Position Summary :
Reporting to Director of Business Planning and Analysis, Asia Pacific, the Senior Business Manager has finance management responsibilities of brand(s) with net sales of approximately USD400-
500M or more (20-25% of the region’s sales).This person partners with the Regional Brand VP / GM / Director(s) to achieve key goals in sales, cost of goods, operating expense, NOP, fixed assets and inventory management.
Roles & Responsibilities :
Driving the brand(s) strategic planning, budgeting and monthly estimate process. Participate in the annual budget and lead the monthly estimates process
Conduct productivity analyses, category mix and performance, and other key performance metrics to maximize investment opportunities.
Provide strategic analysis to the Regional management team and recommendations for improvements.
Consolidate the overall brand regional results, ensure compliance of financial policies and coordinate amongst the NY Brand / NY Corporate and Affiliate management teams.
Support the execution of business planning and analysis to deliver regional goals and review of business performance.
Teamwork and collaboration with marketing, demand planning and supply chain planning functions at regional and affiliate levels, particularly in demand planning process to validate sales assumptions and forecast reconciliations.
Provide analysis of saleable and promotional inventory levels at trade and in warehouse.
Interface with NY Brand / NY Corporate / Affiliate Management to ensure effective communication and to facilitate the planning and control process.
Participate in financial accounting activities for the regional office
In addition to the above, a Senior Business Manager will also spend a significant amount of time to take up one or more of the following roles on top of financial planning and analysis activities :
Supervise Financial Anslyst / Business Manager on the above activities. Manage performance. Provide advice and coaching.
Lead Projects in one or more of the following areas : improve alignment in region financial discipline, cost saving initiatives, total consolidation / coordination across affiliates, productivity and systems and implementation of management accounting processes.
Focus on strategic priorities / emerging areas that are critical to the business (E.g. FS stores, Online, Omni-channel, Digital, Creative)
Skills & Requirements :
University Degree in Finance / Accounting, with minimum 10 years of relevant experience in sales affiliate or retail industry
Strategic thinker and strong business acumen. Proven track record in being a finance business partner to lines of business
Broad understanding of the annual budget and estimate processes.
Excellent analytical skills and accuracy required
Keen and able to collaborate and communicate cross functionally with sales, marketing, demand planning and supply chain
Strong communication, negotiation and presentation skills are necessary.
Strong knowledge of computer software including computerized financial systems and user-oriented program packages
Previous experience in managing and coaching a team member
Fluency in English; Other Asian languages e.g. Cantonese, Korean, Mandarin or Japanese would be advantageous
Job : Finance & Accounting
Primary Location : Asia Pacific-CN-Hong Kong
Job Number : 198613