As the world leader in nutrition, health and wellness for children from birth to toddler, Gerber Products Company is committed to creating a strong future. We joined the Nestlé Nutrition family in 2007, and have been a partner in parenthood ever since. Our Anything for Baby team works closely with experts to create products that enrich and establish healthy habits for children, and are good for the planet as well. A career at Gerber provides meaningful opportunities to develop professionally, and nurture generations to come. Now is the time to define your future, and ours too.
POSITION SUMMARY: We are seeking a Finance Manager to join our team to help develop strategy and drive business performance. You will provide insights and foster a fact based decision-making culture by utilizing the knowledge of the current business environment & financial information to drive growth and achieve financial goals.
This high visibility, individual contributor role will support the Baby Food business and its innovation projects. The Baby Food Finance Manager will support day-to-day financial management activities as well as provide financial guidance for new product opportunities, and cost savings initiatives. The Manager will report to the Director of Baby Food Finance and work regularly with the Head of Baby Food. The role requires regular work with cross-functional business partners in Marketing, Demand Planning, and Sales to develop and meet business objectives. The role also includes recurring reporting, forecasting, and analysis in support of Total Nutrition and the zone.
PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: BUSINESS CO-PILOT TO THE TEAM: •Actively participate in Monthly Business Planning process to develop financial forecasts, identify business risks/opportunities, and to provide an accurate, timely business outlook •Lead the processes for month end and roll-up of the forecast for the business. Responsibilities include calendar/planning of recurring activities, consolidation of the segments, reconciliations, review of Total Baby Food performance, and regular work with financial systems •Participate as the finance lead on a variety of innovation projects across the Baby Food portfolio and prepare business cases for these projects. Additionally, you will be the finance co-pilot for the Pure Play segment •Participate in the annual Integrated Commercial Planning (budgeting) process to create business targets, and plans to achieve such targets •Support the development of Market Business Strategies (long term strategic plans), including analysis and financial roll-ups of these strategies •Create time-sensitive, customized ad hoc analysis in support of zone and Total Nutrition needs •Provide daily finance support for the Head of Baby Food Finance and Director of Finance, Baby Food. Support Senior Finance Managers during times of work surge
STRATEGIC INITIATIVE SUPPORT: •Support Business Innovation and Renovation pipeline including development of Manufacturing and Sales & Distribution structure modeling and follow-up; compilation of financial data for new product development activities •Conduct ad-hoc analytics (pricing, channel profitability, competitive benchmarking, consumption vs. shipment analytics, etc.) •Lead the development, management and communication of financial initiatives as needed
FINANCIAL CONTROLS: •Ensure fiduciary responsibilities are upheld across all business decisions •Ensure a deep understanding of the value creation framework among the non-finance experts •Prioritize and as appropriate expand the Nestle Continuous Excellence journey across the organization (both finance and beyond) •Proactively identify process improvement and opportunities for standardization
REQUIREMENTS AND MINIMUM EDUCATION LEVEL: •Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent required in Accounting or Finance •5-7 plus years of experience required within Finance •Budgeting/forecasting and reporting experience required; familiarity with financial systems and tools •Business Co-Pilot experience (P&L modeling background) preferred •Scenario planning/analytical skills for base & product development preferred •Experience within a matrix organization preferred •The successful individual will be a self-starter with superior interpersonal skills, the ability to learn quickly, a have a high level of agility to deliver high performance across projects and responsibilities.
The Nestlé Companies are an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer seeking diversity in qualified applicants for employment. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.
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