Finance Manager, Distillation & Maturation


Job Description :


To provide finance and business performance management support to the North America Distillation and Maturing Operations. Specifically:

  • Accountable for maturing liquid costing and analysis for Diageo's North American Distillation & Maturing business (whiskey and rum).

  • Lead ongoing business performance management and review across distillation and maturing sites.

  • Lead the development of the distillation and maturing annual plan, delivery of financial results and development and implementation of strategic initiatives.

  • Identify & pro-actively manage risks and opportunities and provide performance insights.

  • Lead accurate, timely and financially astute balance sheet management.

  • Lead effective and efficient compliance, ethics and controls activities. Identifying and proactively managing risks across the businesses.

  • Lead the development/execution of best in class tools and techniques to drive simpler, faster and better reporting and decision-making.

Decision Making / Financial Responsibility

The Finance Manager, Distillation & Maturation is responsible for managing approximately $900M in inventory, ~$45M in annual plant operating overheads and annual distillation volumes of +66M LPA.

Management Responsibility

  • Reports to Finance Director, Supply Operations

  • Manage and influence stakeholders across multiple sites and other functions such as Operations, Procurement, Supply Planning and the Blenders

Complexity of Role

  • Understanding of end to end Supply chain and cost accounting, including requirements and transactions relating to maturing inventory.

Key Outputs / Deliverables

  • Lead the annual operating budget, monthly actual and R&O processes for distillation and maturing.

  • Lead the annual costing and standards setting process for maturing liquids.

  • Lead simplification and process improvements efforts for the costing and reporting processes.

  • Ensure compliance with Diageo's policies and procedures.

  • Provide costing support for key projects & initiatives.

  • Provide financial oversight and exceptional business partnering support to for all Third-Party operations.


  • 5+ years of financial management/costing experience, preferably within a manufacturing or fast moving & complex consumer goods environment.

  • Bachelor's degree in Finance or Accounting is required; a professional accounting designation or MBA is preferred.

  • Knowledge of the beverage alcohol industry supply chain desirable (particularly distillation & maturation operations).

  • Understanding of costing & accounting processes, planning & analysis, and internal controls.

  • Strong PC & systems expertise and SAP knowledge.

  • Proven ability to distill out complex business issues, provide logical, compelling and clear plans for action.

  • Requires excellent leadership/networking skills and ability to lead and influence change.

  • Strong communication and presentation skills.

  • Ability to travel required.

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New York 530 5th Ave

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