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Senior Finance Manager in Greenwich, CT at Bimbo Bakeries USA

Date Posted: 9/30/2021

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Greenwich, CT
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    5-7 years
  • Date Posted:
    9/30/2021
  • Job ID:
    req23398

Job Description

Have you ever enjoyed Arnold®, Brownberry® or Oroweat® bread? A Thomas’® English muffin or bagel? Or perhaps snacked on a Sara Lee®, Entenmann’s® or Marinela® cake or donut? If the answer is yes, then you know Bimbo Bakeries USA!

Bimbo Bakeries USA is part of Grupo Bimbo, the world’s largest baking company with operations in 33 countries. Bimbo Bakeries USA (BBU) employs 20,000 associates across the U.S. in bakeries, sales centers, corporate offices and on sales routes to ensure our consumers have the freshest products to feed their families at every meal. But our associates come to work for much more – the chance to feed their own lives through exciting work that offers the opportunity to make a real difference in their professional and personal lives every day.

This position provides financial support to regional bakery operations (multiple facilities) bringing visibility to plant operating performance, ensuring the accuracy of business results and providing insights that drive key performance measures. The role functions as a business partner and analytical / financial resource to the region manufacturing and financial leadership and all levels of bakery management. Key analytics include performance management, forecasting and project analysis. The position is also responsible for maintaining the control environment ensuring the integrity of key processes and proper management of assets.

The Senior Financial Manager will have financial/accounting responsibility for 4 bakeries: Greenwich, Frederick, Hazleton SBG and Carlisle; and will manage 3 direct reports.

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Partner with all levels of plant management to gather, analyze and / or prepare financial reports, forecastsand similar ad-hoc analysis
  • Oversee operational spending, fixed asset transactions and proper inventory measurement to ensure proper accounting for the period activity
  • Responsible for the development of operational budgets, updating financial forecasts and identifying key drivers of performance
  • Manage and contribute to the post-closing operational analysis in order to identify / evaluate variances and providing narratives on those variances. This would include EVA (variation analysis) reporting, departmental reviews, tracking to budgets and capturing revisions to key programs
  • Partners with management to continually improve the total cost structure of the bakery operations which includes initiatives such as LEAN manufacturing, continuous improvement and waste elimination / productivity
  • Identifies process improvement opportunities and leads projects that successfully improves processes
  • Support the development of CAPEX investments including business justification & financial impact. This would include proper accounting treatment and post completion audit
  • Provides financial leadership in support of all strategic and business analysis
  • Participate in plant leadership meetings and strategy sessions by using financial information to point towards opportunities and lend clarity to purpose
  • Issue and review bakery KPI’s with plant management having the goal of identifying opportunities for improvement
  • Insure adherence to all financial and key business process controls and procedures and will be the lead contact / coordinator for all audit activities
  • Lead and coordinate quarterly bakery operations reviews and reporting. Provide supporting financial materials to staff for presentation
  • Participation and / or leadership of bakery safety and / or project teams

Job Requirements

KEY BEHAVIORAL COMPETENCIES

  • Ability to effectively make strategic decisions with impact on multiple areas.
  • Ability to collaborate and align cross-functionally within BU and with corporate
  • Ability to achieve specific objectives/outcomes and set/meet key initiatives
  • Ability to effectively manage direct reports at senior manager and professional staff level.
  • Ability to support established project objectives, checkpoints and timelines and manage team members to meet project tasks and expectations.
  • Ability to effectively implement programs for area of responsibility.
  • Ability to exchange complex information effectively to reach agreement in ambiguous or difficult situations.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, finance or related field
  • 7+years’ financial experience
  • 5+ years’ financial experience in a manufacturing / supply chain environment

SPECIALIZED SKILLS AND JOB REQUIREMENTS

  • Normal weekly travel includes ≈ 2 day trips out of office to support remote facilities with limited overnight requirement
  • Must have in-depth knowledge of operational financial planning & analysis
  • Working knowledge of MFG ERP systems, standard costing and procurement
  • Proficient with MS Office and Excel power user. Knowledge of Oracle financials and other business intelligence / reporting tools
  • Strong analytic skills with attention to detail
  • Must be able to plan & accomplish goals with limited supervision
  • Good communication skills; work well in teams
  • Ability to relocate will provide for career growth

*The physical and mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be requested to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Bimbo Bakeries USA is an equal opportunity employer with a policy that provides equal employment opportunity for applicants and employees regardless of race, color, religion, disability, gender, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, or any other classification protected by law. This policy applies to all aspects of employment, including recruitment, hiring, promotion, compensation, reassignment, layoff, discharge, education, training and all other working conditions. To further the principle of equal employment opportunity, Bimbo Bakeries USA has developed affirmative action plans for minorities and women, qualified individuals with disabilities, and Vietnam-era and special disabled veterans and other protected veterans.