Posted
27-Jun-2024
Job type
Full time
Country
Poland
Location
Warsaw
Lead recruiter
Joanna Laskowiecka
Function
All Finance
Reporting Line
Finance Director East
On-site/Remote
Hybrid
Level of experience
Professional (Management)
Contract type
Permanent

YOUR OPPORTUNITY

Your Opportunity

The two main deliverables that make this role vital for the organization are: 1)  Together with a professional and motivated team, support all the financial aspects of the Best10 delivery in the Market  2) The ability to build, develop and together with the team deliver financial strategies for Ukraine market aligned to regional priorities.

About You

Your ability to combine an advanced analytical approach and helicopter view that can simultaneously develop and manage financial strategy and unfold granular details for profitable growth opportunity development will be key to deliver while in this position. 

Your thirst and potential for progressive challenges within the organization in leadership roles is essential as well as the ability to support a high flying team as a of business partner.

RESPONSIBILITIES

With our consumer at the heart your key responsibilities will be to

Drive results and excellence in execution
  • Ensure financial plans and investments are in line with market / cluster / regional priorities and financial objectives are properly cascaded and achieved.
  • Create contingency plans (‘what if’’ and scenario analyses’) to ensure risk mitigation and the continued financial health of the Market.
  • Work on growth plans – short term and long term - for the markets, building strong business cases, relevant to the strategy and the go-to-market set up in each market.
  • Analyse performance externally to win – i.e. competitive benchmarking, identifying key drivers of performance and providing recommendations to market management and key commercial team stakeholders.
  • Provide financial support and constructive challenges to local leadership team to maximise the value of our sales and efficiency in our cost base, as well as maximizing the key balance sheet and cash flow drivers.
  • Ownership for annual budgeting and monthly forecasting processes (landing estimations and analysis, Risks&Opps valuations).
  • Provide analysis/commentary at the market level to provide a financial perspective to the business planning processes.
  • Ensure adequacy of controls, strong stewardship tone from the top and compliance.  Ensure audits (internally and externally) are fully supported and action plans are being properly communicated and addressed.  
  • Liaise with Global Tax and Treasury, as well as Global Business Services (GBS). Regular interactions with the Regional CFO, Regional Controller, and Internal Audit Team on any audit related issues. Identify improvements in processes, guidelines, principles, and policies to ensure adequacy and compliance on audit related processes.
  • Prepare and submit management reports, ensuring integrity in interpretation and commentary provided.
  • Assist in developing business cases and strategies for new brands/product and new suppliers and work with stakeholders to achieve approval across the matrix.  
  • Drive and lead finance transformation projects in respect to people, processes, and systems for the Market.
  • Ensure SLA's (Service Level Agreements) with GBS are met and challenged when necessary. Drive local process improvement initiatives.
  • Change management – Change agility - seeing change as an opportunity to improve upon complexities of current business processes.  Be a positive change agent that is challenging the status quo.
Financial
  • Own Market P&L, Balance Sheet and Cash Flow.
  • Produce consolidated monthly projections against forecasts, budget, and prior periods.
  • Analyse and interpret revenue, cost, margin, and ROI variances to identify performance drivers/ improvement opportunities.
  • Focus on Cash and Working Capital improvement.
  • With GBS support, monitor and optimize Balance Sheet and Working Capital performance indicators as well as cash-flows.
  • With GBS support, monitor local statutory accounting and reporting.
  • With Global Tax support, ensure full compliance with all local tax requirements and reporting.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

The skills and experience needed to create your legacy
  • Experience of a commercial finance leadership role and proven track record of successful delivery of results in a matrix organization, managing multiple stakeholders in a complex environment.
  • Proven ability to steer financial performance of individual markets or clusters.
  • Process focused with an understanding of end to end business processes and their financial impacts.
  • Ability to identify root cause issues and develop plans to resolve.
  • Skilled at organizing and prioritizing multiple projects and resource constraints to optimize results.
  • Ability to communicate effectively to senior leadership to influence and inform decision making.
  • Possess In depth knowledge of financial processes and systems, and the implementation of effective internal controls.
  • Ability to analyse financial information to understand the current situation and to determine and recommend strategic direction to management.
  • Proven experience of introducing and managing changes to finance systems, procedures, and practices.
  • Understanding of strong compliance & controls, and how to develop appropriate guidelines.
  • Confident and proficient in the use of key SAP and finance systems (incl. TM1/Cognos), MS Office with advanced Excel skills.
  • Ability to establish strong working relationships with colleagues from different functions and cultures.
  • Qualified accountant ACCA, ACA, CPA, (or equivalent), or substantial relevant work experience.
  • Fluency in English and Ukrainian.
Personal Qualities
  • Analytical profile, with clear and action-oriented communication
  • Ability to deliver tangible results upon high-level goals
  • A team player who also deals well with introspective tasks that require a high level of concentration
  • Curiosity, customer-centricity, results-orientation
  • A Primo who takes joy and pride in building and developing successful teams
Other
  • We will prefer people who are globally mobile in the medium-long and aspire to experience different cultures. 
  • Ability to travel to Kyiv, Ukraine on quarterly basis

