Brand Finance Manager
Foods people love. The life you imagined. And the culinary capital. We are writing a new chapter in our journey; Nestle USA is opening its new US headquarters in Arlington, Virginia, directly across from Washington, DC As a part of this extraordinary moment, you have the opportunity to help build the Nestle USA of today, and tomorrow. Our new home in the DC area offers close proximity to world class restaurants, shopping, and museums. You are steps away from the world's largest museum, the Smithsonian, and renowned national landmarks such as the Washington Monument. Nestle USA is transforming what we do, how we do it, and where we work. Now is the time to define your future, and ours, too. Find your fulfilling personal and professional life, matched with our competitive benefits, focus on innovation and limitless opportunities to learn and advance your career. Discover the ways that Nestle USA values and supports our employees and community. Giving back continues to be a part of the Nestle tradition. As the world's leading nutrition, health and wellness company, our focus is not only about nourishing our customers, it's about enriching you.POSITION SUMMARY:This key role is responsible for proactively designing and delivering relevant, actionable analysis and recommendations to internal and external customers. This position must actively lead and influence business partners by championing, challenging and improving business performance and processes in order to meet or exceed business goals. Ensures cross-functional team compliance with internal, external and operational audit requirements. PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:The individual must be able to effectively interact, collaborate and communicate across multiple functions in the organization, cooperating and building consensus to drive results. The position will plan, prioritize and manage workload in an environment of competing priorities where risk must be accurately assessed to support and guide timely and sound business decisions. The role provides opportunity to provide leadership, direct others, develop people, manage projects, and think strategically while dealing with business complexity. Position will operate as the key finance lead and strategic business partner to the management team, brand marketing teams and other key business functions. Co-pilot will play a leadership role by providing management with accurate and timely financial information and analysis, making and implementing sound recommendations to grow business profitability, as well as improving operating costs. Key areas of responsibility include finance lead for Nestle annual planning cycles (MBP, ICP, MBS), new product feasibility and support, critical analysis and performance management reporting.REQUIREMENTS AND MINIMUM EDUCATION LEVEL: BA/BS with major in Finance, Accounting, Economics or related business degree. Candidates who do not hold a degree in Accounting or Finance but have completed coursework in Accounting and have an MBA will also be considered. EXPERIENCE:*Minimum of 5-7 years of experience in Finance, Accounting, Strategic Planning & Analysis, or related roles.*Previous Nestle Division or Commercial Finance experience a plus, but not required, value Functional Finance experience with broad working knowledge of P&L.*Strong knowledge of Nestle Accountings Standards (NAS), US Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (US GAAP) and/or International Accounting Standards (IAS).*Strong knowledge of cost accounting and activity-based costing principles, the Nestle P&L with ability to understand and communicate drivers of product profit and loss.*Strong knowledge of financial concepts and principles including cost accounting, activity based costing, cash flow, NPV, IRR, ROI, etc.