Job Responsibilities:Main Purpose and Job ScopeThis job contributes to Starbucks success by supporting the achievement of savings from productivity initiatives, cost avoidance tracking and other SCO KPI targets. Scope includes forecasting and performing variance analysis on COGS, evaluation of vendor RFQ, cost benchmark analysis, process streamline, as well as providing support on business case preparation, financial analysis & forecast and tracking on key SCO investment projects. Key AccountabilitiesResponsibilities and essential job functions include but are not limited to the following: Planning and Execution - Driving the financial aspect of the company's strategic plans and annual operating plans, and forecasting cycles, managing execution, and measuring results for productivity, cost avoidance savings and investment ROI Business Requirements - Providing finance and FP&A's functional expertise and executing functional responsibilities: Reviews new business/vendor proposals, identifies issues, risks and opportunities. Executes financial due diligence and explains ramifications of findings and recommendations for project progress. Creates financial models and analyzes actual business unit performance against targets in the operating plans, strategic plans, forecasts and prior year. Quantifies opportunities and risks, and recommends alternatives. Conducts ad hoc analyses as needed to support operational decision-making. Consolidates financial inputs from various team members and communicate the output effectively Process Improvement - Streamline and improve the efficiency of the forecasting process, including simplifying templates and models. Reduce lead time by automating reports by leveraging existing systems or new systems.
Qualifications:RequirementsSummary of Experience Progressive experience in planning, modeling and business case analysis 8 years Contributing to and influencing cross-functional teams 8 years Making recommendations to decision makers 5 years Applicable industry experience 2 year Project management 2 yearRequired Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Good and efficient data management skills including fluent use of Excel, Think cell and financial modeling skills Ability to quickly identify the information needed to evaluate business situations and to collect and organize appropriate quantitative and qualitative information Ability to work with both internal and external parties on a project / proposal evaluation Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing Ability to present information to cross-functional teams and senior leaders Ability to set priorities, meet deadlines and manage projects Core Competencies Dealing with Ambiguity Able to successfully function during times of uncertainty and changing priorities Interpersonal Savvy Builds effective relationships with all people up, down and sideways, inside and outside of StarbucksComposure Remains calm, maintains perspective and responds in a professional manner when faced with tough situations Personal Learning Takes personal responsibility for the continuous learning of new knowledge, skills and experiences Decision-Making Makes timely and quality decisions based on a mixture of analysis, wisdom, experience and judgment