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Senior Financial Analyst

Senior Financial Analyst

 

Nestlé Professional is committed to providing the finest ingredients, operational knowledge, and uncompromised support to foodservice operations across the US. Our team of culinary experts and skilled product developers partner closely with foodservice professionals to generate creative, branded food and beverage solutions that address a wide variety of needs. As a business serving other businesses, we’re focused on performing with speed, service, and precision to cook up delicious ideas for our clients both small and large. Satisfy your appetite for an exciting career at Nestlé Professional.

 

This position is not eligible for Visa Sponsorship.

 

 

Position Summary

This position offers the right person a unique opportunity to provide financial oversight of all channels within Nestle Food Service business, as well as playing a key role in the future-state design of management systems, analytics, and processes regarding sales finance. Financial oversight includes detailed event level planning, trade accounting areas such as balance sheet and trade rate reconciliation, forecasting, reporting, and ad-hoc customer analysis, with an emphasis on maintaining sound financial controls around trade budget and spending. The successful individual will have a strong finance or accounting background, superior communication and people skills, ability to learn quickly, a solid understanding of food service (or another FMCG/CPG business) and the ability to deliver high performance work both within a team and independently. The Key Performance indicators are sales volume, organic growth, trade spend (PL and Balance Sheet effects). 
The key quality indicators are trade management and forecasting, balance sheet reconciliation, and Net Net Sale. 

 

Primary Responsibilities: 

  • Forecast NP overview and preparation
  • Detailed analysis on variances in Dynamic Forecast and actuals
  • Balance Sheet reconciliation - monthly tracking and provide analysis 
  • Taking broker commissions analysis and entries 
  • Drive PEC (Period End Close) process supporting Sales Finance Managers 
  • Preparing monthly presentations for Finance, about forecast and landing; overall rates, main variances
  • Business Reviews 
  • Meet with CAMs/ Sales Directors to understand variances to goals, on both sales and trade. Communicate results and work with CAMs to develop solutions for driving sales or for adjusting trade activities to ensure goals are met. 

Trade and Ad-hoc Analysis 

  • Review sales and trade rate objectives (via weekly reports) to analyze and provide variance explanation, including understanding implications on customer profitability. 
  • Review Unauthorized Deductions and work closely with CAMs to enable payback. 
  • Perform financial modeling and scenario planning to analyze overall business results and opportunities. 
  • Challenge Sale Finance manager trade opportunities/risks 
  • Provide insight to improve forecasting accuracy. 

Business Processes and Integration 

  • Drive efficiency and accuracy in annual planning process. 
  • Automate manual data processes. 

 

Requirements:

  • Bachelor degree, preferably in Accounting, Finance or equivalent 
  • 5+ years of work experience in finance management, preferably in Consumer Goods company/industry 
  •  Advanced proficiency in Excel, including pivot tables, vlookups, and the ability to combine multiple data sets, macros
  • SAP or other ERP System experience preferred, Exceedra
  • Previous experience with sales analysis, trade fund management a plus 

Skills: 

  • Demonstrated critical thinking and analytical problem solving skills. 
  • Superior execution skills in a changing environment and ability to work in a fast paced environment 
  • Strong data management and analytical skills, and critically important to be able to deliver the message to non-finance professionals. 
  • Self-starter and shows initiative and quickly learns the specifics of the customer and sales finance. 
  • Customer Profitability concepts and the use of customer P&Ls to drive business decisions. 
  • Demonstrable experience illustrating insights from data through statistics or data visualization.
     

Requisition ID

185040 

 

It is our business imperative to remain a very inclusive workplace.

 

To our veterans and separated service members, you're at the forefront of our minds as we recruit top talent to join Nestlé. The skills you've gained while serving our country, such as flexibility, agility, and leadership, are much like the skills that will make you successful in this role.  In addition, with our commitment to an inclusive work environment, we recognize the exceptional engagement and innovation displayed by individuals with disabilities.  Nestlé seeks such skilled and qualified individuals to share our mission where you’ll join a cohort of others who have chosen to call Nestlé home.

 

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, ethnicity, color, gender, gender identity, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, perceived disability, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other protected status, as defined by applicable law. Prior to the next step in the recruiting process, we welcome you to inform us confidentially if you may require any special accommodations in order to participate fully in our recruitment experience. Contact us at accommodations@nestle.com or please dial 711 and provide this number to the operator: 1-800-321-6467.

 

This position is not eligible for Visa Sponsorship.

 

 

 

Nestlé Professional is committed to providing the finest ingredients, operational knowledge, and uncompromised support to foodservice operations across the US. Our team of culinary experts and skilled product developers partner closely with foodservice professionals to generate creative, branded food and beverage solutions that address a wide variety of needs. As a business serving other businesses, we’re focused on performing with speed, service, and precision to cook up delicious ideas for our clients both small and large. Satisfy your appetite for an exciting career at Nestlé Professional.

 

This position is not eligible for Visa Sponsorship.

 

 

Position Summary

This position offers the right person a unique opportunity to provide financial oversight of all channels within Nestle Food Service business, as well as playing a key role in the future-state design of management systems, analytics, and processes regarding sales finance. Financial oversight includes detailed event level planning, trade accounting areas such as balance sheet and trade rate reconciliation, forecasting, reporting, and ad-hoc customer analysis, with an emphasis on maintaining sound financial controls around trade budget and spending. The successful individual will have a strong finance or accounting background, superior communication and people skills, ability to learn quickly, a solid understanding of food service (or another FMCG/CPG business) and the ability to deliver high performance work both within a team and independently. The Key Performance indicators are sales volume, organic growth, trade spend (PL and Balance Sheet effects). 
The key quality indicators are trade management and forecasting, balance sheet reconciliation, and Net Net Sale. 

 

Primary Responsibilities: 

  • Forecast NP overview and preparation
  • Detailed analysis on variances in Dynamic Forecast and actuals
  • Balance Sheet reconciliation - monthly tracking and provide analysis 
  • Taking broker commissions analysis and entries 
  • Drive PEC (Period End Close) process supporting Sales Finance Managers 
  • Preparing monthly presentations for Finance, about forecast and landing; overall rates, main variances
  • Business Reviews 
  • Meet with CAMs/ Sales Directors to understand variances to goals, on both sales and trade. Communicate results and work with CAMs to develop solutions for driving sales or for adjusting trade activities to ensure goals are met. 

Trade and Ad-hoc Analysis 

  • Review sales and trade rate objectives (via weekly reports) to analyze and provide variance explanation, including understanding implications on customer profitability. 
  • Review Unauthorized Deductions and work closely with CAMs to enable payback. 
  • Perform financial modeling and scenario planning to analyze overall business results and opportunities. 
  • Challenge Sale Finance manager trade opportunities/risks 
  • Provide insight to improve forecasting accuracy. 

Business Processes and Integration 

  • Drive efficiency and accuracy in annual planning process. 
  • Automate manual data processes. 

 

Requirements:

  • Bachelor degree, preferably in Accounting, Finance or equivalent 
  • 5+ years of work experience in finance management, preferably in Consumer Goods company/industry 
  •  Advanced proficiency in Excel, including pivot tables, vlookups, and the ability to combine multiple data sets, macros
  • SAP or other ERP System experience preferred, Exceedra
  • Previous experience with sales analysis, trade fund management a plus 

Skills: 

  • Demonstrated critical thinking and analytical problem solving skills. 
  • Superior execution skills in a changing environment and ability to work in a fast paced environment 
  • Strong data management and analytical skills, and critically important to be able to deliver the message to non-finance professionals. 
  • Self-starter and shows initiative and quickly learns the specifics of the customer and sales finance. 
  • Customer Profitability concepts and the use of customer P&Ls to drive business decisions. 
  • Demonstrable experience illustrating insights from data through statistics or data visualization.
     

Requisition ID

185040 

 

It is our business imperative to remain a very inclusive workplace.

 

To our veterans and separated service members, you're at the forefront of our minds as we recruit top talent to join Nestlé. The skills you've gained while serving our country, such as flexibility, agility, and leadership, are much like the skills that will make you successful in this role.  In addition, with our commitment to an inclusive work environment, we recognize the exceptional engagement and innovation displayed by individuals with disabilities.  Nestlé seeks such skilled and qualified individuals to share our mission where you’ll join a cohort of others who have chosen to call Nestlé home.

 

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, ethnicity, color, gender, gender identity, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, perceived disability, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other protected status, as defined by applicable law. Prior to the next step in the recruiting process, we welcome you to inform us confidentially if you may require any special accommodations in order to participate fully in our recruitment experience. Contact us at accommodations@nestle.com or please dial 711 and provide this number to the operator: 1-800-321-6467.

 

This position is not eligible for Visa Sponsorship.

 

 

Solon, OH, US, 44139

Solon, OH, US, 44139


Nearest Major Market: Cleveland

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