Financial Analyst-Brand Co-Pilot

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!

 

Job Summary

This role is responsible for proactively delivering relevant, significant analyses and recommendations to internal customers. This position must influence business partners to drive decisions that will improve performance and help the business meet or exceed its objectives. The role strongly supports a fact-based business environment with insight and financial knowledge, and challenges strategies, as well as the status quo.

Effectively collaborates and communicates with all departments throughout the organization to promote alignment and get results that drive business growth and profitability.

The position will plan, prioritize and lead workload in an environment of competing priorities where risk must be accurately assessed to support and guide timely and sound business decisions.

Primary responsibilities:

Provides accurate and timely financial information and analyses, making and implementing sound recommendations to grow business profitability and optimize the brand portfolios. Uses knowledge and understanding of total delivered cost structure to provide analytics to support business decision making. Provides insight to key changes in factory cost and its effect on the business to identify risks and opportunities for the business

Provides decision support to marketing personnel and senior management. Supports business with accurate financial analysis of new product proposals. Closely works with marketing personnel to develop, track and evaluate efficiency of trade and promotional programs.

Operates as a key lead resource, supporting the Finance Manager in streamlining processes and implementing standard methodologies across the businesses. Key areas include product innovation and renovation feasibility, business optimization, commercial investment value analyses, and ongoing business reviews.

Supports the monthly business planning process and works closely with cross-functional business partners to understand key inputs for forecast, risks and opportunities to forecast, and makes recommendations to improve forecast accuracy.

Participates in annual brand strategy planning, providing financial insights and ensuring plans are both ambitious and executable.

New product feasibility and business case development: Work with a broad cross-functional team including: Marketing, Sales, Supply Chain, Procurement, Technical & Production, Research & Development, and other F&C groups and be able to translate assumptions to build sound financials, assist with the development of efficient pricing and trade strategy, understand financial impact of decisions, and ensure new products meet financial hurdles.

Assist with ad hoc requests & projects that may include but not limited to: streamline or automate processes, reduce business or process complexities or waste, implement new processes, evaluate new product platform / distribution channel / customer strategies, and perform sophisticated excel modeling, etc.