Finance Director, Marketing & Innovation Jobs in New York, NY at Diageo

Purpose of Role:

To lead and manage the US Spirits Brand & Innovation Finance function, playing a critical support role in delivering overall $6B Diageo North America’s business and financial objectives. Reports directly to the SVP US Spirits Commercial Finance.


Financial and strategic business partner for US Spirits Marketing & Innovation organization, including central functions

Plays a critical role in shaping the company’s long-term sustainable growth strategy while also focusing on near term brand performance

Provides financial oversight of A&P brand budgets valued at ~$800m annually

Lead Brand Finance team that supports US Spirits Brand teams to monitor current brand performance and key drivers of growth

Lead Innovation Finance team that provides support to the Innovation Team and financial leadership of the Innovation Gate Process

Charged with partnering with cross functional teams to model future brand performance and valuing potential growth drivers

Lead and contribute to integrated business planning initiatives for US Spirits

Requires the individual to excel functionally and to build effective working relationships across the commercial and brand teams at all levels of the organization

Collaborate with M&E/Data Analytics/NRM team to ensure that the brand team is identifying and leveraging actionable insights

Inspire, develop and coach a team of 4 direct reports and 7 finance professionals

Provide oversight and guidance to A&P Team in Budapest

Specifically the Finance Director will:

Lead Portfolio Strategy process for US Spirits including developing a framework, tools, templates, and analyses to synthesize portfolio projections and develop insights

Lead and drive building blocks and the financial elements of the annual brand planning process across US Spirits

Assess financial performance, provide business insights, and develop scenario plans

Partner with Brand teams to coordinate/prepare/facilitate quarterly brand plan reviews

Assess investment opportunities to ensure they align with overall strategy and financial targets, while developing ROI analyses to evaluate programs, opportunities, and cost savings initiatives

Drive productivity initiatives to ensure effective allocation of resources and efficient use of investments by brand

Champion the compliance agenda and maintain a strong internal control & compliance environment

Excel at cutting through ambiguity and act as a critical thought partner to the Marketing and Innovation Leadership Team and SVP Finance US Spirits

Support SVP in ad-hoc projects including but not limited to US Strategy, portfolio optimization, and performance management

Key Outputs:

Annual Integrated Business Plan Growth Building Blocks and Investment Allocation

Monthly O&R for Brand A&P investments

Development, compilation and communication of brand performance, market assessments, competitive reviews, and other industry and portfolio strategy related insights and summaries

Insightful business performance management analysis and generation of improvement opportunities

Transform ideas that may range from market insights and competitor performance to creative investments and growth models into financial projections

Provide brand growth modelling, profitability analyses, and scenario planning

Development of a highly engaged, high performing finance team that is recognized for its critical role in the delivery of …

Job info:

Job Title: Finance Director, Marketing & Innovation

Company Name: Diageo

Location: New York, NY

Experince: 8 – 10 years

Job Category: Food & Beverages

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