VMware Integrated Customer and Partner Marketing Budget Manager in Heredia, Costa Rica

Responsibilities:

  • Manage the annual, quarterly and monthly marketing budget planning process across the team, including monitoring budget spend to plan within company finance and accounting timelines.

  • Manage the day-to-day budgeting marketing operating and travel budgets including accurate spend tracking and reporting and invoice and accrual follow ups.

  • Work with the global marketing managers and internal finance, procurement, strategic sourcing and accounts payable teams to provide transparency to business on status of spend activity (SOWs, Purchase orders, invoices, accruals).

  • Manage accrual process, working with marketing managers, and corporate finance to book expenses as accruals for specific budgets.

  • Own operating and travel budget tracking and reporting, including analyzing variances to budget and forecast.

  • Collaborate with internal and offshore team in support of managing budget and procure-to-pay processes, and externally with marketing managers to ensure alignment and compliance.

  • Continually evaluate current processes and build efficiencies to improve planning and budget management.

  • Consistency to maintain Finance compliance policy as part of fiscal responsibilities.

  • Document and maintain budgeting processes.

  • Train internal marketing managers on processes and budeting procedures.

Culture:

  • Effective and organized in a fast paced dynamic environment

  • Experienced in a multi-national work environment

  • Results oriented and focused on execution

  • Team player with a customer first attitude and demeanor

Skills and Specifications

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Finance and/or 3-5 years of Marketing Budget management experience

  • Advanced proficiency with MS Excel is mandatory and previous experience with budgeting and BI tools (SAP, Coupa, Concur) is preferable

  • General Finance / Marketing experience, managing budgets, opening purchase orders, tracking actuals and invoicing

  • Self-starter and proactive

  • Attention to detail and proven ability to meet deadlines

  • Positive attitude, strong team player and the ability to manage time-sensitive projects and deadlines

  • Excellent organizational and project management skills

VMware is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Prohibits Discrimination and Harassment of Any Kind: VMware is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at VMware are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. VMware will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. VMware encourages applicants of all ages. VMware will provide reasonable accommodation to employees who have protected disabilities consistent with local law.