Brown-Forman Rebates & Pricing Manager in London, United Kingdom
Imagine working for a company that welcomes you in, inspires you to bring your best self to every opportunity, and encourages you to grow and develop your career in a resilient and fun industry. Brown-Forman offers our employees this kind of career and environment and has for more than 150 years. Together, we proudly live and work by our values, striving each day to be better and do better as people, as a company, and as members of the communities we call home. Come have a seat at our table .
Meaningful Work From Day One:
The Pricing & Rebates Manager is an integral part of the finance function, responsible for managing the entire pricing and rebates process. The includes ensuring B-F prices are set up and managed with SAP and other systems in a timely manner; owning the set-up of any relevant customer rebates; and leading a team of two to support the processing and matching of rebates as they arrive in our system from customers. A key part of the role will be problem solving and process improvement as we continually look to develop our current ways of working to drive efficiencies and results.
What You Can Expect:
Rebate & Accrual Management (40%)
Set up, update and maintain all on/off invoice discounting within SAP based on agreements negotiated with our customersagreements negotiated with our customers Set up, update and maintain all on/off invoice discounting within SAP based on
Ensure appropriate accruals within our system (SAP R/3 and SAP B/W – Moving to S4HANA)
Manage and lead a regular review process of accrual balances liaising with relevant sales teams and managers to coordinate
Own the rebate coordination process ensuring a smooth process to receive, record and follow up on all debit notes and invoices issued by our customers, matching these with our internal accruals in a timely manner
Work directly with the accounting team to ensure the deductions process is aligned to our rebates process
Issues monthly and quarterly credit notes to the customers according to the price structure agreed
Pricing Management (30%)
Create, manage and maintain product pricing information within all our systems
Responsible for issuing price lists to sales teams and customer service ensuring all information is centralised and updated on a regular basis
Manage any internal technical process around price changes ensuring appropriate and timely communication within the organisation and within our systems
Systems Improvement (15%)
Support on ad-hoc projects to support process improvement and business efficiency. Previous examples include being the UK lead for SAP S4HANA implementation and the setting up of a new process for promotion approvals
Continuously look for ways to drive efficiency within the pricing and rebates space
Team Management & People Development (15%)
Lead a team of two talented rebate coordinators, supporting them with their career development
Dotted line responsibility of one pricing and rebate analyst driving their workload and ensuring they develop in tandem with their direct report – UK Accounting Manager
Ensure this team is involved and empowered to drive process change and efficiency within the function
What You Bring To The Table:
Bachelors degree in Business/Accounting/Finance or other relevant discipline or equivalent experience
Minimum 5 years’ experience in Finance, Customer service or Sales Admin department
Experience within an FMCG industry (Spirits industry experience is preferable)
Previous experience within rebates management is important
Knowledge of SAP (S4HANA implementation would be a bonus)
Mindset of continuous improvement
Superior analytical skills including advanced excel and google sheets skills
What You Can Add to the Team:
An understanding of the commercial environment, experience in spirits would be an advantage but is not essential
Strong interpersonal skills; able to build and maintain effective working relationships across all levels of the organisation
Self-starter with ability to plan and prioritise multiple projects in an efficient manner
People leadership experience is preferable
What’s It Like To Work Here:
Our vision for Brown-Forman UK is to be the industry leading organisation by delivering top tier results, through building a diverse culture that inspires people, celebrates teamwork and rewards agility.
Just six months after launching its newly independent organisation in the United Kingdom, Brown-Forman UK was officially certified as a Great Place to Work and a Centre of Excellence in Wellbeing in 2020-2021. We are thrilled to announce most recently Brown-Forman UK, for the second year in a row, has been certified as a Great Place to Work in 2021-2022 again and Excellence in Wellbeing reaching the Top Ten employers within the Medium Sized category of employers, and number one in beverage alcohol companies. We have just been certified again for a third year in a row as a Great Place to Work!
We believe all employees can realise the true value of diversity and inclusion and create a stronger, more competitive organisation where each employee has the opportunity to reach their desired potential. In the UK we have a Diversity Council consisting of our UK Leadership Team and also four employee resource groups (ERGs) for our employees: GROW (Growing Remarkable Outstanding Women), YP (Young Professionals), SEED (Supporting & Elevating Ethnically Diversity) and PRIDE (LGBTQI+). Alongside these ERGs we have various committees such as Alcohol Responsibility, Sustainability and Livewell teams that have great engagement within the business and make a great difference to the environment we work in.
Nothing Better in the Market:
Total Rewards at Brown-Forman is designed to engage our people to ensure sustainable and profitable growth for generations to come. As a premium spirits company, we offer equitable pay structures for individual and company performance alongside a premium employee experience. We offer a range of premium benefits that reflect our company values and meet the needs of our diverse workforce.
In Brown-Forman UK, some highlights of the competitive benefits we offer include, but are not limited to, medical/dental insurance, hybrid-working options, product allowance and gym membership; along with global career opportunities.
To find out more about what it’s like to work at Brown-Forman UK, please visit our LinkedIn Life Page. We look forward to meeting you soon!
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: Europe Division
Req ID: JR-00005220