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 Senior Financial Analyst – 12 Month Development Opportunity
Job Posting Category: Experienced Professionals (1+ years)
Career Level: Experienced (Non-Manager)
Industry: Packaged Goods
Job Category: Financial ,Analyst
Years Experience: 1-2 Years
Job Type: Contract
Contract Length: 1 year
Posting Date: September 07, 2017
Job Location:
Toronto, ON
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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 a century 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…

This position supports the factory Local Committee (LC) 2 as a finance co-pilot in the pursuit of cost optimization and compliance at the factory by providing visibility and insight into manufacturing variances. This will include proposing corrective actions based on sound knowledge of manufacturing processes and cost drivers. Scope will include working closely with the LC2 team and the Factory Management team. This role requires a “roll up the sleeves” type person who thrives on making things happen.

Major Responsibilities

  • Preparation of input data for Period-end Close (PEC) and execution of PEC activities at plant level; ensuring that the Costing Standards for Manufacturing (CSM) are followed.
  • Assist the Factory Controller in preparing the inputs for the Standard Cost Budget (SCB) and Dynamic Forecast (DF) including the challenge of assumptions, working with factory management and staff to gather information, assist with preparation of presentation and sign off with management.
  • Ensure compliance with internal controls by providing root cause analysis of daily, weekly and monthly variance reporting, revision of line standards through the quarterly review process and completion of master data workflow.
  • Finance “co-pilot’ to the factory Local Committee in the pursuit of cost improvement opportunities projects by challenging assumptions, providing savings estimates and helping prioritize initiatives within the Operational Master Plan.
  • Active participation in NCE Operational Review meetings (i.e. DOR, WOR) and provide costing/variance information for measures as well as decision-useful information such as loss tree analysis and opportunity mapping.
  • The finance co-pilot needs to be skilled at respectful challenge and driving a zero loss mentality. Collaborate with cross-functional teams to evaluate financial feasibility of product innovation/renovations, including analyzing cost input variables.


  • A university or college degree in Finance or Business Administration. CPA, CGA, CMA or CA designation and/or MBA considered a strong asset.
  • Advanced Microsoft office skills, including Excel, PowerPoint and Word.
  • Experience using or knowledge of SAP an asset.
  • Strong communication skills, including presentation of financial information to non-financial users.
  • A self-starter, with strong analytical skills, the ability to prioritize workflow and operate independently in a demanding, fast-paced environment.
  • Strong relationship builder with the ability to manage through influence and collaboration.
  • Able and willing to get into the details.

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!

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

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 posting is September 26, 2017


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