Senior Manager, Finance (Group)
Country : USA
State : New York
Town : New York
Category : Finance
Contract type : Permanent
Availability : Full time
This role will be responsible for managing the global brand financial plan for the Nars brand, while working closely with the Global Marketing team and the International affiliate markets to ensure the global execution of the approved portfolio and brand pillars. It will ensure sound business analysis of existing products, new product development and investment propositions, driving creation of robust business models and providing transparent reporting of actual business performance. This role will also support the team in developing and implementing the overall brand strategy.
Partner with ED Finance, International business lead, and Regional Affiliates to prepare the Global Strategic Plan and financial forecast, coordinating with Demand side of the business (Sales, Marketing).
Partner with international affiliate markets to develop three-year strategic plans for the brand.
Partner with international affiliate markets to develop budgets and quarterly forecasts.
Provide in-depth financial analysis related to key strategic initiatives (e.g. marketing campaigns), as well as tactical initiatives as determined by the external market.
Analyze competitive landscape and develop relevant benchmarks.
Analyze and communicate monthly financial results to the Global Marketing organization.
Support the development of pricing strategies relevant to the competitive landscape and brand strategy.
Initiate, lead, and manage projects which will improve current business model and strategies.
Manage cross-functional relationships and deliver financial analysis for core business activity set and new item development.
Continuously review and enhance business processes to support current and future Business Unit segment objectives.
Other projects as requested by management
6+ years of financial experience; preferably in the prestige cosmetics industry or CPG. International experience a plus.
Excellent analytic and computer skills, strong communication ability.
Knowledge of Cognos, Hyperion, SAP preferred
Proficient in Excel and PowerPoint
Demonstrated analytical thinking, problem solving and decision making skills
Comfort in providing appropriate challenge/pushback and feedback
Ability to work collaboratively and build positive and effective business partnerships
Ability to successfully manage change and deal with ambiguous situations
Ability to interact with all levels of management in a fast paced, changing environment
Must have outstanding interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written