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Finance Manager - Supply Chain

Date: Jun 3, 2019

Location: Aurora, IL, US, 60504

Company: Glanbia

The Finance Manager – Supply Chain will play a critical role in helping to drive the financial/operational performance of the GPN Product Supply Team. As a Finance Manager at GPN supporting the Manufacturing organization, your work will be used throughout the organization to drive improvements in cost, process improvements and understanding the company. This role will report to the Finance Operations Manager and will perform complex finance operations tasks and monitor the day-to-day relationships between the Finance and Plant Operations teams. This position will have one direct report.


Essential Functions:

  • Provide analytical support for the month-end, forecasting and budget process within Product Supply.
  • Lead the collection, consolidation and reporting requests for Product Supply Finance activities.
  • Lead and prepare monthly/quarterly/annual financial reports and presentations.
  • Analyze variances at the plant level vs. forecast, budget and prior year; identify and understand drivers of volume and rate.
  • Partner with FP&A to ensure adherence to Group Capital Policy, ensure accurate accounting and support fixed asset reviews.
  • Provide financial support to help drive value added decisions surrounding capital investments.  Track projects and provide analysis including post project reviews of actual return on investment.
  • Preparation and standardization of templates and models.
  • Proactively looking for trends, best practices, and opportunities with the network to drive improvements.
  • Demonstrate willingness to take on changing daily tasks and build scalable modular processes.
  • Perform monthly close activities, including journal entries and balance sheet reconciliations as needed
  • Perform/Lead other projects as assigned
  • Some travel required depending on projects
    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills including presentation skills.
  • Ability to dive into the details to understand drivers of cost, but also summarize for executives.
  • Maintains high level of accuracy
  • Expert Excel experience required, SAP experience is a plus
  • Organized and detail oriented with the ability to multi-task
  • Self-starter and intellectually curious with ability to figure out tasks with minimal direction
  • Strong understanding of the financial statements and key accounting concepts
  • Team player – Will be working with various functional owners at the plants and at corporate.
  • Flexible – Need to be able to adapt with a fast changing environment.
  • 5-8 years of experience and practical exposure in FP&A (Financial Planning & Analysis), evaluating business performance, and Financial Accounting and Control
  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • General accounting knowledge and strong Microsoft Office capability
  • CMA, CPA, or MBA preferred.
  • Prior manufacturing finance experience including standard costing, material, labor and overhead variance analysis preferred.


Equal Opportunity Employer: Disability/Veteran. We are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer that does not discriminate and considers all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status

Nearest Major Market: Aurora
Nearest Secondary Market: Chicago