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Starbucks Coffee Company finance analyst - channel development in London, United Kingdom

Job Purpose and Mission

This job contributes to Starbucks success by supporting the financial processes that enable sound planning and decision-making for the EMEA Channel Development business.

Channel Development encompasses all Starbucks business outside of our conventional coffee houses in EMEA; presently Ready-To-Drink, At-Home-Coffee & Foodservice in 56 markets across Europe, the Middle East & Africa with our business partners Nestle, Arla & Solinest.

This business unit’s rapid growth in scale and complexity has necessitated the creation of this new role to support:

Deliver & develop our management reporting

Facilitate & enhance our financial planning cycle

Expand our capacity to provide insight & analysis to guide business decisions ultimately improving our profitability

All the while maintaining strong financial controls

This role offers a tremendous development opportunity for the right candidate to build a real breadth of experience and gain exposure to a wide range of cross-functional partners across the region & globally.

Key Job Dimensions & Scope of Role

  • Supports the delivery of monthly financial results and key performance measures

  • Supports the financial planning and analysis for EMEA Channel Development business unit, providing insight to various levels of stakeholders throughout the business

  • Supports the Finance Manager in preparing EMEA Channel Development’s financial plans

  • Create awareness of financial performance, flagging risks/opportunities enabling the business to deliver its targets

  • Create and deliver fit for purpose, insightful reporting – automating whenever possible. Drive continuous improvements in the financial planning and analysis processes

  • Develops financial analysis to support business cases for new business initiatives, innovations, market expansion or cost savings projects

  • Maintains controls on spend

  • Acts as an ambassador of the Starbucks guiding principles, culture and values; keeping coffee at the heart of everything we do

Summary of Key Responsibilities

  • Analyses and provides feedback on monthly financial results and key performance measures. Prepares management reports against forecast, budget and prior year

  • Supports the delivery of Channel Developments financial strategic plans, annual operating plan and quarterly forecasts

  • Identifies and communicates plans' risks and opportunities. Conducts decision analyses as needed and communicates results.

  • Support the GCA team by providing insight and analysis around financial information and key trends

  • Identifies, analyses, and communicates trends and issues affecting the business.

  • Provides and explains financial information and guidance effectively to all levels of management and ensures adherence to policy

  • Supports the continuous improvement of planning and reporting process using tools such as Anaplan and Power BI

  • Works with cross-functional teams to improve processes, set targets, develop plans, conduct analyses and measure results. Consults with senior management to identify process gaps, present data and propose solutions.

  • Key contact for EMEA & US accounting functions to ensure P&L is properly reflected and drive continuous process improvements

  • Create analysis to support business cases related to innovations, market expansion or cost savings project

  • Works closely with marketing and commercial team to review and analyse spend

  • Manages and maintains tight cost controls through ongoing robust PO management

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing

  • Ability to manage various levels of stakeholders throughout the business

  • Ability to build relationship with cross functional teams and external partners

  • Strong business mindset, FMCG background is preferred

  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team

  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint

  • Strong attention to detail

  • Ability to set priorities and meet deadlines in a fast-paced and changing environment

  • Strong financial modelling skills

  • Commenced study towards CIMA or equivalent professional qualification

  • Previous experience in an accounting or finance related role

This job description is only a summary of the typical functions of the role and is not an exhaustive or comprehensive list of all possible responsibilities, tasks, and duties that may be required. Management reserves the right to amend the responsibilities, tasks, and duties of the jobholder as dictated by business requirements.

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