Finance and Operations, Restaurant Brands International 2022 RBI is one of the world's largest restaurant companies and owns iconic brands –Tim Hortons, Burger King, and Popeyes. • Set up treasury back-office operations for new legal entities and repurposed existing accounts, across 3 locations, liaising with external stakeholders and internal teams (legal, tax, accounting, and IT). Financial Planning and Analysis, Pet Valu Canada 2021 – 2022 • Developed and executed weekly forecasts to monitor performance and establish external guidance in a new public environment. (Revenues of 700 million USD; 600+ points of sales). • Analyzed gross margins at the SKU level (8000+), and identified margin variances (< 50%) leading to a review of product pricing resulting in improved profitability.
• Performed month-end closing, and FP&A activities collaborating with business teams in the US.
IZ adaptive, backed by VC funding, is the brainchild of Izzy Camilleri, one of Canada’s foremost and most celebrated fashion designers who has won CAFA’s coveted Women’s Wear Designer of the Year Award. IZ adaptive’s collection is available only on e-commerce platforms. • Set up financial and operational systems for e-commerce stores launched in North America. • Liaised with a wholesale retailer, for the US market, on order fulfillment. • Managed budgeting, business analysis, and management reporting activities. Delivered business insights through variance reports leading to an evaluation of product category mix. • Strategized and managed offshore production (China and Bangladesh) needs working with suppliers and logistics providers. see less
• Led a team for financial reporting, budgeting, and business finance activities for the retail entity. • Prepared and presented analysis for monthly, quarterly, and annual closing results compared to budget and forecasts. • Developed Financial Planning and Analysis processes for measuring KPIs to improve retail performance, and process effectiveness. Analyzed the productivities and sales evolution and guided brand teams on phasing out of 2 categories • Enforced and reassessed internal control systems across operations in compliance with policies and delivered clean audits. • Facilitated multiple projects by collaborating with various stakeholders. Assisted team to successfully make the operational shift from Europe to Asia,. see less
• Directed financial and management reporting to regional and global head offices. Presented monthly, quarterly, and annual closing variations to budget leading to better cost management and controls. • Streamlined the annual budgeting process and reduced by 20% time spent on assimilating and tabulating the data. • Strategized financial aspects along with business strategies for the retail business and reviewed financial investment proposals for network expansion. • Organized, as a project manager, opening 3 stores for the brand in collaboration with architects, consultants, and retail cross-functional teams. • Enforced and reassessed internal control systems across operations in compliance with local and group policies, benchmarking them with best practices. see less
• Managed budgeting, and P&L management for Interlux’s multi-brand (Celine, Loewe, Kenzo, Givenchy, and Marc Jacobs ) manufacturing and sourcing operations. Formulated the organization’s 3-year strategic plans as a core member of the management team. • Negotiated product-manufacturing costs at third-party-owned facilities in China and with suppliers across Asia. Centralized product- manufacturing costs and capacity management processes, across brands and manufacturers, leading to savings in manufacturing overheads.. • Assisted in the global sourcing project to benchmark the sourcing parameters and facilitated transfer of best practices from European supplier base to China factories. see less