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Operations Senior Financial Analyst, Happy Family Organics

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Date: Jul 6, 2019

Location: Boise, ID, US

Company: DANONE

Happy Family Organics is looking for an Operations Senior Financial Analyst in the Boise, Idaho, USA office.

JOB SUMMARY:  

Happy Family Organics has been on a mission to change the trajectory of children’s health through nutrition since the company launched on Mother’s Day in 2006. As the largest and fastest growing organic baby food brand in the country, we are constantly innovating to provide families with the best possible products, solutions, and resources for their evolving needs. From day one, we provide organic nutrition and support for your baby’s feeding journey, whether that’s breast or formula feeding all the way through starting solids and picking eating. We thoughtfully crafted organic meals and snacks with curated ingredients that are appropriate for each baby, toddler, and kid’s age and stage to help support a lifetime of wellness.       

As champions of organic, every product in our line is certified USDA organic, which means our food has no artificial hormones, toxic persistent pesticides or GMOs – just healthy ingredients from earth-friendly organic farms. We know that only a healthy planet can grow healthy food, and are committed to cultivating a sustainable world for little ones today and for future generations. From our WIC-authorized Clearly Crafted Jars to our free online live chat with lactation specialists and registered dietitians, we put babies and parents first, with support for every family. Happy Family Organics is a Certified B Corp™. To learn more, please visit: https://bcorporation.net/directory/happy-family-brands

 Happy Family Organics has offices in New York City and Boise, ID.

For additional information, please visit www.happyfamilyorganics.com.

The Operations Finance Sr. Analyst will play a key role in Happy Family by supporting the Operations Finance Controller in implementing initiatives to ensure finance performance animation, bringing visibility and transparency to material costs & manufacturing results, and engaging and guiding the business through developing keen insight to both supply chain project and innovation project financial viability.

S/he should build strong relationships with the Operations teams, challenge them to arrive at the best decision for our business, and seek to influence and persuade to gain desired outcomes.

POSITION DESCRIPTION & RESPONSIBILITIES:  

The Operations Finance Sr. Analyst’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Provide Analytical Support on Operations Financial Performance
    • Monthly, performs variance analysis, analyzes financial results versus budget/forecast, and provides commentary that helps identify performance drivers and root causes of variances to objectives
    • Educate & support the department heads, in understanding & managing their expenses
    • Provide strong ad hoc financial and business analytic decision support
    • Propose new tools and/or new processes that can help improve monitoring, transparency, reporting and performance.
       
  • Support the Finance Planning & Forecasting Process
    • Actively participate & continuously improve the internal and external monthly forecasts & annual budget, in cooperation with all departments
    • Ensure execution toward hitting the financial performance targets (margin, profit, cash flow)
    • Effectively and efficiently follows up on deviations and initiates action to fill the gaps vs Target
       
  • Support Operations Group Decision Making with Financial Preparations for Business Cases
    • Lead and facilitate COGS preparations for business cases & provide support during the Innovation process, coordinating with Business Development, Sales, R&D and Operations.
    • Lead COGS preparations for operational cost savings initiatives, gaining alignment between involved parties on key assumptions and supporting the decision-making process.

 

This position reports directly to the Operations Finance Controller.

 

Preferred Candidate Qualifications:

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or related field required
  • Minimum 4-6 years of financial analyst experience preferably in a multinational FMCG context; previous exposure to operations / manufacturing controlling
  • Minimum 1-2 years of experience with standard cost accounting and variance analysis
  • MBA, MSc or CPA preferred
  • ERP Systems experience (SAP preferred)
  • Must possess Expert Excel skills with the proven ability to produce high end work products suitable for analysis.
     
    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Thinks systematically, has expert analytical skills. Can deal with big data sets and can and will perform analysis on the lowest detail level if needed
  • Ability to formulate a view, get buy-in and drive the implementation and secure in the daily way of working
  • Ability to balance between Finance view and Operations view
  • Manage high complexity, numerous projects and can set proper priorities
  • Ability to work autonomously, perform well under pressure and manage change effectively
  • Challenges the status quo, takes initiative and generates breakthrough ideas
  • Fast learner, positive energy, team player, committed, resilient Shows interest to learn and share from others.
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For more information about Danone, its people and its business, please visit danone.com.  We have something speail inside, do you?

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As champions of organic, every product in our line is certified USDA organic, which means our food has no artificial hormones, toxic persistent pesticides or GMOs – just healthy ingredients from earth-friendly organic farms. We know that only a healthy planet can grow healthy food, and are committed to cultivating a sustainable world for little ones today and for future generations. From our WIC-authorized Clearly Crafted Jars to our free online live chat with lactation specialists and registered dietitians, we put babies and parents first, with support for every family. Happy Family Organics is a Certified B Corp™. To learn more, please visit: https://bcorporation.net/directory/happy-family-brandsFor additional information, please visit www.happyfamilyorganics.com.

Happy Family Organics is owned by Danone, a global food company holding top positions in healthy food through its four businesses: Fresh Dairy Products, Early Life Nutrition, Waters, and Medical Nutrition. For more information about Danone and Happy Family Organics, its people and its business, please visit danone.com. Danone - Happy Family, is an equal employment and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, genetic characteristic or any other unlawful criterion.

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