Director of Finance job Carson California
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Director of Finance Job

Employer Name: SpiderID: 8878733
Location: Carson, California Date Posted: 8/19/2019
Wage: Negotiable Category: Wholesale
Job Code: 6698BR

Job Description:

The Finance Director, Carson has responsibility for the commercial, operational and management finance and accounting activities. The role provides sound financial leadership and advice and ensures that adequate controls and financial information solutions for decision making are in place.

  • Business Strategy - Actively contribute to the creation and update of a business strategy. Alongside the General Manager, lead the process and encourage contribution from other members of the leadership team.

  • Financial Control - Provide overall business and financial control, ensuring that appropriate controls are in place to manage "risk", while also utilizing techniques that help and influence all other members of the leadership team to exploit the opportunities.

  • Performance Reporting - Working alongside the General Manager, ensure business performance is meeting agreed targets and where not, define and agree corrective plans that will ensure they are met. Continually challenge all areas of the business to ensure functional teams are performing to the best of their ability. Ensure clear and accurate financial performance reporting is in place (daily / weekly / monthly) and that the leadership team fully understands the financial performance of their business.

  • Commercial Appraisal - Work alongside commercial and marketing confirming that all commercial opportunities including NPD, tenders, promotional programs are fully evaluated to ensure the business only engages in opportunities that support delivery of the business plan. When appropriate, initiate corrective action and offer support to commercial and marketing colleagues to deliver it.

  • Rolling Forecast - Champion the rolling forecast process, ensuring a realistic forecast of business performance based on clear and aligned assumptions along with an assessment of the business risks and opportunities.

  • IT Champion - Ensure appropriate business solutions to support performance improvement & delivery. Liaise with IT and US Finance to ensure risks are understood.

  • Financial Conscience - Act as the Financial Conscience of the business engaging with all other members of the leadership team to ensure their financial awareness is heightened and the financial consequence of their actions is recognized and understood. Influence peer group members and functional decision making across the organization.

  • Cash Champion - Manage working capital ensuring suitable processes are in place to control and optimized working capital. Ensure the Leadership Team understands and reacts to the cash position of the business.

  • Investment - Consider and define the investment strategy and needs of the business based on its strategic model. Ensure capital and non capital proposals are fully evaluated with associated returns and where progressed, investment paybacks are delivered. Ensure major capital projects receive a full PCR once complete.

  • People Management - Lead the finance function and ensure talented people are recruited. Inspire, motivate and develop the team to ensure they meet their own potential, needs and standards of the business and succession planning requirements of the business and US Group. Ensure personal development plans are in place and regularly reviewed to confirm progress is aligned with business and individual needs.

  • Finance Forum - Engage as a key member of the Finance Forum. Identify and help implement improvements across the function by progressing US and Group initiatives through the engagement of senior finance personnel across the organization. Actively participate in the US talent planning and development process ensuring all identified personnel within the function are suitably developed.

The Ideal Candidate

  • 5+ years of senior-level finance leadership experience strong business judgment, executive-level stature and a passion for increasing the value of this growing enterprise and strengthening processes across the company.

  • Bachelor's degree in finance, accounting or other relevant degree; a CPA and/or M.B.A. are desirable.

  • Diverse and progressive finance experience is preferred in a high growth environment

  • Experience managing plant controlling, commercial finance, financial planning & analysis, forecasting & budgeting and capital planning in manufacturing based environment.

  • Proven strategic business partner

  • Strong commercial and operational role with finance function ownership of a P&L and accountable for business performance and delivery

  • Demonstrated ability to use data-based analytics and create forward looking analyses to drive solid business decision-making throughout the business.

  • Relevant food industry is preferred. Manufacturing and logistics industry experience will be considered.

  • Growth / business development track record of supporting a growth agenda is critical.

  • Experience at operating in a fast growing business which is transformations the industry.

Culture and Perks
Our culture is innovative and fun! We care about our employees and enjoy making them feel welcomed and appreciated every day in our new state of the art facility. Additional benefits include medical, dental, vision, life insurance, FSA and 401K (with GREAT company match) and one of a kind support staff!We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.

Job Criteria:
Start Date: ASAP
Position Type: Full-Time Permanent
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Contact Information:
Contact Name: Bakkavor Group Ltd Company Type:
Company: Bakkavor Group Ltd

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