Finance Manager, Southern Hub


Job Description :


To provide financial, compliance and business performance leadership to the Stitzel Weller & Tullahoma North America Supply sites in Kentucky and Tennessee. To work collaboratively with operations in manufacturing environments to drive efficiencies, productivity initiatives and the most appropriate allocation of resources and investment to create value for Diageo. Specifically:

  • Drive performance and decision-making process at the Stitzel Weller and Tullahoma sites through providing financial support and leadership.

  • Lead the development of the annual plans, delivery of financial results and development and implementation of strategic initiatives.

  • Lead accurate, timely and financially astute profit and loss and balance sheet management. Support ongoing MMS initiative, Tier structure/ business performance management reviews and focused improvement projects to drive best in class cost control.

  • Maintain strong internal control & compliance environment.

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

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

Decision Making / Financial Responsibility

Collectively Stitzel Weller and Tullahoma distill, mature and bottle various North American Whisky brands for Diageo, including Bulleit, George Dickel, Blade & Bow and Orphan Barrel.

  • Stitzel Weller bottles ~1.8 million cases, stores ~255k barrels and has an annual operating budget of ~$13 million

  • Tullahoma distills ~4 million LAA's per year, stores ~ 200k barrels and has an annual operating budget of $8 million.

The Finance Manager leads the financial oversight of the site in partnership with the leadership team. This includes building awareness and accountability within the organization, reducing complexity, and optimizing business processes

Management Responsibility

  • Reports to Finance Director, Supply Operations.

  • Part of Plant Leadership Teams.

  • Manage and influence stakeholders across multiple sites and other functions. Build strong relationships quickly.

Complexity of Role

  • The role requires significant in-depth knowledge of finances within a manufacturing environment, including accounting, planning, reporting, analysis and controls.

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

  • Strong leadership skills as part of Plant Leadership Team.

  • Ability to impact performance and implement continuous improvement agenda.

  • Change management capabilities and business transformation experience.

  • Building and leveraging relationships across difference business functions and geographies are essential to delivering results.

Key Outputs / Deliverables

  • Provide exceptional business partnering support and financial oversight for the sites to help drive effective decision making and cost consciousness.

  • Lead the development of the annual operating plan (AOP) and monthly LE forecasts/R&O (risks and opportunities).

  • Coordinate with DBS shared services on the monthly close process and preparation of financial and operational performance reports including Tier /BPM reporting and KPIs.

  • Be able to connect operational details to decision support required to drive plant performance.

  • Ensure that the correct controls and governance is in place to meet CARM and Risk standards.


  • 8+ years of financial management/accounting 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/bottling operations).

  • Strong technical accounting, planning, analysis, reporting and systems expertise. SAP knowledge a plus.

  • 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 organizational change.

  • Strong communication and presentation skills.

  • Ability to travel required

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Stitzel Weller

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