Manager Finance - Supply Chain - Military veterans preferred

2020-06-18
Conagra Brands (www.conagra.com)
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.
Job Summary
Manages the planning and direction of departmental projects for assigned area. Oversees the efficient operation and cost-effectiveness of financial systems and programs. Provides guidance and leadership to staff. Partners with business to provide recommendations and ensure sound financial decisions are made for the organization. Effectively leads small teams and works with or leads small ad-hoc project teams. May perform business partnering, analytics, AOP & Strat Plan, quarterly forecasting, Metrics & Scorecard, and/or Period close. Minimum 7 years related experience.
Position Responsibilities
Translate manufacturing activity and costs to Brand P&Ls; communicate results to Brand Finance and Brand Management
Finance liaison with one or more manufacturing plants in coordination of month-end close, quarterly forecast, annual operating plan (AOP)
Maintain staff by recruiting, selecting, orienting, and training employees; developing personal growth opportunities
Accomplish staff job results by coaching, counseling, and disciplining employees; planning, monitoring, and appraising job results; conducting training; implementing enforcing systems, policies, and procedures
Serve as a business partner for specified function on accounting and finance related questions. This will involve the ability to assess business needs, resolve risks and opportunities in a timely manner, and clear communication of issues/business results
Lead the preparation and compilation of the annual operating plan (AOP) and strategic plan for assigned component of the P&L and related balance sheet accounts
Update the quarterly 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 that will rotate and cut across several different financial disciplines including, but not limited to FP&A, new product development, manufacturing investments, and in-market investments
Lead the development of metrics, scorecards and reporting for assigned function
Evaluate and deliver periodic metrics, scorecards and reports
Provide FP&A support as needed
Participate and/or lead 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 7 years of professional general business and financial experience, preferably in consumer packed goods industry
Previous experience managing a team required
Proven ability to self motivate in a fast paced environment, ability to deal with ambiguity, change and a dynamic business environment
Background and experience in P&L management, along with knowledge of financial systems and general accounting concepts
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
Proficiency in MS Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc)
Experience with SAP or other software tools preferred
Demonstrated critical thinking skills, including leveraging analytics, benchmarking, and insights to generate meaningful strategies and solutions.
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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.