Sr Financial Analyst - Trade & Sales

ConAgra Foods (
Defense Contracting


  Full Time   Employee

United States

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Job Summary

Enhance stakeholder value by providing finance expertise, leadership, and support to the Sales and Brand organizations. Partner with cross-functional teams to provide actionable business analytics and fact-based recommendations that will assist in delivering against stated financial objectives.  Actively participate in key finance functional initiatives and display an initiatitve to win in a fast paced environment. 


Position Responsibilities

  • Work cross-functionally to assist in managing the monthly Trade, Slotting, and OSD forecasts, including explanation of key drivers, risks, and opportunities
  • Assist in building out Annual Operating Plan for Trade, Slotting, and OSD, and communicating key variances and drivers to the organization 
  • Participate in the annual process of building out allocations (targets) to Field Sales working with internal business partners and articulate key drivers and changes
  • Responsible for Trade, Slotting, and OSD reporting, including various business reviews with Senior Leadership
  • Work closely with Customer Strategy Planning team to understand risks and opportunities between Sales projections, targets, and the internal P&Ls
  • Assist and understand pricing recommendations and customer spending strategy changes to ensure we have appropriate visibility in the P&L
  • Responsible for standardized reporting around Trade and Slotting
  • Ensure full Trade & Sales Finance team is aligned to help translate field forecasts into the P&L
  • Complete ad hoc requests as needed (such as Customer P&Ls, analyses in the areas of Trade tactics, returns on investment, promotion breakeven, promotion strategy, pricing realization, competitive analyses, etc.); provide insights and recommendations to management
  • Drive and analyze initiatives for the Sales and Sales Finance organizations
  • Responsible for a variety of financial duties surrounding Sales reporting and analysis including, but not limited to, development of standardized Sales management reporting and analysis, Customer scorecards, Trade and Sales forecast/trend reporting, Customer performance/profitability, etc. 
  • Evaluate monthly and quarterly Sales metrics/scorecards including Brand and Customer gross and net sales performance, working Trade expense, cost of goods sold, and Customer profitability
  • Serve as a key resource for the Sales organization on accounting and finance related questions


Position Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance or Accounting required – MBA/CPA a pluss
  • Five years of business experience with financial analysis and data management, preferably within CPG industry with work history consisting of Brand finance or Sales finance 
  • P&L background/experience along with knowledge of financial systems and accounting concepts
  • Demonstrated professional success, with an ability to deal with ambiguity, change, and a dynamic business environment
  • Experience accurately forecasting in a given area and understanding the key drivers of that area
  • Ability to leverage analytics and insights to generate meaningful financial solutions
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, with strong financial business acumen
  • Experience leading multiple stage projects from conception to completion
  • Proven ability to develop strong relationships and partnerships with internal customers and peers
  • Strong computer skills in Excel, Access, PowerPoint, and SAP
  • Proficiency managing and making recommendations for efficiencies with systems and tools
  • Fundamental knowledge of GAAP accounting policies


Req ID:  64241






ConAgra Foods, Inc., is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, veteran status or any other protected factor under federal, state or local law.


To apply for this job, contact:
Phil Ziolkowski

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