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Finance Business Partner - Marketing

Woking (United Kingdom) Permanent Ends 30/04/2020

The role


Asahi UK Ltd is the UK and Ireland subsidiary of Asahi International Ltd. Asahi UK has responsibility for the development of Asahi International’s Super Premium Beer brands across the UK and Ireland. Our brands include Peroni Nastro Azzurro, Asahi Super Dry, London Pride, our Belgian abbey beer St Stefanus, Pilsner Urquell, Kozel, as well as Polish brands Lech and Tyskie.

This is an exciting time to join the team following Asahi International Ltd.’s acquisition of the Fuller’s drinks business in April 2019. The operational footprint in the UK has widened, bringing new brewing and distribution capabilities as well as an expanded portfolio - now including cask ales and ciders for the first time.

We are currently seeking an enthusiastic Finance Business Partner to join our UK Finance team based here in Woking, focused towards partnering with our UK Marketing team.

Your key responsibilities as a Finance Business Partner will include:

*To partner with Directors of Brand Marketing to deliver the financial Marketing plan, budget and forecast, and drive rigour into Marketing functional spend.
*To provide financial decision support, partnering with the Marketing team to generate financial insights to assist with enhancing brand performance.
*To be the Finance innovation representative ensuring the Asahi UK Innovation agenda is achieved, preparing & evaluating all innovation business cases.
*Lead the budgeting process for both sales and marketing investment, ensuring effective communication with Finance Business Partners (Sales) so that sales spend is budgeted for accurately
*Ensures that budget targets and guidelines are cascaded to the Marketing & Head Office functions
*Lead the game planning process from a sales & marketing investment perspective, providing financial templates, summary analysis and in depth commentary on investment plans by Brand & Channel
*Ensures that investment choices, aligned to brand strategic priorities, are financially evaluated to provide a long-term perspective of the impact on portfolio profitability
*Provides brand financial performance insights and recommendations to Marketing leadership, identifying potential growth opportunities or risks through scenario and sensitivity analyses.

Your Ideal Background:

*Finalist or recently Qualified Accountant
*Strong excel & SAP knowledge
*Highly numerate with strong analytical skills
*Strong track record of influencing non-financial decision makers
*Previous FMCG experience is an advantage
*On offer is a competitive basic salary plus generous benefits package inclusive of;

Daily lunch allowance / 28 crates of beer per annum / 10-20% Annual bonus / Industry leading pension contribution / Private Healthcare / Life assurance / Dental insurance / 25 days’ holiday

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