LEADERSHIP AGILITY

At Bacardi we care deeply about finding brilliant talent who can bring the following personal attributes to help elevate our 3Fs: Fearless, Family, Founder culture to the next level.

  • Belonging: You have a strong capacity to create a culture of ‘Belonging’, where people feel appreciated for who they are, what they do, and who they can become
  • Self-Awareness: You have high levels of self-awareness, are reflective and know yourself well, understanding both your own strengths and weaknesses and your impact on others
  • People Agility: You bring a deep ability to understand and relate to people and navigate through tough situations to harness and multiply collective performance
  • Results Agility: You demonstrate consistent delivery of results in first-time situations by inspiring teams, exhibiting a presence that builds confidence in yourself and others.
  • Mental Agility: You can think critically to penetrate complex problems and expand the possibilities by making fresh connections. You think strategically whilst being execution focused and bring creativity to the challenges you’re presented with
  • Change Agility: You have a deep natural curiosity, desire to experiment and ability to effectively deal with the heat of change. You have a growth and learning mindset: ready to test, stumble, learn and apply from experience


Disclaimer: Bacardi seeks talent from all backgrounds to bring diversity of thought, agility and capability to our organization across the globe. We promote a working environment where all employees are treated and rewarded fairly. We do not tolerate any form of discrimination that adversely affects individuals or groups on the basis of national origin, race, color, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age, and any other legally protected aspect of a person’s identity. 


U.S. applicants have rights under Federal Employment Laws.

PERKS OF WORKING WITH US

At Bacardi, we are committed to providing our Primos (employees) with a comprehensive Total Rewards package of compensation, benefits, incentives, allowances, well-being, and much more to meet the needs of themselves and their families. It goes beyond just Cash! The total rewards program is based on pay for performance, whereby the incentive programs are linked to company and individual performance.

Compensation, Paid Time Off & Retirement

  • Competitive Pay Package
  • Competitive Holiday/Paid Time Off, plus additional days offered ( i.e., volunteer day, allowing you to give back to the community)
  • Retirement/Pension Plan

Health & Wellbeing

  • Medical, Critical Illness, and Life Insurance
  • Calm Meditation App subscription (free)
  • Employee Assistance Programs
  • Best-in-class, family-friendly, and inclusive leave policies

Additional Benefits

  • Flexible work arrangements (depending on role/office/site location)
  • Access to E-learning Platforms and Career Development programs
  • Travel Discounts ( i.e., hotel and car rental)
  • And much more!
The benefits /perks may vary depending on the nature of your employment with Bacardi, your work location, and are subject to change.

Some benefits may be subject to an employee contribution.

Some benefits may be fully or partially subsidized. Incentive plans are linked to the nature of your employment and can vary based on region, market, function or brand.

Be a Part of Our Culture

BE                  Fearless

We empower our teams to question, challenge and innovate.

This means adopting an agile mindset, being comfortable with trying new things and taking risks, without being reckless.

BEHAVE LIKE Family

We treat each other, and our communities, like family. Always.

We are all ‘Primos’ (Spanish for cousins) at Bacardi. Being part of the family gives you the support you need to be the best you can be.

THINK LIKE A Founder

The spirit of entrepreneurship is at the heart of everything we do.

Everyone at Bacardi sees this business as their own. We do the right thing for the business and take accountability for our work.

LIFE INSIDE BACARDI Career Stories

Be Fearless, act like a Founder.

Follow our Primos on their journey to success. Where did they start and what’s it like to work for Bacardi? You too can be part of our story.