Sunday, November 3, 2019

Job Opportunity at Diageo, Business Performance Lead

Business Performance Lead  

Job Description :

Are you looking to grow and develop as your role rapidly increases the value it brings to the organization?

The finance functions within Diageo both at the headquarters and in markets has a mission to be „great business partners driving great business performance‟. As business partners, the finance team works with leadership teams to manage and report the performance of the business, champion rigor in decision making and identify and mitigate risks, while seeking out commercial opportunities to add value for the organization.

Typical roles would include in-market positions (ranging from planning and reporting analysts to finance directors) as well as a central business support function which provides dedicated experts to partner markets in the delivery of strategic projects and initiatives. In addition, there are a number of more specialist functions, including Audit and Risk, Treasury, Tax and Strategy.

This role will interface with all the departmental heads, cross-functional BPM and BSC teams across the Group Companies, CARM leads within the business, external auditors and some suppliers.

Leadership and Functional Responsibilities

  • Engage with Leadership in business to ensure Decisions are made with a full understanding of the financial implications.
  • Stand in the future, anticipate trends and opportunities and act upon them
  • Provide Financial input to strategic decisions with the departments as required
  • Display initiative to proactively help drive business decisions
  • Provide guidance to the business on the best mix on volumes and the impact of strategic choices
  • Build great relationships with those you work with and demonstrate personal integrity that inspires others
  • Be imaginative in finding solutions to issues and pursuing opportunities for the business
  • Ensure controls are in place to guarantee Diageo’s performance and reputation
  • Grow your commercial capability and experience. Look for and respond to feedback

Top Accountabilities

  • Ensure monthly financial processes are managed and performed on time in full to provide timely management information across the business making use of insightful gap/variance analysis.
  • Hold BPM review meetings and preparation of various Statutory and Investor reports.
  • Preparation and Management of Annual Operating Plan end to end including strategy formulation and delivery management.
  • Coordinate/Consolidate submissions of market O&R files working with cross functional teams to challenge and build assumptions including identifying opportunities to improve Operating Profit, Working Capital and Cash flow
  • Ad-hoc Support to MD, FD & Supply director for reports and analysis including SBL profitability, Competition, Market Share & depletions.

Qualifications and Experience Required

  • Proven ability to persuade, influence, build credibility, work autonomously and engage  cross the functionally.
  • Ability to move between the big picture and detail and willingness to make recommendations against popular /current thinking
  • Willingness to make recommendations against popular/current thinking (if appropriate)
  • Embraces change and take ownership for driving initiatives in own area.
  • Ability to go extra miles when needed to deliver on plans.
  • Excellent Microsoft Excel and Financial Modelling skills
  • Degree level with strong academic record preferably B. Comm./ BBA (Accounting option)

Qualified accountant (CPA/ACCA)

2-3 years commercial finance or general business experience


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