FP&A Manager for Brand

Date:  Aug 26, 2021
Location:  Tokyo
Company:  Shiseido
Country/Region:  JP
Custom Field 4:  Employee (Permanent)
Company:  Shiseido

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

Job overview

As a Business Financial Parner 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 BP of designated BH.

In addition,

- Lead profit improvement initiatives / process optimization 

  improvement as the lead representative from the Group

- Supervise junior members within the group, supporting GM to expand team's capability

- Engage the team members, accelerate the collaboration within and across the group within SFD

Job Discription

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

- Derive improvement action plans and drive execution with minimum support

Business Partnering as HQ finance function

'- Lead in Designing and steering the overall budgeting/mid-term planning process for BH, collaborating with CSD/RFG/KibanG.

- Lead in Building necessary financial model/simulation to optimize the budgeting/planning processes across the brands.

- Set the proper KPI for business evaluation with fit-for-purpose framework

- Connect and Liaise with RHQ BH to achieve World Class process for the abovementioned + other items.

Transforming Shiseido Finance

'- Lead in any 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.

- Co-lead with finance function in BH building business case for major initiatives. Build financial/simulation model that fits with Shiseido's business model.

- 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

'- Be the role model within the group. Continuously learn from internal/external sources to capture the latest trends (especially around Digital)

- Expected to be the innovator/early adoptor within the group, build MVP(Minimum Viable Product)  / test cases, and share the knowledge for everyone's benefits.

- Support GM design and running team mtgs. Learn and try different frameworks to improve team dynamism = maximize team performance.


'- Knowledge of generally accepted accounting policies

  -> JCPA/USCPA/MBA or other equivalent certificate is a plus

- Excellent interpersonal and verbal/written communication skills to work cross functionally.

- Business Level English, both in speaking / writing

- 8yrs+ FP&A experience, or equivalent capabilities

- Capability to find/articlulate issues and navigate through the complex challenges

-  Leadership ability

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