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Senior Financial Analyst

Date: Sep 1, 2022

Location: IL, US

Company: Glanbia

Glanbia Performance Nutrition is a wholly owned subsidiary of Glanbia located in Downers Grove, Illinois. GPN’s brand portfolio consists of – Optimum Nutrition, BSN, Isopure, Think!, Nutramino ABB, Body & Fit, Amazing Grass and SlimFast, each with its own brand essence. GPN manufactures and markets the full range of performance nutrition and lifestyle products including protein, pre-workout, muscle gainers, ready-to-eat snacks and general health. Products are sold through a variety of channels including specialty retail, the internet, gyms and FDM in a variety of formats including powders, bars and Ready-to-Drink beverages. GPN has a global and expanding footprint with a current in-market presence in 24 countries.



Glanbia Performance Nutrition –  Sr Financial Analyst

The Senior Financial Analyst position, reporting to the Finance Manager, is an FP&A role within the America’s Finance team with responsibility for month-end reporting and analytics, commercial support and insight, planning (budgeting & forecasting), and short-term financial planning and analysis for Glanbia Performance Nutrition.  This will be focused on the Healthy Lifestyle segment consisting of brands think!, Amazing Grass and Isopure although will work closely with the rest of the CGO finance team and other parts of the finance organization. This position will work closely with other departments including Sales, Demand Planning, Supply Chain, Marketing and R&D as a core member of the Americas Finance function. Candidates for this role need to be self-motivated and highly organized. Furthermore, candidates need to have strong communication skills and the ability to work diligently and cross-functionally to better understand brand management and insight.  


Key elements as a Senior Financial Analyst will include:

  • Detailed monthly gross sales reporting and variance analysis with a focus on understanding and explaining the underlying drivers of brand and product performance
  • Detailed budgeting and forecasting across the variances parts of the P&L, Including Sale’s, DD&A, COGS, Overheads and Marketing.
  • Working directly with cross functional teams to understand key drivers of the financial performance and to maintain rolling forecasts to help project and estimate future business performance
  • Supporting the commercial teams including but not limited to consumption analysis, pricing analysis, data analytics and insights, reporting and explaining business results, and forecasting future business performance.
  • Creating new reports and analyses to help deepen our understanding of our brand performance across key customers and brands
  • Preparing P&L models, profitability analysis, and price/volume analysis at a granular level
  • Maintaining integrity of master data associated with brand and product detail
  • Supporting ad-hoc projects and analyses within the CGO Finance or broader Americas finance team
  • Support commercial teams around promotional planning and decision making


Required Skills:

  • Strong business acumen and understanding of financial planning and variance analysis
  • Ability to explain business performance and craft the story to multiple audiences
  • Ability to use data to help educate others and influence commercial decision-making
  • Strong accounting knowledge to understand the financial statement impact of commercial decisions
  • Critical thinking skills including the ability to identify a business issue and propose solutions
  • Self-starter comfortable communicating at various levels of the organization while also diving into the details
  • Highly accurate in performing tasks, cross-checking work, and strong ability to manage and work proficiently with large sets of data
  • Advanced Excel and experience with ERP systems, preferably SAP and Business Objects


Required Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in Finance or Accounting
  • Scalable candidate with demonstrated potential to progress in the organization
  •  3-5 years of relevant experience in a finance function, preferably in a commercial finance or FP&A role
  • CPG experience preferred


Glanbia Performance Nutrition has enjoyed consistent double-digit growth which has been achieved both organically and through acquisition. Today, GPN has approximately $1.2B in revenue and 2,500 employees worldwide. With state-of-the-art production facilities occupying over 500,000 square feet of operating space, GPN is the only sports nutrition company to manufacture and market items in every product category. 


At Glanbia, we celebrate diversity, because we know that our individual strengths make us stronger together. We welcome and encourage interest from a wide variety of candidates, and 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. 


At Glanbia our culture will celebrate individuality, knowing that together we are more.