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Commercial Finance Lead (Consumer Goods, Remote Role)
Job Posting Category: Experienced Professionals (1+ years)
Career Level: Experienced (Non-Manager)
Industry: Packaged Goods
Job Category: Financial ,Supply Chain
Years Experience: 4-6 Years
Job Type: Full-time
Number of Positions: 1
Posting Date: May 20, 2022
Job Location:

Toronto, ON
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Job Description

Commercial Finance Lead (Consumer Goods, Remote Role)

Our client, a Natural Foods Consumer Goods Company, is looking to hire a Commercial Finance Lead on a Permanent, Full-Time basis to support their growing business.

This is a Remote Work-from-home role, where the team meets monthly in Toronto.

Reporting to the General Manager for the Americas, the Commercial Finance Lead will be responsible for demand planning & budgeting; trade spend and customer POS data; marketing KPIs and spend evaluation; and special projects including routes to market, alternative business models and evaluating mergers and acquisitions for the Americas team.

If you thrive in an entrepreneurial environment, and have strong analytical, communication and business acumen skills, we would like to hear from you!

This is a growing company, that is owned by a multinational UK CPG company. This natural foods company has a long-standing commitment to health, sustainability and community involvement.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead the team through the planning, forecasting and budget management processes
  • Create in depth and action orientated business recommendations, while maintaining effective operating budget plans and management
  • Analyze new product initiatives, marketing & customer investments to support continuous improvement
  • Provide category insight to retailer presentations and customer engagement to enable fact-based collaboration
  • Support business evaluations, Mergers & Acquisitions and all other forms of growth

Candidate Requirements:

1) Great Judgement

  • Strong analytical capability and business acumen, enabling the individual to bring together category, consumer insights, internal financial data and industry data together to partner sales, marketing and finance in business decisions
  • Is curious and open minded, enabling them to draw in information and ideas and appropriately challenge

2) People Focused

  • Entrepreneurial drive and ambition to make things happen and be focused on results
  • Builds strong relationships at all levels, supported by excellent communication skills (both written and verbal, and presentation skills)

3) Action Orientated

  • P&L Mindset to maintain current year budget and a creative outlook to challenge the status quo and unlock growth
  • Is self-reliant and comfortable working remotely and independently

Experience:

  • A minimum of 5 years analyst experience
  • Preferably experience working within FMCG
  • Ideally educated to a degree level
  • Preferably experience with Nielsen and retail data
  • Proficient in MS Office, and Cognos


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