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Sr Financial Analyst Co-Pilot

Nestle
United States, Ohio, Solon
30003 Bainbridge Road (Show on map)
May 06, 2024

Foods people love. Brands people trust. And a career that nourishes your future like no other.

If you're driven by the passion to do something meaningful that changes lives, Nestle is the place for you. Nestle USA is one of seven operating companies that make up Nestle's presence in the United States. We're in 97% of American homes, and as the leading food and beverage company, our goals are to continue to deliver quality food and beverage products, strengthen our local communities, and reduce our environmental and climate impact.

We're determined to challenge the status quo and be better tomorrow than we are today. As individuals and teams, we embrace our entrepreneurial culture and have created a workplace where collaboration is essential, courage is rewarded, speed is expected, and agility is the norm to delight our consumers every single day. Here, you will find limitless opportunities to learn and advance your career and feel empowered to succeed in the workplace and beyond. Because our focus is not only on nourishing our customers, but also about enriching you.

This position is not eligible for Visa Sponsorship.

We are looking for a dynamic, collaborative, Senior Finance Analyst who can think out of the box to get results. This role will be responsible for supporting the brand as a strategic business partner to the commercial team including brand marketing, sales, and other key business functions.

This is a great opportunity to playa co-leadership role by providing the team with accurate and timely financial information and analyses, making and implementing sound recommendations to profitably grow the business, as well optimizing existing product portfolios. You will operate as a key co-pilot resource in streamlining processes and implementing standard methodologies across the businesses. Key areas of responsibility include: new product feasibility, business/portfolio optimization, commercial investment return on investment analyses, management of the advertising & promotion (PFME) budget, ongoing business reviews, and special projects.

Responsibilities:

* Provides accurate and timely financial information and analyses, making and/or implementing sound recommendations to grow business profitability and optimize the brand's existing portfolio.
* Uses knowledge and understanding of total delivered cost structure to provide analytics to support business decision making
* Operates as a key lead resource in streamlining processes and implementing best practices across the businesses.
* Provides decision support to marketing personnel and senior management. Supports business with accurate financial analysis of new product proposals
* Supports the Integrated Business Planning (IBP) process and works closely with cross functional business partners to understand key inputs for Dynamic Forecast, risks and opportunities to forecast, and makes recommendations to improve forecast accuracy
* New product feasibility and business case development: Work with Marketing, Sales, Supply Chain, Procurement, Technical & Production, Research & Development, and other Finance groups to translate assumptions into sound financials
* Assist with ad hoc requests & projects such as: streamline or automate processes, reduce business or process complexities or waste, implement new processes, evaluate new product platform / distribution channel / customer strategies, and perform advanced excel modeling

Requirements:
* BA/BS degree in Finance, Economics, Accounting or related business degree; advanced degree strongly preferred
* Minimum of 4 years experience in Accounting/Finance, previous food industry or CPG experience a plus
* Proficiency in Microsoft applications (Excel, Word, PowerPoint); working knowledge of Smartview, SAP and B/W. Advanced expertise in Excel spreadsheets required

Preferred Technical Skills:
* Ability to understand and communicate the drivers of product profit and loss
* Complex financial modeling skills
* Hands-on knowledge of financial statements, including balance sheet, income and cash flow statements
* Working knowledge of financial concepts and principles including cost accounting, activity based costing, cash flow, NPV, IRR, return on investment, Economic Profit
* Working knowledge of US Generally Accepted Accounting Principlesand/or International Accounting Standards, knowledge of Nestle Accountings Standardsa plus

Preferred Professional Skills:
* Results focused, a self-starter
* Strong financial and analytical skills;comprehensive business knowledge; ability to provide meaningful insight, draw conclusions and develop actionable recommendations.
* Demonstrated ability to partner with cross-functional teams to drive business results; ability to influence business decisions with concrete financial support.
* Communicate effectively and professionally in written and verbal form, strong presentation skills at executive leadership level.
* Proven ability to effectively manage people, information and resources in order to meet deadlines and respond to requests.
* Demonstrated ability to design financial and non-financial measurements and KPIs to drive improved business performance.

Requisition ID:290193

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