Commercial Finance Manager- Whisky & Reserve - Open to flexibility

London (Greater)
13 Jan 2017
13 Feb 2017
Contract Type

Commercial Finance Manager- Whisky & Reserve - Open to flexibility

Diageo is the world’s leading premium drinks company, a business built on the principles and foundations laid by the giants of our industry.
Arthur Guinness, Alexander Walker and all those many talented people that followed in their footsteps, cared deeply about the people and businesses they fostered, and the communities in which they operated. Today we stand on the shoulders of these giants and act with the same entrepreneurial spirit.

Our purpose, celebrating life, every day, everywhere means that our brands are part of celebrations big and small. We believe that living our purpose in full is to make the most of life - to be the best you can be at work, at home, with friends, in the community, and for the community.


Diageo is a global leader in beverage alcohol with iconic brands in spirits, beer and wine. We provide consumers with choice and quality across categories and price points.

With this role, you will be reporting into the Head of Marketing Finance Europe and you will be working with the wider Europe Performance team and directly supporting the Whisky & Reserve Category Director and their full team. 

Key Outcomes

  • Own Marketing Quarterly Brand Review (QBR) and performance management cycle
  • Own Consumer A&P budget and R&O management
  • Prepare and present financial analysis in a simple and coherent form
  • Create insightful causal tracks, develop/use pricing and margin tools and know when to apply them
  • Lead A&P planning process from Annual Strategy Planning to GAME to AOP to ensure monies are aligned behind strategic priorities
  • Drive timely completion of and rigour in M&E to maximise A&P efficiency & effectiveness in order to drive better investment decisions delivering higher returns
  • Provide finance support on Innovation Gate papers on simple variant innovation off core product, e.g. new flavour variants in an existing range
  • Provide finance support on Renovation Gate papers, e.g. brand redesign / pack changes
  • Drive completion of and provide finance support on Innovation Gate 6 reviews
  • Provide business partner support on ad hoc projects to support business decisions
  • Decide how A&P will be developed strategically and allocated tactically across your brands in Europe
  • Decide the shape and style of BPM process employed in your brands

Essential Qualifications

  • Qualified Accountant or MBA with a strong academic record and 3 years PQE
  • Highly numerate with strong analytical skills


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