Commercial Finance Manager

Food & Beverage
Job Location: 
Portsmouth, NH

Seeking a savvy and influential Commercial Finance Manager for our CPG food company located in the northeast.  This is an active search and are looking to fill the role immediately.    The position will be located at the US HQ in New Hampshire, about an hour north of Boston. The role cannot be remote but a full relocation package included.  


A day in the life:

Provides financial support to Sales and Brand Marketing departments.

Project leader for process improvements in the areas of trade fund management.

Manage trade spending analysis and work account managers to eliminate waste and increase return on promotional investment.

Recommend actions to improve product mix, gross margin, as well as customer profitability.

Present analysis information and company action plans to all levels of the organization

Analyze monthly variances vs plan, communicate results to management team, and recommend interventions to ensure target delivery.

Support key finance/company-wide planning processes including

   - Annual Budget and interim forecast updates

   - Monthly Rolling Net Sales Forecasts

   - Marketing Plan Dialogue (MPD)

   - Selling Plan Dialogue (SPD)

Support the preparation of customer negotiations with financial analysis, including financial modelling for new products in the organization.

Responsible for all month-end accounting activities ensuring accuracy of Profit & Loss (P&L) accounts as well as Balance Sheet accounts

Creates ad hoc reports as needed by supported departments and Finance Upper Management.


The ideal candidate will have:

5-10 years of financial analysis experience who has touched sales finance and trade finance. (Brand finance is a plus) 

3 years of total experience to be in a CPG setting working with major retail clients.   

Saels finance experience will ideally come from a fast-moving, ever evolving copnay that manages a high level of complexity

Strong people management and leadership/development experience. Have you developed  direct reports to be promoted?

DRIVE processes.  Able to sit in a room with CEO and CFO and make recommendations with a sense of urgency

BA required, MBA or CPA even better

JD Edwards and/or SAP, strong Excel skills

Project Management skills

Recruiter Name: 
Vicky Borkowski
Recruiter Phone: 
(262) 886-8000 ext. 207

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