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

Posted in Retail 13 days ago.

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Location: Chicago, Illinois

Job Description:
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Director, FinancePosition Summary

Position Summary:

This position will be the key finance partner for Brand Marketing in Ferrara's newly acquired Cookies, Cones & Crusts business. You will have the opportunity to be part of the team that will develop and implement strategies to drive top line and profit growth for well-known brands like Keebler, Famous Amos and Mother's. A successful candidate will also have the ability to use their financial acumen and technical skills to help the team make the right investments to drive and sustain growth in the long term. Just as importantly, a successful candidate will have an entrepreneurial spirit, strong analytical skills and the ability to find holistic balanced solutions to business problems.

Ways You Will Make a Difference:
  • Partners with marketing leadership to drive brand growth and profitability
  • Develop action standards and create disciplined approach to brand innovations and strategies
  • Analyzes complex financial information and reports to provide accurate and timely financial recommendations to management for decision making
  • Develops financial models and completes analysis to support brand initiatives
  • Understands market dynamics and competition and incorporates those into analysis
  • Explains complex financial concepts to non-finance partners
  • Create or improve planning and development processes
  • Drives research and analysis of key brand drivers, trends and performance indicators
  • Evaluates investment opportunities for financial return and strategic fit

Experiences That Will Support Your Success
  • 7-8 years experience in finance, accounting or other quantitative field, CPG experience a plus
  • People Management
  • Strong understanding of finance and accounting principles
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Outlook)
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment and manage multiple deliverables and priorities
  • Bachelor's Degree required, MBA Preferred

Skills That Will Make You Successful?
  • Broad, holistic thinking with a focus on solutions and options
  • Independent Problem Solving / Critical Thinking
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to articulate financial concepts to non-finance business partners in a clear and concise manner

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.