This position will be the key business partner and financial liaison between the Supplier Services Leadership Team and Corporate Finance. In tandem with the business, the Manager will liaise as necessary within and across functional areas to ensure the finances of the business are accurately accounted for, understood at the transactional level and reported in a timely and consistent manner. The main objective of this role is to provide businesses with a financial expert who understands their unique operational needs and can advocate and support their objectives within and outside of finance. This leader will oversee P&L reporting, forecasting, and analytics specifically related to Gross Margin.
Obtain and maintain an in depth understanding of the functional business including emerging business issues for translation in budgets, forecasts, analysis, etc.
Lead, execute and own the annual budget process for assigned business area. This includes identifying key budget drivers, modeling proposed budget scenarios and partnering with the business to ensure there is alignment, agreement and that the budget truly represents the objectives of the business.
Deliver periodic forecasts for applicable area in partnership with the business adhering to timelines set by corporate.
Analyze, document and communicate variations between actual results and budget/forecast/prior year/etc. as needed.
Partner with the business to identify key drivers impacting performance and participate in the development and execution of processes and/or plans to improve issues within the business.
Assist business in aligning strategic plans as applicable to the specific business area to execute the company’s short and long-term goals.
Conduct organizational reviews to identify strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities and to evaluate operational effectiveness. Facilitate creation of action plans to close gaps on main opportunities.
Analyze strategic initiatives and provide recommendations to UNFI Supplier Services team.
Partner with Regional Finance Directors regarding specific business area finances and the impact of initiatives within each region.
Master’s degree or equivalent professional experience
7 – 10 years of experience in financial and/or business analytic positions
Budgeting and forecasting experience a plus
Project Management experience is a plus
System Implementation experience preferred
Demonstrated success in business partnership as well as leading and delivering solutions to complex business opportunities
Other Skills/ Abilities:
Must be self-driven and very motivated.
Must be comfortable working in a dynamic environment and working with constantly changing priorities.
Leads and directs the work of others across the company, without direct organizational line of authority.
Strong Strategic Planning, Financial and Operations / Business Background. Not purely financial background required.
Strong business acumen
Financial modeling and analytic experience
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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. UNFI is an EO employer – M/F/Veteran/Disability. VEVRAA Federal Contractor.