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Senior Financial Operations Analyst at Wilton Industries, Inc.

Posted in Finance 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Naperville, Illinois

Job Description:

Wilton Brands LLC (“Wilton”) has a portfolio of iconic brands and is the leading supplier in the U.S. Crafts Industry. These brands help families successfully celebrate life’s many occasions, express their creativity through crafts, encourage them to share with their families and friends, and capture their meaningful and lasting memories. Wilton operates through two divisions, Wilton Enterprises and EK Success Brands, which are leaders in their respective categories.  Learn more about Wilton at




We are looking for a Sr. Financial Analyst, Supply Chain. This individual will be responsible for developing and creating annual, monthly and ad hoc reporting. This individual will be responsible for the analytic requirements for the global supply chain including research, analytic modeling, recommendation and communication to support and achieve the company’s business goals. This position will report to Director Financial Planning & Analysis.


Essential Responsibilities:

  • Manage the compilation of monthly, quarterly, annual and ad hoc reporting on cost savings, commodities inflation, inventory/working capital, transportation and logistics, and other key measurement factors for the global supply chain organization.  Presents information, findings and recommendations to senior leadership.

  • Drive supply chain cost improvement and performance through analytical methods, tools, tactical reporting and process improvement initiatives.  Provide innovative and impactful insights to stakeholders and leadership.

  • Tracks and validates cost savings related to the global supply chain. Owns the tracking tool and reports updates to Finance and senior leadership.

  • Review each Supply Chain Department’s (Sourcing, Procurement, Inventory/Demand Planning, Customer Service, Distribution Centers, Engineering, Transportation & Logistics, International Modeling) monthly and quarterly budgets to validate and align department actuals, plan and changes and communicates to Finance and senior leadership as well as department managers.

  • Manages the supply chain’s cost center information including budgets, forecasts and actuals.

  • Assist with the deployment of budget and forecasting targets and review with department managers and leadership to keep budgets on plan and aligned to corporate plan and forecast.

  • Manage and consolidate the working capital forecasts and actuals monthly, quarterly and ad hoc as necessary to drive improvement; reports to senior leadership.

  • Build new cost savings tracking reports and models for the supply chain as necessary. Review and validate cost savings models and methods.

  • Develops appropriate dashboard and tools in a user-friendly format.  Assist with identifying, deploying and communicating key supply chain metrics throughout the organization including (but not limited to):

    • Consistent approach to standard costs

    • Decision support analytics (cost/benefit analysis)

    • Budget Adherence to perpetual inventory value

    • Fill rate

    • Transportation ratio to top line sales nationally/internationally

  • Act as liaison and advocate for the supply chain with key internal partners such as FP&A and Accounting.

  • Work directly with the PMO office to provide analytic support to supply chain corporate projects.

  • Participate and prepare materials for supply chain and operations meetings and where supply chain analytics are required as necessary.

  • Conducts root cause analysis to understand supply chain business problems; identifies and partners with business stakeholders to overcome obstacles with data and systems inefficiencies.

  • Other duties as assigned by management


    Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance.  Will consider Industrial Engineering and Supply Chain degreed candidates with strong finance and accounting experience.

  • Minimum of 5 years accounting, finance or supply chain analytics with a consumer products company that both manufactures and sources finished goods.

  • If supply chain/warehouse experience leads, minimum 3 years business intelligence or analytics experience required.

  • Experience with warehouse management, transportation management and operational support systems or similar reporting databases and financial analytical tools highly preferred.

  • Strong computer skills including Excel and Powerpoint.  Tableau, MS Access and SQL preferred.


    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Highly motivated; able to prioritize work and act independently

  • Ability to balance multiple priorities simultaneously in a fast paced environment

  • Deliver clear, concise, accurate, articulate and persuasive written and oral messages, supplying supporting facts as necessary and adept and tailoring communication to the audience.

  • Skilled at translating complex data into a simple to understand format

  • Highly developed organization, analytic and problem solving skills; attention to detail, follow through and accuracy

  • Commitment to high standards, integrity and ethics; discretion and maturity; trustworthy with highly sensitive information

  • Believes in and supports team and business goals over individual goals.  Readily collaborates with others, recognizing and valuing the contributions of others.  An approachable; team-player with natural influencing skills

  • Strategic thinker; able to balance competing priorities of short-term earnings vs. investment for long-term growth

  • Critical thinker; creative problem solver

  • Strong general business acumen and high financial aptitude

  • Ability to work with employees at all levels; including Senior Level executives within the company

  • Able to travel domestically 10% of the time

  • Demonstrated ability to design, manage, and implement business process and improvement

Wilton Brands LLC is an equal employment opportunity employer. We attract and retain the best qualified people without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, individuals with disability or veteran status as provided by law. Wilton Brands LLC is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran.