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Senior Financial Analyst - Innovation at Constellation Brands

Posted in Management 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Chicago, Illinois





Job Description:

Job Description

Position Summary

The SFA, Innovation role is responsible for all financial aspects of the Beer Division’s New Product Development process.  The position will maximize the financial results of new product introductions by providing financial expertise, strategic partnership, & thought leadership which will enable sound decision-making, project prioritization, and financial forecasting throughout the NPD stage-gate process.  The role will be responsible for tracking accuracy of new product KPI forecasts & post-analyses to influence expansion vs. incubation vs. discontinue decisions.

The ideal candidate will be a proactive communicator who will become an indispensable & trusted advisor to the Beer Innovation, Marketing, & Finance teams. The position will collaborate with multiple internal partners across bands of seniority, including brand marketing, innovation, commercial & operations finance teams for input and commercial expertise in pricing, volume forecasts, portfolio mix, capital planning & A&P investment.

Responsibilities


  • Provide analytical and financial support for Innovation, leveraging multiyear P&L models to ensure projects meet key financial hurdles


  • Provide constructive challenge and control ensure new item launch recommendations have a clearly defined path to success.


  • Track Business metrics/KPIs and actively manage performance of new product introductions. Proactively identify commercial & operational opportunities and ensure the mitigation of risks. Review financial performance & analyze future go-to-market initiatives.


  • Develop annual domestic capital expense plans on behalf of innovation teams


  • Maintain a thorough understanding of TBA industry trends, technology, competitors and business processes.


Reporting Relationship

Reports directly into Manager, Innovation Finance – Beer Division

Qualifications


  • Experienced & qualified financial professional with 3-5 years’ relevant experience contributing to NPD, Innovation & Stage Gate processes


  • Bachelor’s degree (preferably in Accounting or Finance) required, MBA, CPA, or CMA preferred


  • Cost accounting & relevant supply chain or operations finance experience a plus


  • Significant experience delivering strong results within a global, matrix, regulated environment


  • Strong analytical skills and the ability to translate analytical findings into strategically relevant, actionable recommendations/processes


  • Ability to influence and counsel senior management on key financial issues within the business


  • Excellent business orientation, with understanding of the key drivers, issues, constraints etc. of the business


  • Experience with and ability to work with and manipulate large amounts of data and summarize key results


  • Must be highly organized and able to prioritize & work independently in a fast-paced, complex environment


  • Results oriented, able to complete assignments in a timely and accurate manner, and the ability to manage competing priorities


  • Ability to understand/deal with complex issues and implement practical and innovative solutions to problems


  • Strong presentation skills with a proven ability to present at Senior Management level


  • Ability to develop and maintain excellent working relationships at all levels


  • Highly proficient use of Excel, PowerPoint & other Microsoft products


  • Ability to travel domestically & internationally as needed (less than 25%)


Physical Requirements/Work Environment


  • Occasional lifting up to 25 lbs.

  • Sitting, working at desk/personal computer for extended periods of time

  • Primary work environment is professional corporate office

  • Ability to travel commercially to domestic and international locations

Location

Chicago, Illinois

Additional Locations

Job Type

Full time

Job Area

Finance & Accounting

Equal Opportunity

Constellation Brands is committed to a continuing program of equal employment opportunity. All persons have equal employment opportunities with Constellation Brands, regardless of their sex, race, color, age, religion, creed, sexual orientation, national origin or citizenship, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition (cancer or genetic characteristics), marital status, gender (including gender identity or gender expression), familial status, military or veteran status, genetic information, pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related conditions (or any other group or category within the framework of the applicable discrimination laws and regulations).





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