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Now Brewing – senior finance manager, Licensed Stores Finance supporting Latin America! #tobeapartner
From the beginning, Starbucks set out to be a different kind of company. One that not only celebrated coffee and the rich tradition, but that also brought a feeling of connection.
We are known for developing extraordinary leaders who share this passion and are guided by their service to others.
Starbucks Licensed Stores Latin America Finance is seeking an experienced Senior Finance Manager partner. Our team’s mission is to deliver critical finance support for our Latin America and Caribbean Retail Licensed Stores organization. To accomplish this, we need individuals with experience in supporting licensed/franchised partnerships in Latin America and initiating collaborative, cross-organizational project initiatives to drive financial success, process improvements, ensure holistic accountability, and better support business objectives and strategic direction.
The Senior Finance Manager, Licensed Stores Finance partner contributes to Starbucks success by managing the development of strategic plans, annual budgets and quarterly forecasting. Leads a team of finance professionals in conducting complex analysis of key performance measures to influence decision-making for a multi-country Starbucks Region. Models and acts in accordance with Starbucks guiding principles.
In addition, the appropriate candidate will play a critical part in understanding the short and long-term goals of Starbucks Licensed Stores for Latin America. We are looking for an entrepreneurial spirit to take Latin America Starbucks Licensed Stores into the future, while mentoring the team to a new level of success.
As a senior finance manager, Licensed Stores Finance partner, you will…
Lead - Setting goals for the work group, developing organizational capability, and modeling how we work together:
Incorporating key priorities for both the business unit or function represented and the total Company. Will manage a large team.
Works collaboratively with and often leads cross-functional teams to coordinate and provide guidance on strategic plans, annual budgets, quarterly forecasts and accounting policies.
Ensures effective communication and timely resolution of conflicts.
Identifies and communicates key responsibilities and practices to ensure the immediate team of direct reports promotes a successful attitude, confidence in leadership, and teamwork to achieve business results.
Supports the implementation of company programs to ensure the success of the Company.
Pushes the organization forward and leads changes and improvements.
Plan and Execute - Developing strategic and operational plans for the work group, managing execution, and measuring results:
Drives a function’s long-range financial and business plan.
Oversees and influences comprehensive analysis required to support investment decision for business programs and products including measurement against key financial metrics and targets.
Plans and manages business unit and department processes and practices to ensure that programs are aligned with company business goals and objectives.
Prepares, communicates and educates client groups and team on changes in policies and practices within the organization.
Business Requirements - Providing functional expertise and executing functional responsibilities:
Provides overall vision in creating and implementing processes/ tools used in financial controls and financial plans.
Supports leadership by leading development of accurate and timely strategic plans, annual operating plans, and quarterly forecasting efforts for a business unit or global function.
Leads review sessions with senior business leadership and senior finance leadership.
Leads team in generating strategic and tactical recommendations in support of business objectives and presents them to influence senior management decision-making.
Supports director or senior leader in leading the development of strategic plans, annual operating plans and quarterly forecasts for a consolidated business unit or the consolidated Company.
Manages the team’s day-today activities in drafting, analyzing and completing plans or forecasts that align with business or departmental strategies and priorities and in accordance with accounting policies.
Works with cross-functional teams to improve processes, set targets, develop plans, conduct complex analyses, and measure results. Consults with senior management to identify process gaps, present data and propose solutions.
Ensures systems are consistent and integrated with the business practices they support. Identifies key issues and weaknesses, provides solutions for improvement, and manages the implementation of system enhancements.
Leads the creation of complex models, conducts research, and analyzes actual business unit performance against targets in the operating plans, strategic plans, forecasts and sales incentive plans as applicable. Quantifies opportunities and risks, and recommends alternatives. Conducts complex analyses as needed to support and influence operational decision-making.
Participate in and lead cost and price discussions with external or internal parties.
Partner Development & Team Building - Providing partners with coaching, feedback, and developmental opportunities and building effective teams:
Challenges and inspires partners to achieve business results.
Conducts and ensures the completion of performance reviews. - Ensures partners adhere to legal and operational compliance requirements.
Oversees training and development of partners directly and indirectly managed and makes effective staffing decisions.
We’d love to hear from people with:
Budgeting and forecasting 9 years
Progressive experience in financial management including financial analysis, variance analysis, cost allocation, fact-finding or auditing, contract and price negotiation 3-5 years
Management or supervision 4-6 years
Business area specific accounting experience 5 years
Experience working with Latin America- 5 years
Ability to travel 25% of time; ability to travel internationally
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Fluent in English and Spanish
Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing
Attention to detail
Ability to balance multiple priorities and meet deadlines
Working knowledge of all aspects of financial analysis and management
Ability to apply knowledge of multidisciplinary business principles and practices to achieve successful outcomes in cross-functional projects and activities
Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
Ability to develop innovative solutions and process improvements based on technical accounting knowledge, analytical skills, and understanding of financial systems
Ability to research technical issues, exercise professional judgment and document conclusions and recommendations
Starbucks and its brands are an equal opportunity employer of all qualified individuals, including minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities. Starbucks will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with all federal, state, and local ordinances.