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Nestlé Nutrition, part of Nestlé S.A., is a world leader in nutrition, health and wellness.  Gerber Products Company, founded in 1928, officially joined the Nestlé Nutrition family in 2007. Nestlé Nutrition and Gerber’s combined resources and scientific research expertise have enabled the company to become a worldwide leader in early childhood nutrition. Gerber produces more than 400 food products, all of which are a part of the proprietary Gerber® Start Healthy, Stay Healthy™ nutrition system. The Gerber® Start Healthy, Stay Healthy™ nutrition system combines products, educational resources and services that are designed to encourage the early establishment of healthy eating habits in children from birth to preschool.

Director, Finance (Gerber Baby Food)

Job Number 18007456 Company Nestle Nutrition Location Arlington, Virginia


Gerber Products Company dba Nestle Infant Nutrition is seeking a Director, Finance (Baby Food) to join its Finance Team in Arlington, VA. 

This is a co-pilot role that will provide insight and strongly support a fact-based decision making process, based on current business environment & specialist financial knowledge and by challenging new strategies & new projects, as well as the status quo.

-Participate actively in the strategy development and provide associated scenario planning to optimize shareholder value

-Work closely with Decision Support and Control in order to provide a high quality data / timely framework, as well as the reliable measurement of selected key KPIs

-Ensure quality financial information is used by the business for decision making and that potential risks and opportunities are anticipated and understood. Promote use of external & internal information for benchmarking

-Review monthly performance and identify areas of risk to achievement of targets and forecasts and develop/follow up action plans; compile commentary on monthly performance

-Key player in the Monthly Business Planning Process (esp. MFR & DCP), providing transparency and direction towards target achievement at any time in the process. Facilitate the Dynamic Forecast process

-Analyze and challenge product portfolio to identify cost optimization opportunities, eliminate Value Destroyers and maximize the return on investment from TTS/PFME (including revised pricing structure/prices) and from the capital asset base

-Support Business Innovation and Renovation pipeline including development of Manufacturing and Sales & Distribution structure modeling and follow-up; compilation of financial data for NPDI gate deliverables

-Develop, manage, and communicate financial initiatives

-Active role in people development and succession planning across NiM. Ensure a solid understanding of the value creation framework among the non finance experts

-Support Infant Nutrition PFME strategic direction and related investment decisions to ensure alignment with overall business and masterbrand objectives.


  • Bachelors Degree Required, preferably in Business / Finance and/or Accountancy 
  • 10-12+ years of CPG, Retail or Manufacturing experience. 
  • Prior experience in Accounting / Finance function (e.g. Sales, Factory or Supply Chain Controller)
  • Fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) industry experience highly preferred
  • Experience within a network organization (internal and external providers)
  • Strong Excel and PowerPoint expertise










The Nestlé Companies are equal employment and affirmative action employers and looking for diversity in qualified candidates for employment.

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