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Brown-Forman Finance Manager - Thailand in Bangkok, Thailand

Brown-Forman is one of the largest American-owned global spirits companies. For nearly 150 years, Brown-Forman Corporation has enriched the experience of life by responsibly building fine quality beverage alcohol brands, including Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey family of brands, Super Premium American Whiskey Woodford Reserve, Super Premium Single Malt Scotches Ben Riach, and The Glendronach, as well as Finlandia Vodka, Herradura and El Jimador tequilas, Chambord liqueur, among others. Brown-Forman’s brands are supported by over 5,200 employees and sold in more than 165 countries worldwide. Brown-Forman Asia is one of the operational units of the Brown-Forman International division. Asia presents one of the largest opportunities for Brown-Forman globally and is expected to continue to be one of the most significant growth contributors to the company. B-F Asia is composed of 19 countries with 100+ employees distributed across offices in 10 key mega-cities. Brown-Forman Thailand is one of the focus markets and is on track to become a key contributor to generate the next wave of growth for Brown-Forman Asia.

This role: Leads, directs and administers all the financial activities for Thailand. ● Provides advice and analytical support on key business issues to the General Manager and Thailand leadership team. This includes strategy, revenue growth management, business planning, forecasting, financial controls, business processes, and management reporting. ● Responsible for Thailand’s financial planning, financial/commercial analysis and insights to support profitable business growth and strategic resource allocation. ● Partners with the regional/corporate functions responsible for accounting, credit, accounts receivable, accounts payable, supply chain, tax and treasury to ensure execution of proper internal controls and established processes. ● Manages a matrix team providing accounting and supply chain support.

Meaningful Work From Day One

  1. Financial Analysis & Operational Effectiveness

● Monthly analysis of business results with clear, compelling communication of key drivers of performance trends through monthly business reviews, identifying potential risks and opportunities.

● Establish processes for concise, accurate, periodic financial analysis and reporting on a timely basis.

● Partners with regional/corporate functions to ensure the accurate and timely execution of accounting, credit, supply chain, tax, and treasury operations.

  1. Financial Planning and Forecasting

● Oversee annual and quarterly planning processes for Thailand, providing analysis and collaborative support with sales and marketing in building and presentation of plans.

● Provide accurate financial forecasts on the current state of the business measured against the ongoing business updates on a timely basis along with the appropriate qualitative / quantitative analysis and recommendations.

● Provide analytical support, reporting and control in managing brand marketing spend and SG&A budgets.

  1. Revenue Growth Management

● Works closely with sales, supply chain, tax and other parties to establish appropriate transfer prices.

● Work closely with sales in managing pricing including building, gaming, interpreting and standardizing price structures. Preparing analysis and recommendations on pricing and discounts.

● Assess the value chain in order to identify opportunities that optimizes B-F’s value creation.

● Initiate, provide and lead cross functional analysis (consumer, trade, financial) into meaningful insights about performance, identification of opportunities and risks and assessment of mitigation and contingency plans. Utilizes the most relevant data and analytical tools to develop insights into drivers of brand volume and value growth.

● Leads and champions revenue growth management initiatives and capabilities in Thailand.

  1. Strategic Planning

● Analyze and model the financial performance of the market to identify opportunities to support development of long-term strategic plans.

● Collaborate with other functional areas (Sales, Marketing and Supply Chain) to identify areas of possible revenue growth, expansion, allocation of resources or cost reduction opportunities.

  1. Internal Controls

● Ensure all approp financial controls and legal/regulatory requirements are properly followed.

● Partner with the Accounting, Credit and Transactions teams to develop policies and procedures for the establishment and maintenance of proper internal controls surrounding financial results including compliance with corporate policies.

  1. Team Management & Development

● Provides leadership and direction to direct reports

● Leads a diverse and inclusive culture where different perspectives are encouraged and individuals feel connected and valued.

● Supports team development by providing opportunities and coaching to the team with ongoing appreciative & constructive feedback.

● Engages the team in the company's vision and direction and motivates them to make active contributions towards these objectives.

What you will bring to the table

● Bachelors’ degree in finance, accounting or business administration required. MBA/post graduate degree and/or recognized financial/accounting designations preferred.

● 4 to 6 years experience in similar positions.

● Experience in alcoholic beverages or branded consumer products.

● Experience establishing business and internal control processes.

● Experience in growing businesses in emerging markets.

Strong oral and written communication skills. Fluency in English required.

● Strong ability to analyze and interpret data and generate and communicate insights.

● Proven leadership and decision making abilities.

● Demonstrated ability to manage and complete multiple and diverse activities within established timeframes.

● Strong interpersonal skills.

● High level of integrity and trust.

● Experience in international business (foreign currencies, etc).

● Demonstrated high level of proficiency in Microsoft and/or Google suites

Brown-Forman Corporation is committed to equality of opportunity in all aspects of employment. It is the policy of Brown-Forman Corporation to provide full and equal employment opportunities to all employees and potential employees without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, veteran status, age, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, physical or mental disability or any other legally protected status.

Business Area: Emerging International Division

City: Bangkok

State: Bangkok

Country: THA

Req ID: JR-00006121