Posted
30-May-2024
Job type
Full time
Country
France
Location
Cognac
Lead recruiter
Alissa Rojas Peraza
Function
All Finance
Reporting Line
Senior Finance Manager, France Supply
On-site/Remote
On-site
Level of experience
Professional (Management)
Contract type
Permanent

YOUR OPPORTUNITY

Your Opportunity

The key role in partnering with and advising the Plant Operations team, in both strategic and operational areas, delivering best in class financial analysis, enabling decision making to deliver excellence in execution across key performance indicators.

Responsible of delivering value added performance reporting and driving Plant Operations accountability on financial results. Ensuring effective cost control for local management and challenge status quo to help improve overall Operations performance.

Fully engaged member of France Supply Finance team to deliver Finance Business support to our France Manufacturing and Spirits sites.

About You 

You have proven finance experience and expertise partnering across various supply chain areas including innovation, procurement, manufacturing, and logistics. 

To be successful in this role, you need to be innovative with value-based mindset and “we can do it” attitude. You are eager to solve problems and drive better business decisions adding value to the business.

Organization and proactivity skills will allow you to manage multiple priorities at the same time. People interaction and communication style will be an enabler to succeed in our matrix organizational environment.

RESPONSIBILITIES

With our Consumer at the heart, your key focus will be:

Finance Business Partner of Operations: understand business drivers, share the opinion, and challenge Operations to improve performance
  • Monitor performance: understand business drivers and analyse facts to understand true performance
  • Drive discussions with plant managers on deviations to the plan and recovery actions
  • Provide financial decision support (e.g. operations decision support, innovation, CAPEX decision support, cost control, etc.) to the plant management 
  • Provide financial and operational planning, forecasting and analysis/commentary on a monthly basis
  • Ensure internal and external audits are fully supported and action plans are in place
  • Drive best in class processes across the plant/ France Supply to generate standardization and efficiency
  • Preparation of performance management reports, and provide management dashboard, ensuring a provision of interpretation and commentary
  • Lead business case costing (new product development, CAPEX and savings)
Working Capital Management
  • Analyse and interpret P&L including costs, absorption, material variances, ROI variances to identify business perfomance drivers and improvement opportunities.
  • Challenge CAPEX Operations projects to maximise ROI and prioritize resource allocation
  • Apply inventory & write off policies
Responsible for Financial reporting, budgeting and forecasting
  • Manage all aspects of the month end performance reporting based on SAP & TM1 tools and year end closing
  • Owner and leader of site budgeting & forecasting process
  • Identify business Risks and Opportunities with financial impacts
  • Standards costing and SAP Product Costing: annual standard costs preparation, validation, and communication
Projects and Capital Expenditure
  • Appraise new projects, including savings and payback calculations
  • CAPEX controlling, support delivery of project within agreed budgets, including both CAPEX and savings if relevant
Internal control & compliance
  • Ensure compliance with US GAAP and with Group Financial Reporting rules
  • Responsible of SOX procedures for sites

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

The Skills & Experience needed to create your legacy

Experience
  • 5+ years of financial management experience in consumer goods industry covering field and corporate assignments, working in an international environment, including roles in manufacturing finance area
  • Experience in Spirits and/or Beverage industry is an advantage
Education
  • Bachelor’s or higher degree in finance & accounting (or related area)
Language Skills
  • Fluent French and English (written and verbal), other languages an asset
Functional Excellence
  • Steering Financial Performance through advanced knowledge and use of target setting, scenario planning, resource allocation and working capital management
  • Decision Support with strong / advanced ability to identify & frame issues, structure & integrate information, and draw insights & recommendations from analysis
  • Team Leadership across finance team and multifunction project teams
  • Transactional Efficiency being experienced in process standardisation & optimization, business reporting as well as integrated performance management system knowledge & usage
  • Accounting – advanced in management and cost accounting
  • Control Environment – experienced developing internal policies & controls, and competent in business risk assessment and audit techniques
Technical Skills
  • Digital skills in modern supply chain organization including automation, planning, networking and synchronisation tools build on our foundations of SAP, MS Office and other industry specific technology;
  • Proficient in MS Office - PowerPoint, Excel; Outlook, etc.;
  • Knowledge of SAP, SAP Power BI, and Cognos modules and capabilities is distinct advantage
Leadership Excellence

Living our Values and demonstrating high Learning Agility will be fundamental not only for success in this role, but also for potential growth to other roles across Bacardi in the future. We have a clearly defined Leadership Excellence framework, and you will be expected, as a senior leader to be a role model of all 6 elements:
  • Focus Externally to Win
  • Drive Execution & Results
  • Lead Strategically & Know your Business
  • Make the Matrix Work
  • Lead by Example and Develop and
  • Inspire Talent
Personal Qualities
  • Agile and Flexible: fast learner and able to adapt to international environment
  • Positively Challenge: continuously improving and looking for efficiencies 
  • Autonomous, proactive, result oriented 
  • Team spirit: team first, then the individual, offers trust
  • Open, relatable, dynamic and free from ego; self-motivator with lean and continuous improvement mindset

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.