FP&A Manager for Brands

Date:  Mar 28, 2021

Tokyo, 13, JP

Company:  Shiseido
Country/Region:  JP
Custom Field 4:  Employee (Permanent)
Company:  Shiseido

Location:  Shiodome

Division:  Brand Finance Group  Strategic Finance Department

Job level:  Associate Manager

Reports to:  Group Manager

Contract type:  Full-time



Purpose of the Position

As a Business Financial Partner of designated Brands, owns the Brands' overall business/financial performance via providing support in

  •   Fiscal year budget planning,
  •  Act/plan gap analysis with insights
  •  Profit improvement initiatives
  •  Brands' growth strategy building, and
  •  Any other strategic discussion (i.e. Project business case, Post Launch Review, etc…)to deliver its desired financial shape.

 In addition, take a role as an HQ finance as below, but not limited to

  • Lead profit improvement initiatives/process optimization as the lead representative from the group
  • Supervise junior members within the group, supporting GM to expand the team's capability
  • Engage the team members, accelerate the collaboration within and across the group within SFD



Key Responsibilities

Key responsibilities of this position as follows.

  • Take a lead in designing and steering the overall FY budgeting and/or mid-term planning process for BH, collaborating with key stakeholders including CSD, RFG, Consolidation G, and others.
  • Through the budgeting/planning process, build financial models and run simulations which to be used as a key guideline for BH.
  • Set the proper FY and midterm KPI, and continuously track the business progress.
  • Compile periodical business/financial review reports. Extract insights through your world-class analysis capability, and engage the team to take the corrective actions promptly.
  • Take a part in developing (designated) Brands’ growth strategy by actively stepping in into the strategic discussions. Make contributions via providing insights from critical financial and/or market data.
  • Contribute to SFD’s effort in improving processes; partner with FAD, GICIT, SN, and CSD as necessary to automate reporting functionality; standardize reports, identify opportunities to enhance the efficiency of existing processes.
  • Global optimization -- support initiatives that optimize our Global Commercial P&L.
  • Support GM in Team engagement. Be the role model within the group, take an active role for us to be a further better hi-performing team.




  • Bachelor’s degree or working experience in Accounting, Finance, Economics
  • Understanding of basic accounting principles
  • Minimum of 5 years in operational FP&A, Strategic Planning, Business Planning at a large organization
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint skills
  • Working knowledge of enterprise-level financial planning systems
  • Self-starter
  • Proven ability to multi-task, problem-solving, and thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • Articulate with excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Attention to detail, consistent with swift execution



Other Qualification

  • MBA, CFA, or CPA
  • Working knowledge of GAAP
  • Experience setting up and/or leading FP&A process at a global scale
  • Experience with SAP
  • Experience with BI tools
  • Business level English and Japanese

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