Innovation Finance Manager at Guinness Nigeria Plc

Guinness Nigeria Plc is a major market for Diageo: Guinness Nigeria operates in the unique and fast growing alcohol industry of over 15mhl beer potential. It is the only company that does Total Beverage Alcohol (TBA) in Nigeria. It’s an on trade dominated market but with a fast growing off trade channel.We are recruiting to fill the position below:Job Title: Innovation Finance ManagerRef No: JR1022377Location: Ikeja, Lagos Job Type: Fill timeWorker Type: RegularPurpose of RoleThe Innovation Finance Manager is a business partner to the Innovation function.The role will work closely with the Innovation and Marketing Leadership Team on converting financial analysis into insights that would drive effective decision making.Top  Accountabilities Driving Business Performance:Preparation of Robust Financials to Support Decision Making:Preparation of innovation financials to include the value chain, profit and loss account (profit & cash drivers) and make the right business decisions based on data and analysis, particularly:-Rigorously challenging the numbers and assumptions from finance and non-finance teams to ensuring completeness, speed and accuracy of dataApplication of logical, analytical techniques and methodologies to create maximum business value from the innovation financials to translate the innovation strategy into positive impact on profitabilityBusiness Performance Management:Tracking, analysing and presenting actual financial results (vs. forecast or Gate) to enable the right decisions and/or course corrections to be made, particularly:-Leading the innovation BPM process for the business area by identifying the right KPI’s to track, understanding whether or not key strategic initiatives are driving valueBrand Value Enhancement/ Engineering (Re-innovation):Support the business agenda on continuous value improvement of products by using financial data to drive and highlight focal areas for enhancement and beneficial impact to the business if actualised.Export Management:Build and maintain a pricing master file to be used as the basis for Export pricing decisions.Consistently monitor, update and manage the pricing execution on all beer and spirit export products:-Ensuring 100% compliance on approvals and pricing sign off in all instances and promptly communicating updates to relevant stakeholder’s e.g. OTC, sales and marketing team etc.Business Partnering:Support partners (Local and Global) to ensure team success, build relationships to deliver business results by leveraging and respecting differences.Communicate with clarity and impact using multiple channels and to foster open communication throughout the organisationEffectively manage the expectations of key stakeholders

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