Vice President, Supply Chain Finance

April 15, 2021 | rw-admin | Food
Position Id: MJB4642

Job Title:

Vice President, Supply Chain Finance


This individual will be responsible for leadership of the Supply Chain finance team, including financial reporting, monitoring of actual results, forecasting, and strategic planning & analysis. (S)He will also be responsible for developing annual budgets, capital analysis, spending proposals, manufacturing finance, warehouse finance, and transportation finance teams and deliverables. The team supports 5 bakeries and our major warehouse operations across the USA and Canada. The VP Finance will be a member of the Production and Supply Chain leadership team, in addition to the corporate Finance organization.

Job Duties:

• Responsible for Supply Chain (Manufacturing, Warehouse, Transportation) reporting, KPI’s and insights
• Direct resources and team members to complete thorough strategic analysis of supply chain and operations results to identify and drive outcomes for Key Performance Indicators
• Serve as SVP Production & Supply Chain’s Finance Business Partner, providing functional expertise and partnership to cross-functional teams and executive leadership
• Responsible for the COGS forecast, reporting, tracking and support
• In partnership with Operations and Supply Chain leadership, develop and maintain the Annual Operating Plan and Long-Term Strategic Plan within Production & Supply Chain
• Partner with Cost Accounting and Operations to understand period close and provide detailed reporting and insights.
• Ensure full, consistent analysis is performed on potential capital investments and forecasting/tracking progress of capital projects is maintained
• Lead the partnership with Sales, Demand Planning, Supply Planning and Operations to understand and assist in leading an effective S&OP process and linking financial metrics to operational metrics • Direct team for reporting analysis and details on production and capacity utilization and overall productivity initiatives in partnership with VP Operations Strategy
• Assist in understanding and driving inventory efficiencies and days in inventory improvement
• Partner with FP&A for transparent reporting and timely analysis for executive leadership review and Board presentations
• Develop deep collaborative relationships with the Supply Chain Leadership Team to support effective and efficient cross-functional work, information flow and problem solving
• Define and establish the operational strategies, processes and tools to manage and monitor the performance of Supply Chain end to end
• Manage prioritization of projects and team workload to best serve the needs of the team and the business
• Review existing processes for improvement and efficiencies
• Ability to effectively communicate complex financial and operational information

Background Requirements:

• Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Accounting, Business or related field required
• MBA Preferred
• 12+ years of experience in accounting and/or finance
• Proven results as a Finance Business Partner to a manufacturing organization
• CPG manufacturing experience is preferred
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Self-starter and ability to work independently
• Grit and determination to bring work to completion
• Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions
• Able to work effectively across functions and levels
• Proven ability to develop talent
• Strong communication, organization and interpersonal skills necessary to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a diverse group of stakeholders and business partners
• Proven ability to manage multiple projects within deadlines in a fast pace organization and achieve desired results
• Experience in creating dashboards, standard reports, scorecards, and ad-hoc reports
• Advanced Excel experience: comfort with complex spreadsheets and large data sets, building financial models
• Experience working with SAP FI module and BI tool to extract/analyze data
• Experienced user of Microsoft Office suite of products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
• Detail-oriented focus to ensure accuracy
• Highest level of integrity and management of confidential information

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