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Brown-Forman Senior Analyst/Manager, Corporate Development in Louisville, Kentucky

Reviews and analyzes acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, alliances, and other strategic opportunities for senior management and the Board of Directors. In addition, participates in a range of strategy initiatives and projects both at the corporate level and across geographic region and brand teams, providing strong analytic support and a balanced perspective. This role balances the ability to create and continuously refine complex operational and valuation based financial models with creating and presenting presentations and whitepapers to internal capital deployment and strategy committees and members of Brown-Forman’s executive leadership team.

Responsibilities:

Evaluate and analyze selected acquisition, divestiture, joint venture, and alliance opportunities to make recommendations to internal committees, the Executive Leadership Team, and ultimately, the Board of Directors. Presentations, whitepapers and other deliverables include analysis of the historical and projected economic, commercial, marketing, operational, and financial characteristics of the companies, categories and geographic areas being considered; valuation of the companies/brands/opportunities being considered; review of companies’/opportunities’ strengths, weaknesses and corporate philosophies as they relate to Brown-Forman; assessment of strategic and organizational fit; synergy assessment; and projections as to the impact of implementation.

Key elements of the role include:

  • Working closely with the Director of Corporate Strategy and Business Development and the Director of Corporate Development, as well as members of the Executive Leadership Team and operating group members to refine acquisition, divestiture, joint venture, alliance analyses and strategy initiatives.

  • Developing presentations, whitepapers and other support for recommendations to senior management, executive leadership and the Board of Directors.

  • Providing our Executive Leadership Team with economic, competitive, industry and financial evaluations in support of the projects being executed and the longer-term strategic planning process.

  • Developing and maintaining exceptional technical skills in financial modeling and merger and acquisition analyses.

  • Developing and maintaining a sharp awareness of consumer trends and preferences, industry transaction activities, and the financial objectives and performance of companies/opportunities.

  • Participating in and leading certain elements of corporate strategy analyses across a wide range of topics from brand, geographic, and route-to-consumer channel strategies to whitespace and innovation strategies.

  • Developing an excellent understanding of the competitive environment and operational aspects of the global beverage alcohol industry.

Must Requirements:

Senior Analyst:

  • Bachelor’s degree with a concentration in Finance, Accounting or Economics.

  • Excellent financial, analytical, and communication skills with 3 or more years of direct relevant experience.

Manager:

  • Bachelor’s degree with a concentration in Finance, Accounting or Economics.

  • Excellent financial, analytical, and communication skills with 5 or more years of direct relevant experience.

  • MBA with a concentration in Finance OR successful completion of all or parts of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Program.

Senior Analyst and Manager:

  • Superior oral and written communications skills, including the ability to succinctly lead members of the executive leadership team to fact-based and strategically balanced conclusions.

  • Ability to work with minimum supervision under heavy workloads, and at times with intense time pressures.

  • Ability to thrive in a rigorous, team-oriented environment.

  • Excellent quantitative and modeling skills reflecting a sound grasp of financial theory.

Preferred Requirements:

  • Previous experience in the mergers & acquisitions, corporate finance, and/or strategic planning department of an investment bank, management consulting firm or Fortune 500 Company.

Job Competencies:

  • Influencing

  • Decision Making

  • Business Acumen

  • Building Relationships

*Relocation to Louisville, KY is required for candidates outside of the local area. For this position, relocation assistance will be available if necessary.

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: Global Finance

City: Louisville

State: Kentucky

Country: USA

Req ID: JR-00001027

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.

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