Director, Finance - NNA, US
Nutricia North America, a subsidiary of Danone, is looking fora Director, Finance in the United States for Rockville, Maryand. Danone is a global food company holding top positions in healthy ood through its four businesses: Fresh Dairy Products, Early Life Nutrition, Waters, and Medical Nutrition. Its mission, bringing health through food to as many people as possible, embodies commitment to human progress and business success. It gives meaning to the work of our 100,000 Danoners worldwide on an everyday basis. For passionate people looking for autonomy and exciting career opportunities, Danone truly has something special inside., Nutricia Advanced Medical Nutrition is focused on pioneering and delivering specialized nutritional solutions and Best Care for medical professionals and their patients, helping people live healthier and longer lives. Nutricia North America was established in 1983 and is headquartered in Rockville, MD. We seek to provide solutions and services wherever nutritional intervention can be shown to improve clinical outcomes. In partnership with doctors, healthcare professionals and caregivers, we work to make a real difference in people's lives by speeding recovery and encouraging independence. Our ambition is to deliver only proven benefits through nutrition, as an integral part of disease management. Consisting of a wide variety of FDA and Health Canada regulated nutrition products, we are especially active in the management of inherited metabolic diseases, severe pediatric allergic and gastrointestinal disorders, pediatric epilepsy, and long term and critical care for seniors. Nutricia North America is an equal employment and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic characteristic or any other unlawful criterion. Nearest Major Market: Washington DC Job Segment: Financial, Manager, ERP, Financial Analyst, Strategic Planning, Management, Finance, Technology, Strategy1. Business & Strategic Management * Responsible for Topline Monthly Financial Close. * Support topline performance through ad hoc analysis and recommendations. This includes: + Advertising & Promotion ROI and pricing optimization. + Results assessment and animation. + Sales and staffing effectiveness. + Category/Customer/Channel strategy and P&L impacts. + Innovation/renovation business case. * Support rolling forecasting process including short and long-term planning, together with Manager of Financial Planning & Analysis, that summarizes company business activity and financial position. Responsible for the mid-month update and D-2. * Participate in contract pricing review/approval and in pricing/margin impact analysis. * Lead and coordinate with topline teams the forecasting process of sales discounts and the impact of Advertising & Promotion spend, and its allocation by customer/category/channel. * Provide new and innovation product support and tracking. Review and approve the analysis of the business case for new products. * Represent Finance in category meetings. * Support the Regional VP, Finance on needs for the Sales Leadership Team. * Maintain and expand local business intelligence tools updated on items in his/her scope. 2. Sales & Operations Planning ("S&OP") * Lead the financial portion of the S&OP meetings. * Demand alignment with all brands (Meta, Allergy and SAN). Provide data and analysis for the review and discussion by of products by SKU and volume related for each brand. * Lead Finance Integration Meeting with brand marketing and sales. Put dollars to SKU volumes, and provide ASPs prior to the meeting. * Prepare and present to the Executive S&OP - CODI regularly. 3. Reporting * Monthly financial reporting. * Periodic sales trending reporting. * Channel inventory updates. * Ad hoc reporting as requested. 4. Miscellaneous * Participate in a wide variety of special projects and compile a variety of special reports. * Ensure compliance of accounting and internal control rules. * Other duties as assigned.* Excellent knowledge of reporting and data manipulation and animation software. * Management of a business planning and analysis process. * Solid computer, mathematical, and analytical aptitude. * Ability to define and provide relevant information for decisions. * Design and monitor relevant KPIs to drive business performance and project management. * Effective interpersonal skills to work with all levels and types of people, both internally and externally. * Effective organizational and time management skills. * Strong Accounting and Control history. * Strong analytical skills. * Ability to work in a fast-paced goal oriented environment., * Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance or related area. * 10-12+ years of hands-on finance experience. * Strong forecasting, analytic and problem-solving skills and experience. * Proficiency in Microsoft Office, with advanced skills in Excel. * Proficiency in Sage/MAS and SAP or similar accounting software package. * Professional communication skills, both oral and written. * Prior supervisory experience a plus. Success Factors: * Effective in an environment with multiple deadlines and changing priorities. * Learns quickly and apply knowledge/learning (new ideas/concept, software programs, etc.). * Results oriented; accomplish tasks with a sense of urgency. * Creative and resourceful. * Thrives in a fast-paced environment; exercise sound judgment. * Strong Internal and External Customer orientation. * Strong professional communication skills and demeanor. * Trustworthy and discreet to ensure confidential and sensitive information is handled appropriately. * Team orientation. * Accuracy and attention to detail. * Resolves issues/problems proactively with little disruption. * Manages stressful/urgent issues with sound judgment, calmly and effectively.