Operations Sr. Financial Analyst

Finance/Accounting/Audit Oakland, California


Description

Operations Sr. Financial Analyst (Bakersfield, CA)

Are you looking to catapult your career by driving transformation with household brands?  Do you crave an entrepreneurial, fast-paced and engaging growth assignment working with incredible people from across the globe?

At Dreyer’s Grand Ice Cream, we are excited to start a new chapter of accelerated growth as part of Froneri – a global pure-play ice cream leader. Come help us transform DGIC into the #1 ice cream brand! With nearly 100 years of winning experience in the U.S, a robust portfolio of powerhouse brands that consumers know and love such as Häagen-Dazs, Drumstick, Dreyer’s & Edy’s, and the backing and coaching of European-based ice cream experts, we know we have the winning recipe.

Headquartered in Oakland, the Bay Area’s hub for up-and-coming food trends, our teams across our offices and factories are raising the bar on all things ice cream. We are investing in significant capital expansions to grow our Operations and Supply Chain and are transforming how we work at every level to become agile, accelerate growth and elevate our quality. 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 for our consumers, when and where they want it. Unleash your potential at Dreyer’s Grand Ice Cream and discover what a sweet career we have in store for you.

What you will do in this role: As our Operations Sr. Finance Analyst, you will be responsible for actively delivering significant, actionable analyses and recommendations to internal customers. In this role you will influence business partners to drive decisions that will improve performance and help the business meet or exceed its objectives. 
This role can be located in Oakland California and will require travel to the plants (Bakersfield, Tulare CA primarily).  

You will be able to effectively collaborate and communicate across multiple functions throughout the organization to promote alignment to get results. You will plan, prioritize, and lead your workload in an environment of significant priorities to support and guide timely and sound business decisions. The role provides chances to lead projects and think strategically while dealing with business complexity.

At this level the analyst will be a self-starter that takes ownership of the processes and outputs, challenging others to think about what’s right for the business.  The analyst exercises good judgment, stays focused on results, and ensures the integrity of financial reporting in a fast-paced environment. 

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • You will prepare and explain monthly financial forecasts and actual results across our four manufacturing locations and multiple contract manufacturing sites, representing $1 billon in cost
  • Develop product costing for New and renovated products
  • Develop, maintain, and own key financial models
  • Collaborate with brand, factory and supply chain finance teams
  • Understand key variance drivers and project impacts on financial forecasts
  • Provide clear & concise financial analysis to corporate/factory finance teams and senior management to drive sound business decisions
  • Provide Ad hoc projects and other duties as assigned

BASIC / ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS

  • BA/BS in Business Administration, Accounting, Finance, Economics, Math, or other related major.
  • A minimum of 5 - 7 years of experience Cost and Operations Finance preferred.
  • Ability to Influence business decisions with concrete financial support
  • Ability to resolve conflicts / discrepancies positively and expertly
  • Work independently in solving business issues and taking initiative
  • Partner with the customer / other functional teams to drive business results and meet deliverables
  • Identify risks and opportunities
  • Ability to lead projects
  • Demonstrate standard methodologies and strong business insight
  • Communicate effectively and expertly in written and verbal form, including presentation skills