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 Category Finance Manager
Job Posting Category: Experienced Professionals (1+ years)
Career Level: Manager
Industry: Packaged Goods
Job Category: Financial ,Accounting
Years Experience: 4-6 Years
Job Type: Full-time
Posting Date: September 11, 2017
Job Location:
25 Sheppard Ave W
North York, ON
M2N 6S

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Job Description

Good Food, Good Life is the very essence of Nestlé. This philosophy can be traced back to our beginnings. The Nestlé Company was founded in 1867 by Henri Nestlé, who developed the first milk-based baby formula. Today, over 150 years later, we are recognized as the world’s largest Food and Beverage Company employing around 280,000 people and have factories or operations in almost every country in the world. Nestlé Canada has a wide variety of food, beverage and nutrition products to help you and your family live happier and healthier lives including: Gerber and Good Start, Nescafé, KitKat, Smarties, Aero, Delissio, Häagen-Dazs, Boost, Purina, and Nestlé Waters. Nestlé Canada supports your personal growth with a people-focused culture and a flexible and diverse working environment. Find out why, There is more to Life at Nestlé…

We offer you:

  • Great comprehensive benefits package including Health and Dental benefits that start on day one.
  • Excellent training and development programs as well as opportunities to grow within the company.
  • Comprehensive Total Rewards Package and Company Matched Retirement Plan.

The incumbent will be responsible for providing financial analysis across assigned businesses to deliver the Nestlé business model of long-term sustainable profit and growth, effective use of working capital and strong market share. Responsible for supporting financial reporting and planning requirements for the assigned business.

Major Responsibilities

  • Support overall month end closure and reporting requirements by adhering to corporate deadlines and analyzing actuals versus the budget and last year.
  • Development of monthly Dynamic Forecast. Lead role managing the DF tool, working closely with Corporate Finance as needed, ensuring business requirements are fully maintained. Analyses to understand changes in scenarios and forecasts vs actual results.
  • Manage Marketing Finance Requirements including budget development, monthly spend, forecasts, pre and post evaluations and program approvals. Lead sku optimization cycle using the BPO Tool.
  • Responsible for oversight of NPDI P&Ls Process for Innovations, Renovations and Process Improvements.
  • Key player in the Monthly Business Planning Process (esp. MGR & MFR), providing transparency and direction. towards target achievement at any time in the process. Facilitate the MGR Meeting. Support identification of GAPs, further risks and opportunities to close them based on business insight.
  • Management of Annual Planning Cycle including ICP, OCM and MBS. Timely creation of P&Ls and management of multifunctional inputs. (e.g. Factory, COGS, MOGE, COGS, PFME, Distribution (VDE/FDE), Bad Goods (Allowance & Expense), Trade Assets, other CAPEX)
  • Support Nestlé Continuous Excellence initiatives to deliver CI targets including IBO, IPA, GSTD, Lean Mappings.
  • Support other Key Business Initiatives including price changes/strategies, trade strategy/spend, capital projects.


  • Completion of University Degree in Finance or Business Administration and Accounting Designation (CPA) is highly preferred.
  • Minimum 5-7 years of financial roles and experience with direct exposure to business/category Sales and Marketing functions and product manufacturing.
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to interact with all levels of management and internal/external customers.
  • Prior experience in Accounting / Finance function (e.g. Sales, Factory or Supply Chain).
  • Developed in the following professional/technical competencies: using analytics to drive insight, relevant business processes, internal control systems, financial modeling, risk management.
  • Fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) industry experience considered an asset.

Please note; Education Verification, Reference Checks and Criminal Background Checks will be administered on suitably qualified candidates.

If you believe you have the profile we are looking for and you want to make your mark in the World’s Largest Food and Beverage Company, we look forward to hearing from you!

Nestlé is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. If you are selected to participate in the recruitment process, please inform Human Resources of any accommodations you may require. Nestlé will work with you in an effort to ensure that you are able to fully participate in the process.

We thank you for your interest in this opportunity; however only those

individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.

The closing date for this position is September 29, 2017


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