Brown-Forman Regional Financial Planning and Analysis Manager FP&A (IMEA-CCSA) in Guadalajara, Mexico

Job Description:

Location: Guadalajara

Department: Finance

Reports to: AVP Finance & Strategy Director IMEA & CCSA

Partners with: Regional Commercial Teams, Regional Finance Teams, Country Finance directors/managers, Territory GM’s, Regional Marketing Teams, Corporate Accounting.

Direct Reports: GTR Sr. Finance Analyst


This position is responsible for varied areas of financial analysis and reporting for the IMEA & CCSA region including standard monthly management reporting and variance analyses, financial reporting, budgeting, forecasting and ad hoc analysis. Provides support to the AVP Finance & Strategy Director IMEA & CCSA with the quarterly and annual planning process, monthly reporting to Corporate and Financial Analysis. This position works closely with the local and corporate teams to look for ways to standardize regional processes, promoting efficiency and effectiveness. The region is encompassed by 5 different business units (Latin America, PUB, IMENA and Sub-Sahara Africa).

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Provides monthly reporting on financial and volume reports. Assist AVP Finance & Strategy director with updating the Corporate Monthly Business Report.

  • Analyzes the Stripped Net Sales Underlying trends and accelerations plans.

  • Identifies potential risk & opportunities and communicates to corporate FP&A about material changes on the outlook.

  • Supports the preparation and ROI evaluation of investment plans for the region.

  • Preparation of Quarterly business reviews to corporate.

  • Supports the regional planning and projection processes overall. Help create necessary tools, consolidate inputs and report results to regional leadership and finance teams.

  • Coordinates the regional planning process including the preparation of P&L’s, regional rollups and regional presentations to corporate.

  • Supports the preparation of long term P&L through the development of comprehensive financial models, possible areas of growth, expansion,

  • Prepares financial analysis, capital budgeting requests.

  • Prepares the tracking of bonus plans for region and countries vs actuals.

  • Updates monthly T&E and brand expense reports and communicate to regional teams.

  • As required, develops meaningful ad hoc analyses designed to improve the region’s performance. Participate in special projects as requested.

  • Supervises the GTR Sr. Financial analyst work and participates in key business reviews for that region.

  • Oversees the FP&A work for the GTR region.

Success Factors:

  • Analytical Ability: Demonstrated ability to independently develop, organize, and interpret financial and/or statistical analysis. Strong attention to detail and ability to think logically. The ability to identify problems, analyze relevant data, think critically, generate alternatives, and form solutions to problems.

  • Team Player: Having and demonstrating the skill to effectively address and resolve problems as a part of a team or group. Solicits input of others and demonstrates both task and process behaviors in group settings.

  • Technological Literacy : Possesses and demonstrates high level of technical expertise. Demonstrated knowledge of enterprise systems. Familiarity/experience in a Finance/Administration background (Adaytum, BW, Excel, PowerPoint and SAP).

  • Results Orientation: The ability to operate with a high level of energy and strong work ethic focused on outcomes. Demonstrated ability to work on projects towards the accomplishment of established goals and objectives.

  • Business/Financial Acumen: Demonstrates good business sense, including the ability to correctly interpret financial information. Ability to utilize appropriate financial data to track and monitor the budget. Understanding of financial controls and measures.

  • Excellent Communications : Proven ability to communicate information and ideas to others in an understandable manner. The ability to comprehend and understand new information.

Must have Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or Accounting 5+ plus years related work experience; or 5 to 7 years equivalent education/related work experience.

  • Master in Business Administration is desired.

  • Demonstrated ability to independently prepare financial analysis with accuracy and within an established time frame.

  • Ability to communicate complex issues in concise, clear manner.

  • Organization skills. Ability to independently plan and prioritize multiple diverse work projects within the department.

  • Demonstrated oral and written communication skills.

  • Executive presence and ability to tell the story.

  • Advance English, Spanish or Portuguese (desired)

  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills; able to develop and maintain effective working relationships with all levels of internal and external contacts.

  • Demonstrated ability and knowledge of various software packages, particularly Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, BW and SAP.

  • Personal honesty and integrity.

  • Hard worker with ability to work flexible schedule to work with different time zones and meet deadlines.

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About Brown-Forman:


For more than 145 years, Brown-Forman Corporation has enriched the experience of life by responsibly building fine quality beverage alcohol brands, including Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey, Jack Daniel’s & Cola, Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey, Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Fire, Gentleman Jack, Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel, Finlandia, Korbel, el Jimador, Woodford Reserve, Old Forester, Canadian Mist, Herradura, New Mix, Sonoma-Cutrer, Early Times, Chambord, BenRiach and GlenDronach. Brown-Forman’s brands are supported by nearly 4,600 employees and sold in approximately 160 countries worldwide

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Business Area: IMEA

City: Guadalajara

State: Int'l

Country: Mexico

Req Type: Exempt

AutoReqId: 4150BR