Brown-Forman Finance Director - Asia in Singapore, Singapore
“Come to put your strategic skills at use, helping Brown-Forman to design the next generation of growth in Asia. In this role, you will have a unique opportunity to shape the long-term development of Jack Daniel’s Whiskey in Asia, through Route to Market, Revenue Growth Management, and Building a Team.” - VP Managing Director Asia
Brown-Forman Asia is one of the operational units of the Brown-Forman Emerging International division. Asia presents one of the largest opportunities for Brown-Forman globally and is expected to continue to be one of the most significant growth contributors to the company. With Japan and China as key markets, B-F Asia is composed of 19 countries with 100+ employees distributed across offices in 10 key mega-cities. From a portfolio perspective, Asia is largely led by our flagship Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey brand, as well as presenting a large opportunity for our Super Premium portfolio of American Whiskeys and Single Malt Scotches.
Meaningful Work From Day One
Lead, direct, develop, and administer the financial activities of the Asia region: Japan, China, Korea, Taiwan, And SE Asia including the local/country finance teams. As a key member of the Finance Team for the Region provides analytical support, advice, counsel, and leadership on key business issues to the Managing Director and the leadership teams of the individual markets. This includes strategy, revenue management, business planning, forecasting, financial controls, business processes, information systems, supply chain, and distribution structures. Takes ownership of the financial strategies, reporting, and analysis for the region. Partners with the corporate function to oversee the whole range of accounting, tax, treasury, supply chain, and financial issues related to various distribution models within the Region.
What makes this a great opportunity
Financial Analysis & Operation Effectiveness
Budget and Forecast
Team Management & Development
Communication and Influencing
We Are Looking For People Who
Master in Business Administration with a concentration in finance and 10 years relevant experience; or a Bachelor’s degree and 15 years relevant experience
Proven leadership, strategic thinking, and decision-making abilities
Outstanding verbal and written communications skills with the ability to develop and integrate comprehensive marketing, sales, and production plans as well as to discuss financial strategies and translate them into actionable plans
Understanding of all financial activities and structures across the region
Strong consultative and diagnostic skills
Excellent quantitative/mathematical skills with a strong ability to interpret financial results and analysis
Demonstrated ability to manage and complete diverse activities within an established time frame
Strong interpersonal skills; able to develop and maintain effective working relationships with all levels of internal and external contacts and with diverse cultures
High level of integrity and trust
Excellent manager and talent developer in a diverse culture - demonstrated commitment to providing regular, constructive feedback to teams; demonstrated coaching ability; ability to objectively assess both skills and potential of talents
What You Can Add to the Team
Prior Experience in the alcoholic beverage industry or a branded consumer products company/business
Reputable financial/accounting designations such as Chartered Accountant (CA) qualifications or equivalent recognition locally/internationally
Prior experience establishing internal control structures and processes
Prior experience in growing businesses in emerging markets
Education/experience in international business
Masters of Business Administration
Special Note: A more detailed job description is available if selected to move further in the process.
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
Req ID: JR-00003110