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Director, Financial Planning

St. Louis, MO

Budweiser. Bud Light. Stella Artois. Michelob ULTRA. That's right, over 100 of America's most loved brands, to be exact. But there's so much more to us than our top-notch portfolio of beers, seltzers, and more. We believe our people are our greatest asset, and we're looking for people like you to join our shared dream. We dream big to create a future with more cheers. Are you up for the Challenge?

Director, Business Cycle & Planning

The Director, Business Cycle & Planning for AB ONE, Anheuser-Busch Sales & Distribution Company (ABSD) leads the budgeting, forecasting, long-term planning, implementation, and strategic analysis for the financial team. This role focuses on reviewing and analyzing results, developing insightful suggestions for investment, cost reduction, and efficiencies and influences strategic business decisions.

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Job Responsibilities

  • Lead the annual Budget Cycle process considering all P&L lines (from Gross Sales to EBITDA), working cross-functionally with key stakeholders, including the Anheuser-Busch corporate Financial Planning team, key P&L package owners, and controller teams
  • Manage the internal monthly Business Cycle, including Latest Estimate (LE), Division & National Performance reviews, and Monthly routine management meetings
  • Provide financial analysis and strategic recommendations to Sr. Management on how to improve company performance via standardized reporting and ad hoc methods
  • Be a key player in developing 10-year company plan and ensuring proper cascade of financial goals and targets to local Divisions
  • Oversee team of Finance Managers that report via dotted line to this role, based locally in our 10 wholesale Divisions across the United States
  • Align between all functions involved in Business Cycle (especially GMs, Sales, Finance, Sales Intelligence) and coordinate programs and actions needed to implement business initiatives to drive efficiencies
  • Build the Financial expertise across the organization, including trainings, cascading of proper KPIs (for local Divisions), hosting of "Finance Workshops" and ensuring proper skills of local teams
  • Provide ad hoc support to Divisions teams & other functions to help them meet and exceed their budgeted financial targets and continually improve margins
  • Manage strategy and usage for all financially oriented tools used by the organization, including VIP, iDig, PowerBI, SAP, COGNOS, Anaplan, etc, and ensure data integrity and accuracy



Job Qualifications


  • Bachelor's degree in Finance, Business or a related analytical field preferred.
  • 6-8+ years of business experience in financial / analytical role within FMCG managing multi-site operations
  • At least 5 years of prior financial planning / management experience preferred. Previous role in commercial finance highly preferred
  • Ability to work collaboratively within a large multi-site operations organization
  • Results-oriented leader with proven track record of implementing financial strategies and delivering sustainable results
  • Strong financial analysis skills: You effortlessly track, analyze, and translate data to compelling stories that drive business decisions
  • Strong communicator: You understand which interpersonal muscles to flex from presenting to executives/MANCOM to collaborating with business partners to drive change management
  • Highly proficient using financial analysis tools such as Excel, PowerPoint, PowerBI, etc... Knowledge of Anaplan, VIP iDig, SAP, COGNOS, systems a plus

About Anheuser-Busch

Budweiser. Bud Light. Stella Artois. Over 19 billion dollar brands, to be exact. But there's more to us than a portfolio of top notch brands.

We are a company built on a dream. We have a vision that we share with our wholesalers, retailers, consumers and partners. We want to brew great beers that can not only be enjoyed responsibly but which are also created with a low impact on the environment.

We are a company of go-getters dedicated to providing unparalleled quality and results. We take pride in our work, regardless of the task or department. Over 160 years, we've grown to operate 15 breweries, 17 distributorships and 23 agricultural packaging facilities across the United States. And our Brewmasters still taste every batch made at every brewery before being packaged and sent to market.

We are a company that believes our people are our greatest asset. We believe in the spirit of ownership because our employees take results personally and want to build something great together. We value talented employees who aren't afraid to be bold, resourceful, and committed.

At Anheuser-Busch, it's not about what you studied or where you worked, it's about what you can do. If you see yourself working for a company that allows you to excel at the pace of your talent, then a career at Anheuser-Busch may be for you.

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Client-provided location(s): St. Louis, MO, USA
Job ID: Anheuser-21009105
Employment Type: Other