Brown-Forman Commercial Financial Analyst in Gurgaon, India

Job Description:

Main activities and responsibilities:

  • Monthly analysis of brand performance and market business results for the entire IMENA P&L, relative to budgets, last year and competitive set, incorporating both internal and external data and metrics.

  • Develop and communicate understanding of the key business drivers of the variance through monthly analysis.

  • Communication of IMENA consolidated financial and operational performance trends, historical and forecasted results via monthly business reporting.

  • Identifying potential risks / upsides based on trend analysis and market insights.

  • Data Management, using Tableau and ado software to populate reports, regarding volume trends, pricing and inventories.

  • Assist the FP&A Manager during the annual financial planning and monthly forecast (Outlook) process.

  • Work closely and collaboratively with sales teams in the development and execution of market business reviews with distributors.

  • Monitor on a monthly basis Shipments/Depletions and distributor inventory

  • Provide monthly analysis on discounting, SNS and GP analysis

  • Provide support in managing the A&P budget by reviewing A&P invoices with sales and marketing managers, providing monthly A&P tracking, analysis and reporting.

  • Review T&E and SG&A on a monthly basis; identify and communicate reasons for variances and follow-up action steps.

  • Perform ad hoc deep market analysis, determining the key business drivers; analyze and identify potential problem areas or opportunities.

  • Provide adhoc financial analysis and support to the IMENA team.



  • Degree in Finance or Business Administration, Master in business desired.

Previous Experience/Skills:

  • 3-5 years’ experience in similar positions.

  • Work experience in international consumer product companies.

  • Verbal and written fluency in English

  • Strong Analytical skills, detail-oriented.

  • Able to create, analyze and interpret financial data and effectively communicate insights

  • Demonstrated strong oral and written communication skills.

  • Strong teamwork and interpersonal skills.

  • Ability to independently plan and prioritize multiple diverse work projects.

  • Proactive self-starter with the intellectual curiosity to seek relevant questions to be answered.

  • Demonstrated high level of proficiency in Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint. Knowledge of SAP and BI reporting.

Success Factors:

  • Analytical Ability: The ability to appropriately allocate necessary and sufficient time and effort to analyze and resolve problems. The ability to develop alternative courses of action and commit to actions based on logical assumptions that reflect factual information; providing rationale for recommendations; appropriately weighing and prioritizing data. The ability to identify problems, analyze relevant data, think critically, generate alternatives, and select solutions to problems.

  • 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 results are significantly impacted through individual efforts. Ability to complete assignments with accuracy and within established timeframes.

  • Financial Acumen: Demonstrates good business sense, including the ability to correctly interpret financial information. Ability to utilize appropriate financial data to develop, track and monitor a budget. Understanding of financial controls and measures. Solid knowledge of GAAP. Demonstrated ability to organize financial and/or statistical analysis.

  • Business Acumen: Demonstrates good business sense, including the ability to make effective and efficient use of financial resources to achieve intended objectives. Understanding of the B-F organization including brands, channels and accounts.

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

  • Excellent Communications: Develops and maintains effective working relationships throughout the organization. Seeks consensus on business decisions with business partners. Follows though in a timely manner. The ability to clearly discuss business issues and translate into financial implications and action plans.

“ For this position, we are not offering a corporate relocation package. However, in some cases, there may be relocation assistance provided based on the business budget “




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: Gurgaon

State: Int'l

Country: India

Req Type: Exempt

AutoReqId: 4327BR