workforce and inclusive culture. We believe in championing an inclusive culture that embraces differences and encourages employees to challenge themselves and their colleagues.
Pernod Ricard USA offers competitive compensation, performance bonuses and domestic & international career development opportunities.
Pernod Ricard USA is an equal opportunity employer.
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