This role is responsible for a variety of financial duties surrounding the planning, forecasting, analysis and reporting functions for a category within the Baked Goods Division. This includes periodic reporting of financial results, variance analysis versus plan and prior year, forecasts, the annual budget process, data consolidation and special projects. Partner with the category General Management team to provide financial guidance and analytics to support key decision making. Actively participate in key finance functional initiatives.
This role is expected to provide insightful analysis and decision support to the category leadership team on enhancement opportunities, new business proposals, rationalization of existing customers/products, pricing on bids, evaluation of future and past investments, approval of trade spend and other adhoc reporting.
Roles & Responsibilities:
Lead the annual Budget process for the category. Collaborate with Sales, Marketing and Supply Chain teams to develop, summarize and report out annual budgets.
Lead the monthly reporting and financial forecast process for the category. Ensure timely and accurate financial visibility for the GM and other key stakeholders in the Division.
Recommend pricing for new business, existing business bids. Ensuring clarity of financial performance of new business development projects and a key decision maker on "Go/No Go" of new business opportunities.
Enhance current weekly and monthly analysis and report outs of key financial metrics. Ensure consistency of reporting and analysis across the categories within the division.
Work in partnership with the plants in the category in pursuit of lower costs structures and cost savings opportunities and capital spends
Play a key role in portfolio and process simplification and identifying opportunities to improve efficiency
Actively participate in monthly S&OP process providing feedback on changes based on recent results, trends, bids, and other activity occurring with customers in the category.
Lead other special projects and ad hoc reporting requests as required.
Skills, Experience and Education:
Skills, Knowledge and Abilities (List all required):
Bachelor's Degree Required - Type: Finance, Accounting or Business degree
Master's degree and/or CPA is preferred but not required.
Minimum Experience Preferred (Number of years and type):
Greater than 5 years of experience with progressive management responsibilities
Up to 20% travel depending on business requirements.
Adaptability to Change
Business and Financial Acumen
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