Controller Finance - Decision Support
Bacardi
Gurgaon
4d ago
  • You will have an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the Commercial strategy in order to align the financial elements of that strategy and how it relates to the respective geography.
  • You will provide ongoing support and evaluation of actual performance against targets to ensure timely decision making.
  • You will also be responsible to Provide timely analysis on top line performance (Volume, Price, Mix), including understanding of overall impact of promotional activity and related ROI.
  • You will also be responsible for driving Internal Controls and Compliances and lead the initiatives around SOX, ICFR, Internal Audits in the commercial finance function.
  • You will be required to interface with the commercial team across regions and you may be required to travel within your geography in order to stay connected to all stakeholders.
  • Drive results & excellence in execution

  • Provide timely analysis on top line performance (Volume, Price, Mix), including understanding of overall impact of promotional activity and related ROI.
  • Produce monthly Customer / Country / Channel / Brand Profit & Loss (P&L) and highlights key R&Os.
  • Support commercial teams in the management / control of volumes, price, discounts, and trade spend effectiveness to ensure alignment with -
  • and achievement of - local P&L overall targets.

  • Lead the financial budgeting and planning process for the commercial team, ensuring that pricing, discount and A&P / Trade spends are reflected accurately and are executed according to plan.
  • Identify, evaluate, and communicate risks and opportunities to the business.
  • Ensure the continuous flow of financial information and analysis to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Continuously look to improve and simplify our processes as they relate to the planning, reporting and performance measurements of our brands and use of tools (i.
  • e. : SAP, project systems, TM1 etc.)

  • Provide expertise to Region Teams on all financial aspects of the Commercial plans Provide stewardship of the Financial Commercial strategy as executed within the Country.
  • Be the custodian on controls and compliances for the company and steer Internal Controls, Internal Audits, Global Audits and SOX compliances in the respective function.
  • Creating a Winning Team

  • Establish objectives and professional development plan and ensure that training is in place for all team.
  • Build a sense of community across region finance and the overall finance teams.
  • Work with HR to drive Financial understanding across the key commercial teams.
  • Performance : Commercial Indicators versus target. Net Sales absolute & growth vs target. Trade spend effectiveness. All financial aspects covered and no surprises.
  • Strategy : Full participation in the development, delivery, and ownership of the Global Finance Strategy for the Commercial organization within your geographical remit
  • Employee Engagement : Drive sustained improvement in engagement and enablement, as measured through the Employee Engagement Survey (EES).
  • Talent : Deliver against talent management activities.
  • To be successful in this role you will have :

  • Professional : CA / Equivalent Degree : with 10+ years of overall experience and 4+ years of experience in the Commercial Finance.
  • Working knowledge of ERP preferably SAP, TM1, Good command over PowerPoint, Excel & MS Office. OTHERS :
  • Strong track record of performance and delivery within Finance in a Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) environment, with multiple years of delivery in a managerial role.
  • Experience in Spirits Industry is a distinct advantage.

  • Proven ability to work seamlessly within a matrix organization and with the Commercial Team.
  • Understanding of commercial activities and plans and Strong customer focus.
  • Solid experience of managing a P&L, forecasting, ROI calculations, Excise & Duty impacts, risk management, A&P management, price structures and financial reporting
  • Strong analytical skills, comfortable with ambiguity, able to take complex ideas and summarize into concise insights and recommendations.
  • Effective communication skills, able to influence and communicate comfortably with senior leaders.
  • Able to think strategically and understand the business and category drivers well.
  • Able to conduct ongoing environmental assessments and forecasts emphasizing changes in the external, internal & competitive environment.
  • Proven business acumen and decision-making skills
  • High-energy with a sense of urgency, accuracy, and attention to detail.
  • Continuously look for opportunities to improve processes, identify issues and provide recommendations.
  • Process focused with an understanding of end to end business processes and their financial impacts.
  • Work with peers to develop standard analytical approaches / reports that can be applied across all brands.
  • Advanced expertise in MS Office including PowerPoint, Excel (Pivots, Lookup, Conditional Functions, etc.) and proficiency in excel, data collection and analytics.
  • Proven ability to manage multiple tasks and adapt to a changing, fast paced environment.
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