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Finance Manager, Agave


New York, NY

Employer:  Pernod Ricard
Category:  Finance
Job Type:  Full Time


Position Title: Finance Manager, Agave
Location: New York, NY, US

Careers that unlock the magic of human connection

Who we are

Pernod Ricard is a global premium spirits and wine company. We're the team behind leading brands such as ABSOLUT® Vodka, Jameson® Irish Whiskey, Malibu®, Kahlúa® Liqueur, Beefeater® Gin, and Avión™ Tequila, as well as many more superior wines and exquisite champagnes!

Working at Pernod Ricard is all about igniting conviviality in that all that we do. Derived from the French word, convivialité ...it means human connection, authenticity, friendly, and jovial. Conviviality is energy and spirit with a splash of je ne sais quoi and is a core philosophy around how we live and work at Pernod Ricard. Here, we are team players, dream makers, trailblazers, movers and (cocktail) shakers. We have a passion for living life to the fullest, making a new friend every day, and realizing our potential as people and as a business!

The salary range for this role, based in New York is $108,200.00 to $135,200.00 , range will vary if outside of this location. Base salaries are determined during our interview process, by assessing a candidate'sexperience, skills against internal peers and against the scope and responsibilities of the position.

Position Summary

The position of Finance Manager, Agaves is a critical role in Pernod Ricard USA organization. As the primary finance business partner for the Agave brand team supporting Altos, Avion, Del Maguey, and Ojo de Tigre, this role will be instrumental in bringing financial insights and control to all levels of decision-making and ensure we are driving profitable growth. Primary stakeholders include the wider Portfolio Finance team, Agave brand team, Ojo de Tigre management, as well as Commercial Finance Directors and Managers.

Major Responsibilities

  • Ownership of Agave brands' depletion & shipment P&Ls, monthly forecasting and strategic long-range planning
  • Tracking and management of brand Advertising & Promotion (A&P) budgets, in conjunction with brand marketing team
  • Monthly performance analysis and commentary inclusive of internal and external trends (i.e.. depletions, Nielsen, NABCA) prepared for senior management/stakeholder presentations
  • Preparation of business cases to support brand-related commercial decisions (i.e price changes, promo strategy changes, product/range extensions, innovation, etc)
  • Governance of brands' pricing strategies and identification and implementation of revenue optimization opportunities in partnership with Commercial Finance
  • Preparation of commercial and strategic reviews relating to the brand as well as other ad hoc senior management/stakeholder presentations
  • Preparation of monthly and quarterly materials to be sent to the Ojo de Tigre Board of Directors


- Experience / Background:
  • Minimum 5+ years in a financial planning and analysis or commercially focused business analytics role with demonstrable career progression
  • Robust experience in planning, budgeting, forecasting, financial modeling and analysis
  • Industry experience preferable but not essential

- Skills / Specifications
  • Highly analytical, ability to evaluate varied business KPIs and large amounts of data to produce clear financial recommendations
  • Excellent writing and communication skills, with ability to develop clear and concise messaging for senior management
  • Very collaborative, ready to build strong relationships as close partner to brand team and with internal finance team as well as across the organization cross-functionally
  • Ability to successfully interact with non-finance departments, understanding their key requirements and tailoring data and messaging accordingly
  • Capable of bringing structure and clarity to decision-making in ambiguous environment
  • Proactive in influencing and challenging business assumptions based on insight and analytics
  • Ability to understand market/category dynamics and be able to clearly articulate strategic priorities for the business from finance, commercial and brand perspectives
  • At ease in analyzing, managing and modeling sub-brand level profitability
  • Able to compile business cases taking into account the sensitivities of assumptions
  • Detail-oriented, taking a thorough approach with high level of accuracy
  • Ability to manage numerous work streams simultaneously to tight timelines

- Education
  • Bachelor's degree required, preferably in Finance, Accounting or Economics
  • MBA preferred

Ready to work with spirit? Read on...

Life and perks at Pernod Ricard

Proud to belong - Just as we help to create moments that matter for our customers, we lead by example every day...bringing our whole self to work and building bonds that celebrate the human spirit, diversity, and foster deep connections.

Empowered to soar - We set high expectations and seek to get the most out of life. Through flexibility and a hybrid workstyle, as well as unique learning opportunities, generous tuition reimbursement, and one-of-a-kind learning programs, we passionately grow our skillset.

Committed to care - We are deeply committed to the long-term sustainability of our people, our industry, and our planet. We call this return on responsibility. From environmental sustainability to supporting local communities, our commitment is steadfast.

Inspired to dream - We treasure new experiences and are proud to develop as people, not job titles. From rich immersive learning programs in Paris to exciting high-profile events, we blend a love of exploration into all that we do.

Our hybrid work style

At Pernod Ricard North America, our work philosophy celebrates the magic of human connection with the flexibility needed to provide one's most meaningful contribution. Our hybrid teams will work remotely the majority of the time and unite on-site two days per week or 40% of the time. Our team is empowered to start and finish their day at a time that works best for their lifestyle with the whole team available during the core hours of 10am-3pm.

Plus, great benefits and perks to toast to a life filled with support including:
  • Competitive compensation including performance bonuses
  • Domestic & international career development opportunities
  • Competitive paid time off plan + wellbeing days
  • Medical, dental, vision and life insurance
  • Product allowance to enjoy on Pernod Ricard products
  • Gym reimbursement
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • BetterUp Care wellness benefits including nutrition, sleep, executive coaching, etc.

And much, much more! Check out PRUSABenefits.com to view our extensive people programs and support.

Pernod Ricard USA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It employs qualified individuals based solely on ability, training and experience, and does not and will not, discriminate for or against any employee or applicant for employment or promotion based upon actual or perceived race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, national origin, citizenship, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, military service or any other classification protected by law. Offers will be subject to United States local terms .

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