Financial Analyst (Sales Finance)

Finance/Accounting/Audit Oakland, California


Description

We’re starting a new chapter in our journey as Dreyer’s Grand Ice Cream, now part of Froneri. Having nearly 100 years of winning experience in the U.S with a robust portfolio of powerhouse brands that consumers know and love, and the backing of a global pure-play ice cream organization, we’re poised to accelerate growth.

Headquartered in the Bay Area, a hub for up and coming food trends, we focus on both the future and the present. In both our offices and our factories, we are determined to overcome obstacles, learn from failure, and raise our game. With a renewed focus on frozen treats, our tight-knit team of ambitious innovators are fully immersed in the business and encouraged to flex and make decisions quickly. We are committed to pursuing every great idea, and delivering the best ice cream experience to our consumers, when are where they want it.

Unleash your potential at Dreyer’s Grand Ice Cream and discover what a sweet career has in store for you.

POSITION SUMMARY:

This position offers the right person a unique opportunity to provide daily financial oversight to the sales team of a key strategic customer and facilitate decisions related to sales and trade budgets, with a focus on ensuring profitable growth and adequate return on promotional investment. Financial oversight includes detailed event level planning, promotional spend review, forecasting, reporting, and ad-hoc customer analysis, with an emphasis on maintaining sound financial controls around trade budget spending. The successful individual will have a strong finance or accounting background, superior communication and people skills, ability to learn quickly, a solid understanding of Nestlé (or another FMCG/CPG business) and the ability to deliver high performance work both within a team and independently.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Promotional Plans

  • Work proactively with Category Account Managers (CAM) during annual planning, ensuring alignment with Commercial Action Plans and ROI thresholds for promotions.
  • Ensure promotional events are properly set-up by CAMs (based on contracts & yearly plans) on a timely basis in the trade management system (XTEL).
  • Review plan adjustments as needed throughout the year.
  • Manage and track progress against Unauthorized Deduction reduction and repayment targets

EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelors degree required. Concentration in Accounting, Finance or equivalent required.
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in Business or Sales Analysis; experience in Consumer Goods company/industry preferred.
  • Intermediate/Advanced in Excel and SAP (or other ERP System) preferred.

SKILLS

GENERAL:

  • Demonstrated critical thinking and analytical problem-solving skills.
  • Superior execution skills in a changing environment and ability to work in a fast paced environment.
  • Strong data management skills, and critically important to be able to deliver the message to non-finance professionals.
  • Excellent inter-personal communication and the ability to influence others; negotiation skills a plus.
  • Self-starter and shows initiative and quickly learns the specifics of the customer and sales finance.
  • Ability to work in teams and independently (50% hands on with CAMs / 50% analysis and research).
  • Understanding of Customer Profitability concepts and the use of customer P&Ls to drive business decisions.

SPECIFIC:

  • Strong Excel and data management skills.
  • SAP/GLOBE (including BW).
  • Experience in generating reports.
  • Demonstrable experience illustrating insights from data through statistics or data visualization.
  • Role is located in the Oakland, CA

Dreyer’s Grand Ice Cream Inc. is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and looking for diversity in qualified candidates for employment.