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Brown-Forman Manager, Capital Markets & Risk Management in Louisville, Kentucky

The Manager, Capital Markets & Risk Management reports to the Director, Capital Markets, Risk Management, and Investments and is responsible for (a) developing strategies to manage certain market risks, including those related to foreign currency exchange rates, domestic and foreign interest rate risk, and price risk related to commodities; (b) designing and overseeing implementation of the liquidity management program, which includes the short-term cash flow forecast, the short-term borrowing program, and investing of excess cash; and (c) developing, maintaining, and delivering reports and standard analytics.

Responsibilities:

Risk management

Advises Director on risk management strategy for all market risks managed by Treasury, including those related to foreign currency exchange rates, domestic and foreign interest rate risk, and commodity price risks.

Foreign currency

  • Determines B-F’s foreign currency exposures. Collaborates closely with corporate FP&A and others globally to derive projected foreign currency cash flows globally from latest corporate P&L forecast.

  • Designs and oversees the implementation of strategies to identify and mitigate foreign currency exposures that create P&L impact on a consolidated basis (e.g., cash flow and balance sheet items); reduce these exposures where feasible and hedge these items where appropriate.

Other market risks ⇒ Interest rates, commodities

  • Interest rates – Designs and analyzes hedging strategies, as appropriate, for optimizing: fixed/floating mix, debt tenor, and currency denomination of debt; evaluates benchmark rate hedging strategies, such as pre-issuance rate locks, etc.

  • Commodities price risk (i.e., related to corn, natural gas, etc.); identifies and quantifies underlying exposures, researches relevant hedging strategies and, when appropriate, recommends a hedging program to mitigate the risk.

Oversees Senior Analyst’s implementation of hedging program:

  • Ensures alignment with strategy and conformity with policies;

  • Monitors trade volume allocation among bank group members, and advises the Director regarding bank group member performance (service, pricing, and other factors influencing quality of execution).

Liquidity management

Advises Treasurer and Director in creating strategies and making recommendations related to capital structure and financing. Manages B-F’s short-term liquidity. Oversees Senior Analyst’s implementation of the short-term borrowing and investment programs.

Debt capital markets

  • Assists Director in analyzing B-F’s optimal capital structure, including determination of optimal debt / equity mix, analysis of debt repayment and refinancing alternatives,

  • Oversees the short-term cash flow forecasting processing; develops and improves forecasting methods employing modern, analytical / statistical tools

  • Determines borrowing and investing activity required ensure liquidity as needed to meet financial and business obligations.

  • Oversees execution and management of debt instruments required to fund the company’s global operations on a short-term basis.

  • Assists Director with long-term global capital raising efforts; e.g., periodic notes offerings

  • Analyzes annual dividend declaration, special dividends, share repurchases, stock splits and other capital markets transactions.

Investments

  • Designs short term investment strategy and develops program to invest excess cash to maximize returns (subject to policy and risk considerations).

Reporting, analysis, and bank administration

  • Develops and maintains Treasury’s reporting and standard analytics, including related to the general economy, capital markets, and management of foreign currency risk. Summarizes key insights and periodically provides updates to CFO. Oversees Lead Financial Analyst (FP&A) with respect to his or her Treasury reporting and analysis responsibilities.

  • Reporting and analysis scope includes, among others:

  • Tracks, analyzes, and reports key economic indicators

  • Debt portfolio - reports on debt maturity towers, debt portfolio metrics, commercial paper statistics, credit facility statistics, covenant compliance (as applicable)

  • Credit ratings – prepares pro forma credit ratings analysis

  • BFC acquisition financing – standard analysis of debt capacity scenarios

  • Debt capital markets update

  • Reporting on interest rate environment (benchmark, spreads, curves, etc.)

  • Standard analysis of indicative new issue pricing

  • Reporting on comparable new issue transactions and secondaries trading

  • Foreign exchange

  • Reporting on key FX rates (spot, forward, PPP, bank predictions)

  • Reporting on B-F FX positions (notional value, exposure coverage, rates, fair value, currency, counterparty, financial statement classification)

  • Daily and monthly liquidity reporting:

  • Daily cash and CP balances and movements

  • Monthly cash balances (By currency, company code, FX exposure, etc.)

  • Marketable securities / cash equivalents

  • Commercial paper balances and tenors

  • Assists Treasurer and Director in managing the bank group

  • Analyzes and summarizes information used to monitor capabilities and performance of bank group members

  • Proactively monitors the broader banking landscape to identify prospective bank group candidates.

  • Tracks, analyzes, and reports on counter-party risk of bank group members

  • Prepares documentation required to certify compliance with internal risk management policies.

  • Acquires, processes, and analyzes electronic bank fee statements to provide a comprehensive and current view of our costs and each bank group member’s share-of-wallet.

  • Skills, knowledge, behaviors, experience, and education

Required Qualifications:

  • Education: Master’s in Finance OR bachelor’s degree + CFA Charterholder

  • Experience: 3+ years experience in corporate finance

  • Possesses knowledge of capital markets (e.g., banks, institutional investors, equity markets) and funding options, as well as the risks and flexibility associated with each

  • Ability to apply corporate finance theory to practice. Demonstrates prudent judgment when making important decisions by utilizing knowledge of industry best practices and current trends.

  • Strong analytical skills, with formal academic training in corporate finance, and solid financial modeling experience. Uses data and facts to present compelling arguments to support positions, pushing the thinking of internal business partners.

  • Ability to balance multiple projects and respond quickly to high-priority issues.

  • Ability to tailor communications to various stakeholders including Treasurer, CFO, Executive Leadership Team and the Board of Directors.

  • Continuous improvement mindset

Preferred Qualifications:

  • MBA from a top-tier program, with a concentration in Finance

  • CFA Charterholder or Certified Treasury Professional Designation

  • Capital Markets and Risk Management experience

Salary Grade: NT31 4B

*For this position, relocation to the Louisville, KY area is required. Relocation assistance to the area will be provided as necessary.

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Business Area: Global Finance

City: Louisville

State: Kentucky

Country: USA

Req ID: JR-00001124

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