Director Brand Finance

Date: Jul 10, 2024

Location: Downers Grove, IL, US, 60515

Company: Glanbia

The Opportunity  


  We are seeking a strategic financial leader to provide direction that will enhance the growth, profitability and value of our brand portfolio. 

  • Strategic Financial Stewardship: Offer authoritative financial leadership and strategic counsel, ensuring alignment of financial objectives with the strategic imperatives of the brand and corporate goals.
  • Performance Oversight: Conduct rigorous monitoring of key performance indicators for each brand, critically assessing financial outcomes and formulating strategic recommendations to refine performance.
  • Profitability Enhancement: Proactively identify and capitalize on opportunities to augment brand profitability via meticulous cost management, astute pricing strategies, and strategic resource allocation.
  • Strategic Decision Support: Engage in partnership with the leadership of the Americas and interdisciplinary teams to furnish insightful financial analyses and recommendations that underpin business decision-making and strategic endeavors.
  • Marketing Expenditure Analysis: Methodically evaluate the efficacy of marketing expenditures, analyzing return on investment for marketing initiatives and advising on the optimization of marketing budgets to bolster brand influence and profitability.
  • Financial Reporting and Presentation: Prepare and deliver sophisticated financial reports and presentations to senior management, accentuating salient findings and strategic counsel for enhancing brand performance.
  • Risk Management: Identify and evaluate financial risks linked to brand initiatives, devising robust strategies to mitigate potential threats.
  • Ad Hoc Financial Analysis: Execute specialized ad hoc financial analyses and modeling to support informed business decisions and strategic initiatives.
  • Market and Competitive Analysis: Maintain an informed perspective on industry trends, market dynamics, and the competitive landscape to furnish actionable insights that inform brand strategy formulation.
  • Leadership and Development: Lead and develop a team of finance professionals, promoting a culture of collaboration, continuous improvement, and preeminence in financial analysis and reporting.


The Skills you will bring to the team 

  • Bachelor's Degree in Finance or Accounting.
  • 8-10 years of relevant experience preferably within the CPG industry
  • Strong skills in financial modeling, budgeting, and forecasting.
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel and experience with SAP financial planning software preferred.
  • Solid understanding of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).
  • Ability to analyze large datasets and derive actionable insights.
  • Proven leadership abilities and experience managing large teams.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills to present financial information to non-financial stakeholders.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities.
  • High level of accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Ability to think strategically and lead business planning.


If you think you have what it takes, but don't necessarily meet every single point on the job description, please apply! 


Where and how you will work  

The opportunity will be based in Downers Grove, IL with hybrid working arrangements available through ourSmart working modelwhich allows you a greater choice in how you work and live, giving you a better work-life balance.   


What we would like to offer you!   

The opportunity to develop your career on a global stage, continuous learning through an on-demand learning platform, and a competitive compensation package including staff discounts, generous family leave policy, health & dental plan, competitive salary, 401K.   


About Glanbia   

The Glanbia Group comprises three divisions: Glanbia Performance Nutrition, Glanbia Nutritionals, and Joint Ventures. Collectively and with our partners we offer an incredible breadth of expertise in nutrition. We employ a team of 6,000 people, work with global food and beverage companies, and sell our award-winning and market-leading products in 130 countries worldwide.   


At Glanbia, we celebrate diversity, because we know that our individual strengths make us stronger together. We welcome and encourage interest from a variety of candidates, we will give your application consideration, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, protected veteran status, or disability status. 


Nearest Major Market: Chicago