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Manager Brand Finance
Job Posting Category: Experienced Professionals (1+ years)
Career Level: Manager
Industry: Packaged Goods
Job Category: Financial ,Accounting
Years Experience: 6-8 Years
Job Type: Full-time
Posting Date: June 29, 2020
Job Location:

Mississauga, ON
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Job Description

Conagra Brands has the most energized, highest-impact culture in food. Our people persistently challenge and disrupt marketplace/business conventions and we are respected for our great brands, great food, great margins and consistent results. Conagra Brands, be part of building something BIG.

Job Summary

As a member of the Conagra Canada Finance leadership team, you will act as a valued business partner to the Brand Team and take an active role in optimizing Gross Margin by Brand/SKU. You will be a key partner in the Brand AOP and forecasting process. As a leader and a coach to a team of 4 professionals you will drive improved organizational decision making based upon value-added analysis. Your team will own a variety of financial reporting duties around Brand spend and Brand profitability.

Job Responsibilities

  • Lead and develop a team of 4 professionals
  • Develop relationships throughout the Canadian business unit, with a specific focus on being an active business partner to Senior Brand Managers
  • Help to refine and recommend options to improve Gross Margin optimization
  • Ensure the timely and accurate preparation of various brand related internal reporting, including but not limited to Brand reviews, Pillar review, SKU rationalization and monthly brand spending analytics
  • Colloaborate with Brand team to provide financial metrics for Monthly Performance Meetings presentations
  • Build insights and recommendations for monthly Brand Forecast, Annual Plan and Strategic Plan
  • Financial contribution and preparation for strategic brand decisions with a retailer focus
  • Manage P&L’s related to innovation includng the gate process
  • Key Liaison with Brand team
  • Build partnerships and collaborate daily with both Brand and FP&A teams to ensure timely and accurate performance
  • Ensure timely and effective internal control policies and procedures are in place for all applicable A&P, Packaging Design and coupon processes
  • Identify and communicate key financial and business drivers in order to influence decisions
  • Provide the Brand Finance team with formal and informal training and ongoing development while meeting team and region objectives
  • Parterning with Pricing team to support in analyzing pricing action impact to Net Sales and Margin
  • Lead Finance functional initiatives as requested
  • Partner with IT to find technological solutions that create process efficiencies
  • Member of the Canadian finance leadership team

Position Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance or Accounting or related field with 7+ years work experience and 5+ years financial management experience, preferably in consumer packaged goods industry.
  • Previous experience in Brand/Marketing business partnering and/or FP&A is preferred.
  • CPA certification required
  • Background and experience in P&L management, along with knowledge of financial systems and general accounting concepts
  • Ability to analyze and assimilate relevant data into key financial recommendations and decisions.
  • Demonstrated critical thinking skills, including leveraging analytics, benchmarking, and insights to generate meaningful strategies and solutions.
  • Strong leadership, interpersonal, communications, organizational and financial skills – ability to interact with all levels of management.
  • Demonstrated ability to work across multiple departments to complete a project or resolve an organizational challenge
  • Proven ability to self motivate in a fast paced environment, ability to deal with ambiguity, change and a dynamic business environment
  • Systems savvy with proficiency in MS Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
  • Experience with SAP or other software tools preferred

Conagra Brands is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, or any other protected factor. ConAgra Foods is committed to working with and providing accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If you need special assistance or an accommodation while seeking employment, please e-mail We will make a determination on your request for accommodation on a case-by-case basis.

À titre d'employeur souscrivant au principe de l'égalité d'accès í  l'emploi, Conagra Brands considère les postulants qualifiés pour les offres d'emplois sans égard í  la race, la couleur, les croyances religieuses, l'origine, le sexe, l'orientation sexuelle, l'identité de genre, la langue parlée, l'âge, le handicap ou tout autre facteur discriminatoire. Conagra Brands s'engage í  travailler et offrir des accommodements aux individus ayant des handicaps. Si vous avez besoin d'assistance ou si vous avez des besoins spécifiques pour votre emploi, vous pouvez transmettre votre demande par courriel í Nous prendrons en considération votre demande d'accommodement au cas-par-cas.


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