Constellation Brands, a Fortune 500 company, is an international producer and marketer of beer, wine and spirits, with operations in the US, Mexico, New Zealand, Italy and Canada. In the US, Constellation has the third-largest market share in the total beer category and is the largest beer importer. Constellation's beer portfolio includes import brands such as Corona, Modelo Especial, Negra Modelo, and PacÃfico, as well as craft brands such as Funky Buddha and Four Corners.
Marketing Finance Overview:
This role, supporting the Beer Divisionâs Marketing Finance Team, will partner with the Commercial Finance group and broader Beer Marketing organization to provide financial insight into business performance, support the decision-making process for strategic initiatives, and assist in the month-end closing activities associated with managing the investment.
Job Overview and Responsibilities:
The Senior Analyst, Marketing Finance will be responsible for product & cross-functional brand financial management, including profitability & strategic investment analysis.Â Key responsibilities include leading proper accounting recognition, financial planning, forecasting, & reporting of marketing & brand-building investments.Â The role will also be responsible for advancing financial acumen & discipline within the marketing organization by forging strong partnerships which elevate focus on product financial management & business performance. This role will partner in tandem with the current team and SFA. This position is also responsible for coordinating multiple journal entries with Corporate Accounting during month-end close and managing multiple brand & tactical marketing budgets.
The ideal candidate will be a well-organized, self-disciplined, & proactive communicator who will become a trusted advisor to the marketing organization. The ability to work independently and autonomously is key. An entrepreneurial mindset combined with hands-on responsibility for all supporting processes is required to help the division meet its aspirational growth objectives.
Primary responsibilities include the following (but are not limited to):
Provide financial support, including month-end close, forecast, & annual planning for the beer marketing organization.Â Expense variance analysis & business performance reporting, inclusive of actionable insights, are key responsibilities of this role
Work collaboratively with CBIâs Finance and Marketing teams to execute critical financial processes & continuously improve existing processes for greater efficiency & to best satisfy changing priorities of the business
Design, implement, and maintain tools, processes, reporting, systems, & analyses which support evaluation of business performance against a set of defined key performance indicators
Provide constructive challenge and control to protect the companyâs assets to ensure proper and effective use of marketing investment across teams
Deliver accurate financial forecasts, annual budgets, long-term strategic financial plans, accounting and financial reporting for brand, product & line of business perspective
Ensure strong business partnership and recommendations during review of potential investment options & contracts across cross-functional teams
Execute monthly financial close and related management reporting
Ad-hoc requests from the team to include trainings, benchmarking analysis, etc.
Become a valuable voice in partnering with Sales Finance team to compare and review best uses of Sales vs Marketing-driven investment
In addition, your understanding of Constellation Brands as a company and the Beverage Alcohol industry will be enhanced through various projects and cross-collaboration.
Â·Reporting directly into Manager, Marketing Finance â Beer Division
Experienced qualified financial professional with extensive (2-5 years) experience in a relevant commercial environment
Bachelorâs degree (preferably in Accounting or Finance), required, MBA, CPA, or CMA preferred
Strong financial analysis & accounting background
Excellent business orientation, with understanding of the key drivers, issues, constraints etc. of the business
Significant experience engaging effectively with senior management within a global, matrixed, regulated environment, with ability to influence and counsel business partners on key financial concepts
Ability to understand/deal with complex issues and implement practical and innovative solutions to challenges
Strong presentation skills with a proven ability to present at senior management level
Ability to develop and maintain excellent working relationships at all levels
Must be highly organized and able to prioritize in a fast-paced complex environment
Highly proficient use of Excel & PowerPoint
Hyperion/Essbase or similar financial system proficiency required
BPC & SAP ERP experience preferred
Microstrategy / Cognos and syndicated data (IRI or similar) experience a plus
Ability to travel domestically as needed (less than 25%)
Must be legally authorized to work in the United States for any employer without sponsorship now and in the future
ADA Physical/Mental/Workplace Requirements
Occasional lifting up to 25 lbs.
Sitting, working at desk/personal computer for extended periods of time
Reliable Internet access and ability to work remote
Primary work environment is professional corporate office
Ability to travel commercially to domestic and international locations
Virtual - US
Finance & Accounting
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).
If you have taken a moment to unwind with a bottle of beer, toast with glass of wine, or celebrate with a cocktail, chances are that you have shared that moment with Constellation Brands. We are passionate producers of iconic beer, wine and spirits brands that consumers love. From Corona Extra, to Robert Mondavi Wines, to SVEKDA Vodka, we produce over 100 premium brands with sales in nearly 100 countries, making us the number one multi-category beverage alcohol company in the U.S.