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Diageo Commercial Finance Business Partner in London, United Kingdom

Job Description :


The Commercial Finance Business Partner supports the Commercial Finance Manager in carrying out performance management, pricing and investment analysis as well as providing misc decision support to the On-Trade l commercial teams, which will ultimately maximise Net Sales Value and Commercial Contribution for the channels.

Leadership Responsibilities

Great Business Performance:

Drive great performance conversations that establish actions to maximise delivery. Look for workable solutions that are simple to implement. Have clarity around what are the key priorities. Be able to influence key decision makers.

Create Possibilities:

Due to the complexity of the channel, you will need to think innovatively around barriers. You will need to identify ways to make things happen and have the energy and know how to implement. This includes ensuring our new finance reporting system is fit for purpose

Create the conditions for people to succeed:

Displays effective interpersonal skills – builds and maintains great working relationships with colleagues. Sets and communicates clear standards and expectations

Grow yourself and others:

Is able to engage and energise people around the finance agenda. Is enthusiastic – wants to make an impact. Is able to stay positive and overcome setbacks. Is able to explain financial information clearly and concisely to non-financial people.

Be Authentic:

Always acts with integrity. Focuses on what’s important. Seeks feedback and acts upon it.

Purpose of Role

Supporting the OT CFM in delivering best practice business partnering to the commercial teams.

Top 3-5 accountabilities

Performance management

  • Drive understanding and focus on performance within the Customer Teams to meet and go beyond delivery of annual targets.

  • Accountability for great basics in the OTC process and strong cash performance.

  • Use of insightful analysis to identify business opportunities for the business unit (e.g. Variance Analysis, Investment Efficiency Analysis, Trend Analysis)

  • Presentation of these to the team and subsequently motivating the team around delivering against these

  • Support the strategic planning and forecasting processes

Improving finance capability throughout Commercial Teams

  • Development and presentation of financial tools, techniques and information that aid and improve the day to day decisions

  • Providing the “What ifs” around data and information provided by the BPM Team

  • A desire to seek learning opportunities to enhance commercial understanding is essential in performance of the above objectives.


New projects will materialise from time to time that will require leadership from the CFBP. Examples include the roll out of new trade terms to customers, improvement of cash process, enhancement of forecasting accuracy.

Qualifications and experience required

  • Advanced excel skills (and ideally SAP)

  • Ability to build excellent relationship and influencing skills

  • Strong understanding of accounting processes and standards - accountant qualification is desirable

  • Demonstrates commercial mindset - previous commercial experience extremely desirable

Barriers to Success in Role

  • Inability to deal with ambiguity and complexity.

  • Lack of influencing and business partnering skills

  • Lack of energy and appetite to drive process improvements in the channel

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Primary Location:

Park Royal 7HQ

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As a global leader in beverage alcohol, our 200+ brands are part of everyday celebrations in over 180 countries. Our ambition? We want to be one of the best performing, most trusted and respected consumer products companies in the world.

Ever since Arthur Guinness took out a 9,000 year lease on a Dublin brewery, some 250 years ago, we became a business that is defined by the character of the people who work here. It took immense character from Alexander Walker to convince the captains of every ship in the port of Glasgow to take crates of Johnnie Walker to the four corners of the world. Today, nothing’s changed.

We’re proud to be more than 30,000 talented people. While they make our iconic brands ever stronger around the world, we help them go further than they thought possible. In fact, we’re helping to define their career growth through stretching roles and exciting development opportunities.

Diageo is where you’ll find a wide variety of personalities, experiences and perspectives, wherever you’re based in the world. It makes for a stimulating and rewarding working environment, where everyone can flourish.