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Business Manager, Travel Retail Americas

Country : USA USA

State : Florida

County : Miami-Dade County

Town : Miami

Category : Sales

Contract type : Permanent

Availability : Full time

Job description

POSITION SUMMARY: Works with the Executive Director, Finance & Strategy to manage and drive the annual budget and monthly estimate process. Creates reporting and analysis on the financial performance for Clinique (CL) and the Aramis & Designer Fragrances (ADF) Brands. Support yearly brand strategy, management and review of Regional P&L's. RESPONSIBILITIES: Provide financial advice and expertise to the brands, focusing on being a value added partner to help them achieve their business objectives. This includes advice on financial and operational issues affecting the Brand. This is especially important as our distribution is via Lachen (in Switzerland). The Strategic Business Partner is expected to be innovative and proactive in offering suggestions and advice to all levels of the Brand. Ensure Customer & Market Growth On-going review of monthly retail and net sales and profit and loss performance. : Highlight over or under spending areas for prompt follow-up by RDs/ ASMs : Track actuals against budget/ forecast Partner with Brand Regional Director to execute new door opening. Make sure P&L, CAPEX and budgeting are done promptly and accurately. Data Analytics: Develop, monitor and report Brand metrics and KPI's providing analysis and insights, as applicable. Leverage systems and tools (SAP, BI and SAP) available for the preparation of ad-hoc analysis. Manages Operational Effectiveness Manage expense spending and ensure appropriate expense accruals at month end. Approve Returns and Destructions (RAF and DIF). Conduct ad-hoc Profit & Loss and Sales analysis as requested by Brands/Finance, for example, the Beauty Advisor productivity report, penetration report, bubble charts etc. Financial Planning & Analysis Prepare and review monthly sales & P&L estimates and ensure timely and accurate reporting. Work and provide input to the brands on monthly estimates and manage the annual budget/plan process submission and loading into CPM. Work with Brands to produce and evaluate : Profit & Loss for HPPs/Special Events Profit & Loss for new door/account Work closely with brand Director developing the long range plan including building blocks and annual budgets. Prepare detail revenue, COG and OPEX budget at customer level and load into the TR CPM Cube. Improves Business Processes Provide finance induction to new field member, including knowledge of the new database systems Month end process: Review all Selling, Marketing, Advertising and Promotional expenditures and prepare any necessary accrual (journal entries) at month end. Prepare Pro-Forma P&L's during month end closing to compare with Plan and latest estimate (LE). Liaison with the Regional Finance Director to ensure correct processing of all month-end transactions. Adherence and enforcement of US GAAP, corporate policies and SOX compliance. Liaison with Genpact on R2R processes.

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REQUIREMENTS Bachelor's degree, MBA degree preferable. CPA a Plus 5+ years' related financial and/or accounting experience. Excellent analytical, communication and interpersonal skills. Independent and able to work under pressure. Advance Excel and experience in SAP preferred. Personal Characteristics Respected and enthusiastic leader Draws others into enthusiastic commitment to the collective effort. Has a direction, energy and passion. Inspires others to exceed expectations. Shapes the environment to foster a drive toward achievement, learning and teamwork. Models behavior. Displays integrity and builds trust Emotionally even Can manage emotions. Maintains calm and perspective in difficult situations. Self-confident. Knows own strengths. Welcomes challenges. Willing to champion change even in the face of opposition. Innovative Experiments with new concepts and approaches. Comes up with creative solutions to difficult problems. Strong communicator Clearly communicates expectations. Can relate to a range of people. Knows how and when to adapt communication style to audience and objective eg. when to be directive and when to seek discussion and input. Works cooperatively with peers, management, subordinates and other departments Seeks personal improvement and adapts behaviour to feedback and experience The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required of person so classified.
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