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Finance Manager Supply Chain

Job Description

A collective energy and ambition. A place where you can make a real difference.

We’re a company that genuinely cares about our people, our products, our consumers and the environment.

Our unique, informal culture champions courage, determination and collaboration. Knowing we have an open and supportive team means each of us has the freedom to take responsibility and ownership. We have a shared passion to work hard, innovate and push boundaries.

United by the belief that when we strive for growth, anything is possible. While we might not be the largest company in our industry, we believe we can have the biggest impact because: Together We Have the Power to Win.

Role Summary                                                           

The Finance Manager – Supply Chain is a key financial advisor and Supply Chain business partner within the finance team. The incumbent works with the Executive team, Supply Chain and US Operations Finance to support strategic and operational decision making. This role will lead the design of financial reporting processes and build analytical tools/capabilities to drive insights into cost variances and identify opportunities for improved performance. This role will manage 1 Senior Financial Analyst and will report into the Director of Financial Planning & Analysis.

Role Accountabilities and Responsibilities  

  • Works in close partnership with the Head of Supply Chain & US Operation Finance team to provide analysis and insights relating to direct material & logistic costs to Management.

  • Responsible for quarterly/annual transfer price updates to ensure accuracy and provide insights and commentary into variances at a brand/product and key cost component level.

  • Supports Revenue Growth team by providing impact of input cost changes and inflationary drivers for pricing evaluation.  

  • Accountable for financial management of inbound/outbound freight providing analysis and reporting of monthly performance and operational drivers.

  • Supports the financial reporting and tracking of cost savings initiatives (Good to Great). Provides project savings estimates and helps identify cost improvement opportunities.

  • Liaison with Montreal plant controller to understand operational impacts to the Canadian portfolio

  • Accountable for the Supply Chain cost center management and reporting

  • Responsible for activities relating to inventory management and controls, including monitoring and oversight of inventory write downs/reserves. Provides input into Cash Conversion models and forecast.

  • Play a key role in the monthly forecast and annual budgeting process for Supply Chain providing analysis on all cost movements including product changes, mix, inflation, etc.

  • Provide support in various Supply Chain projects and strategic initiatives including network optimization, bids/tenders, capital spending, cost saving projects

Process Improvement & Compliance:

  • Identifies, scopes and completes special projects that streamline existing processes and captures synergies

  • Liaises with US Domestic organization to share best practices which help to ensure accurate, consistent, monthly and quarterly supply chain results

  • Ensures appropriate Internal Controls are in place and functioning effectively as they impact the accuracy of Financial Reporting for Supply Chain

Education and Experience                                                          

  • 5 years of financial forecasting/planning experience with demonstrated proficiency of managing a budget process (preferably within a North American supply chain model)

  • 5 years of experience in the CPG or adjacent industry

  • Possess a finance designation

  • Experience in a management level role with staff supervision responsibility an asset

  • Knowledge of BPC, Oracle, SAP, and experience working in a GDW environment are a plus

Skills and Competencies

  • Ability to work with complex concepts, analyze data, draw conclusions, make recommendations while using judgment, experience and industry knowledge

  • Ability to show initiative and make impactful decisions with little to no supervision

  • Knowledge of accounting principals and procedures and forecasting practices

  • Proven leadership abilities

  • Strong analytical skills, problem-solving and attention to detail

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and multi-task

  • Excellent inter-personal skills, ability to build business partnerships, strong communication skills

  • Strong excel skills

Church and Dwight Canada is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a barrier-free, inclusive and accessible work environment. Applicants may be entitled to reasonable accommodation in respect of a legally protected characteristic in accordance with applicable human rights legislation. If you require accommodation on this basis, we will work with you to meet your needs. Please inform our Human Resources department if you require an accommodation in completing this application for employment or for otherwise participating in the application process.

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