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Finance Director

Davide Campari-Milano S.p.A
Auckland, NZ
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Jun 21, 2024

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Full Time
Finance Director

Date: Jun 2, 2024


Auckland, NZ

Additional Location:

Function: Finance

Seniority Level: Director

Employment type: Permanent

Workplace Type: Hybrid

Company: Campari New Zealand Ltd

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Who we are

Campari Group is a major player in the global spirits industry, with a portfolio of over 50 premium and super premium brands, spreading across Global, Regional and Local priorities. Global Priorities, the Group's key focus, include Aperol, Appleton Estate, Campari, SKYY, Wild Turkey e Grand Marnier.

The Group was founded in 1860 and today is the sixth-largest player worldwide in the premium spirits industry. It has a global distribution reach, trading in over 190 nations around the world with leading positions in Europe and the Americas. The Group's growth strategy combines organic growth through strong brand building and external growth via selective acquisitions of brands and businesses.

Headquartered in Milan, Italy, Campari Group owns 18 plants worldwide and has its own distribution network in more than 20 countries. The Group employs approximately 4,000 people.

The shares of the parent company, Davide Campari-Milano S.p.A. (Reuters CPRI.MI - Bloomberg CPR IM), have been listed on the Italian Stock Exchange since 2001.

The Business Unit Asia and Pacific is the most dynamic and diverse of the Group, as it operates directly in markets like China, Australia and New Zealand and through partnerships in the likes of South Korea, Japan, Vietnam, Singapore and Indonesia.

The Asia and Pacific markets are Campari Group's commercial innovation lab, taking advantage of the advanced development of digital channels in these markets, yet still at their initial stage in our industry; the need for strong innovation in developing Routes to Market; the learning opportunities from different categories and moments of consumption habits.

General Description of the Role

The Finance Director New Zealand (FD NZ), is responsible for the provision of financial analysis and decision support to the commercial and marketing team, actively assisting in trade promotions, commercial analysis, and new product development. The FD NZ is also accountable for all financial accounting, tax, audit and statutory reporting aspects of TCL.

The FD NZ is the key business partner for the Managing Director NZ and is a key member of the NZ Leadership Team.

This role is based in Auckland and holds commercial responsibility over all the duty paid spirits markets of New Zealand) as well as statutory and governance responsibility for Campari New Zealand Pty Ltd.

The role is also a member of the extended APAC Finance Leadership Team.

Key Activities and Responsbilities
  • Responsible for strategic business plan, yearly budget, and monthly forecast and valuation reviews
  • Finance business partner providing the New Zealand teams with relevant and timely commercial insights and guidance, providing financial support to sales and marketing relating to, but not limited to, new product development, trading terms, pricing, revenue growth management, manufacturing cost analysis and new business tenders.
  • Leads all financial planning and analysis (FP&A), including forecasting, budgeting, and cash flow management.
  • Responsible for TCL legal entity financial statements, statutory requirements, tax and audit, as well as monthly close and half yearly and yearly reporting
  • Oversees and reviews accounting tasks, including payroll, taxes, and compliance.
  • With the FP&A team, the FD NZ will be responsible for financial support in:
  • Price realization, pricing changes with excise
  • Customer trading terms and P&L
  • Promotional modelling
  • Channel /pack strategy
  • Market share analysis
  • NPD analysis
  • Compliance and control systems, P/L management, cash flow planning, A&P budget controlling etc.
  • People management and development, including career and succession planning.
  • Internal stakeholder management to complete all financial and management reports and budgeting activities and liaising with external stakeholder such as the external auditors on annual audits.
  • Oversee credit management for TCL, DP and DF customers.
  • Adhoc projects as required.

Key Relationships

Internal: New Zealand Leadership Team, APAC Finance Leadership Team, Supply Chaing Teams, Marketing Team, Shared Service Centre Sydney, Group FP&A team, Group Consolidated Financial Statements Team, Group Tax, Legal, Internal Audit (Group Function based in Milan Italy)

External: Auditors and consultants utilised in projects

Experience, Education & Skills
  • Minimum 10+ years of rounded Finance experience (including both Financial Planning & Analysis and Auditing/Accounting experience within multinational manufacturing companies) and consumer goods industries preferred, with prior alcoholic beverages experience an advantage;
  • Degree in Accounting/Economics/Business Administration with CPA or equivalent membership mandatory;
  • Strong demonstrated leadership across teams and key stakeholders in cross-cultural and matrix environments;
  • Deep knowledge of international accounting principles, IFRS preferred, financial statements and statutory requirements;
  • Strong SAP knowledge and working knowledge of Power BI a strong advantage;
  • Proven experience in working on challenging projects and delivering excellent results to deadlines;
  • Track record of being adaptable, flexible and pragmatic with a customer and results-oriented view;
  • Proven analytical thinker with ability to work across functions, carry out data analysis, identify trends and develop commercial options to reach solutions;
  • Strong communication skills
  • Proven skills in planning and reporting techniques and methods, incl. KPIs management
  • Deep economic and financial knowledge especially FMCG business processes, P&L structure, commercial promotions, and A&P expenditures

Additional Requirements:
  • Available to travel 10%-15% of the time but may vary with projects.
  • Available to participate in ad-hoc evening calls with the group function.

Our commitment to Diversity & Inclusion:

At Campari Group we believe in building more value together, thus we see diversity in all forms as a source of enrichment. Our employment policies and practices ensure that we are committed to providing equal employment opportunities in all aspects of employment without regard to any individual's race, religion, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or characteristics or expression, political affiliation or activity, age, veteran status, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Note to applicants:

Your application will be assessed based on your abilities, expertise, general knowledge and experience, not because of any confidential, proprietary or trade secret information you may possess. You must not disclose to Campari Group any such information. In the event that you are asked a question that cannot be answered without disclosure of any confidential, proprietary or trade secret information (including from a current or prior employer or their vendors or customers), you must decline to answer the question.

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