At Saucony, we exist for runners. Runners inspire us, bring us new ideas, force us to be better. They drive our design and engineering. They keep us competitive. They keep us hungry. They keep us honest. Whether it’s in a conference room or out on a lunchtime run, we’re constantly talking about and arguing about our sport, runners and the products that fuel them. We love our products and we run in everything we make. This focus and passion fuels us as we strive to create the best running shoes and apparel on the planet. We leave work each day knowing we’ve done everything to make runners’ lives just a little bit better.
Supports the Brand Finance Director and Commercial team in providing all financial support to the Saucony EMEA Brand including annual planning and forecasting, review and commentary on period results with support from planning/finance analysts. Participating on financial viability of all brand proposals. Also supports approval processes including pricing and limits as well as statutory requirements working with Brand Team and Central Finance
Owns top & bottom of P&L for their brands
Supports the front line financial support to the Brand across the key areas of:
maintenance of internal controls,
period actual review
Ensures the BFD/Commercial Team of has all the data/analysis required for to support all financial business decision making and projects
Model financial scenarios that underpin growth and business decisions
Reviews opportunities for profitability improvement/SG&A reduction
Manages Brand Finance Planning Analyst.
Perform duties consistent with the company’s policies & targeted objectives for the year relating to company’s appraisal scheme.
Perform other duties as required/assigned by BFD or Brand VP/GM.
CIMA qualified (or other finance qualification) preferred but not essential
Minimum 3-5 years commercial experience of wholesale or FMCG industries (preferably within branded footwear or apparel)
Commercially aware, with experience of working in sales/marketing environment
Experience within a highly commercial business environment
Numerate with strong analytical and communication skills
Highly motivated, self starter full of initiative
Ability to transcend peer group barriers / dealing with various levels throughout the business and across territories
Experience of SAP and BW (or similar) reporting tool
Advance Excel skills (minimum - Vlookup, linked workbooks, Pivot tables)
MS Office (Outlook, Word, PowerPoint)
Normal office enviornment
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills which may be required.
Committed to a diverse workforce, we are an Equal Opportunity Employer (Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled).