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Sr Financial Analyst Co-Pilot

Sr Financial Analyst Co-Pilot

 

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, Nestlé is the place for you. Nestlé USA is one of seven operating companies that make up Nestlé’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.

 

 

At our Nestlé USA Cleveland campus, located in the Solon suburb of Cleveland, you will discover the ways that Nestlé USA values and supports our employees and community. Offering you a strong culture with competitive benefits, you will have limitless opportunities to learn, and advance your career. Giving back continues to be a part of the Nestlé tradition. As the world’s leading nutrition, health and wellness company, our focus is not only about nourishing our customers, it’s about enriching you. In this role you will serve as the Senior Financial Analyst Co-pilot, supporting the Meals Division.

Are you looking for an opportunity to be part of an agile, results oriented team where your experience will allow you to thrive and make a substantial impact? Are you known as a leader in your field? Are your ready for the next level and challenge in your career?
We are looking for a dynamic, collaborative, Senior Finance Analyst who can think out of the box to get results.

As the Senior Finance Analyst you 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 Co-pilot role is a great opportunity that will see you playing a 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, supporting the Senior Finance Manager in streamlining processes and implementing standard methodologies across the businesses. Key areas of responsibility include new product feasibility, business/portfolio optimization, and commercial investment return on investment analyses, management of the advertising & promotion (PFME) budget, ongoing business reviews, and special projects.

You have the ability to think strategically while dealing with complexity, be comfortable with ambiguity, prioritize workload efficiently in an environment of competing objectives, and effectively interact, collaborate and communicate across multiple functions to promote alignment and influence business results.

 

PRIMARY 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, supporting the Senior Finance Manager in streamlining processes and implementing best practices across the businesses. Key areas include new product/product renovation feasibility, business optimization, commercial investment ROI analyses, and ongoing business reviews.
  • Provides decision support to marketing personnel and senior management. Supports business with accurate financial analysis of new product proposals.
  • Supports the Monthly Business Planning 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 a broad cross-functional team including: Marketing, Sales, Supply Chain, Procurement, Technical & Production, Research & Development, and other Finance groups to translate assumptions into sound financials.
  • Assist with adhoc requests & projects that may include but not limited to: 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, etc.

 

 BASIC/ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS:

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

 

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, etc.
  • Working knowledge of US Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (US GAAP) and/or International Accounting Standards (IAS), knowledge of Nestlé Accountings Standards (NAS) a plus.

  

STRONGLY PREFERRED PROFESSIONAL SKILLS:

  • Ideal candidate is results focused, a self-starter, naturally inquisitive, able to think independently and has a desire to make a difference.
  • Strong financial and analytical skills coupled with 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 effectively in order to meet deadlines and respond to requests in a timely manner.
  • Demonstrated ability to design financial and non-financial measurements and key performance indicators (KPI's) to drive improved business performance.

 

Requisition ID: 282250 

#LI-Hybrid

 

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.

 

Review our applicant privacy notice before applying at https://www.nestlejobs.com/privacy

 

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, Nestlé is the place for you. Nestlé USA is one of seven operating companies that make up Nestlé’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.

 

 

At our Nestlé USA Cleveland campus, located in the Solon suburb of Cleveland, you will discover the ways that Nestlé USA values and supports our employees and community. Offering you a strong culture with competitive benefits, you will have limitless opportunities to learn, and advance your career. Giving back continues to be a part of the Nestlé tradition. As the world’s leading nutrition, health and wellness company, our focus is not only about nourishing our customers, it’s about enriching you. In this role you will serve as the Senior Financial Analyst Co-pilot, supporting the Meals Division.

Are you looking for an opportunity to be part of an agile, results oriented team where your experience will allow you to thrive and make a substantial impact? Are you known as a leader in your field? Are your ready for the next level and challenge in your career?
We are looking for a dynamic, collaborative, Senior Finance Analyst who can think out of the box to get results.

As the Senior Finance Analyst you 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 Co-pilot role is a great opportunity that will see you playing a 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, supporting the Senior Finance Manager in streamlining processes and implementing standard methodologies across the businesses. Key areas of responsibility include new product feasibility, business/portfolio optimization, and commercial investment return on investment analyses, management of the advertising & promotion (PFME) budget, ongoing business reviews, and special projects.

You have the ability to think strategically while dealing with complexity, be comfortable with ambiguity, prioritize workload efficiently in an environment of competing objectives, and effectively interact, collaborate and communicate across multiple functions to promote alignment and influence business results.

 

PRIMARY 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, supporting the Senior Finance Manager in streamlining processes and implementing best practices across the businesses. Key areas include new product/product renovation feasibility, business optimization, commercial investment ROI analyses, and ongoing business reviews.
  • Provides decision support to marketing personnel and senior management. Supports business with accurate financial analysis of new product proposals.
  • Supports the Monthly Business Planning 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 a broad cross-functional team including: Marketing, Sales, Supply Chain, Procurement, Technical & Production, Research & Development, and other Finance groups to translate assumptions into sound financials.
  • Assist with adhoc requests & projects that may include but not limited to: 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, etc.

 

 BASIC/ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS:

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

 

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, etc.
  • Working knowledge of US Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (US GAAP) and/or International Accounting Standards (IAS), knowledge of Nestlé Accountings Standards (NAS) a plus.

  

STRONGLY PREFERRED PROFESSIONAL SKILLS:

  • Ideal candidate is results focused, a self-starter, naturally inquisitive, able to think independently and has a desire to make a difference.
  • Strong financial and analytical skills coupled with 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 effectively in order to meet deadlines and respond to requests in a timely manner.
  • Demonstrated ability to design financial and non-financial measurements and key performance indicators (KPI's) to drive improved business performance.

 

Requisition ID: 282250 

#LI-Hybrid

 

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.

 

Review our applicant privacy notice before applying at https://www.nestlejobs.com/privacy

Solon, OH, US, 44139

Solon, OH, US, 44139


Nearest Major Market: Cleveland

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