Executive Director, Finance And Business Management, Clinique, na Region
Country : USA
State : New York
Town : New York
Category : Finance
Contract type : Permanent
Availability : Full time
Key Responsibilities:-Manage the overall NA region (US/PR and Canada) brand P&L ensuring strategic allocation of resources.-Ownership of the monthly business review meetings leading up to and including the brand SI&OP meeting and NA regional Integrated Business Planning review.-Preparation of the annual budget and latest estimates.-Revenue Alignment: oWorking with sales planning and operations, align on seasonal retail sales plans by retailer and product category/sub-categories; prepare retail to gross shipments to net sales projections. oCollaborate with demand planning to validate sales assumptions and prepare demand planning and financial forecast reconciliations - saleable and promotional.oReview, document and monitor new product launch assumptions including cannibalization/halo assumptions, and ensure launch activity will be NOP-accretive and/or a strategic imperative.oWork with brand management to reduce returns - both returns to vendor and consumer returns, and support sku rationalization efforts to eliminate underperforming products, etc.-Responsible for Gross Margin management, cost of goods analysis and recommendations for continued improvement including strategies around newness, category mix, returns impacts, pricing, mix of sets and gifts, etc. -Partner across brand teams to identify Risks and Opportunities.-Monitor demo productivity and work with field to deliver improvements.-Evaluate category, franchise and launch plans, ensuring the brand maximizes opportunities to invest against high growth opportunities. -Monitor account and door level contribution, highlighting areas for improvement. Ensure the online channels are funded appropriately while balancing investment in brick & mortar.-Provide analysis of saleable and promotional inventory levels at trade and in warehouse to reduce inventory and excess levels while maintaining high customer service levels.-Responsible for the NA brand capital budget and investment analyses, in addition to ROI metrics.-Provide strategic analysis to the brand management team for near term and long range scenario planning, including new business analysis, new product launches, promotional return on investment, etc.-Participate in any regional or corporate initiatives such as Corporate Performance Management ("CPM"), marketing planning pilot, promotional inventory efforts, etc.-Support change management and process enhancement initiatives, eliminating non-value-added investments and efforts.
Qualifications -Undergraduate degree in finance/accounting.-MBA and/or 3+ years of strategy consulting experience a plus.-12 plus years of relevant work experience in finance, strategy, new business development.-Outstanding quantitative and analytical skills required.-Requires strong problem solving, interpersonal, presentation and communication skills.-Keen ability to collaborate and communicate cross functionally with sales, marketing, demand planning and supply chain.-Position requires strong leadership skills and previous experience in managing a team.-Ability to drive consensus among functions.-Strong communication, negotiation and presentation skills necessary.-Knowledge of industry practices and a passion for prestige consumer categories.-Strong interest and understanding of external issues affecting the business - economic environment, retail environment, competition, etc.
Job: Finance & Accounting
Primary Location: US-NY-New York
Job Type: Standard
Shift: 1st (Day) Shift
Job Number: 200873
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