The Commercial Finance Manager/Controller will be a key partner to the Sales and Marketing departments to provide support for all financial aspects of their business units to ensure a high degree of financial oversight, cost optimization, planning and analysis. This is a role that is externally focused and enables the Sales and Marketing teams to accelerate profitable topline growth. The candidate needs to have strong analytical skills, business acumen, and strong communication skills. This position will work within the finance department with a high level of exposure to Senior Management including the CFO, VP of Sales, VP of Marketing, and the VP of Retail. Essential responsibilities include: Provides financial support to Sales and Brand Marketing departments. Project leader for process improvements in the areas of trade fund management. Manage trade spending analysis and work with account managers to eliminate waste and increase return on promotional investment. Recommend actions to improve product mix, gross margin, as well as customer profitability. Present analytical information and company action plans to all levels of the organization Analyze monthly variances vs plan, communicate results to management team, and recommend interventions to ensure target delivery. Support key finance / company-wide planning processes including: Annual Budget and interim forecast updates Monthly Rolling Net Sales Forecasts Marketing Plan Dialogue (MPD) Retail Plan Dialogue (RPD) Support the preparation of customer negotiations with financial analysis, including financial modeling for new products in the organization. Responsible for all month-end accounting activities ensuring accuracy of Profit & Loss (P&L) accounts as well as Balance Sheet accounts Creates ad hoc reports as needed by supported departments and Finance Senior Management. This role could be filled as a Manager or Controller depending on the skills/experiences of the candidate. TO BE CONSIDERED AN APPLICANT FOR THIS POSITION, YOU MUST SHOW HOW YOU MEET THE BASIC QUALIFICATIONS AS OUTLINED IN THE REQUIREMENTS Basic Qualifications Bachelor?s degree 5 years finance management experience Trade finance experience Experience leading or managing teams Proficiency in Excel Preferred Qualifications Master?s degree 8+ years of finance management experience 3+ years of experience leading or managing teams CPG experience strongly preferred CPA SAP experience Strong analytical skills and technical ability Outstanding leadership skills Project management skills Excellent communication skills Team player who leads by example; proven track record of developing high potential talent Strong influencing skills and the ability to lead informal teams Company Description Russell Stover Chocolates is the nation?s leading manufacturer of boxed chocolates. The company?s three brands ? Russell Stover, Whitman?s and Pangburn?s - account for more than 60 percent of all boxed chocolate sales in the United States through 30+ company-owned retail stores and 70,000 wholesale accounts. After nearly 100 years in operation the company manufactures approximately 100 million pounds of chocolate candies each year in its proud tradition of being ?Made in America? and ?Handcrafted in Small Batches?. In September 2014, Russell Stover Chocolates was acquired by Lindt and Sprungli, the world leader in premium chocolates. This was the largest acquisition in the history of Lindt and Sprungli which has operations in over 40 countries across the globe. Russell Stover Chocolates joins sister companies Lindt USA and Ghirardelli to form a powerful confectionery triad in North America. Employment by Russell Stover Chocolates is contingent upon I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification, passing the urinalysis drug screen, education verification, and satisfactory reference and background checks. Associated topics: chief financial officer, director finance, general manager, general operational manager, manage, recruit, senior director, staff, supervise, vice president
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