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Strategic Business Controller, APAC


As a Strategic Business Controller at Heineken Asia Pacific (APAC), you will work in a high-end, fast-moving, and complex multinational. You will report directly to the Senior Finance Director APAC and work in close collaboration with the APAC Leadership Team, Global Finance Teams as well as the Management teams of Heineken’s Operating Companies across the APAC Region. Within the APAC region, you will be responsible for offering strategic advice to senior management, identifying and driving the implementation of key strategic opportunities for the region. Furthermore, you will oversee and ensure implementation of the Global Finance functions strategy in the APAC region.  By providing impactful insights and actionable recommendations, you will support Senior Management in their decision-making on strategic and operational topics. We are looking for an ambitious candidate who aspires to develop an international career within Heineken, fast-tracking into senior roles across in group in their next step.




1. Support Region and OpCo Strategy Development

    - Support APAC Leadership Team in evaluating our strategic response taddress the key strategic issues and opportunities;

         -     OpCo strategy development framework, process, and tools to ensure consistent standards and outputs for strategy development across the region;

    - Support APAC Region in identifying Opco's requiring a strategic review, and provide support and challenge in execution

    - Direct involvement in driving key OpCo Strategic Reviews, in limited cases;


2.   Drive implementation of key strategic initiatives and monitor progress

     - Monitor the execution of the approved strategy to ensure delivery against the performance commitments and identify corrective actions if required ; 

     - Coordinate the Strategic Plan and Annual Plan process within the Region

     - Coordinate the implementation of the Global Finance function strategy in the APAC region 


3.   Deliver Strategic Insights & business intelligence

      - Analyse beverage and beer industry trends in the APAC region: market growth, segment development, profitability trends

      - Monitor and analyze competitorsperformance and strategic development, prepare insightful competitor watch updates and competitors reports;

      - Review key strategic trends that will impact the business in the future e.g. Digital

      - Conduct strategic benchmark to identify performance gaps


Education and skills


  • A Mastersdegree in e.g. Finance, Economics, Business Administration, Econometrics or Engineering;
  • 5 years of relevant work experience as Finance Director or FP&A manager in large MNC;
  • 3 years of relevant work experience at a top tier Strategic Consultant or a similar position in other global FMCG; 
  • Ambition to pursue an international career within Heineken;
  • Very strong analytical and communicative skills;
  • Affinity with IT, advanced Excel and Powerpoint skills are a must;
  • Fluent in English, both written and verbal.


The role will be based in Heinekens regional headquarter in Singapore.






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