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Director, Manufacturing Finance Plant Operations

Chicago, IL, USA | ConAgra Foods

  • Industry:
    Consumer Products
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    General Management
    Operations / Production
  • Experience:
    10-12 years
Job Description:
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Job Summary

This position will be responsible for providing manufacturing finance leadership for certain plants.The position will include financial responsibility for manufacturing plants/locations.The position will work directly with other Supply Chain Finance functions (procurement finance, transportation & warehousing finance, FP&A, etc.).Day to day responsibilities will be tied to direct work with a Supply Chain operations leader.

Position Responsibilities

Will be an active co-pilot with the related business leaders, supply chain operations leader and the applicable finance leaders

Will be the primary contact for communicating key financial information and business drivers to business and their applicable finance teams

Will utilize the supply chain finance teams to provide a comprehensive understanding of supply chain business drivers for the business

Will lead the development of the monthly/quarterly forecasts providing specific, actionable and forward-looking commentary on the various changes as well as guidance on potential R&O items

Will be an active participant and will lead the supply chain financial discussions at the monthly business reviews

Will lead the development of the annual business/strategic plan for the applicable supply chain finance areas

Will ensure forecast accuracy through being an active partner/coach in monthly consensus meeting on volume.Must constructively challenge and question various business decisions influencing the final recommendation

Will support CPS (ConAgra Performance System-continuous improvement) teams

Will instill strong cost control and planning discipline to assist operations in controlling manufacturing costs

Will work with operations and engineering to assist teams with capital planning, including calculating and evaluating financial payback on all capital expenditure proposals

Will ensure the accuracy and integrity of the plants’ and platform’s accounting systems and records, as well as strict compliance to all company policies, procedures and controls

Position Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Finance or Accounting

MBA a plus

10 years financial leadership

Strong communication skills a must have

Demonstrated leadership capabilities a must have

SAP experience preferred

Supply Chain or Supply Chain Finance experience required

Previous plant level financial experience a plus

Deep understanding of SAP and Supply Chain processes and systems preferred

Strong project management and influence management experience/skills preferred

Broad end-to-end Supply Chain understanding preferred

Ability to deal with ambiguity, change and a dynamic business environment

History of positive attitude, desire to learn and progressive personal development

Strength of character; must be tough-minded and able to deal with change, and unafraid to positively challenge status quo

Excellent verbal, written and presentation skills

Experience effectively working across multiple departments to complete a project or resolve an organizational challenge

Experience accurately forecasting in a given area and understanding the key drivers of that area

Critical thinking abilities to leverage analytics, benchmarking, and insights to generate meaningful financial strategies and solutions

Experience with P&L management

Demonstrate ability to manage multiple stage projects to their completion

Demonstrated ability to develop teams into higher performance teams preferred

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