Brown-Forman Commercial Analyst - Sydney in Sydney, Australia

Job Description:

Scope of Position:

The Commercial analyst is the lead for the Budget Planning Process, coordinating inputs from multiple stakeholders and data sources. The role is also the primary finance partner to the NZ & PI Business Manager.

In addition, much of the role could be considered quite varied, with an ad hoc and fairly unstructured nature. One key area will be leading measurement and evaluation projects from a variety of business areas including Sales, Marketing, and Pricing.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Budget Planning Lead

  • Coordinate collation of budget inputs (from SPA, FA, Marketing, Sales) in a timely fashion.

  • Support the BP&A Manager to be able to clearly communicate the budget, including insights behind the numbers, and assumptions.

  • Use influencing and business partnering skills to challenge inputs where necessary.

Adhoc Reporting, Analysis & Decision Support

  • A large part of this role will be ad hoc financial analysis, supporting the BP&A manager where required

  • Will be required to assist other team members from within Finance, or Sales and Marketing

  • KAMS implementation, and management of inputs/data (TBC)

Finance Partner to NZ&PI Business Manager

  • The primary finance support for the NZ&PI Business Manager

  • Support with accurate and timely P&L reporting (utilizing outputs from FA)

  • Ad hoc support where necessary; areas could include distributor margin analysis, pricing, brand spend, SG&A, etc.

Drive the measurement and evaluation agenda

  • Provide M&E analysis in areas such as Pricing, Brand Spend, Resource Allocation, NPD.

  • Using results of above analysis, make clear recommendations and drive actions for future decisions.

  • Create automated methods where possible

Resource Allocation Analysis

  • Through thorough analysis, optimize our resource allocation to maximize profit

  • Provide clear recommendations on any changes that should be made

  • Influence business partners to direct resources in the most productive way

  • Operating with Integrity

  • Living the Brown Forman Vision and Values

  • Driving for Results

  • Acting as a Brand Ambassador

  • Modeling Diversity and Inclusion

Key Competencies:

  • Interpersonal skills

  • Organizational Skills

  • Ability to Prioritize

  • Attention to Detail

  • Project Management Skills

  • Strong Time Management Skills

  • Strong Influencing skills

Qualifications & Requirements

Must Requirements:

  • 5 years or more experience in an Analyst position;

  • Strong Microsoft Excel skills;

  • Financial / business acumen;

  • Proven administration and project management capabilities.

  • Strong business partnering skills

  • Ability to influence stakeholders

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

  • Ability to manage an ambiguous, varied, and unstructured workload

Preferred Requirements:

  • FMCG experience;

  • Degree in Business/Finance/Management

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About Brown-Forman:

Brown-Forman, founded in 1870, is a diversified producer and marketer of fine quality beverage alcohol brands. Headquartered in Louisville, KY, Brown-Forman currently employs about 4,000 people and has offices or facilities in 30 cities across the globe. Starting in the mid-1950s, the company began a series of acquisitions that would place it among the top 10 largest spirits companies in the world, selling its brands in more than 135 countries across the globe. These include many of the most well-known and best-loved wines and spirits brands, including Jack Daniel’s, Finlandia Vodka, Old Forester, Woodford Reserve, Herradura and el Jimador Tequilas, and Korbel champagnes. For more information about the company, please visit

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Business Area: ANZSEA

City: Sydney

State: Int'l

Country: Australia

Req Type: Non-exempt

AutoReqId: 3661BR