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Finance Director, American Whiskey Collective & Agave

Company: Pernod Ricard Espa--a SA
Location: New York
Posted on: March 20, 2023

Job Description:

Position Title: Finance Director, American Whiskey & AgaveLocation: New York, NYCareers that unlock the magic of human connection!Who we arePernod Ricard is a global premium spirits and wine company. We're the team behind leading brands such as ABSOLUT - Vodka, Jameson - Irish Whiskey, Malibu -, Kahl--a - Liqueur, Beefeater - Gin, and Avi--n--- Tequila, as well as many more superior wines and exquisite champagnes!Working at Pernod Ricard is all about igniting conviviality in that all that we do. Derived from the French word, convivialit-----it means human connection, authenticity, friendly, and jovial. Conviviality is energy and spirit with a splash of je ne sais quoi and is a core philosophy around how we live and work at Pernod Ricard. Here, we are team players, dream makers, trailblazers, movers and (cocktail) shakers. We have a passion for living life to the fullest, making a new friend every day, and realizing our potential as people and as a business!At Pernod Ricard, your safety and well-being are our top priority.As of December 1st, 2022, Covid vaccinations will not be required of new and existing employees, but we strongly encourage everyone to follow local public health recommendations, including keeping vaccinations up to date.The salary range for this role, based in New York is $158,200 to $237,400, range will vary if outside of this location. - Base salaries are determined during our interview process, by assessing a candidate's experience, skills against internal peers and against the scope and responsibilities of the position.Position SummaryThe position of Finance Director, American Whiskey & Agave is a critical role in Pernod Ricard USA, concentrating on 4 core areas:

  • Overall business performance monitoring for the American Whiskey & Agave brands; identifying and bringing solutions for key risks and opportunities
  • Managing the brands internal and external planning cycles, driving efficiency and effectiveness through the process, together with resource allocation
  • Manages the relationship with PR USA Field, Paris HQ, and brand founders
  • Develop a best-in-class team, driving clear responsibilities, development and career planning (c. 4 people)This role plays a pivotal role to help drive the execution of the commercial and marketing plans. - - -Major Responsibilities / Accountabilities1) Be the analytical engine of the American Whiskey & Agave team
    • Responsibility for the preparation and analysis of annual budgets, forecasts, and long-range strategic planning process for the brand unit
    • Understand business environment to properly identify potential financial implications, ensuring timely and accurate information is available for key executive decision-making
    • Track the monthly performance, recommend actions and mitigation plans2) Enabling business partners for an agile and collaborative organization
      • Drive efficiency, managing the relevant teams through the Management Planning Cycles
      • Build sustainable, efficient and effective systems in (i) ways of working and (ii) processes3) Manage the Brand Unit Resources
        • Identify potential brand growth terrains / opportunities and make resourcing choices to drive optimal return
        • Analyze brand spend vs. budget/LE and previous year. - Provide monthly analysis and identify key drivers of variances, while looking for efficiency and effectiveness improvement4) Preparation of strategic documents and presentations for PR USA senior management, board meetings, and other higher level strategic discussions.5) Special projects and assignments as required.6) Manage and develop direct reports, with clear development plans and career mapping.Nature & ScopeThe role consistently works with executives, senior leaders and mangers across the company. - Primary responsibility is to develop and oversee the execution of the brand strategic plan, take actions related to R&O based on brand performance drivers and market context. -The position is recognized for the mastery of all aspects of financial and market performance management (analytics, reporting and budgeting) and is a key strategic business partner to sales & marketing. - Due to the materiality of the financials (topline and marketing budget), errors in judgment can be significant.Working relationship and communication all levels of the PRUSA and PR affiliates with a high level of confidentiality and discretion.Embrace cross-functional ways of working and strive to embed in the organization DNA.Champion of Pernod Ricard culture of entrepreneurship and conviviality.RequirementsEducation: -Requires an undergraduate degree in either Finance or related fieldExperience / Background: -Minimum 10 years of experience with aCPG/Consulting company and a working knowledge of the principals of finance and marketing.Key Skillset Required:
          • Strong people management skills, including the ability and desire to lead, support and develop direct reports
          • Excellent communication skills; ability to interact and provide recommendations to senior stakeholders;
          • Detail orientated strategic thinker
          • Highly analytical, with ability to use the power of facts to bring insight & make clear finance recommendations & commercial decisions
          • Thorough approach with high level of accuracy
          • Ability to work effectively in a fast paced, deadline driven environment, while managing numerous work streams simultaneously to tight timelines
          • Able to confidently interact with non-finance departments and with brand founders; understanding their key requirements and tailoring financial data to satisfy these requirements
          • Strong influencing skills, proactive in challenging & influencing the business based on insight, knowledge and fact
          • High proficiency in Excel, PowerPoint & Finance Software(s)
          • Ability to understand business dynamics & be able to clearly articulate strategic priorities for the business from a finance perspective
          • Team player & capability to translate effectiveness across the wider team
          • Ability to grow high talent teamsPerson Specification:
            • Personable, with ability to interact across the organization delivering a high level of customer service
            • Highly motivated and can work with autonomy
            • Accountable and takes responsibility for own outputs
            • Can prioritize and make clear choices
            • Growth mindset, with openness to change
            • Good relationship building and communication skillsReady to work with spirit? Read on---Life and perks at Pernod RicardProud to belong - Just as we help to create moments that matter for our customers, we lead by example every day...bringing our whole self to work and building bonds that celebrate the human spirit, diversity, and foster deep connections. -Empowered to soar - We set high expectations and seek to get the most out of life. Through flexibility and a hybrid workstyle, as well as unique learning opportunities, generous tuition reimbursement, and one-of-a-kind learning programs, we passionately grow our skillset.Committed to care - We are deeply committed to the long-term sustainability of our people, our industry, and our planet. We call this return on responsibility. From environmental sustainability to supporting local communities, our commitment is steadfast.Inspired to dream - We treasure new experiences and are proud to develop as people, not job titles. From rich immersive learning programs in Paris to exciting high-profile events, we blend a love of exploration into all that we do.Our hybrid work styleAt Pernod Ricard North America, our work philosophy celebrates the magic of human connection with the flexibility needed to provide one's most meaningful contribution. Our hybrid teams will work remotely the majority of the time and unite on-site two days per week or 40% of the time. Our team is empowered to start and finish their day at a time that works best for their lifestyle with the whole team available during the core hours of 10am-3pm.Plus, great benefits and perks to toast to a life filled with support including:
              • Competitive compensation including performance bonuses
              • Domestic & international career development opportunities
              • Competitive paid time off plan + wellbeing days--- -
              • Medical, dental, vision and life insurance
              • Product allowance to enjoy on Pernod Ricard products - -
              • Gym reimbursement -
              • Employee Assistance Program
              • BetterUp Care wellness benefits including nutrition, sleep, executive coaching, etc.And much, much more! Check out to view our extensive people programs and support.Pernod Ricard USA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It employs qualified individuals based solely on ability, training and experience, and does not and will not, discriminate for or against any employee or applicant for employment or promotion based upon actual or perceived race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, national origin, citizenship, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, military service or any other classification protected by law. Offers will be subject to United States local terms.Job Posting End Date:Target Hire Date:2022-12-16-08:00Target End Date:

Keywords: Pernod Ricard Espa--a SA, New York , Finance Director, American Whiskey Collective & Agave, Accounting, Auditing , New York, New York

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