FP&A for Brand, Strategic Finance Department

Date:  Nov 27, 2022
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

Roles & Responsibilities(業務内容)
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 building (TBD)
e) any other strategic discussion (i.e. Project business case, Post Launch Evaluation)
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 of designated Brand Holders(BH).
In addition, 
- Lead profit improvement initiatives / process optimization/improvement as the lead representative from the Group
- 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 propose to key stakeholders. Co-lead in execution
- Business Partnering as HQ finance function
- Design and steer the overall budgeting/mid-term planning process for BH, collaborating with Corporate Strategy Dept/Region Finance Group/Consolidation Group
- Set the proper KPI for business evaluation with fit-for-purpose framework
- Build necessary financial model/simulation to optimize the budgeting/planning processes across the brands
-Transforming Shiseido Finance
- Deploy cross-brands initiatives 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 actively stepping in into the strategic discussion. Provide critical financial + market insights.
- Support finance function in BH building business case for major initiatives. Leverage 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 leveraged 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.

- 5yrs+ FP&A experience, or equivalent capabilities
- Having experiences of strategic discussion and making proposals to deliver its desired financial shape
- Knowledge of generally accepted accounting policies
  -> JCPA/USCPA/MBA or other equivalent certificate is a plus
- Intermediate level English/Japanese
- Intermediate Project Management skills

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