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(Archived) Finance Manager – Purina Sales

Last Updated: 1/22/21

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Finance Manager – Purina Sales Job Description It takes ALL of us to do what we do at a world-class level, but it’s the insights, data and subject matter expertise our Business Analysts bring to the table that makes us a long-standing leader in the larger Pet Care Category. We give you the high charge of integrating customer business plans, providing internal and external financial analysis, leveraging analytical data/insights and developing portfolio recommendations to achieve overall sales, market share and profit objectives. You’ll be supported by a larger team – The Purina Sales team. You will provide independent and objective financial analysis and expertise to support Purina Sales achievement of Revenue, Profit, Trade Spending, and Market Share Objectives (“key metrics”) with assigned customers/teams.We offer opportunities at the global scale and cross-functional experiences that will diversify your knowledge, insight and your background. So, if your full potential could be unleashed, what would you add to the mix?
PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Trade Spending Effectiveness, Compliance & Reporting, Sales and Trade Forecasting, Trade Event Management
  • Ensure trade events are accurately entered into trade management tool including event dates, forecast uplift, lead times, and budgeted / actual spend. Manage event status, dates, and financial amounts to ensure recognition of trade expenses is consistent with Nestlé Accounting Standards and International Accounting Standards.
  • Develop customer and brand level forecasts needed to generate reliable projections for key metrics at the team and regional levels. Incorporate team inputs, business judgment, and knowledge of business trends in forecasts.
  • Develop /support development of annual sales and trade forecasts needed for HPT setting and measurement. Support team(s) in preparing and negotiating with customer(s) to achieve commitment on key Joint Business Planning metrics.
  • Plans and executes detailed analysis to identify key trends, improvement opportunities and implications to short and long term business target attainment.
  • Leverage insights throughout planning process to quantify short/long term opportunities and risks of potential strategies.
  • Provide valued business and financial point-of-view to influence teams in effectively managing their business to deliver against key metrics while improving ROS and ROI.
  • Assist team(s) in developing/maintaining models to assess pricing, promotion and margin scenarios; provide recommendations to drive improvements in key metrics.

Travel up to 15% or as business needs require. BASIC QUALIFICATIONS (Minimum):Education:
  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution required.
  • Degree in Accounting, Business, or Finance preferred.

Experience (Years/Type):
  • Minimum of 3+ years’ experience in business analytics skills required.
  • Experience as a financial analyst or in financial reporting preferred.
  • Experience managing trade investments or trade spend management preferred.
  • Experience in Consumer Package Goods industry preferred.

Skill: Project management, resource allocation, networking skills, business development skills, change management skills, financial analysis/management skills, data analysis and PC Skills (in-depth knowledge of Excel, PowerPoint, Access).


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Company Details


Nestle Purina PetCare

Saint Louis, Missouri, United States

Nestlé Purina PetCare has been advancing pet nutrition for over 80 years. Our team of over 18,000 employees and 400 scientists, including nutritionists, aim to develop products that deliver comprehensive nutrition to help ensure the long healthy lives of pets and make discoveries that can further enhance the lives of pets everywhere. Nestlé Purina is focused on delivering world-class products with...