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General information

All posting locations: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

Job Function: 03 - Finance

Department: 03 - 21 - Planning and Performance Management (PPM) - Commercial

Date Published: 02-Nov-2020

Job Type: Regular

Description & Requirements

The area PPM provides financial support for the Area Finance Director- Area Vice President- Area Head of Execution- and Customer Vice Presidents. The position offers the right candidate an opportunity to analyze and report on sales and trade expense. A top candidate will find ways to use this information to partner with their sales counterparts to grow the business.

The PPM will support the team with the following activities- but not limited to:  annual budget targets (“AOP Planning”)- weekly/monthly routine financial routines- month-end reporting- revenue mix analysis- customer profitability- in-market performance- hierarchy/integration activities- and ZBB planning and analysis.  

The role provides opportunities to learn the U.S. sales organization structure and business unit categories. The PPM will work closely with senior management within the group and the field sales teams.

The right candidate must have strong analytical abilities- systems/financial tools agility (SAP- Excel- PowerPoint and FiT)- a sense of urgency and strong organizational skills.

This role provides the candidate an opportunity to further develop both short-term and long-term planning- financial analysis- and strategic thinking / planning.

Core responsibilities include:

-Produce weekly and monthly reporting documents and automate reports to support Rituals & Routines

-Coach and develop others in the mastering of Sales analytic tools and resources

-Manage trade budgets and maintain accurate forecasting

-Coordinate cross functional support to meet deliverables; key point of contact for CVP’s on the customer P&L

-Liaise with senior leaders of the organization and key stakeholders in the CBTs and BUs to facilitate communication across teams

-Monitor and analyze variances; provide reporting to senior management

-Serve as the primary point of escalation for CBTs and BUs for all issues related to trade analytics

-Develop reporting enhancements and process improvements

-Support Sales Team P&L activities- including profitability metrics

-Ad-hoc analysis and reporting to support business needs

-Financial planning and reporting

-Ad hoc projects

-Continuous improvement of best practices across the business

-Analyze and determine insights from key business drivers- trends- and operating metrics by translating data into insights and action

-Communicate recommendations to ADF- AVP- and Head of Execution

-Fill-in for ADF in meetings (MPR- WPR- business reviews- etc.) when schedule conflicts arise

A successful candidate will be comfortable with:

-Using Excel and SAP and learning new systems and processes

-Being customer focused

-Consistently meeting deadlines and working under tight deadlines

-Accuracy of data in a time-sensitive environment

-Working in an environment with regular processes- but also with new ones and ad-hoc requests

-Comfortable talking with and presenting to leadership

Minimum Qualifications

-Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance

-MBA Preferred

-Minimum 3-5 years of experience in Accounting or Finance

-Advanced Excel skills

-Strong attention to detail

-Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

-Proactive and results-oriented in a time-sensitive environment

-Strong analytical skills

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