Finance Manager

Nestle International Bridgewater , MA 02324

Posted 3 months ago

Nestl Health Science invests in every employee to make certain each person can reach their greatest potential and works in an environment rooted in respect, diversity and teamwork. We focus on empowering the patients and consumers we serve to live healthier lives through industry leading nutrition and nutrition-enabling solutions by keeping their needs at the center of everything we do. We make quality and innovation our highest priorities when delivering our trusted brands such as BOOST, Carnation Breakfast Essential, Peptamen, Compleat Organic Blends, Zenpep, and many more.

We are a globally recognized leader in the field of nutrition science with our US headquarters in Bridgewater, NJ, and have over 5000 employees around the world. Come join the Nestl Health Science family and experience exciting opportunities!

Position Summary:

The primary role of the Finance Manager is to provide financial strategic direction and partnership to Consumer Care team with focus on top line growth, controlling of Trade/Coupons/PFME/COGS, coordinating month end close and dynamic forecasting process. This could include updating teams on actual spend vs budget, MC/cost analyses, and early deviation detection on different areas of the P&L or working with the marketing function on product innovations. The position will also provide support to other business functions to provide timely, accurate, and insightful financial analysis. Inclusive of analyze profitability of financial plans throughout the annual planning cycle, forecast submissions, marketing spend, and innovations / renovation projects. Lastly, this position will provide clear and effective reporting of financial results while constantly looking for areas of business optimization, and process improvement.

During the first 6-12 months, this role will be mainly involved in transitioning the portfolio from newly acquired company to the nestle systems, leading the financial integration and assuring proper internal control and validating financial information.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Finance support for the product innovation / renovation (I2L) projects by working with project lead on P&L scenarios (volume, pricing, COGS, other costs) while benchmarking against financial hurdles.

  • Trade/Coupons/Product Fixed Marketing Spend (PFME) budget management through continuous interactions with sales and marketing teams. Reviewing available funds, monthly phasing for forecasting accuracy, validating/approving budget changes.

  • Closely working with co-mans and supply chain team in order to optimize VDE/COGS and other operational cost

  • Support & ensure accurate monthly P&L forecasts through active participation in the monthly business planning meetings, trade, and inputting forecasts into Dodeca for reporting.

  • Provide strategic direction to cross functional teams to drive right MC/product mix

  • Manage all period end close through journal entry postings, analysis, creating financial reports, and assist in creating presentations to support the business needs.

  • Continually evaluate and challenge processes and reporting practices, while implementing changes as needed.

Experience and Education Requirements:

  • Bachelor Degree in Finance or Accounting required, MBA a plus

  • 4 years of experience in planning and reporting

  • Background in consumer products and manufacturing

Preferred Skills:

  • Excellent Excel skills

  • Experience using SAP

  • Excellent analytical skills

  • Strong ability to work with in a cross-functional and high ability to adapt quickly to changes

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