Brand Financial Performance Lead

Lead Consulting Group Tokyo, Japan

Posted on
Jun 5, 2021
Job type
Career level
Mid career
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Job Description

Brand Financial Performance Lead

Be a Business Partner for Category Growth teams

  • Provide category growth teams with analysis and evaluation of business costs and opportunities for improvements,
  • Partner with brand teams on product changes including product launch, line extension, and range deletion.
  • Promote strategic decision making within the Product Management Review forum to ensure aligned financial projections with clear risk and opportunities to be acted upon

Focus on A&P performance

  • Manage P&L per brand: follow up the evolution of the brand P&L to support the business performance and ensure the right return on investments,
  • Carry responsibility for efficient cost allocation and optimization by providing financial input on Return on Investments,
  • Evaluate brand & category performance in terms of Sales, Pricing, Operating expenses, Headcount, thereby providing financial assessments allowing management to make informed business decisions,
  • Undertake analysis on performance vs. budget and market trends including share of voice/share of spend and provide recommended actions to stakeholders.

Lead budget & forecast

  • Lead the financial processes in actual and forecast/budget periods with the CHC BU for A&P costs,
  • Lead Strategic Planning process, assessing the long-term strategy of the business, considering all relevant internal and external driving factors
  • Challenge Business assumptions and ensure consistency of the forecasts from a finance standpoint,
  • Monitor against forecasts and identify risks and opportunities
  • Participate actively and lead BUs in forecast and budget preparation:
  • Identify assumptions underlying the Business plan (such as market, inflation, remuneration, prices, organization, projects, and costs) and challenge to ensure consistency across the company.
  • Perform effective cost-controlling and ensure the quality of information communicated to the various Business managers

Perform Other Finance Tasks

  • Ensure comprehensive compliance with all internal control and financial/accounting principles within his/her perimeter
  • Identify and request or perform Masterdata management in systems
  • Lead ad hoc projects


  • Finance teams: Head of Financial Performance, other Financial Performance leads, Local BA&C, GBS, regional Financial Performance team.
  • Category growth teams, Growth Performance teams, Supply Chain

Skills, Experience & Knowledge Requirements

  • Degree qualified in finance and accounting and comprehensive experience in a financial leadership role
  • Strong rigor and ability to multi-task and to organize, manage and prioritize deadlines
  • Ability to take ownership and ensuring the integrity of the financial operations through an impeccable understanding of the finance drivers
  • Well-developed business acumen and intellectual curiosity
  • Strong analytical and presentation skills with the ability to combine and present complex information in a simple manner
  • Collaborative and highly proactive attitude and ability to interact and communicate appropriately with numerous stakeholders

Key Dimensions

  • Reports to the Head of Financial Performance
  • Japan's business size is around 300m€ and it is the largest country in terms of business in the International region. SSP Japan has unique brands (specific to Japan) and working on brand strategy with the business is key to supporting the business growth in Japan
  • Location is in the country
  • There is no direct report in this function

controlling, finance analysis, planing, Business Unit Controlling
Education level
Bachelor's Degree
Japanese Level
Business Level
English Level
Business Level
Annual Income
¥7M - 10M


105-0021 Tokyo, Japan

Lead Consulting Group


Tokyo, Japan

About Us

Lead Consulting Group is an executive recruitment consultancy company based in Japan.

We work closely with multinationals, midsize to small companies, governments, and educational institutions in the areas of human capital management and related services.

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