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Brown-Forman Finance Manager - Global Travel Retail (APAC) in Singapore, Singapore

What can you look forward to?

This position will act as a key member and business partner of the APAC Travel Retail team and provide financial support, planning and insights to aid commercial decision making and strategic direction.

This individual will be the primary financial/analytical contact for this team. Accounts include complex, multi-channel retailers in Asia Pacific including Lotte, CDFG, Sunrise, Everrich, King Power, and others. These businesses include Airport D.F., Border Shops D.F., and Ship Chandlers (Cruise Ships).

What Makes this a Great Opportunity

Commercial Support and Analytical Insight

  • Provide commercial support and analytical insights for the region regarding commercial decision making to analyze problem areas and help identify solutions.

  • Drive long-term strategic vision, managing the development and performance of 2030 strategic plans.

  • Provide tools to commercial teams to support their accounts. This includes financial support for key account/distribution agreements, pricing strategies, promotion strategies, customer profitability assessments, and competitive trends.

  • Prepare analysis for presentations for customer negotiations, performance reviews, and other strategic projects.

  • Work with Supply Chain for key accounts on sales forecasts and to manage and track inventories with key accounts.

  • Build relationships across the finance departments of key retail partners

Financial Reporting and Analysis

  • Analyze and communicate business performance for assigned accounts/markets on a monthly basis to Global Travel Retail management and commercial teams.

  • Provide meaningful analysis and commentary that drives insights on business performance. Types of analysis may include profitability analysis, margin enhancement, variance analysis, pricing effectiveness, cost management and measuring promotional effectiveness.

  • Manage budgets and spend tracking for A&P and Discounts.

  • Interpret and ensure accuracy of financial statements, working with the accounting team to develop accruals, JEs, pricing approvals and manage queries.

Financial Planning Function

  • Work with commercial, marketing, and finance teams to develop quarterly forecasts, annual targets and strategic long-term planning. Be able to understand and challenge key assumptions, and assess risks.

  • Act as a key liaison with commercial and finance teams for travel retail markets which roll up within APAC TR.

  • Ensure accuracy of financial forecasts and be responsible for the integrity of data.


  • Provide ad hoc support on special projects (by their nature it is difficult to define these projects as they will be driven by requirements that change).

  • Work with RGM Manager to review and implement RGM initiatives

  • Liaise with Accounting function to ensure proper recording of JEs & accruals, and ensure books are kept in accordance with local & US GAAP. Collaborate with that team to ensure efficiency in processes.

Your Profile

  • Education: College/University (Bachelors or Equivalent); Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance or Business Administration or

  • Certifications: CPA/Chartered Accountant

  • Experience: 7-10 years of relevant business experience

  • Strong financial analytic capability with a demonstrated ability to influence sound business decisions

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

  • Demonstrated oral and written communication skills with ability to clearly discuss business issues and translate into financial and strategic implications and actionable plans

  • Team contributor who puts success of the team ahead of personal ambitions

  • Strong interpersonal skills with a demonstrated ability to develop effective working relationships with a broad range of business associates across multiple geographic locations

  • Ability to independently plan and prioritize multiple diverse work projects and work outside of normal work hours to meet deadlines and manage time zone differences

  • Demonstrated ability and knowledge of various software packages, particularly Microsoft Excel, SAP, BW, Google, etc

  • Familiar in working with foreign currencies, exchange rates and conversion factors

  • Knowledge in tax issues and international accounting rules (US GAAP)

  • Ability to travel, approximately 10% - 15%

  • Fluency in English language

  • Advanced management degree

  • Wine & Spirits Industry experience is highly regarded

  • Experience in multinational business

  • Understanding of Travel Retail Business advantageous

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: Emerging International Division

City: Singapore


Country: SGP

Req ID: JR-00004374