Commercial Finance Analyst

Corby Spirit and Wine Limited
Alberta, Canada
Competitive salary
16 Sep 2020
18 Sep 2020
Company Name: Corby Spirit and Wine Limited

Location: Calgary, AB

Corby'sportfolio of owned-brands includes some of the most renowned brands in Canada, including Wiser's Canadian Whisky, Lamb's Rum and Polar Ice Vodka. Through its affiliation with Pernod Ricard S.A., Corby also represents leading international brands such as ABSOLUT Vodka, Chivas Regal, Glenlivet, Ballantine's Scotch Whiskies, Jameson Irish Whiskey, Beefeater Gin, Malibu Rum, Kahlua Liqueur, Mumm Champagne, Jacob's Creek, Wyndham Estate and Stoneleigh wines. An overview of the entire Corby portfolio shows over 5,000,000 cases sold annually, with Corby being a significant importer of wines and having an approximate 21 percent market share of spirit sales in Canada.

Why work at Corby? Because we are a great place to work! And we're not the only ones who think so. Corby was named one of Canada's Best Workplaces for 7 years by The Great Place to Work® Institute Canada, based on employee survey results and an audit of workplace excellence and people management practices.

Note: this position is located in Calgary, Alberta.

Position Summary:

As a key member of the Business Planning & Analysis (BP&A) team and business partner to the Regional Commercial team, this position plays a crucial role in the support of Sales strategy for the Alberta and Saskatchewan Regions.The incumbent will be well-informed in regional sales strategies, latest category and consumer insights, business trends and competitive activities, to deliver high quality decision support, recommendations for sustainable value creation and communication of financial risks and opportunities.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Partner with key stakeholders and support company priorities:
    • Support Regional Director and Commercial Manager in Annual Planning Process
    • Take ownership of analyses, sales promotion calculations, forecasts and brand reports while providing business analytics and insights for strategic decision making
    • Monitor competitive market activity and dynamics, regulatory changes, competition and industry developments and proactively assess and communicate impact on profitability
    • Prepare category reviews and leverage insights to identify sales opportunities and improve position. Develop and recommend strategy in line with performance, competitive landscape and resources available
    • Track and analyze (pre and post-mortem) promotional activity using Trade Promotion Management (TPM) - system against key performance metrics to leverage key insights and make recommendations on future executions
    • Perform ROI analyses through the investigation of depth and frequency of events to optimize overall trade investment
    • Act as key liaison to Supply Chain and Finance teams for Budgeting, Forecasting and communication of regional risks and opportunities
  • Provide analytic support to the Regional Commercial team (and wider organization) via development and enhancement of tools and reporting
  • Deliver effective presentations to key stakeholders at various levels, including Senior Leadership
  • Provide training to Regional Commercial team as required (new systems, fact-based/data-driven selling, market & industry trends)
  • Act as key regional contact for Power BI dashboards, TPM system and regional Liquor Board questions
  • Lead and/or participate in special projects/ad hoc analysis as required

Required Skills & Abilities:
  • "Data Detective" - excellent data management skills with a strong analytical mindset; ability to identify data issues and find solutions
  • Team-oriented, highly collaborative, and able to build cross-functional relationships
  • Excellent time management skills, able to balance competing priorities effectively
  • High level ability for step change innovation, customer focus and partnering
  • Action-oriented, takes initiative and makes decisions quickly to achieve goals
  • Solid level of commercial rigor, big picture and strategic thinking
  • Proven Self-Starter - proactive problem solver and intellectually curious
  • Effective communicator incorporating strong listening and questioning skills

Education & Experience:
  • Undergraduate degree or equivalent work experience
  • At least 2 years of experience in analysis and strategic insights
  • Strong experience with data storytelling
  • Strong technical knowledge in MS suite - particularly Excel and PowerPoint
  • Previous working experience with Power BI and TPM system an asset
  • Proven strategic thinking skills - ability to understand market performance, translate insights into opportunities, and develop clear recommendations
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills and ability to influence
  • Consumer Packaged Goods experience an asset
  • Financial Analyst experience an asset
  • AC Nielsen experience an asset
  • High attention to detail
  • Team player with high energy and demonstrated initiative
  • An understanding of the Wine and Spirits industry an asset

We welcome and encourage applications from individuals from all groups, including aboriginal, women, visible minorities, and persons with disabilities, regardless of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, creed, family status, national origin, age and gender.

Corby Spirit and Wine Ltd is committed to providing accessible employment practices that are in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code. Should you require accommodation during any phase of the recruitment process or wish to view our accommodation policies, please contact the Human Resources Department at

Thank you for your interest in Pernod Ricard and its subsidiaries, CorbySpirit and Wine Limitedand Hiram Walker & Sons Ltd. All resumes submitted will be reviewed byourrecruitment team and kept on file for six months in consideration for this and future opportunities. Please note that only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Please do not contact provincial offices directly as all recruitment is coordinated through the Corporate Office in Toronto.

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