Finance Manager, Consumer Brands
At Schwan's Company, we are driven to bring our customers delicious foods and reliable services. That's how we grew from a one-man-and-a-truck delivery business in rural Minnesota to a multibillion-dollar private company with thousands of team members nationwide. Our commitment to delicious foods shows in all we do, from careful ingredient selection and quality food making to delivering a great experience wherever you shop and eat.
The foods we make reach customers in many ways. We deliver directly to our customer's homes through our popular food-delivery business, offer well-known retail brands such as Red BaronÂ®, FreschettaÂ®, and Tony'sÂ® pizzas, PagodaÂ® snacks and appetizers, and Mrs. Smith'sÂ® and EdwardsÂ® desserts, and bring innovative food solutions to our customers in the food-service industry. To learn more, visit us at ~~~.
We are hiring for a Finance Manager in Bloomington, MN. This position is responsible for leading the financial support for the brand offerings in the Consumer Brands Group. You will provide financial reporting to assist brand, trade and sales groups in achieving their profitability and spending targets. This includes financial support on commercialization, new product introductions, A&P tracking, product portfolios and margin analysis. You will provide actionable information to Marketing, Sales, Trade and PI&D. You will also review and determine methods to achieve higher visibility to sku level profitability, provide Cost of Goods Sold analysis and the management of fixed and variable overhead. As a key member of the brand team, you are integral to assessing impact of changes to our product portfolios and distribution. This position reports to the VP of Consumer Brands Finance.
Responsibilities may include:
Lead financial activities for brand elements including the coordination of planning, forecasting, reporting, analysis, and financial goal setting.
Supervise and mentor 3 financial professionals in the financial management of the various brands for Consumer Brands.
Support the corporate budgeting and forecasting process as requested.
Monitors attainment of financial and non-financial metrics for the business. Looks to understand cost drivers and prepares analysis to collaboratively address the cost drivers. Understands the drivers of revenue and gross margins, educates CB staff and decision-makers regarding financial results, and how the results are prepared.
Works closely with marketing and PI&D on new product costing and the collaborative effort to bring a new product to market, including product costing, timing, slotting, and allocated amounts.
Work collaboratively with all departments and other business units to achieve financial results via revenue growth and cost reduction
Special Projects as assigned.
Education: Bachelor's degree or equivalent; MBA preferred
Years of Related Experience: Typically has a minimum of 8 to 10 years related experience.
Understanding of accounting principles, including current revenue recognition rules and cost accounting and the effect of leverage within fixed cost structures
Understanding of how to build a profit and loss statement
Knowledge of commercialization process within CPG strongly preferred
Excellent Project Management, influencing, problem-solving, and data analytics skills
Ability to manage competing priorities
The employing subsidiaries of Schwan's Company are Equal Employment Opportunity Employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to disability, age, race, color, religion, gender, vet status, national origin or other protected class.
Business Unit: Schwan's Consumer Brands, Inc.
Req #: 18004314