FP&A for Brand

Date:  Sep 24, 2021
Location:  Tokyo
Company:  Shiseido
Country/Region:  JP
Custom Field 4:  Employee (Permanent)
Company:  Shiseido

Location:  Shiodome
Division:  Strategic Finance Department
Job level:  Staff
Reports to:  Group Manager
Contract type:  Full-time

Job Overview
As a Business Financial Partner of designated Brand, own the Brands' overall business/financial performance via providing support in
 a) fiscal year budget planning
 b) act/plan gap analysis with insights
 c) profit improvement initiatives
 d) brands' growth strategy buliding (TBD)
 e) any other strategic discussion (i.e. Project business case, PLR)
to deliver its desired financial shape.
Make proposals(i.e. resource re-allocation, optimization, etc...) and/or presentations(incl. facilitation of meetings) to senior management as Business Partner(BP) of designated Brand Holders(BH).
In addition,
- Lead profit improvement initiatives / process optimization

- Improvement as the lead representative from the Group

Roles & Responsibilities

Brands' Financials Management
 - Monitor and keep track of business progress and provide world class analysis/guidance to stakeholders
 - Manage the FY BH cost, identify risks and opportunities areas for FY financials
 - With the support from senior members, derive improvement action plans and propose to key stakeholders. Co-lead in execution.

Business Partnering as HQ finance function
 - Support senior members in Designing and steering the overall budgeting/mid-term planning process for BH, collaborating with CSD/RFG/KibanG.
 - With the support from senior members, set the proper KPI for business evaluation with fit-for-purpose framework
 - Support senior members in Building necessary financial model/simulation to optimize the budgeting/planning processes across the brands.

Transforming Shiseido Finance
 - Support senior members deploying cross-brands initiaves that would improve
    a) overall business process efficiency, b) corporate financials, and c) any others that would be beneficial to multiple functions.
    (Brand strategic planning/discussion - aspiration)
 - Co-own the Brand's growth strategy by activly stepping in into the strategic discussion. Provide critical financial + market insights.
 - Support finance function in BH building business case for major initiatives. Levarage financial/simulation model being available to facilitate the discussion.
 - Support finance function in BH running/preparing Post Launch Review. Discuss and extract key learnings to be levaraged for future initiatives.

Team Development/Self Learning
 - Continuously seek for improving opportunities in his/her own area. Make proposals for the new ideas/techniques/technologies to further enhance the capabilities.

 Knowledge of generally accepted accounting policies
 - JCPA/USCPA/MBA or other equivalent certificate is a plus
 - Team Player
 - Intermediate level English/Japanese
 - 3yrs+ FP&A experience, or equivalent capabilities
 - Entry level - Intermediate Planning skills
 - Entry level - Intermediate Project Management skills

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