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Director, Sales Finance

Company: Conagra Brands
Location: Mason
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:

Reporting to the Sr. Director of Sales and Trade Finance, you will be a partner to Sales leaders, regional sales teams, and customer leadership/sales support teams to provide financial expertise, leadership, support, and reporting. The role supports half of Conagra's domestic sales, leads a team of five within Sales Finance, and manages some sales finance wide responsibilities across the team. Responsibilities supporting the regional sales teams include reporting and analysis on customer profitability, support of customer planning, driving margin enhancement, and communication with internal stakeholders. This individual will be a lead for other regional finance managers and across the Sales Finance team, working to shift the work and shape the vision of the team, as well as the change management needed. Effective leadership, agility, partnering with sales and cross functional teams, and a continual improvement mindset is critical. Minimum 10 years related experience.You Will:

  • You will provide financial leadership and analysis to regional SVPs and sales teams. This will involve the ability to assess business needs, resolve risks and opportunities in a timely manner, and clear communication of issues/business results.
  • Lead finance wide-projects and perform comprehensive financial analysis. Models will vary depending on needs, but may include ROI, customer analyses, customer meetings or analyses, competitive analyses, investment reviews, new items, mix, pricing, etc.
  • Lead monthly meetings on items such as volume, trade, and advertising & promotional spending. Identify and communicate key financial and business drivers in order to influence decisions. Understand key inputs such as pricing, promotional changes, customer investments, impacts to merchandising due to business dynamics. Actively communicate changes to both Finance and cross functional business partners by providing specific, actionable and forward-looking commentary on the various changes as well as guidance on potential risk and/or opportunities.
  • Collaborate with peers and the Sales Finance team. Lead among the team and with cross functional partners to shape the work within Sales Finance and work through the change management needed.
  • Lead finance wide-projects for the Sales Finance team, such as annual planning, setting sales targets, customer mergers, and sales order & invoice reports. Projects will vary depending on needs.
  • Manage a team of five responsible for various, regional customer support. Elevate the team by recruiting, coaching, and developing people. Optimize workplace productivity; lead, motivate, evaluate, challenge, and reward employees.
  • Contribute to month-end/quarter-end trade promotional management activities to ensure completion of assigned tasks, accurate P&L management, and compliance with company controls.You Have:
    • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance required; MBA preferred
    • Minimum 10 years of professional general business and financial experience
    • Previous experience managing a team required
    • Experience in project management, tools, system upgrades, roll-outs, and/or automation preferred
    • Knowledge of financial systems and general accounting concepts
    • Experience with SAP or other software tools preferred
    • At this time, we require applicants for this role to be legally authorized to work in the United States without requiring employer sponsorship either now or in the futureOur Modern WorkplaceConagra's culture of collaboration enhances our ability to meet critical business goals, deliver value to customers and consumers and provide you with the flexibility you need to achieve a better work-life balance. We carefully consider each role and how often each team member needs to collaborate in-person. This position requires you work from our Chicago office 2-3 days a week.#LI-GS1#LI-Hybrid#LI-DirectorConagra Brands is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to sex, race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, pregnancy, leave status, disability, veteran status, genetic information and/or any other characteristic or status protected by national, federal, state or local law.Our Benefits:We care about your total well-being and will support you with the following, subject to your location and role:
      • Health: Medical, dental and vision insurance, company-paid life, accident and disability insurance
      • Wealth: great pay, incentive opportunity, matching 401(k) and stock purchase plan
      • Growth: online courses, virtual and classroom development experiences
      • Balance: paid-time off, parental leave, flexible work-schedules (subject to your location and role)Our Company:Conagra Brands is one of -North America's -leading branded food companies. We have a rich heritage of making great food, and a team that's passionate about innovation and growth. Conagra offers choices for every occasion through iconic brands, such as Birds Eye -, -Marie Callender's -, Banquet -, Healthy Choice -, Slim Jim -, Reddi-wip -, and Vlasic -, and emerging brands, including Angie's - BOOMCHICKAPOP -, Duke's -, Earth Balance -, Gardein -, and Frontera -.We pride ourselves on having the most impactful, energized and inclusive culture in the food industry. For more information, visit -.Conagra Brands -is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to sex, race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, pregnancy, leave status, disability, veteran status, genetic information and/or any other characteristic or status protected by national, federal, state or local law. ---

Keywords: Conagra Brands, Cincinnati , Director, Sales Finance, Executive , Mason, Ohio

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