Manager, Finance at Ferrara Pan Candy Co., Inc.

Posted in Retail 14 days ago.

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Location: Chicago, Illinois

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Manager, FinancePosition Summary

Primary Purpose

The Brand Finance Manager - International/Marketing Operations is a critical position that will help manage two key focus areas for the Cookies, Cones & Crust business. First, this position will partner with marketing leadership and our international partners at Ferrero to create and manage collaborative strategic and financial planning processes to optimize our international business. The Brand Finance Manager - International/Marketing Operations will also financial guidance and support to Marketing Leadership on Advertising and Promotion investments to deliver team financial and operational objectives. This position will also have the opportunity to lead cross brand special projects and initiatives.

Major Responsibilities
  • Work cross-functionally with the Marketing leadership, the Cookies, Cones & Crust CFO as well as our International Ferrero partners
  • Lead the reporting, forecasting and analysis of International P&Ls, domestic advertising and promotion and other financial KPIs
  • Lead the annual planning process and long-term strategic planning for the International business and domestic advertising & promotions
  • Develop financial models and analyses to support brand and region-specific initiatives
  • Drive research and analysis of key performance drivers, trends and indicators
  • Analyze complex financial information and reports to provide accurate and timely financial recommendations to management for decision-making
  • Develop ROI mentality for all marketing investments understanding true costs and benefits
  • Special projects as assigned

Competencies/Skills/Knowledge Required
  • Strong understanding of accounting and finance principles
  • Excellent technical skills (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
  • Knowledge of SAP or similar ERP system
  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral)
  • Proven analytical and creative problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment and to manage multiple priorities and deliverables
  • Ability to articulate financial concepts to non-finance business partners in a clear and concise manner

Education and Experience
  • Bachelor's degree required, MBA or CPA a plus
  • 4-6 years' experience in a related function with accounting/financial experience, CPG experience a plus
  • Experience w/financial analysis and modeling of International business opportunities a plus

We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all qualified applicants and employees, employment decisions and opportunities at Ferrara will be based on merit, qualifications, and abilities, without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital or civil union status, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, military or veteran status, disability, handicap, genetic information, pregnancy (childbirth or related medical condition), or on any other basis prohibited by law. This policy governs all aspects of employment, including selection, job assignment, compensation, discipline, termination, and access to benefits and training.