Sr. Director Brand Finance - Military veterans preferred

2018-12-04
Conagra Brands (http://www.conagrabrands.com/careers)
Other

/yr

  full-time   employee


Chicago
Illinois
United States

Conagra Brands has the most energized, highest-impact culture in food. Our people persistently challenge and disrupt marketplace/business conventions and we are respected for our great brands, great food, great margins and consistent results. Conagra Brands, be part of building something BIG.
Partners with Brand leadership on implementing strategies to help drive short and long-term financial performance for assigned portfolio. Act as main business partner to Brand leadership for assigned portfolio. Leads efforts to drive financial planning, influence strategy, prioritize investments, and oversee segment P&L. Incorporate best practices and benchmarks to continually improve processes and efficiencies. Partners with business teams and Finance partners (Sales & Trade Finance, Marketing Finance, Supply Chain Finance, FP&A, etc.) to provide insights and analytics to drive profitable and timely business decisions. Lead and influence broader cross-functional teams, provide day-to-day leadership & coaching to Brand Finance team and develop pipeline of finance talent for other areas of the organization. Minimum 12 years related experience.
Position Responsibilities
Provides thought leadership in the development and execution of business strategies
Promotes a culture of high performance and continuous improvement that values talent management and a commitment to quality
Partner with Brand leadership team(s) to develop and execute annual operating plan and long-term strategic plans
Lead financial planning and P&L oversight for assigned brands/portfolio.
Own and deliver analytics that show insights into drivers of the P&L. Assist brand leadership with identifying improvement opportunities and developing action plans by brand and/or portfolio.
Own and deliver analytics that provide insights into drivers of year-over-year or quarter-over-quarter variances.
Own and deliver analytics that show P&L impact of changes in COGS, innovation, pricing, etc.
Accountable for proper financial controls
Drive accountability of SG&A for organization.
Own all planning and execution related to financial performance (close, forecasting, strategic planning, AOP)
Support M&A project work as necessary
Assess business needs, resolve risks and opportunities in a timely manner, and clearly communicate issues/business results.
Lead a team of people managers. Provide leadership and coaching to direct reports to ensure they have the appropriate information and resources to lead their teams.
Place a large focus on performance management and talent management/succession planning across the organization. Identify opportunities / projects to expose team members to in order to advance their development. Place a large focus on “talent intimacy”.
Update the monthly forecast for assigned function based on business changes. Actively communicate changes to business partners by providing specific, actionable and forward-looking commentary on the various changes as well as guidance on potential risk
Lead month-end/quarter-end close activities to ensure completion of assigned tasks, including identification and resolution of unusual items and issues in a timely manner
Provide comprehensive financial analysis and models for various requests depending on the assigned function (product development, customer analysis, competitive analysis, pricing, etc.)
Responsible for project work / Oversee various finance wide-projects, projects will vary depending on business needs
Position Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance required
MBA or CPA/CMA certification preferred
Minimum 12 years of professional general business and financial experience
Broad experience in the business and across functions in an organization
Excellent influencing and communication skills in order to build relationships at all levels of the organization
Previous experience managing a team required
Demonstrated ability to place a focus on talent development, succession planning, and coaching individuals to prepare them for expanded roles
Proven ability to operate in a matrixed environment
Provide vision and strategy for the team – business / function performance, people, processes, systems
Ability to lead broader finance initiatives; represent the organization on critical strategic issues
Proven ability to self-motivate in a fast-paced environment, ability to deal with ambiguity, change and a dynamic business environment
Demonstrated critical thinking skills, including leveraging analytics, benchmarking, and insights to generate meaningful strategies and solutions.
Proven ability to develop strong relationships and partnerships with internal customers, peers and effectively manage those relationships
Demonstrated ability to work across multiple departments to complete a project or resolve an organizational challenge
Background and experience in P&L management, along with knowledge of financial systems and general accounting concepts
Proficiency in MS Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
Experience with SAP or other software tools preferred
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Conagra Brands is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to sex, race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, pregnancy, leave status, disability, veteran status, genetic information and/or any other characteristic or status protected by national, federal, state or local law.