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VP of Finance FP&A

Company: Packaged Goods / Food / Beverage, Chicago, IL
Location: Chicago
Posted on: July 14, 2018

Job Description:

COMPANY is a global baking company with a Passion for Good Food. We provide our retail and foodservice customers with a portfolio of bakery solutions so they can deliver memorable, delicious food to consumers. With operations in the United States, Canada, South America, Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand, COMPANY has become a global leader in the baked goods industry and one of the largest specialty bakery companies in the world. Our leading bakery brands in North America include La Brea Bakery®, Otis Spunkmeyer®, and Oakrun Farm Bakery®. We have 58 state-of-the-art bakeries and kitchens around the globe, with 26 of those in North America, and are committed to driving innovation, predicting upcoming consumer trends and flavors, and exceeding our customers’ expectations. The Americas team champions the values of Integrity, Ownership, Customer Focus, Creativity and Care to help us deliver on People Safety, Food Safety, Quality and Collaboration. Vice President, Finance (Financial Planning and Analysis) Responsibilities Partner with the CFO to drive consistent reporting, develop and improve financial processes, and assess risk Prepare various ad hoc financial analyses to support business projects, customer and bakery profitability decisions, and validation of business performance Oversee the preparation and review of deliverables to Group Finance, including FTEs, customer and channel analysis, M&A financials, forecasts, and budget Drive automation of financial reporting and detailed budgeting processes Manage monthly preparation of the North American operating business units for review by the financial leadership team Coordinate preparation of the monthly North America financial deck for executive leadership and the business, identifying key drivers of financial results and providing commentary on the impacts to the P&L Provide support to North America support service business partners in competing monthly forecasts and annual budgets Perform cost center analysis across North America and investigate unusual variances in SAP and with business partners Lead business segment financial statement carve-out / modeling relating to special projects Review business transactions and projects to ensure conformity with accounting guidance (IFRS) Desired Skills and Experience 10+ years in finance experience preferably with a CPG/Food company Prior experience in managing a finance team is required Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work with different personalities, as well as the ability to manage a team Confident and articulate, with a willingness to contribute new ideas and solutions Experience in making pricing decisions and performing profitability analysis Strong understanding of cost accounting and manufacturing processes Strong analytical skills coupled with the ability to make business decisions in situations where there is either too much or not enough data Demonstrated ability to collaborate and work well cross-functionally Desire to work in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment Strong analytical skills; ability to link strategies and objectives to tactics CPA or MBA preferred Public accounting background a plus A college degree in a business field, preferably finance High proficiency in Excel and PowerPoint Experience with SAP preferred Experience with relational databases a plus Supply Chain experience preferred. Food industry background a plus Manufacturing and distribution experience a plus

Keywords: Packaged Goods / Food / Beverage, Chicago, IL, Chicago, VP of Finance FP&A, Executive, Chicago, Illinois

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