Retail/Consumer Products Finance Strategy Manager

Deloitte Philadelphia , PA 19107

Posted 2 months ago

Position Summary

Retail or Consumer Products Business Finance Manager

Are you an innovative thinker with a proven track record of helping Consumer Products & Retail companies transform their workforce to achieve their business goals?

The Consumer industry is focused on serving the changing consumer, who has rapidly evolving needs, behaviors and preferences for products, services, and experiences. Our Consumer Products and Retail sector is undergoing a transformation fueled by an empowered consumer, technology advancements, market fragmentation and blurring lines across the industry. Organizations are racing to compete for the consumer's attention and win share of wallet, which is creating unique challenges to innovate, modernize technology and transform business models with the winners ultimately seeing this as a consumer-led renaissance.

The team

Finance & Enterprise Performance

Our Finance & Enterprise Performance team works as a trusted advisor to CFOs, COOs, CIOs, and key executives. We advise, implement and deliver as-a-service solutions, helping our clients develop strategies and capabilities to support enterprise-wide decision-making, improve finance operations, and create impact within their organization.

Work you'll do

You, along with dynamic colleagues, will help CFOs and Finance Executives define and implement a vision for how to elevate their roles as business partners.As a Deloitte Manager you will provide service excellence by identifying key client business issues and needs and designing and implementing creative business and technology solutions for large companies in the following areas:

  • Finance Strategy:

o Finance capability and maturity assessment

o Finance visioning, business case, and roadmap development

o Service delivery model strategy

o Capital allocation strategy

o Finance organization design

  • Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A):

o Planning, budgeting, and forecasting optimization

o Zero-based budgeting (ZBB)

o Cost and profitability management optimization

o Management reporting and analytics design

o Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) design

  • Finance Operations:

o Order-to-Cash, Procure-to-Pay, and Record-to-Report optimization

o Finance controllership

o Robotic Process Automation (RPA)

Manager responsibilities include:

  • Provide service excellence by identifying key client business issues

  • Determine client needs by supplementing the standard assessment techniques and tools with innovative approaches

  • Evaluate and validate analysis and develop recommendations for the client in the context of the overall engagement.

  • Implement and oversee the quality of deliverables and effectively manage the team and day-to-day relationships to ensure exceptional performance.

  • Participate in the development and presentation of proposals for business development activities.

  • Lead small engagements or components of large, complex engagements.

Qualifications

Required:

  • 6+ years of experience working in Consumer Products (wholesalers or distributors) or Retail industry (merchandisers, specialty apparel, footwear, large food or drug stores, big-box stores) corporate or retail environment.

  • Practical experience in Finance Service Delivery, Finance Operations, FP&A, Finance Strategy, or EPM

  • Experience leading or managing teams and change initiatives (especially in a project management role)

  • Record of consistent career progression with increasing levels of responsibility

  • Experience developing a vision for the Finance organization and realizing the vision through large scale transformations encompassing finance process redesign, service delivery model development, and technology implementations.

  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without the need for employer sponsorship, now or at any time in the future.

Preferred:

  • Experience with budgetary responsibilities related to projects or resources

  • Ability to understand how business model changes impact finance organizations

  • Ability to provide strategy, transformation, and technology fluency (experience delivering ops and technology) to Office of the CFO, experience leading cross-functional teams across Finance, Supply Chain, Human Resources, and Information Technology.

  • Experience developing proposals, establishing and delivering Programs with multiple work streams and large, multi-functional teams (e.g., IT, PMO, change management, process re-engineering, organizational redesign, etc.).

  • Specific experience should include but not be limited to, assessing the Finance organization, identifying initiatives supporting a future state roadmap; Deep understanding of Order to Cash, Procure to Pay, Record to Report, Accelerate Close Cycles, and business partnering across people, process and technology dimensions.

  • Developing Digital solutions (e.g., predictive planning, scenario based models, ERP, process automation, analytics, and visualizations); Ability to lead complex benchmarking studies for finance service delivery models, and ability to develop and execute plans to achieve future state needs (e.g. operating model structure with shared services, COE's, spans and layers etc.).

  • Strong project management and delivery experience, including budget oversight and staffing of project teams including time management.

  • Strong problem solving and troubleshooting skills with the ability to exercise mature judgment.

  • Previous experience mentoring, training and developing junior members of the team; experience in employee performance reviews.

  • Ability to work independently and manage multiple task assignments.

  • Strong oral and written communication skills, including presentation skills (MS Visio, MS PowerPoint). Working knowledge and experience of MS Office applications and training development tools.

  • Located within a commutable distance of a Deloitte office.

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Recruiting tips

From developing a stand out resume to putting your best foot forward in the interview, we want you to feel prepared and confident as you explore opportunities at Deloitte. Check out recruiting tips from Deloitte recruiters.

Benefits

At Deloitte, we know that great people make a great organization. We value our people and offer employees a broad range of benefits. Learn more about what working at Deloitte can mean for you.

Our people and culture

Our diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture empowers our people to be who they are, contribute their unique perspectives, and make a difference individually and collectively. It enables us to leverage different ideas and perspectives, and bring more creativity and innovation to help solve our client most complex challenges. This makes Deloitte one of the most rewarding places to work. Learn more about our inclusive culture.

Professional development

From entry-level employees to senior leaders, we believe there's always room to learn. We offer opportunities to build new skills, take on leadership opportunities and connect and grow through mentorship. From on-the-job learning experiences to formal development programs, our professionals have a variety of opportunities to continue to grow throughout their career.

As used in this posting, "Deloitte" means Deloitte Consulting LLP, a subsidiary of Deloitte LLP. Please see www.deloitte.com/us/about for a detailed description of the legal structure of Deloitte LLP and its subsidiaries.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, in accordance with applicable law.

Deloitte will consider for employment all qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws. See notices of various ban-the-box laws where available.

Requisition code: 18909

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