This role will have broad impact across the US Spirits organization through leadership and accountability for the annual budgeting and long-term financial planning processes, in-year financial forecasting and finance support of business decisions. Dimensions:. a) Financial:. NSV = $4,500m and OP= $2,500m. b) Complexity:. This role requires support and coordination of a big team, coordinating, influencing and aligning parties across different US spirits and NA functions, as well as some global coordination. c) Leadership Responsibilities and Decision Making Rights:. Reports to Vice President, FP&A. Key business partner to President- US Spirits, Commercial Finance teams and Commercial Leaders. Leads team of 7. Member of FP&A leadership team. Accountabilities. Partner with the US Spirits Exec to provide the thought leadership and challenge on strategic issues Manage key elements of financial planning, closing and reporting processes (Strategic Plan, AOP, Outlook, actuals and O&R) for P&L, balance sheet and cash flow Gap identification and resolution in order to ensure delivery of strategic plan, AOP, Outlook Partner with Financial systems team and DBS to build and deliver a financial systems integration roadmap Lead and support the delivery of process simplification and standardization Continually drive for best practice and develop a culture for innovation Build and maintain value driving relationships across the organisation that support business performance and integrate reporting across all business functions. Develop an efficient and effective planning process for the organisation, ensuring all internal and external factors are considered in developing a robust plan Hold the organisation to account for delivery of all financial commitments. Proactively identify insights that focus on all opportunities and risks to the delivery of our plans and provoke actions to drive performance improvements. Use analytics to go beyond the numbers, using a variety of data sets to drive insights.. Key interactions - Internal. General managers for markets. Commercial, Supply, NRM, Marketing - collaborate on execution of BPM processes and building BPM capability. Finance business partners - Commercial Finance, NRM and Corporate FP&A team. Enterprise operations -delivering efficient and effective end to end shared services. Governance & Change - leading delivery of change initiatives / improvements. Key interactions - External. Scanning external environment - holistic view of market performance and drivers. Audit and advisory firms. Peer group companies. Critical Finance Capabilities. Support decision making - The ability to understand the levers to drive efficient growth & make the right business decision based on data, analysis and the wider business context.. Business performance management - The ability to track, analyse & present actual financial results (versus forecast, plan or prior periods) and non-financial information to enable the right decisions and/or course corrections to be made.. Systems tools & technologies - The ability to use system tools & technologies to execute processes and analyse data.. Finance processes - The ability to understand, execute and improve relevant finance processes, accountabilities & hand-offs.. Qualifications / experience. Experience in an global FMCG or similar dynamic operating environment. 10+ years relevant experience. Demonstrated strong leadership skills, in particular: (i) relationship-building, (ii) ability to influence, and (iii) judgment. Strong finance capabilities across many functions, including commercial finance, FP&A and controls. Diageo is the world's leading premium drinks company, a business built on the principles and foundations laid by the giants of our indust... MBA preferred Associated topics: corporate banking, credit, director finance, equity trading, financial, financial controller, financial planning, invest, investment banking, risk
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