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Manager, Finance-QSR

City & State: 

Chicago, IL, US, 60654

60654
Job Category:  Accounting & Finance
60654

ARYZTA is a global baking company with a Passion for Good Food. We provide our retail and foodservice customers with a portfolio of bakery solutions so they can deliver memorable, delicious food to consumers. With operations in the United States, Canada, South America, Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand, ARYZTA has become a global leader in the baked goods industry and one of the largest specialty bakery companies in the world. Our leading bakery brands in North America include La Brea Bakery®, Otis Spunkmeyer®, and Oakrun Farm Bakery®. We have 58 state-of-the-art bakeries and kitchens around the globe, with 20 of those in North America, and are committed to driving innovation, predicting upcoming consumer trends and flavors, and exceeding our customers’ expectations. The Americas team champions the values of Integrity, Ownership, Customer Focus, Creativity and Care to help us deliver on People Safety, Food Safety, Quality and Collaboration.

Key Accountabilities

Responsible for Account P&L management for the ARYZTA QSR business, including setting pricing, managing trade spending, reporting and analyzing sales performance, deductions, and margins. Reporting to the Director of Commercial Finance, QSR.

 

Responsibilities

  • Responsibility for Account/Customer level P&L
    • Manage Customer Level Pricing and Trade Spend
    • Manage Customer Level Promotional programs – Accountable for managing against budget
  • Prepare Week/Month/Quarter/Year End Customer Finance reports.
  • Ad-hoc reporting as dictated by the business
  • Evaluates effectiveness of pricing strategies and modifies pricing structures as needed to align to channel and corporate strategy. 
  • Build strong relationships with the Sales and Marketing teams to drive the successful implementation of identified optimization opportunities.
  • Analyze new contract requests for alignment with pricing strategies and account growth objectives.
  • Perform price change impact analysis, including GM risk and profitability assessments.
  • Sales budget co-management with individual sales personnel
  • Continually evaluate competitors and ARYZTA’s position relative to the marketplace.
  • Distressed Product Exposure Management – Accountable for managing exposure against forecast
  • Customer Business Reviews – Accountable for timely and accurate reviews
  • Develop an understanding of food manufacturing and distribution costs.
  • Effectively work cross functionally on new food development
  • Independently lead and drive various special projects to improve gross profit and competitive position in the marketplace, including initiatives that may be ‘owned’ by other functions

 

Skills, Experience & Qualifications

  • 5+ years of in-depth financial analysis experience
  • 1-3 years of pricing and trade management experience
  • At least 2 years of reporting experience
  • Forecasting experience
  • Previous pricing or revenue management experience
  • A college degree in a business field or related experience
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Able to collaborate and work in diverse, cross-functional teams
  • Must be able to work in a fast paced environment
  • Demonstrated initiative and follow-through
  • Creative approach to problem solving
  • QSR, Retail or FS background preferred
  • Highly skilled in Microsoft Office Suite especially Excel
  • Prior SAP experience preferred
     

 

ARYZTA is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

 

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