Diageo Commercial Finance Manager Chile in Santiago, Chile




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External Job Description:


PEBAC is a business unit formed by 5 countries (Peru, Ecuador, Bolivia, Argentina & Chile). Chile represents 30% of Total PEBAC NSV.

Role is based in Chile.This role requires traveling (estimated 10%)


The Commercial Finance Manager of Chile is the key business partner of the Commercial Manager and management team of Chile. He/She supports them in making informed decisions through various modeling scenarios and providing a realistic outlook of Chile business unit. The incumbent works closely and builds relationships with key Customers and Distributors to get in-depth understanding of the business. He/She supports and drives strategic development through financial knowledge and innovation. Responsible for the annual operating plan (AOP), identifying risks and opportunities. Leads the productivity agenda together with the Commercial team (NRM, Mkt Efficiencies, Indirect spend, COGS, etc.). Tracks and controls the commercial investment budget.

Leadership Responsibility:

  • Key stakeholders for the role are: Chile Commercial Manager, Distributor Commercial Managers, PEBAC Head of Finance, BSS Controller, Global Treasury and Taxes team.

  • The role has 3 direct reports and dot line with BSS Controllership team for Chile.

Key Outputs/Deliverables:

  • Manage the annual budgeting process, engaging various stakeholders in budget discussion.

  • Manage and prepare monthly Flash and R&O submissions – P&L/ Balance Sheet/ Cash flow.

  • Review and approve BFC numbers to ensure Actuals, AOP, R&O and LY

  • Lead the monthly Financial and Commercial BPM with PEBAC team, which covers depletion update, customer stocks on hand, shipment and commercial investment status.

  • Lead and prepare business cases to mitigate risk or ensure opportunities through implement the right portfolio and price strategy and seek the approvals needed of Global Pricing Team

  • Own the relationship with Global Pricing Team and ensure compliance with commercial decision in pricing and commercial policies.

  • Participate in monthly Local S&OP process (Consensus and Demand review)

  • Responsible of Cash Management and monthly review call with Global Treasury and Taxes, including capital structure

  • Lead together with the Commercial Manager of Chile the productivity agenda and ensure tracking vs targets.

  • Responsible of Finance Local, LAC or Global projects: lighthouse, BPM, Customer profitability, etc.

  • Be the Controls Assurance and Risk Management Champion, where we assess, test and report on the effectiveness of internal controls; to obtain satisfactory ratings for yearly internal audits

Qualifications and Experience Required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Accounting, Industrial Engineer, Economy or similar.

  • Minimum 3 years of Finance Manager or Commercial Finance Manager.

  • Fluent in English is a must.

  • Great business partnering

  • Positive attitude and solution focused mind-set

  • Accuracy and attention to details

  • Takes ownership and accountability to deliver outcomes

  • Proven interpersonal and communication skills.

  • Takes tough decisions and able to assert conviction in the face of opposition.

  • Ruthlessly prioritizes to deliver results.

  • Displays innovation and imagination in both financial and commercial settings.

  • Passionate about making a difference. Energizes others through own commitment

  • Be open to feedback and challenge from others.

  • Sustains a positive outlook across a range of situations.

  • Ability to manage complexity/ambiguity

  • Excellent knowledge of Excel and SAP. BFC.

External Job Title:

Commercial Finance Manager Chile