Diageo

FP&A Cash Strategy Manager

Americas


Job Description :

CONTEXT:

  • The Financial Planning & Analysis (or Business Performance Management (BPM)) job family is accountable for driving Diageo's end-to-end business performance management cycle. These roles set the rhythm and expected inputs and outputs of performance management, in line with standard global BPM processes, and ensure that the BPM cycle is supported by high quality performance information and insights to enable timely course corrections. They also ensure a continued focus on continual improvements to processes, systems and data.

PURPOSE OF THE ROLE:

  • The Cash Strategy Role will work to deliver Average Working Capital and Cash Conversion improvement across all entities in North America as well as work to develop enhancements to our forecasting process.

TOP ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  • Research and execute AWC improvements with the aim to deliver best in class Working Capital Management.

  • Work with stake-holders to implement and track improvements including:

  • Inventory management and optimization

  • Demand planning

  • Finance-Procurement partnership and vendor negotiation

  • Accounts payable optimization.

  • Accounts receivable optimization.

  • Use analytics to go beyond the numbers, including trend analysis, to assess accuracy of cash forecast. Provide sensitivity analysis for changes in assumptions.

  • Implement automated solution/ develop Cash management tool to improve accuracy and reduce time requirement in the forecasting process.

  • Support STP and OTC execution ensuring issues impacting AWC are resolved timely and route cause analyses performed to prevent issues from recurring

KEY INTERACTIONS:

  • In-market business units, FP&A, Treasury, Supply. Act as trusted business advisory in order to challenge and support the business to improve overall cash delivery.

  • Finance business partners - provide proactive support and collaboration on delivery of end to end Finance operating model to the business units.

  • Group Finance teams / Enterprise operations - collaborate closely with teams to provide high quality, timely management information to the business.

  • Governance & Change - support local delivery of changes / improvements. Strong relationships across Business Shared services to drive efficiency and effectiveness in all our core processes

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCED REQUIRED:

  • Bachelor's degree in related field

  • 5+ experience in an global FMCG or similar dynamic operating environment

  • Demonstrated ability to work in a self-motivated manner but within a collaborative team environment.

  • Strong willingness to challenge conventional norms and views, persistence and intellectual curiosity to evaluate leading approaches.

CRITICAL FINANCE CAPABILITIES:

  • Support decision making

  • Business performance management

  • Systems tools & technologies

  • Finance processes

Worker Type :
Regular

Primary Location:
Norwalk

Additional Locations :

Job Posting Start Date :
2019-07-05-07:00

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