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RHQ Business Partner

Requisition ID:  7383

About you

You have a blend of financial expertise and soft skills that enables you to work well with other departments. You have strong financial acumen, an ability to translate complex financial date into clear insights for non-finance stakeholders. You are very analytical, with an ability to identify trends and a problem solver. Lastly, you are known for your great communication skills and ability to influence decision marking through data driven insights.  

About the job

Suntory Beverage and Food Europe (SBFE) spends circa €375m in Sales and General Admin (SG&A) expense on an annual basis.  The Regional Finance Business Partner role reports directly into the SBFE Cost Transformation Lead. It is part of the wider SBFE Cost Control Team of 8 responsible for managing the Region’s total SG&A spend. The Regional FBP will assume responsibility for the completeness and accuracy of the RHQ P&L. On top of this, the role will act as the chief point of contact for several of SBFE’s core functions and have direct liaison with Budget Owners/ Regional ExCom on a monthly basis to provide detailed analysis of functional cost versus budget, tracking of key risks and opportunities and the development of solid forecasting and budgets. This role will also play a pivotal role the training and upskilling of our non-finance business partners.

  • Preparation of monthly management accounts for Regional Head Quarters.
  • Creation of monthly power point decks highlighting functional performance versus budget for presentation to Functional Budget Owners and Regional Leadership Teams.
  • Reinforce the “singled point of contact” framework for SG&A business partnering. Take ownership of several regional functions with respect to the analysis of actual cost performance vs budget and partner with non-finance colleagues to guide and control spend.
  • Work with non-finance business partners on the forecasting and budgeting of RHQ expenses.
  • Partner with Functional Heads to align Mid Term and Annual Operating Plans.
  • Take ownership of Regional FTE reporting and the communication of same to the wider business.
  • Support the training and development of non-finance colleagues in relation to all things finance (General Accounting concepts, internal processes etc.)
  • Support the role out of the wider Finance Transformation agenda as and when required and the ongoing evolution of SG&A dashboards.

About Suntory

Suntory is a Japanese company and the world’s third biggest player in the drinks industry. We are renowned for our alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks including whisky, beer and soft drinks.  Our diverse and iconic portfolio include amongst many other brands, Orangina, Yamazaki and Hibiki whiskies, Premium Malts and V. We wouldn’t achieve what we do without our people who are at the heart of everything we do. Our people unleash their spirit daily, they craft exceptional drinks, and they fuel our Growth. 

A future with us

Joining Suntory isn’t just about taking on a role, it’s about embarking on a career journey. You have the opportunity to work with talented, inspiring and authentic leaders and have the freedom to dream big and go for it (Yatte Minahare). At Suntory you’ll find a supportive work environment that values work life balance and that will help you realise your full potential and grow for good.  

What you bring to the table

•    Qualified Accountant (ACA, ACCA or CIMA).
•    Relevant experience training within industry or large practice.
•    Maturity and resilience to partner and gain credibility with very senior members of the SBFE team.
•    Discreet with the ability to manage confidential information. 
•    Outgoing and personable with strong communication skills.
•    Self-motivated with the energy and drive to take on new challenges and issues to improve the business.  
•    Growth mindset highly collaborative. Must be open to learning new skills and new ideas from across the Suntory business.  

Our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion commitment

At Suntory, we greatly appreciate the value that diverse knowledge, perspectives, and backgrounds can bring. Our colleagues from a wide range of cultures, lifestyles, and experiences contribute significantly to our collective success.    

We understand that our candidates all have unique career trajectories and experiences, and this can sometimes deter you from applying for a role if you don’t feel that you meet all the criteria. If you believe that you have relevant skills and experience that you feel could benefit us, we would love to know what unique perspectives and experience you can bring to help make us better, together in a company that is committed to Growing for Good and Giving Back to Society.    

Our recruitment, selection and assessment process is based on the skills and competencies of the above role. We are committed to and value diversity, equity and inclusion in our recruitment process and do not discriminate based on gender, race or ethnic background, class, economic status, disability status, sexual orientation, age, political beliefs, marital status or any other protected characteristic. We want to ensure that our interview process is as inclusive as possible. If you require any reasonable accommodation as part of the process, do not hesitate to let your recruiter know who will be happy to help.    

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